Guy & Co's team of beauticians overhauls outmoded outer appearances with an aesthetically driven menu of services for hair and skin. Hydei Childs, the salon's skincare expert, wields Dermalogica products in a private treatment room during classic and luxe facials such as the caviar collagen mask. Out in the salon, scissors-wielding stylists reimagine manes with haircuts, coloring treatments, and upright cowlick extensions, or aestheticians soften epidermal expanses with facials and waxing sessions. Botanical products from Moroccanoil and Aveda help staffers accomplish beauty-boosting feats and are also available for purchase à la carte. Sandy hues wash over the salon's tranquil interior, where walls of ornately wrought mirrors allow patrons to view their freshly shorn hairdos.
Freedom United Salon’s scissor-wielding stylists reconstruct outmoded coiffures using Tigi haircare products and progressive techniques. Freedom United’s coif-coloring services transform blonds into brunettes and vice versa, whereas their corrective color treatments rectify imperfect dye jobs or peroxide applied with a spatula. Permanent wave, relaxer, and Chi thermal-straightening services lasso untamed locks before working out the kinks, and hair-removal services leave hirsute skin as smooth as a freshly zambonied basketball court. According to Freedom United, Al Capone once kept an office above its current storefront, which presently lures wandering eyes with its turn-of-the-century tin-tile ceiling, vintage furniture, and ornate chandeliers.
From their stress-free oasis inside The Park Hotel, the therapists at Fusion Massage dissipate stress and tension with gliding Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressures, and soothing aromatherapy oils. As their name implies, they specialize in an ultimate fusion massage that blends traditional modalities with Thai stretching. When the therapists’ nimble fingers aren’t enough, they melt away aches with hot stones that can be gently placed on muscles or hurled at backs to break up clumps of tension.
The color blue commonly evokes feelings of serenity and calm, so it is only fitting that blue hues are scattered about Shear Impressions Salon. Turquoise wall hangings and cerulean seat cushions strike an ambient note against the salon's slate-gray walls, drawing visitors in and inviting them to relax during a skin-smoothing facial or toe-disguising pedicure. Lorri Boyce, a 20-year veteran of the beauty industry, gussies up patrons amid these furnishings. She concentrates on improving faces with microdermabrasion treatments that slough away dead skin cells and beautifying faces with flattering makeup.
A small clinic, Arkansas Simply Skin harbors none of the coldness of a large medical center. The technicians convey a warm bedside manner as they carry out their medical-grade beauty services. Board-certified physicians supervise the clinic's cosmetic laser treatments and anti-aging facials, making sure the patients and practice cantaloupes receive the most meticulous care. Arkansas Simply Skin's technicians make handy use of products from SkinCeuticals, a pharmaceutical-grade line of skincare products designed by scientists who are tapped into the dermatological community.
During each session, a spray of fine crystals polishes away dead skin cells from the face, neck, and chest, working to reduce fine lines, age spots, and acne scars. A high-frequency facial treatment follows to help stimulate collagen, and sessions draw to a close with a hydrating mask.
The Sun Shack adds pizzazz to pallid dermises year-round with a combination of UV beds and custom airbrush-tanning services. Sundash, Genesis, SunStar, and Ultrabronz beds get skin glowing with wraparound lamps for even, all-over color. Those looking to tan without incurring the burns of sunbathing or noshing radioactive toast can opt for airbrush jobs. Spray technicians customize desired shades and apply micromists of organic DHA ingredients that develop in one hour and can last several days.