With more than 20 years in the beauty industry under her belt, Karen Pickens has more than earned the title of master stylist. At Delaney Salon Suites, she provides expert haircuts for men, women, and children, as well as highlights, corrective color, relaxers, and bridal styling. Hair, however, is not her only focus. She also waxes away unwanted strands and applies makeup for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, and vacations to the DMV.
Lynn Newberry's tool chest bears only one man's name: Paul Mitchell. A Paul Mitchell–educated stylist, Lynn employs the products with which she was trained in each and every treatment, including cuts for men, women, and children; advanced color treatments; and KeraTriplex conditioning.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
The beds at all seven Cancun Tan locations boast a variety of amenities to evoke a relaxing day at the beach, with headrests cushioning necks, body fans creating cool breezes, and stereos constantly playing the theme to Baywatch. Clients who prefer UV-free shades can step into the VersaSpa booth, which evenly mists a sunless-tanning formula all over the body and dries quickly to avoid any discomfort.
Seasoned aesthetician Debra Andrus customizes a full slate of skincare services, such as waxing sessions, permanent-makeup applications, and state-of-the-art HydraFacials, to beautify epidermal landscapes. During treatments, Andrus' team eschews over-the-counter cosmetics for professional, all-natural products from brands such as Jane Iredale and Osmosis Skincare. Wrinkles Away Skincare is also home to a licensed massage therapist who uses several modalities—including hot- and cold-stone therapy and bamboo techniques—along with a cadre of catchy protest slogans to oust tyrannous tension from backsides.