Sarah Baranek-Magnusek seemed destined for the hairstyling world: her great-grandfather John Kapal worked as a barber in Milwaukee for 70 years, sparking a trend that was passed down to her grandfather, mother, and a slew of other relatives. Today—85 years and four generations of stylists after John Kapal opened his barbershop —Sarah keeps the legacy alive at Unique Transitions Salon & Spa, where she helms a team of seasoned stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. Amid the salon's serene environs, they work to meticulously liven up hair, skin, and nails with a vast array of supplies that includes Tigi hair care products, China Glaze nail polish, and Repêchage skin care serums.
The extensive selection of services includes a diverse array of techniques, ranging from cleansing facials and body wraps to manicures, pedicures, and tanning. Stylists forge custom wigs and human-hair extensions alongside technicians that imbue permanent makeup and collagen-induction therapy treatments into epidermises. During each service, the skilled staffers draw from their knowledge of contemporary beauty trends to help enhance clients' desired looks and update the outfits of long-lost mannequins.
Deb Batal started her career in vocational rehabilitation, helping people with disabilities gain job skills and find employment in their community. The rewarding experience strengthened her passion for helping others, and Deb soon extended her reach by becoming a licensed massage therapist. She now spends her days helping clients find relief from everyday aches or chronic pain using several different massage modalities. Deb enhances the soothing effects of her gliding strokes with heated stones and aromatherapy oils, as well as the healing energies of Reiki therapy.
At Rosie's Sun Seeker Inc., skin darkens beneath five types of tanning bed and in front of the nozzles of the Mystic Tan sunless spray system. Customers can augment their tanning experiences with an array of lotions to keep skin from drying out, flaking, and falling into someone's cereal bowl.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($19–$32) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($50–$65), highlights ($65–$100), or a perm ($65–$85). Prices vary by location.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That?s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop?s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects? fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. The staff then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes?including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching?onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Samantha Sargent, the experienced, licensed massage therapist at Synergistic Health, soothes sore muscles and relaxes away cares with custom massages. Each muscle-melting session kicks off with an initial consultation to evaluate desired outcomes and unearth medical history, allowing the therapist to create a personalized massage or ghostwrite the memoirs of back muscles. Soft, ambient music plays as Samantha’s expert hands attack aches and pains with techniques from many traditions, including medical and sports massage, acupressure, tui na, and Thai massage. For some types of massage, the therapist smoothes light oil over skin to ease friction and help build empathy for salad greens. Before or after their massage, guests can sip tea amid the tranquil reception area’s gentle orange walls and soft lighting. Synergistic Health bolsters freshly de-stressed bodies with its own line of organic, handmade beauty products. The lotions and balms eschew parabens in favor of all-natural ingredients, such as coconut oil, beeswax, and fresh-squeezed sun rays. Each potion is designed to exfoliate and pamper skin, outfitting faces, lips, and cuticles with younger-looking appearances.