The threading specialists at MinShu's Threaded Eyebrows possess more than half a century of experience and utilize an ancient South Asian technique to free facial pastures of unwanted hair. After cat's-cradling pieces of natural thread into an intricate formation, a threader will roll the looped cotton along clients' brows to emancipate hair follicles from a tightly browed grasp. In just about 15 minutes, the procedure can precisely sculpt eyebrows into mischievous arcs, complacent lines, or surrealistic M.C. Escher staircases without the use of needles, chemicals, lasers, or hot wax. Patrons can expect to maintain their newly styled, peach-fuzz-free vision protectors for as long as two to four weeks.
After a free beauty consultation, the three tonsorial virtuosos at this Plainfield salon, located near the Metropolis Mall, can energize tired tresses with a cut ($28–$40) and 10-minute custom color ($55–$75) that complement a client's personal style. Shaggy heads can also opt for a 90-minute Brazilian Blowout, in which the loving embrace of special proteins will soothe the hair shaft's worries and cares, as well as its frizziness, for up to three months.
Megan Renee Beck and April Felty of Rebel Angels Hair Studio add feather hair extensions to their existing plethora of colorizing and keratin treatments. Upon choosing their desired plumage, clients placidly recline for 30 minutes as a beauty specialist crimps the adornments into place, allowing them to be styled along with the natural strands. Maintenance includes a one-time resetting or removal of the quills for clients in need of general upkeep or a reprieve from roosting cockatiels.
When it comes to lasers, one size (or wavelength) does not fit all. Recognizing that no single laser could effectively perform every treatment available, licensed aesthetician Lisa Corbit seeks out beams from top manufacturers to find the best tool for each job. The Candela Smoothbeam 1450 (acne), Hoya ConBio C6 (tattoo removal), Candela Vbeam (rosacea and scars), Candela Gentle YAG (hair removal), and other top-notch beams stand ready to address aesthetic concerns or simply sit there looking science-y when Corbit calls upon them.
Extreme Tanning has more than 15 booth options, allowing clients to customize tans to their desired specifications. The arsenal of booths includes names such as Heartland, Ergoline, and Matrix, all with different bulb and wattage settings. The shop also has a standup Mystic Tan machine that uses a spray potion to evenly cover bodies in a rich bronze. Extreme Tanning also has stand-up, bronzing, and high pressure tanning beds.