The hair artisans at Fantastic Sams’ more than 1,300 nationwide locations sculpt locks on both men and women with precision and skill. Along with creating updos for special occasions and performing facial waxing and mustache trims, the artisans accompany haircuts by shampooing strands and bolstering circulation with three-minute scalp massages that feature nourishing serum. Deep-conditioning treatments repair damage and bolster shine, and full-color services paint heads in subtle hues or shades as vibrant as a bouquet of light bulbs. A lineup of hair products rounds out the services, treating heads to restorative mixtures from brands such as Moroccanoil, Bamboo, and Fantastic Sams' own in-house line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids.
The savvy stylists at NewStyle Salons treat clients to beautifying hair, waxing, and nail procedures to help guests leave looking and feeling their best. With a recent acquisition of seven convenient locations (formerly Fantastic Sams) in addition to their original three locations and a laid back demeanor, the salons? teams cultivates a relaxed atmosphere in which tresses are tamed and styled and men get mustaches trimmed without feeling rushed or compared to Magnum, P.I. Each location offers an assortment of services ready to mollycoddle guests from head to toe, including hair services using Moroccan Oil and Bamboo by Alterna and SEXY Haircare products, and color treatments featuring the Aloxxi Color System and Scruples Color Collections.
Mi Casa dishes up an authentic menu of Oaxacan and Veracruzian delicacies. Stretch out the stomach that’s on deck with a sip of strawberry or mango margarita ($4.25) as you dunk tortilla chips into an abyss of freshly made salsa. For a heartier helping, sink flavor-seeking fangs into the fish tacos, three soft tacos hugging grilled whitefish, lettuce, and pico de gallo on a bed of rice ($8.99), or try the enchiladas supremas stuffed with beef, chicken, cheese, and beans before being smothered in enchilada sauce and sour cream ($7.99). Reuniting land and sea, the mar y tierra entree showcases a sizzling skirt steak cloaked in shrimp and blanketed in butter and mushrooms, served alongside all the accoutrements ($9.99). Sit at a private booth and get an authentic tan from the eatery’s sunny yellow walls, or settle in at the Cubist style bar and trade solemn stories of gambling away the ownership to your guacamole gold mine.
Tanglz Massage Therapy's expert therapist, Patty Tierney, kneads tension and stress out of tightly wound bodies with a suite of muscle manipulations. The one-hour Swedish massage starts with broad strokes, loosening tension's white-knuckle grip on the dorsal muscles. As bodies melt into relaxation, more intense moves bring increased pressure to bear on extra-tense spots, handily untying knots like a Boy Scout's evil doppelganger. Optional oil or lotion keeps back-stroking motions as smooth as buttered glass while hydrating the skin. Warm towels further relax backs and necks as arms and legs demand attention.
Stimulating senses by way of meat and 17 television screens, Sliders Bar & Grill boasts a full menu of burgers and brews. Chow down on classic piles of wisconsin cheddar cheese curds ($5.49) or loaded nachos ($7.99) before your stomach dons a cape and tights for Sliders' super wings available regular or boneless and dressed in your choice of 10 different sauces ($3.99–$12.99). Each of Sliders' signature burgers weigh in at a half-pound of premium ground beef ($6.49+), while the cheeseburger sliders prove that not all shrinking-ray experiments are bad ($6.99 for three). Other eats include a loaded beef burrito ($7.99), a three-sausage pizza ($14.49), and, for those training for upcoming crossword puzzle-solving marathons, a low-fat turkey burger ($6.29).