A steady stream of servers constantly moves from the kitchen of Grand Pacific Buffet kitchen to the buffet serving station, where they replenish trays of sesame chicken, pepper steak, crispy egg rolls, and other Chinese cuisine classics. Diners can also load plates with assorted sushi rolls or, on certain occasions, unlimited helpings of succulent snow crab legs. Giant koi fish swim in an indoor pond, adding to the restaurant's Asian-inspired decor.
Blow dryers whir in the hands of stylists in training as they concentrate on perfecting their trade. Wielding professional-grade Paul Mitchell shampoos, conditioners, and awapuhi-keratin treatments, the students cut, color, and style the hair of their clients, adhering to professional standards.
Paul Mitchell The School not only nurtures the students and pushes them to their full potential inside the classroom with a dress code and high educational standards, but also works to build self-esteem. Their vision is to create happy and successful future professionals. Staff members support all of their students as they begin a new life and a new career, whether that means overcoming addiction or supporting themselves for the first time.
The multitalented beauticians at Sweet & Sassy allow girls to walk in the slippers of their favorite fairytale princesses with an array of salon and spa services. Stylists and cosmetologists specially trained to work with children gussy up youngsters for special occasions, such as tea parties with stuffed animals and UN delegates. Their spa packages include colorful manicures, soothing facials, and expert makeup applications. Sweet & Sassy’s birthday celebrations treat girls aged 4–13 to themed outings, such as a Pop Star party, during which the birthday girl and her friends get dolled up to film a music video, which they can take home on a DVD.
Located in Cordova, A Better Image Beauty & Barber Shop is a bustling, popular beauty salon and barbershop, offering a host of pampering services for both men and women. From relaxers and chic haircuts to eyebrow waxing, sew-ins, and full highlights, this salon has plenty to offer its clients, along with its professional yet laid-back atmosphere. Seven licensed stylists and eight licensed barbers mean there's little-to-no wait time at A Better Image Beauty & Barber Shop, and salon-goers can even watch TV in the lobby and in the styling chairs.
Step inside Salon 1550 to be enveloped in a vivacious lime-green glow and showered with attentive service. The modern, upscale salon is dressed to the nines in cushy amenities, including cozy black salon chairs, large flat-screen TVs, and slick, solid flooring that never opens to a netherlake of shark-infested lava without at least two weeks notice. During your visit, one of the salon's skilled, professional wax-wielders will swiftly evict rogue whiskers from your upper lip ($16) and lower forehead ($16 for an eyebrow wax), leaving behind only the strands that complement your features and speak fluent French. With waxing, you avoid time-consuming tweezing and painful razor-related cuts. Plus, hairs don’t grow back for two to six weeks, making it more effective than fire or wishing.
When life on the lam plunks you in the middle of an identity comedy worthy of Shakespeare or Voltaire, respond in kind with the proper face and head shaping that will keep your disguise intact. Tame unruly tresses with a trim (starting at $15), or make a pit stop to treat yourself to an express facial ($35) during a particularly tiring shift of delivering plutonium to local captains of industry. Exterminate uninvited body hairs with any of Bombay's regionally specific waxes (starting at $11). Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.