Most popular service: Brazilian Wax and Microdermabrasion
Brands Used: Bioelements
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Candace Matsuda, owner of Define. Skin Care & Esthetics, oversees many different kinds of services: facials, massages, waxing, and makeup applications, to name a few. She says that her favorite part is always the same, though; she enjoys "the ability to enhance the well-being and confidence of others." She and fellow skincare professionals Emily Gallagher and Jamie Matsey couch that goal within a full spa experience that lets customers feel like they've escaped the world for an hour or two?and that, instead of nothingness, outer space is like a really nice room with whale sounds in it.
Wildflowers Salon & Spa is a beauty emporium that will smooth and soothe whatever section of your surface area that aches for tending, from your freshly sore Olive Oyl tattoo to the love-bite scars from your pet gull. Because this deal can be applied to any of Wildflowers myriad services, you may have trouble deciding which parts of you should get special treatment. A customized organic medi facial ($65) will leave your skin looking its healthiest and youngest with a radiant glow. Expert aestheticians can jumpstart an Olympic swimming career with waxing services, such as a single treatment to the underarm ($25), brow/lip/chin combo ($30), and full leg ($55). Melt your muscles into buttery bliss with a 30-minute ($40) or 60-minute ($65) revitalizing massage. Wildflowers' professional stylists provide men's ($20) and women's ($32) haircuts. Feel free to combine services or choose a service over the value of this Groupon and pay the difference.
Whereas hoses of molten sunlight are overly aggressive and piping hot to the touch, a gentle airbrush promotes soothing coloration that's UV free and perfectly even. Today's deal lets you choose between the Level I ($29 value) and Level II ($31 value) airbrush tans for a medium glow or a deeper bronze. Like applying cocoa butter to cocoa beans, an application of liquid sunbeams is a healthy way to make your skin stand out from your white V-neck undershirts and milk-covered shawls. SunWize tans look natural and will last for roughly a week while you venture about the city with a fresh frock of rich shades.
The nigerian-dwarf dairy goats that roam about Steve and Regina Bauscher’s farm, Honey Sweetie Acres, produce milk packed with natural vitamins, minerals, and protective enzymes—perfect for use in soaps, lotions, lip balms, and scrubs. The husband-and-wife team chose the breed because it produces the goat milk with the highest butterfat content, and raises them drug-free. They then handcraft their products using only natural preservatives and spices, essential oils, and organic vegetables, eschewing artificial dyes, fragrances, and milk from artificial goats.
When owner Giovanni Finocchiaro picked up the phone at Face It Spa, he heard one of his clients sobbing. She had been preparing for a presentation at work, and in the process, her skin had broken out so badly that Finocchiaro recalls her lamenting, "I just can't do it. I have to see you." Finocchiaro, who once dreamed of being a counselor, told her to come in immediately. "When you help people look better on the outside, it really does make them feel better inward, too," he says. When his distraught client arrived, he tailored a peel for her sensitive skin that helped kill bacteria and calm inflammation. Within a few days, he says, "she couldn't believe … how [her complexion] was already turning around."
Inside his recently remodeled boutique, Finocchiaro caters to each of his clients in the same way. He offers them complimentary water or tea before leading them across dark hardwood floors to a candlelit treatment room. After cleansing their face, he uses a lighted magnifier to analyze their skin type, then employs PCA products and a wide arsenal of customizable facial treatments to help them reach specific beauty goals or the center of the Earth.
Permanent Perfection Permanent Cosmetics? licensed beauticians upgrade clients' appearances with classic and uncommon spa services. During therapeutic cupping treatments, staffers create small pockets of suction to gently increase lymphatic flow, reduce toxins, contour bodies, and ameliorate scarring. To mold shapelier frames, technicians swaddle guests with slimming body wraps or melt fat with ultrasound liposuction. In addition to body treatments, the clinic offers teeth-whitening, facials, and permanent-makeup applications. Permanent Perfection's techs can also remove tattoos by using advanced technology or traveling back in time and trapping your past self in a net.