Makeup artist Bree may have a degree in speech communication, but at Kenny Vereen Signature Salon, she lets her makeup brushes do the talking. In fact, she's turned her passion for makeup into a career, both at the salon and at Sitting Pretty, her own freelance business. Clients who sit in her chair can expect an expert, artistic touch, whether they undergo a simple eyebrow shaping, a makeup tutorial, or a meticulous bridal makeup application.
The relaxation technicians at Urban Oasis pamper life vessels with citrusy body treatments, age-battling facials, sleekifying waxes, shoe-enhancing pedicures, and more. Face owners can rejuvenate dull visages with a brightening peel that does a thorough sweep of skin corpses with lactic acid, as hyaluronic acid sings a soothing, hydrating lullaby ($60). During the Healing Touch manicure, scraggly digits take a dip in an exfoliating bath before an extremity expert treats hands to a citrus-infused cream, hot towels, and a stress-busting massage ($38). After a cuticle trimming and nail shaping, keratin squares get carefully coated in OPI or Essie polish. Shaggy foreheads can pair an artfully arched brow-shaping ($25) with a brow tint ($25), and hirsute lower halves can benefit from a stomach ($15) and half-leg wax ($45). Four massages retire muscle tension and bodily tension to a trophy case at a local high school ($80+).
Adagio Massage Company sows the seeds of relaxation with buckets of natural remedies. For more than two decades, the company's staff has fought the good fight against the ravages of the elements and the small indignities of time with a flotilla of services, including skincare regimens or massages delivered by male or female therapists. Guests kick back with a complimentary glass of champagne and organic dessert, and customize their own treatments by choosing aromatherapy and specialty oils to add to the relaxation.
Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, these Tennessee outposts of Paul Mitchell The School channel its storied doctrines of style and hair-taming techniques through a skilled squad of student stylists and professional instructors. Under the close supervision of an experienced professor of pulchritude, Paul Mitchell student stylists execute sundry services, including cute cuts ($10–$15) and updos ($25–$30). A stylish steaming via iron ($5) bestows locks with a luscious look and protects domes during office dodgeball breaks. Waxing services expel out-of-line hairs, arching brows ($5), defuzzing lips ($5), and partially stripping gams with half-leg waxing ($25), baiting more admiring looks than a baby wrapped in hundred dollar bills.
If your shady parking spot rests beneath bird-filled trees, or someone scrawled carpetbagger into the layer of grime on your car window, Super Speed Wash can give your vehicle its original off-the-lot shine. With today's Groupon, you'll get $50 worth of car-wash services for $30 at any of Super Speed Wash's seven locations. This Groupon isn't just great for sprucing up your own car: it also makes the perfect passive-aggressive gift for your carpool buddies. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
The Swedish government originally invented its distinctive massage technique to help its citizens survive the land's scarcity of sunlight, hard-to-assemble furniture, and air pollution of irresistibly catchy dance-pop. Clear your mind of stress and dancing queens with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an hour-long Swedish massage (a $70 value) at Private Edition.