Bedecked with a beautifying arsenal of Aveda potions, tinctures, and serums, the pampering professionals at Pure Salon and Spa work their stylish sorcery with a panoply of spruce-up services. Give harried hair a comprehensive diagnostic during a 15-minute complimentary consultation, in which a stylist can help identify damaged spots, frayed ends, and cryptic scalp crop circles. Pure's scissor twirlers twist through expert cuts (starting at $27 for women, $18 for men) and color placements (starting at $75) using Aveda plant- and mineral-packed treatments. Aesthetes seeking skin salvation can unfurl new face flags with a 60-minute Elemental Nature facial ($60) or melt beneath trained tendon thumps during a 60-minute Elemental Nature massage ($60), which is customized to each client’s kneading needs. One-hour massages can also undergo an Eastern upgrade with the chakra-balance add-on ($20), which realigns energies and lumbar shock absorbers with Indian aromas and deep-tissue tenderizing.
Backed by the sound of soft music and the smell of aromatherapy at work, ClipZone's stylists and aestheticians harness the pampering powers of beauty products to soothe strained muscles, exfoliate skins, and domesticate tresses. In the salon, harried heads can acquire depth and definition with a dimensional color ($54–$74), lowlights ($44), or partial highlights ($44). Or, buy two Groupons to get scalp noodles straightened one day ($52) and permanently waved the next ($48) to keep friends in an optimal state of confusion.
Professional stylist and color expert Christine knows that hairstyles have to happen every day, not just at the salon. She finds it unfortunate that many stylists whip up hair into chic, fashionable looks only to leave clients befuddled the next morning when they try to replicate them. That’s why Christine administers fashion, bridal, and stylized cuts that clients can wear every day. To keep newly acquired styles looking shipshape for as long as possible, she treats hair with deep conditioner to strengthen and fortify locks against the elements and colors hair using products without damaging ammonia ingredients.
A licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, Michelle Duncan lends her name and her spa skills to Michelle Duncan Skin Care & Massage. There, she offers a wide range of services and specializes in nonsurgical face-lifts, LED therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, electroporation, and deep-tissue massage.
At Blue Seas Hair and Nail Salon, a savvy nail specialist beautifies finger shingles and toe shells with indulgent nail services. A 45-minute manicure softens cuticles before the digit artist files down rough edges and adorns nails with a polish of the patron's choosing. During the spa pedicure, the appendage coddler pampers feet for one solid hour, clipping each nail to perfection and removing all the brown M&Ms from the snack tray in their sneaker's dressing room. Toes go on their merry way with a fresh coat of polish and an astronaut-like bounce in their step.