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.
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.
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.
Restore Inc. president Thomacine Haywood makes it her mission to share her expertise in reflexology, a therapy that manipulates pressure points in the foot that correspond with afflictions throughout the body. Approved as a continuing educator by the American Reflexology Certification Board and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Haywood shares her knowledge with anyone from practicing professionals to individuals who want to start a new career or find safer ways to tickle their pet tiger's feet. Haywood also unties knotted musculature herself with services that include hot-stone massage, aromatherapy massage, and reflexology facials.
A graduate of Salon Professional Academy, nail technician Gigi learned how important it was to keep a sanitized nail station, which is why she disinfects and sterilizes all tools to ensure fingers and toes stay sparkling instead of sickly. Gigi paints nails with traditional polish or her favorite formula, long-lasting Shellac inside the space she shares with All Occasions Hair Salon. She also dips appendages into paraffin wax to soften them and applies masks to feet invited to costume balls.
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.