Waxing is among the most economical of non-permanent hair-removal treatments, allowing you to stay smooth but still compete in a playoff legbeard competition when the need arises. Reshape or separate Siamese brows ($15) or clear your upper lip and chin ($10 each) to clear a smooth surface for better novelty-moustache adhesion. Or just skip the specifics and get a full face of water-wicking skin. Migrate away from the mug and take care of overly insulated arms ($35) or a pair of leggy walking arms ($70). Prepare for beach season with a Brazilian ($45+) or its front-sided cousin, the stomach wax ($15+).
As its name suggests, Sierra Foothills Electrolysis specializes in using electricity to permanently clear bodies of unwanted hair. Electrolysis?the only FDA-approved treatment for permanent hair removal?uses a disposable stainless-steel probe to administer electrical currents small enough to zap off hair without damaging skin or creating beauty marks shaped like lightning bolts. Depending on the size and hair density of the treatment area, sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours.
From styling celebrity hair to revitalizing complexions with relaxing facials, the team at Willo Aveda, an Aveda concept salon, aims to fill local mirrors with visions of beauty. Stylists of five different experience levels wash and rinse hair before breathing new life into languishing strands with a tailored cut and blow-dry. Alternatively, hair artisans can deploy Aveda's 97%?99% naturally derived formulas to refresh hair with a single-process color or nourish locks with conditioning plant oils that leave hair shinier than a freshly licked ring pop. The stylists at Willo Aveda also stay engaged with their clients through an active blog that celebrates lauded hair happenings. Most recently, the business collaborated with other Aveda salons to help set a Guinness World Record for the most money raised for charity in 24 hours through haircuts alone.
Named after the colorful bracelets that jangle on the wrists of many Indian women, Ruby’s Bangles gives its patrons an opportunity to partake in ancient Eastern beauty rituals. In the spa, aestheticians use eyebrow threading techniques inspired by Egyptian beauty rituals to remove unwanted hair. Skilled henna artists can transform hands and feet with dramatic plant-ink designs. The store's boutique boasts a wide selection of Indian-inspired jewelry, including bindis, necklaces, bangles, and hip chains for belly dancing or keeping prank-prone jeans from running away.
After a day spent walking around Westfield Galleria, Galleria Nails can look particularly enticing. Inside, owner Tiffany Tran and her team of licensed nail technicians pamper with massages, paraffin wax wraps, sugar scrubs, and mani-pedis. But they can do more than just groom hands and feet, they can transform them with coats of Shellac polish, 3D nail art, or hand-painted flowers that double as camouflage provided you're holding a bouquet.
Painlessly polishing body surfaces is Dr. Nalini G. Prasad's personal mission at Laser Esthetica, which was named the Favorite Med Spa by readers of Style magazine in 2010. A licensed doctor performs all procedures at the spa, ensuring that skin coverings are as safe and protected as precious human baby teeth stored in Godzilla's mouth. Dr. Prasad boasts great experience using the state-of-the-art LightSheer and Cutera CoolGlide lasers to combat unwanted whiskers of all types, and because there's no recovery time required after each treatment, laser zaps can be easily wedged into lunch breaks or paused commercial breaks. Though 4–6 treatments are usually needed for clients to attain complete fuzz freedom, you'll notice a decrease in stray strands after each session.