Within this Paul Mitchell salon, stylists keep up to date with the latest trends. They repair damage with the Awapuhi Wild Ginger treatment, which uses keratin proteins to hydrate and strengthen hair. In addition to adorning crowns with flattering coifs, the staff turns their attention to improving skin with custom facials and waxing treatments.
A machine churns inside 5 Star Barbershop, warming lather for barbers to daub over men's faces before performing close, expert shaves with a straight razor. Those barbers also trim and buzz hair into fades, mohawks, and a broad spectrum of other styles. Long black benches and polished tile floors line the sleekly decorated barber shop.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
In ancient Persia, threading was more than a beauty ritual—it was a rite of passage. Beautifiers would thread a bride’s entire face before she walked down the aisle, and give girls similar treatments to signal their transitions to womanhood. Today, Fabulous Eyebrow Threading’s staff members enlist the historically significant practice to accentuate the faces of their clients. They snag and remove entire lines of eyebrow or lip hair with one swift tug, making threading more precise but less painful than tweezing or poking each hair until it is so annoyed that it uproots itself and leaves. They can also use soft wax on faces and bodies if patrons prefer it, and can embellish or refresh newly groomed visages with lash extensions and facials.
The staff at Infiniti Creations Salon Spa pamper clients with soothing facials and relaxing pedicures within wood-accented confines. Aesthetic experts purify pores, clean faces, and apply hydrating masks as clients with normal-to-dry skin relish a moment of refreshment. Along with cosmetic services, licensed male and female massage professionals apply hypoallergenic oils and lotions on muscles. This facilitates Swedish-massage techniques such as long, kneading strokes and rhythmic taps that spell out "relax" in Morse code, softening tissues, detoxifying the body, and reducing stress.
Infiniti Creations Salon Spa is open Tuesday?Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
American Male Salon indulges masculine manes, mugs, and mitts with a repertoire of dude-centric salon services doled out in a plush environment filled with flat-screen TVs and complimentary beverages. During each Quality Grooming Experience, experienced scissor wielders treat each manly 'do to a stylish cut and a conditioning treatments that takes locks to a silky and smooth state. American Male’s stylists conquer face pelts with similar ease, dressing whiskers in a layer of fluffy lather before equipping a razor to skillfully deforest facial ecosystems. Technicians similarly rid the ears, nose, or brows of unwanted hairs with waxing strips, uncovering coded-message tattoos that reveal the family barbecue-sauce recipe.