Victoria Salon's body beautifiers pamper bodies from foot to crown with an array of services performed in a clean, relaxing environment. Armed with Paul Mitchell products, skilled stylists snip off split ends, add layers, and cut foreheads free from thickets of entangling bangs in women's ($55) and men's ($35+) haircuts. Sip on a cup of java or tea and brighten up tarnished locks with highlights (full: $110; partial: $75) or ensure hair stays as soft as a Beanie Baby with a conditioning treatment ($20). Clients can streamline their faces for apple-bobbing season with lip ($15), chin ($15), or cheek ($30) waxing. After tending to above-the-neck areas, treat finger helmets to a manicure ($21) and pedicure ($45) that leave nails sparkling brighter than a set of holiday lights.
Chopping locks at more than 3,000 locations throughout North America, Great Clips employs an army of stylists that stays on top of trends with a rigorous ongoing training program. In addition to leveraging products from Redken, Matrix, and American Crew, the resident hairdoers call on Great Clips's own Solutions and Tea Tree lines to beautify manes faster than a lion tamer brandishing a shampoo-dipped whip. Overgrown head-hedges are trimmed into lavish labyrinths during convenient, hassle-free walk-in cuts, which are further simplified with queue-skipping mobile-phone app check-ins.
Artemis instills youthfulness with an unlikely blend of artistry and science. Under the same roof, a team of board-certified physicians works alongside aestheticians trained in Chicago, Miami, and LA to rejuvenate patients from the inside out. Milking convenient medical connections, the spa staff makes use of prescription-strength elixirs to smooth and clarify skin. The doctors flaunt their technical skill with vein-removing injections and lasers, non- and minimally-invasive liposuction alternatives, Botox injections, and championship tournaments of Operation.
Monica Harris began her career in the beauty industry as a makeup artist, even developing enough expertise to design and teach a college course on makeup artistry. After spending countless hours working on models, she realized that even the most makeup-savvy girls struggled with their skincare. Inspired by this experience, Monica became a licensed aesthetician to educate clients and improve the quality of their skin. Today Monica runs several successful spas, where she works directly with her clients to clear up skincare woes and develop results-oriented home regimens to whip skin into shape without the use of restrictive pore girdles. At Monica’s Skincare Boutique, she delivers a host of skincare treatments along with a full menu of makeup, nailcare, and waxing services.
Classical sculptures and mirrors create an Old-World atmosphere at Spa Constantine, where spa travelers navigate the lengthy list of spa services to discover treatments that improve health, appearance, and mood. Spa Constantine touts opulent furnishings, from carved wooden benches softened by gilded pillows to tall golden pillars capped by plush greenery. Pedicure stations cradle clients in reclined chairs with whirlpool tubs, and pedicurists use the glow from crystal chandeliers to differentiate toes from dropped grapes or missing glass eyeballs.