Makeup artist and licensed aesthetician Chavon Swartz tends to the faces that walk down runways, appear on television, and visit her salon, Adorn Beautique. Inside the newly remodeled salon, Chavon and her staff pamper their clients from head to toe. They exfoliate skin during custom facials, wax brows, and even apply lash extensions that make customers look more alluring and less threatening to camels. Additionally, custom airbrush tans bronze every inch of exposed skin.
The state-licensed technicians at iNail Artistry & Spa are neatniks when it comes to health and hygiene in their salon. In addition to sterilizing all reusable implements, they never use blades to slice away calluses or nail clippings. They work to reduce staff and client exposure to malevolent fumes and carefully assess the nail health before beginning treatments.
The staff sets itself apart from other nail crews by offering reflexology pedicures, which use precisely applied pressure to specific areas of the feet to stimulate different body organs or nerves, and it has been known to help with vascular disease and arthritis.
Grace Designs & Esthetics’ skincare professionals upgrade the health and look of skin with face and body treatments performed inside a newly renovated space adorned with modern accents. While the spa’s makeup artists expertly camouflage imperfections, aestheticians work to correct their underlying causes with facials that rehabilitate dry, aging, or smart-mouthing skin.
From within Adorn Beautique, stylist Shannon Robertson calls upon her Paul Mitchell training to snip, color, and cut a variety of hair types and textures. Deep-conditioning treatments aid Shannon as she repairs parched tresses while highlights help her add depth to hollow hair colors.
To learn how to shampoo after you leave the salon, check out Groupon’s look at what shampoo really does.
Our follicles constantly produce a natural oil, known as sebum, that moisturizes and protects hair. Over time, sebum starts to build up, leaving hair with that familiar greasy feeling. Shampoo works by stripping out sebum using a surfactant, which clings to small clumps of the oil before water rinses the globs away, along with any dirt, dead skin cells, or confetti scraps left in the hair. Although surfactants are shampoo's main active ingredient, most products also feature compounds to fight static, thwart mold and bacteria, and impart a sweet, pleasing scent. Most shampoos also contain lathering agents, although lather has no practical cleansing effect—customers have simply come to expect it.
In a span of less than 100 years, Americans went from washing their hair once a month to lathering up almost daily. Spurred mostly by ad campaigns of the mid-20th century, the trend of regular shampooing has taken a toll on our collective tresses. According to dermatologists, shampooing your hair too often can dry it out, causing the glands to compensate by secreting even more sebum. Experts recommend reaching for the shampoo bottle only two or three times each week.