The Eastern art of brow threading has become wildly popular in the United States, a trend aesthetician Almas Karowalia astutely followed, enabling her to open 15 locations of Perfect Brow Bar across the Midwest, Texas, and Louisiana. At each outpost, practitioners clean up uneven brows and hairlines with strands of twisted thread that can remove multiple rows of hair with a single pass. Her teams boast that they can complete brows in as little as 5 minutes and require only 10–15 minutes to thread an entire face. The expedient technique generally results in less pain and irritation than other hair-removal methods, though at Perfect Brow Bar patrons can also opt for traditional waxing services. In addition to hair removal, aestheticians dress up skin with makeup applications, lash extensions, and henna tattoos of tuxedos or ball gowns.
Inside the Open Marketplace mall, Aqua Massage and More tucks visitors into cushioned capsules for quick, soothing sessions at the hands of 36 automated jets. Percussive blasts of warm H2O buffet bodies from ankle to shoulder with gentle physical contact that goes beyond the reach of two hands or a misappropriated rolling pin. A protective impermeable liner separates patients from the watery jets so they won't have to worry about disrobing or getting wet.
Boulangers’s professional scissor wielders lop long locks and trim facial growth with all the trappings of barbershop tradition. Part ways with split ends with a men's haircut, which includes a hot-lather shave for the neck and sideburns (a $16 value). Although it is not included in the value of this Groupon, men can continue 360-degree facial freshening by opting to add a facial trim ($5 for beard and mustache, $2 for mustache only).
For the past 20 years, Darisa Davis has been accumulating a wealth of knowledge and certifications to provide her clients with a well-rounded approach to wellness. As a licensed massage therapist, she quells aches and pains caused by daily strains, sports injuries, and seasonal disorders with a variety of modalities. She also uses her experience as a certified personal trainer to instruct clients’ movements, leading to more graceful interactions and less unintentional hip checking of coworkers. As a trained aesthetician, she keeps complexions clear using only paraben- and toxin-free products from 100% Pure. Sessions take place in Rejuvin8's private treatment room—outfitted with a plush treatment bed and a gold cutout pendant lamp—where Darisa supplements services with relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy, music, and crystals.
About two decades ago, Vontyna Winfrey opened a single-room beauty shop with two technicians. Thirsty for industry knowledge, she went on to become a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, and she continues to seek out the latest products and techniques at Nails Plus Day Spa. Winfrey deepens the relaxing effects of back massages with warm paraffin wax and a blend of essential oils, and she aims to rejuvenate the body via reflexology pressure points in the feet. During facials, Winfrey employs Twelve Palms formulas, which contain ingredients such as green tea, avocado, and sweet almond extracts, as well as products from Dermalogica and the BeVour line—the latter designed specifically for men. The day spa also offers manicures or pedicures for clients headed to nearby Graceland in blue suede sandals.
Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 250 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.