Cheveux Hair Salon's nail-detailing doyen, Melissa Goepfrich, pampers and revitalizes fingers and toes with a six-part spa mani-pedi. The process begins with an aromatherapy soak, which soothes nails' nightmares of being nibbled and supplants fears with dreams of looking lacquered. Then a cuticle conditioning and exfoliating scrub evicts impurities and buffs finger and toe façades to a dazzling sparkle. Hot towels envelope extremities in a terry-cloth embrace, releasing them just in time for a deep massage to ease away the daily stresses of work and high-pressure thumb wars. Finally, Goepfrich will awaken brush from bottle and grant nails three wishes in the form of an OPI base, color, and topcoat.
Anetta Hoover transforms wild locks with stylish cuts and colors, as well as keratin express treatments, which eliminate 95% of frizz and leave manes glossy and straight for up to eight weeks. Within the boutique salon, Anetta will slather the advanced keratin-infused formula onto clients' strands, commanding it to penetrate deep into the cuticle with a bond that promotes healing and protects follicles from environmental toxins and environmentalist canvassers. Next, she will blow-dry hair and finish the 'do with a careful flat ironing to lock strands straight into place and complete the frizz-free look, leaving skull-capes shiny, smooth, and ready to battle humidity like an air conditioner brandishing a sword. Folks with already-straight hair can redeem this Groupon for a stylish haircut with a choice of all-over color or partial-foil highlights, also performed within the exposed brick walls and sunny yellow décor of the chic salon.
Salon Cheveux's nail technician, Christy, creates fingertip works of art using a variety of glamorizing materials and procedures. A new set of pink and white acrylics ($30) imbues nails with a durable dual-tone gloss and distinctive click when tapping on hard surfaces such as glass panes or diamond tables, whereas the CND Shellac ($20 for color, $30 for french) covers fingertip shields with a wet gleam that preserves its liquid sheen long after drying. To inject a dash of sparkle into rich hues, clients can request a gel nail frosting ($35 for a new set), which causes nails to pop with the addition of glitter. Inside the salon, soft-pink walls can bestow a sense of comfort and brightness, like a teddy bear that can write in Latin.
Tara Thrasher, Studio Twenty-8's resident massage therapist, draws from more than 11 years of body-bolstering experience to battle deep-seated chronic pain and help patients relax with yoga techniques. During deep-tissue massage, the expert body guru analyzes clients' posture and customizes muscle-molding sessions to focus on chronic pain across the body's structural systems, as well as the telephone wires that connect muscles to the brain. Skilled hands target trigger points and ease tension with multiple stretching techniques, including those that focus on myofascial tissues. Due to the intensity of the massage, clients may require a few days to recover and practice all their body's newly programmed facial expressions.
Southern Style Barbershop tames unruly manes with services that trim both scalp- and face-bound fur. During 30-minute cuts and shaves for men, barbers craft coiffures to top gentlemen-attached heads, conveying mature masculinity more effectively than World's Greatest Dad onesies. A razor shave clears throats of scraggly, nascent beards and a 10-minute neck and scalp massage melts pent up muscle tension and relaxes stressed heads. Women's cuts include a relaxing shampoo and finish with a blow-dry to ready 'dos for polished reentry into unpredictable extra-barbershop conditions.