Jean Madeline Aveda Institute beautifies hair and bodies with a wide array of pampering services while preparing tomorrow's stylists to forge the fashion frontier. Wielding an arsenal of contemporary knowledge and organic Aveda products, these well-educated cosmetologists-in-training can sculpt over-tussled manes into timeless coiffeurs ($16) or snip a couple inches off to avoid sweeping stray candy wrappers across the floor with every step ($12). An aromatherapy wrap can relax away inner city stressors by massaging in a choice of scented oils ($35). Those whose facial planes have dulled with the sandpapering of time will enjoy the customized facial, where a torso massage is combined with a mix of products to treat specific skin types until countenances are as radiant as a cherub in a spotlight ($33). Jean Madeline Aveda Institute also offers waxing services to lay bare lips ($8), brows ($11), underarms ($20), dorsal fins, and more.
Thick, red, floral-print cushions top a purple bench looking down at the pedicure stations where feet luxuriate in warm, bubbling water. Nearby, a glossy spectrum of OPI and Essie polishes sit poised on white cubed shelves, ready to lay claim to newly groomed nails. While guests relax amid the modern décor at Polish Nail Salon, licensed and trained nail technicians clean and shape nails before lacquering them in glossy hues and Shellac polishes, which won't chip for up to 14 days, no matter how much the anxious person in the airplane seat next to you chews on them. The staff also gussies up faces with eyebrow shaping and eyelash extensions.
In their urban chic salon, The Weave Bar’s staff fills hands with complimentary beverages before filling conversation with hair talk. Specializing in weaves, they have a lot to say, and can transform looks almost instantly with their signature sew-in weaves. They also execute modern cuts and nourish tresses with conditioners and keratin treatments, customizing services to each customer’s needs.
On Girard Avenue in Brewerytown, Luxxe Nail Spa caters to a wide range of clients, from those who want a simple polish to anyone looking for more elaborate designs. Manicures, pedicures and even eyelash dyeing options are available inside this simple space, where pastel lavender walls are painted with uplifting sayings like “Cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today” and “Life is art, live yours in color.” Clients have been known to take their own art to extremes, even bringing in photos of trendy nailwork to see if the Luxxe staff can pull off the looks. The sweet, friendly atmosphere isn’t surprising considering owner Mimi Lim, who likes to post photos of rescue dogs on the salon’s Facebook page next to the pictures of fabulous nails she’s created.
After more than 30 years of nursing experience, which includes membership in the Dermatology Nurse Association and the American Society for Plastic Surgical Nurses, Lillian Lang RN decided to focus her career on aesthetics. Her blend of clinical expertise and artistry has now been seen on four continents. Her services include sclerotherapy, chemical peels, photofacials, and laser hair removal to remove unwanted hairs. With more than 23 years and having achieved Master Status in permanent makeup, Lillian Lang specializes in applying permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip color.
Instead of hiding in your old Richard Nixon mask this Halloween, dazzle your fellow party-goers with skin so radiant that your costume could be Dr. Phosphorus. Today's Groupon is a treat that does the trick: you'll get a luxurious spa facial at Beehive Hair Salon for $35 (a $70 value). Face The Music (Season 01, Ep. 02): When John Woo High holds a battle of the bands, could it mean Agent Sean Archer’s big break? Not if Castor Troy can use his dad’s credit card to hire professional studio musicians! American Idol’s Adam Lambert guest stars.