After a free beauty consultation, the three tonsorial virtuosos at this Plainfield salon, located near the Metropolis Mall, can energize tired tresses with a cut ($28–$40) and 10-minute custom color ($55–$75) that complement a client's personal style. Shaggy heads can also opt for a 90-minute Brazilian Blowout, in which the loving embrace of special proteins will soothe the hair shaft's worries and cares, as well as its frizziness, for up to three months.
The threading specialists at MinShu's Threaded Eyebrows possess more than half a century of experience and utilize an ancient South Asian technique to free facial pastures of unwanted hair. After cat's-cradling pieces of natural thread into an intricate formation, a threader will roll the looped cotton along clients' brows to emancipate hair follicles from a tightly browed grasp. In just about 15 minutes, the procedure can precisely sculpt eyebrows into mischievous arcs, complacent lines, or surrealistic M.C. Escher staircases without the use of needles, chemicals, lasers, or hot wax. Patrons can expect to maintain their newly styled, peach-fuzz-free vision protectors for as long as two to four weeks.
A young boy sits atop a yellow motorcycle, his hair falling in shaggy wisps across his forehead. He looks down at the speedometer and makes gleeful revving noises, his focus on the machine rendering him oblivious to the woman quickly snipping off his hair. So transpires a typical salon appointment at Shear Fun, where a team of friendly stylists grooms boys and girls alike within an imaginative, colorfully decorated space.
The cheery yellow walls and smiling staff coax forth smiles from even the most apprehensive of young visitors, making them comfortable as they snuggle into vehicle-shaped chairs. The team performs various salon services, including styling hair, installing feather extensions, and bestowing first haircuts upon youngsters. In their spa, visitors enjoy services such as pedicures, mother-daughter manicures, and BFF mani-pedis for those who have not yet been betrothed to a prince or princess.
Cosmedic Lazer Medspa's team of technicians utilizes Candela's GentleLase Pro to deliver a range of aesthetic treatments. The laser's chilled tip keeps skin cool, comfortable, and unmoved by romantic comedies as its beams traverse patients' skin, removing hair and reducing wrinkles and sun spots. Located within a sleek, modern space, the spa also draws on its host clinic's medical expertise to create customized weight-loss programs.
Wax It! Spa's amicable staff employs high-end hair-removal products to transform stubbly plains into silky-smooth pastures. With a trio of professional Brazilian waxes, customers can tidy up their bikini territory every four weeks for a total of three months of sustainable hairlessness. To strip below-belt locales, an aesthetician gently administers lavender hard wax, So Berry soft wax, or Lycon wax, which is concocted from premium resins and oils and unwaveringly attaches to available hairs like glue sticks to a magnet.
In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.