First comes the invigorating tingle of conditioner hydrating the scalp. After a warm wash, the gentle persuasion of scissors can be felt snipping away split ends. Tresses form into sleek layers, and with the help of expert foil work, rewire with elegant new highlights. This is all in preparation for the blow-dry, the style, and finally, the big reveal. The smile on client faces is what Breeze stylists live for. The salon also turns frowns upside down other indulgent services such as tanning, massage, and butter churning.
Working inside European Hair Designs for 21 years, stylist Cortney Parker has cut millions of hairs on the heads of adults, children, and Cabbage Patch dolls. She also transforms manes using bowls of freshly mixed hair dye and keratin hair-smoothing formula.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to teeth whitening and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Standard UV tanning booths are available ($13–$17 value per session), and advanced spa services, such as hydrodermafusion, sauna time, and LED facials ($40 value per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
Edgar Montalvo brings 35 years of celebrity-styling expertise in New York City to Montalvo’s Hair Salon. During your salon appointment, the same expert hands that have styled Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Joan Rivers, and Geraldo Rivera will meticulously style and snip hair into a wondrous new ’do ($35+). Montalvo’s Hair Salon also highlights ($65+) and colors tresses ($50+) to match any forest-ready camouflage jacket, or creates luxurious winding curls with perm treatments ($55+). While not included with this Groupon, Edgar Montalvo has designed his own line of specialty natural hairbrushes, which can promote healthier hair and decrease drying time. The salon also proffers professional take-home styling products.
At ABK Beauty Salon, a diverse crew of aestheticians, stylists, and barbers leave clients looking trim and fashionable. Skillful staff members can tame any head of hair regardless of how thick, curly, challenging, or full of trash talk it may be. There’s also a coterie of nail techs on hand to administer colorful manicures and pedicures.
Reds, yellows, purples, and every color in between. Some are glittery, others metallic. Some have names such as Berry Kiss and Midnight Hour, while others are simply called Crimson. The bottles stand in a line like colorful soldiers, waiting to be plucked from their shelf and painted onto fingernails and toenails. The kaleidoscope of polish options makes every day different for 15-year nailcare veteran Dawn, who provides custom nail services to fit each client's personality and tastes. She also expertly applies acrylic nails and offers Shellac polish for those prone to chipping their nails in their house made of diamonds.