Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($29–$38) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($55–$70), highlights ($75–$90), or a perm ($55–$70). Prices vary by location.
Experienced aesthetician and nail technician Sara Jones tidies the body's keratinized surface with a variety of waxing and nail-treatment services. Waxing services are offered within the privacy of a separate room and target specific areas such as the eyebrows ($17), chin ($12), and underarms ($25), leaving them as smooth as a freshly waxed baby. A 45-minute manicure trims finger berets and maintains the cuticles, finishing with a hand massage and polish. The 60-minute pedicure gives shoe fillers a similar pampering by softening soles and treating feet to a revitalizing exfoliation that removes layers of dead cells and exposes the cream-filled center feet have been proven to conceal.
Mark R. Windt, a board-certified MD with a degree from Cornell University, has spent the last 30 years practicing medicine. He draws upon that experience as the owner and supervising physician at NouveauDerm Medspa. And the certified master aestheticians he supervises boast similar pedigrees; they've been certified in myriad procedures and medical aesthetic treatments, including Palomar hair removal and skin rejuvenation techniques, VelaShape and eMatrix treatments, and PCA skin care treatments. This braintrust of professionals work toward the singular goal of helping clients overcome signs of aging and aesthetic imperfections without surgeries or time machines. They offer both spa and clinical treatments including facials, eMatrix treatments, VelaShape treatments, and Botox injections, all of which erase time's thumbprint and give skin a youthful, healthy looking appearance.
As a massage therapist and holistic esthetician, Rebecca Buttignol knows how to help clients unwind and reveal their own natural beauty. With certifications in alternative healing modalities, such as Reiki, acupressure, and Emotional Freedom Technique, she also understands the impact spiritual and energetic health have on all-around wellbeing. At Wave Healing Arts, Rebecca taps into all of these skills to help guests find balance and peace in their everyday life. Her diamond microdermabrasion treatments gently exfoliate the topmost layer of skin to treat surface imperfections, and Swedish massages melt tension with flowing strokes instead of detailed accounts of gruesome Viking battles. Her Energy HealingWork treatments incorporate vibrational healing techniques to align the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
When not instructing prospective aestheticians in the intricacies of her trade, Karla Smith focuses her skills on corralling facial and bodily follicles through waxing, sugaring, and tinting treatments. Coats of hot wax or all-natural sugaring formula cling to unwanted hair before cloth strips swiftly remove only the bristles the serums touch, allowing Karla the precision needed to craft arched brows, sleek bikini lines, and Shakespearean verses in buzzed heads of hair. The follicle-focused salon also pampers complexions by incorporating a skin analysis, at-home recommendations, and soothing massages into each of its five facials.
More than two decades in the beauty industry have taught Christine Waniak-Howell which skincare products deliver great results and which ones are better left on the shelf. The owner of The Face Cafe has pledged her allegiance to Jan Marini Skin Research cleansers, serums, and salves—which are backed by clinical research—and Jane Iredale mineral makeup. The Jan Marini line is particularly adept at fighting signs of aging and resurfacing skin, so Christine uses it during all of her facial and body treatments.