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.
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.
Licensed aesthetician Aimee Soles helms Aimee Nicole Esthetics, where she works to emphasize her customers' natural skin with a variety of services. Her customized facial treatments combat acne or dryness by exfoliating, hydrating, and cleansing. Waxing services remove unwanted body hair from areas such as the back, chest, legs, or face. Other treatments include eyebrow and eyelash tints, paraffin masks, and skin consultations.
Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.