The nimble-handed stylists at Apex Hair Salon Inc. trim and color manes pampered with Matrix styling products. Groupon holders can choose the first option and go natural with a chic new haircut and style; alternatively, after a spin of the color wheel, an expert hue enhancer will give hair a reason to get out of bed in the morning with a partial highlight or a full color. Clients can sink into plush leather seats and bask in the latticed light of picture windows while tiny particles of dye claim follicular stakes like Christopher Columbus did when he docked his ship at Vidal Sassoon's swimming pool. Scissor-wielders shape mops into a 'do of the client's choice before blow-drying and styling tresses in preparation for a night on the town. Groupon customers can upgrade their services as long as they either pay the difference or transform their hair clippings into travelers' checks.
EcuaBella Skin Care Spa owner Geovanna Ortega believes that the impact of cosmetic treatments can be more than skin-deep. “Caring for our appearance and looking our best helps us feel better about ourselves," she writes on her spa’s website. A licensed aesthetician herself, Ortega works with her staff to help inspire this sense of confidence in her clients.
Many of EcuaBella’s treatments incorporate organic skincare products or advanced cosmetic technology like that which astronauts use before press conferences. Ultrasound waves and LED light can lend their salutary benefits to facials, helping to improve circulation, even out skin tone, and conceal signs of fine lines and wrinkles. The jade rollers of thermal massage beds are gently heated with far infrared heat before they start to knead muscles, helping relieve tense joints.
Missy Acra first sharpened her shears and her skills at a Regis salon before diving into the fast-paced environment at Great Clips. As each day presented her with a frenzy of new 'dos, she developed a fondness for clippers, razors, and edgy cuts. She took this experience with her to Empire Beauty School, where she spent four years as an instructor, introducing new stylists to the many facets of the salon industry. Missy helped her students hone their skills but realized they still needed guidance after graduation, so she opened M-Salon to give them a head start in the real world.
Today, Missy draws on 10 years of experience to guide her former students as they craft flattering looks and nurture damaged tresses amid steel-blue walls, wooden floors, and shelves lined with products. In addition to hair services, her stylists also beautify nails, wax unwanted fuzz, and design custom wigs with drag-reducing spoilers.
Wild Flowers Salon's retinue of experienced stylists gussies up heads with a plethora of hair-taming and skin-smoothing services. Facial waxing services free visages from invading armies of follicles bent on colonization, leaving behind fuzz-free complexions smoother than a freshly buttered bowling lane. Deft depilators can apply wax to lips, chins, or eyebrows ($8 each), eradicating stray hairs and fashioning elegant arches. Scissor wielders transform wild locks into face-flattering coifs, accenting patrons' best facial features and shooing away nesting finches. With a flurry of snips, mane mavens trim tresses to match style specifications using their considerable skill and years of experience. The salon's contemporary décor and mélange of Redken beauty potions infuse visits with an aura of relaxation and multisensory bliss.
By the time Dr. Richard H. Dubou brought his talents to Louisville Plastics, he had already racked up a string of accomplishments. His achievements included graduating cum laude from Brandeis University, earning his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, and serving as lieutenant commander of the United States Public Health Service at the Marine Hospital’s surgery department in Galveston, Texas. Today, at Louisville Plastics, he oversees a staff of health and beauty specialists who help clients alter their outer appearances through elective surgery as well as less invasive measures, such as Radiesse injections, which reduce fine lines and increase skin’s volume with a special formula.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.