Tangles Salon and Day Spa's multitalented Candice Smith bedazzles guests from head to toe with a comprehensive menu of beauty-bolstering services. During the approximately 45-minute mani-pedi, a warm-water soak softens up hands and feet before a lemon-verbena scrub jettisons expired skin. Candice then applies a tension-taming massage and dolls up nails with a shaping and polishing once reserved for Claymation cars. Guests kick back and relax as their feet yield to meticulous filing that smoothes out rough calluses. All of Tangles’ pampering services take place in a private room, where beneficiaries are free to sip complimentary tea, coffee, or wine to show off polished nails with exaggerated pinky raises.
A one-stop beauty shop, True Colors Concept Salon and Spa offers hairstyling and nailcare. Clients can get their split ends snipped or change their hair color with highlights. They can also get their ragged cuticles trimmed or adorn their nails with polish, which is a more professional option than eating Cheetos until your fingernails turn orange.
Vain Salon's experienced hairdressers transform lackluster locks into styled tresses during haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and other available primping services. Beauticians lather manes in shampoo before rinsing out built-up residue and peanut butter left over from failed attempts at bubblegum removal. Stylists trim hairs into a desired shape, which rids the forming hairstyle of split ends. Wielding hair blowers, curling irons, and other hair-shaping tools, coiffure constructors build volume, banish frizz, and prep customers for postsalon life. The Redken Chemistry service, an intense deep-conditioning treatment, repairs distressed hair by increasing its strength, fixing chemical or mechanical damage, and reaffixing hair barrettes by magnetizing tresses.
Michele Anderson, a member of Origins’ professional staff of beauty boosters, unveils dermal radiance with her customized spa services. The 50-minute FaceTime Express facial employs G.M. Collin products to suffuse parched façades and deeply cleanse pores, removing toxins from the premises and bringing them into the station for questioning. A clinical peel then strips away dry and cantankerous skin cells, permitting skin’s natural bioluminescence to shine through and leaving faces fresher than a shrink-wrapped daisy. Finally, treat guises to a tailored mask befitting their skin type and assuage envious hands and shoulders with a complimentary massage.
Sure, you can blow-dry your hair at home, but it likely won’t be quite the same as a salon blowout. Find out why with Groupon’s look into the blowout’s sleek mystique.
There’s something like old-time alchemy going on every time someone gets a blowout. Take a couple of elemental ingredients—wind and heat—combine them with a professional’s trained hand and strong wrist, and you end up with something precious: movie-star hair. The actual process is simple: the stylist washes the hair, then blow-dries it in small sections to the client’s specifications, often using a round brush to create smooth volume. The result might be straight, wavy, or purposely tousled, and it can be such a look changer that some women refrain from washing their hair for days afterward to maintain the glamour. Many people find the service so valuable they return to the salon for it between haircuts, sometimes several times a week.
In some ways, this practice is a throwback to the beauty parlors of the past, where women would drop in weekly to have their hair styled and set. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to get her hair blown out three times a week in the 1960s and 1970s; today, reportedly, so do celebs such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow. To keep up with demand, blowout-only salons have popped up in the last few years, dedicating all their chairs to the service.