Love Thyself Day Spa provides ample opportunities to care for one's health with massage services, skin care treatments, colon hydrotherapy and eastern therapies. The spa's owner strives to help others to rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits through holistic care. Today, she guides her staff members as they administer treatments in one of six private rooms that offer a peaceful cloud-like environment enhanced by Far East decor and actual clouds that managed to skulk into the spa.
True to its name, Wink & Snap allows flirty eyes and fingers to get back to doing what they do best. The boutique spa’s mani-pedis enhance the look and feel of hands with natural ingredients such as almond and avocado oils, mandarin honey, and a polish that gives nails the distinctive glint of caviar pearls. Eyelash extensions are applied directly to natural lashes, eliminating the need for mascara and protecting eyes from irritating particles and teasing optical illusions.
Jerome Hagood loved his job at Hair Art & Co so much that he decided to stay for good. So he and his wife Rhonda bought the business in 2004. Seven years later, they moved to a new location, where they continue to beautify clients just as the salon’s original owner had since 1983. The current team includes hairstylists, aestheticians, and a horde of invisible friends. Together, they keep customers looking sharp with haircuts, mani-pedis, facials, waxing, and more.
Many of the treatments at Tribute Nails and Spa look good enough to eat—organic pineapple masks and peels blended from raw sugar clarify skin during facials, and rosewater and mango creams soften skin during manicures and pedicures. Other treatments, such as Swedish massages and steam baths, loosen tight muscles and soften overcooked brownies.
Your hair?s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it?learn why with Groupon?s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer?the cuticle?is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair?the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Queen Nails’ technicians beautify fingers and toes. They spruce up hands with manicures, which turn drab nails into vibrant accessories, and tend to feet with spa pedicures, which leave toes squeaky clean, much like all of Mr. Clean’s alibis. Clients can also come in for acrylic nail sets and fill-ins.