High-profile celebrities have tapped Nev Moses for her talent in eyelash design. At Lash Therapy by Nev, she brings that same talent to the public, adorning sets of eyes with natural and thick lash extensions that add a sultry peripheral to the face’s most stunning features. She and her team of stylists and master stylists offer extensions, touchups, refills, and brow waxes.
After years in the health-care and beauty industries, Danielle Maratas developed Glam 101, a haven for good conversation and treatments such as eyelash extensions, waxing sessions, airbrush tans, and makeup applications. She also offers therapeutic and hot-stone massages atop a comfy zebra-patterned massage table.
From within Carlos and Bella Salon, stylist Lina Bahou brings shine and structure to coifs. She repairs damaged hair by lopping off split ends and nourishing strands with deep-conditioning treatments. During color treatments, Lina helps clients select a hue to complement their skin tone and lifestyle.
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.
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.
The beauty experts at Premier Med Spa help people look younger and get healthier with the latest technology and products. A licensed medical aesthetician targets signs of aging on the face with the innovative HydraFacial machine. The device's spiral design creates a vortex effect as it exfoliates the skin, removing impurities while simultaneously infusing moisturizing antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. To help diminish sun damage and fine lines, the staff employs Circadia's SWiCH treatment, a leave-on alternative to a chemical peel that encourages cells to repair themselves without tissue damage or audio self-help books.
In addition to aesthetic services—such as laser hair reduction and restoration, teeth whitening, and dermal fillers—the team designs weight-loss programs around each client's lifestyle. The staff teaches people to cook low-calorie dishes or supplies them with fresh, ready-to-eat meals, and clients can enhance their results with energy-boosting B12 injections.