At Iconic Nail & Spa, trained and experienced technicians use sterilized and sealed instruments to tend to nails, body hair, and skin. Manicures and pedicures adorn fingers and toes with colorful polish, coupled with exfoliation and ingredients such as fruit, peppermint, or green tea. Swedish and hot-stone massages soothe muscles, and hot waxes remove unwanted hair from areas such as the eyebrows, the chin, or the legs.
The licensed professionals at Angel Tips beautify clients with talents and expertise garnered from the same place?Angel Tips? own training center in Connecticut. They use this training to meticulously groom nails with manicures and pedicures, as well as rejuvenate the skin with microdermabrasion and signature facials. For the body, they create smooth epidermal expanses with waxing and a signature body scrub that begins with a steam sauna and Jacuzzi soak and moves onto a shower aqua massage, exfoliating scrub, and essential oil massage. The beauty experts also enhance winks and coded eye flutters with lash extensions that last up to 22 days.
Illuminated scenes of paradise hang on the wall in NuZen Spa?s manicure station, inviting guests to daydream while technicians shape, buff, and paint their nails. Equally inviting are the pillows that accompany massage pedicure chairs for a deeply relaxing experience. In the spa?s private treatment rooms, Buddha statues atop wooden chests watch over guests as they recline during massages, facials, and body- and shadow-waxing services.
Salon Atlantique's six stylists bring their scissors-wielding skills together to refashion the town's overgrown manes with hairdo-tailoring services aided by brand-name products from Goldwell, Rusk, and Pro Rituals. An artfully crafted haircut abbreviates elongated strands into face-flattering locks before a skilled hairdresser coats coifs in all-over gloss for a luxurious shine. Newly snipped and glossed strands can achieve new hues with a single-process color or partial highlights that attract positive attention to coiffures––unlike an airport runway marshal waving orange batons over your head. As excess inches float toward the ground, clients can fix their eyes on the salon's ornate chandeliers, yellow and burgundy curtains, and exceptionally high ceilings.
Moisturizer: A Recipe for Supple Skin
A cocktail of different ingredients is needed to soothe dry, scaly skin. Find out how they work in Groupon's guide to moisturizer.
Oily skin is generally considered a beauty problem?but in fact, oil is a major ingredient in making our skin look its best. A coating of natural oils secreted by the pores typically protects the outermost layer of the skin, a thin sheath of cells called the stratum corneum. But when there's not enough oil, the cells dry out and shrivel, causing flaking, roughness, and wrinkles. Moisturizers aim to make up for this drought by locking water molecules into the skin.
The simplest moisturizers are occlusive agents such as petroleum jelly, which form a physical barrier to keep water from escaping. Though great for rough elbows and chapped lips, occlusive agents are usually too greasy and heavy to be used on the face. Instead, commercially produced moisturizers often feature emollients such as lanolin, which flow into and fill the spaces between cells to make skin look suppler and smoother. Some emollients are oil-based, and form a protective coating similar to occlusive agents, but for skin that's already oily, a lighter, water-based emollient can work without leaving behind greasy residue.
Another common ingredient, humectants, attract moisture from the air and keep it bound against the skin; glycerin is an especially popular option. Humectants are especially important for aging or extremely dry skin that doesn't produce enough moisture on its own. Besides these skin-softening substances, many moisturizers will also include specialized ingredients, such as a sunscreen that blocks UV rays or vitamins intended to even out skin tone and make up for not bathing in enough vegetable juice.
An important consideration, especially for oily skin, is whether or not a moisturizer will exacerbate acne. Although some products bear the label "noncomedogenic"?from comedone, a scientific term for blackheads and whiteheads?the truth is that most modern facial moisturizers will not clog your pores. Instead, the most important consideration should simply be how it feels on your face.
The team at Beny’s Hair Salon respects individuality. Instead of crafting carbon copies of a popular style, they tailor services to bring out each client's natural beauty, whether through artful haircuts, expert waxing, or colorful manicures. Before the bold, black frames of stylist mirrors, the specialists imbue languid locks with vibrant highlights and snap unruly strands into place with the long-lasting strength of keratin smoothing treatments. Meanwhile, an array of wigs crown heads with styleable and dyeable materials, creating the ideal option for an instant fashion transformation or for turning floor lamps into enchanting dance partners.