Each with more than 10 years of experience behind them, the knowledgeable stylists at Garby’s Salon call upon their expertise while cosseting strands with products from Matrix and Paul Mitchell. Nail technicians add soothing paraffin-wax dips to manicures and paint toes with OPI or China Glaze polish. To complete their clients’ spa experiences, aestheticians and therapists oust stress with massages, facials, and reflexology treatments.
A handful of split ends. A chipped nail. A muscle twinge. Details Salon and Spa understands that the smallest things can sometimes interfere with an individual's confidence and overall sense of calm. To help address all of these issues, the spa's stylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists work together to indulge their clients while creating a soothing atmosphere.
Haircuts and styling sessions can craft hairdos that better frame clients' features, and, with the addition of professional coloring treatments, can help create a striking new look altogether. During massages, the therapists draw inspiration from a variety of modalities, combining massage techniques as they see fit to develop personalized treatments that target areas of stress. The nail technicians can similarly use manicures and pedicures to revitalize their clients by incorporating anything from warm towels and honey-almond scrubs to aromatherapy oils. Indulgent facials restore the skin's youthful glow and conceal common blemishes, such as acne breakouts, fine lines, and stubborn Halloween masks.
Given that its name means "the opportune time" in Greek, it's no wonder that Kairos sees every moment as a chance to relieve someone's pain or stress. At the spa's core is a team of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians who, thanks to their diverse backgrounds, can perform a range of pampering services. During massages, deft hands use hot stones, aromatherapy, and other techniques to loosen knots and work out tension. Over on the skincare side, custom facial treatments use Rep?chage products to erase fine lines and restore skin's youthful glow.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
In Rafet's spacious, brightly lit salon, mirrored styling stations line light blue and pink walls and smooth columns stretch toward the ceiling. Colorful rows of products score shelves and decorative pots hold fresh flowers and plants that dream of improving petal texture with a quality conditioner. Amid these cozy accents, professional stylists craft classic and trendy styles with deft hair cutting, coloring, and highlighting services. Clients discuss desired look in a consultation as stylists estimate the service duration and perform a face-shape analysis to make sure client's aren't pixilated video-game characters. Soft black chairs cradle backs as gentle hands massage scalps with luxurious shampoo and conditioner. Scissors snip tresses into an aesthetic shape before stylists apply a tinting formula specifically calibrated to the client's mane. Waxing services are also available.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.