The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus?the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.
The hit Nickelodeon children’s program Yo Gabba Gabba! bounds from the small screen to the big stage in a show filled with cartoonish critters and boundless dancing. Beloved by hip preschoolers and savvy postschoolers for its eye-popping sets, catchy songs, respect for intellect, and absence of Shrek, Yo Gabba Gabba! teaches inner and outer children valuable life lessons without stooping to condescension. For the special It’s Time to Dance! tour, favorite adorable toy monsters such as Brobee, Foofa, Plex, and Biz Markie join human surrogates DJ Lance Rock and BeDazzler queen Leslie Hall for an onstage celebration of imagination. Mixing animation, games, and new songs with classic bits from the television show, the Technicolor mise en scène and infectious energy of Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! gives children enough confidence to apply to college after elementary school.
Owner and master cosmetologist Monique Broussard Perry envisions her salon as a multicultural haircare haven that tames locks of all colors, lengths, and textures. Foil highlights splash hair with one- or two-toned color, and a relaxer-and-texturizer session tackles frizz, waves, and curls. Sulfate-, salt-, and paraben-free products from Pravana Naturceuticals enrich each session by fortifying strands with nutrients and moisturizers. A complimentary brow wax is tacked onto each appointment, and most services also include a shampooing, a conditioning treatment, and a consultation that helps clients to break bad haircare habits such as brushing with a sticky bun.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
• For $5, you get an eyebrow wax (a $10 value). • For $17, you get a Brazilian wax (a $35 value). Spa maven Shannon White artfully evicts unwanted body hair amid the private, recently renovated confines of Coco Beleza Wax Studio. Wielding hard wax—a less painful alternative to liquid wax and paper strips—Shannon quickly clears stubborn stubble from most clients in 15 minutes or less. The eyebrow wax clears stray follicles from the forehead, sculpting eye adornments into neat arcs or radical lightning bolts. Meanwhile, the Brazilian sheds unfriendly fuzz with full hair removal in the nether regions. Both services render skin as smooth and brilliant as Aristotle's velvet bathrobe, and Brazilianed bits normally stay bare for up to four weeks.
Sprouting from a brown-and-white tiled floor, cushy leather chairs bolster patrons as the eponymous beautician and her staff show off their cosmetic skills. Clients relax as the team transforms simple pieces of thread into a precision beauty tool, using the fibers to gently remove excess facial fuzz and lasso runaway eyebrows. The team also kicks lash length and volume up a notch with individual extensions and treats skin to revitalizing facials or intricate henna tattoos.