Reflecting a spirit of diversity, Four 40 Beauty Salon congregates a team of coif clippers, aestheticians, and massage therapists under one roof to administer beautifying and relaxing services to a multicultural, all-ages clientele. Locks succumb to a full menu of cuts, colors, and conditioning treatments, and men can get more gussied up with beard and mustache trims. But the studio walls listen to more than just the snipping of scissors and the screams of severed hair falling to the ground. Skilled aestheticians pamper faces with a menu of facials and skilled muscle menders work out kinks and tension with an array of massages, such as Swedish and deep tissue.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Standard UV-tanning booths are available ($15 value per session) along with Mystic spray tanning ($30 per session) for a light butterscotch topping. Advanced spa services, such as Hydro-Derma Fusion, sauna time, and LED facials provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
If someone attacked a student of America's Best Defense Easton, they’d be in for a devastating surprise, probably in the form of a fist to the face or a knee to the groin. The gym’s black-belt instructors make sure students know how to defend themselves, offering a variety of programs that specialize in self-defense and fitness. They lead specialty krav maga classes that teach students the same fighting style used by Israeli Defense Forces, which focuses on subduing one or multiple attackers quickly and efficiently, whether they are unarmed or wielding weapons. Instructors also specialize in muay thai kickboxing, kids' karate, and adult martial-arts programs that blend styles such as karate, muay thai, grappling, and wrestling.
Courtney and Corey Nappa complement each other’s skill sets well. Courtney has a wealth of business experience and a passion for beauty, and Corey has years under his belt as a personal trainer and fitness-center manager. They realized that they could combine their skills into an ideal health-club experience, and Ten X Club was born.
On the fitness end of the business, instructors hold group Pilates, yoga, and spin classes. Cardio and weight-lifting rooms feature equipment from manufacturers such as Nautilus and Precor. A kids’ playroom keeps tykes entertained while parents shed sweat. On the other end of the spectrum, the sleekly appointed salon features hair services, mani-pedis, and spray-tanning services in a quiet environment, the air perfumed with the scent of hair products. Here, too, members can send their kids to the playroom while they enjoy grownup relaxation time with beautifying services, adult conversation, and the freedom to eat animal crackers any way they choose.
Electric razors buzz and scissors snip in Burgo's Barbershop, where expert barbers turn shear-shy mops into respectable tops. In addition to tamping down male manes of all kinds, Burgo's treats faces to hot-towel shaves, and trims unkempt beards into dapper designs. The shop also welcomes little gentlemen to sit in its swivel stools for pint-sized haircuts or to sit in meditative silence until their first mustaches appear.
A Cut Beyond International Salon & Spa's experienced staff dresses nails with lasting layers and reinvents tresses with healthy treatments and Paul Mitchell products. Once manicure-seekers settle into a sanitized station, the technician will swaddle digits with an Axxium gel manicure, a light-cured polish that normally lasts for two weeks or more (a $40 value). During the 45-minute service, nail coatings solidify under a heat lamp so no additional dry-time is required and hands can immediately resume operatic finger-puppet enactments. The spa manicure, a 45-minute treatment, covers digit-endings with preservative-free polish and centers around a hand-and-forearm massage that stimulates senses with tea-tree, lavender, and lemongrass essential oils and unlimited high-fives (a $25 value). Further paw maintenance cleans up cuticles, reshapes nails, and extracts peanut-brittle from beneath nail beds.