To create a tranquil, relaxing experience, The Spa of Cool Springs incorporates elements of nature into both its treatments and its decor. Guests walking into the reception area are greeted by comfortable brown leather armchairs and a substantial marble-and-stone desk. In the treatment rooms, deep-green walls and botanically inspired prints bring the outdoors in. Therapists perform a variety of massage modalities within their dimly lit hallows, using earthy tools such as warm river rocks and brown-sugar scrubs. During skincare treatments, the fragrant and sustainably farmed ingredients in Éminence Organic Skin Care products soothe weary skin. Aestheticians promote a balanced complexion with probiotics and tea-tree oil, or employ a citrusy, herbal formula to target men's ingrown hairs or stubborn Muscle Milk mustaches.
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.
The stylists at Hairadise Salon & Spa are dedicated to continually honing their skills to provide customer satisfaction. They apply their ever-growing aesthetic knowledge to hair services, updating looks with cuts, colors, and special-occasion styles. Aestheticians pamper nails with polishes and embellishments, and customize facials to address complexions’ unique needs. The salon also offers tanning sessions to ensure patrons’ pallor doesn’t get them mistaken for abominable snowmen.
True to its utopia-evoking name, Hairadise aims to aid the world beyond its walls by giving back to local organizations. The salon’s efforts have supported groups including Agrace HospiceCare and the Susan G. Koman Foundation.
For more than a decade, the stylists at Inspired by You Salon have been coloring, cutting, and styling hair with products from high-end brands such as Goldwell, Aquage, and Redken. And staffers don’t just tend to tendrils; they also decorate digits with OPI polishes and wax away errant facial fuzz.
As a 30-year veteran of the beauty industry, Amy L. Olson has learned that a stylist has the power to influence the confidence levels of their clients. Understanding that with this great power comes even greater responsibility, Olson works to boost the self-esteem of anyone who sits in her chair with a perfectly executed service. So with a humble and humorous personality, she snips and styles men’s, women’s, and children’s hair and adds prismatic pop with Redken's color line of Shades EQ, Color Gels, or ammonia-free Chromatics. For those interested in giving frizz the boot, she performs deep-conditioning treatments using premium Surface haircare products. Furthermore, Olson’s beauty expertise extends beyond the realm of hair—she’s also a seasoned pedicurist and waxing specialist.
Angelina Kim of Serenity Wellness Spa is a woman with many talents. She is a licensed acupuncture professional, massage therapist, and aesthetician who treats clients with a menu of relaxing and wellness-inducing treatments. Angelina uses acupuncture to treat ailments such as headaches, depression, and severe pain. With an arsenal of nine different massage modalities, she can knead away tension and stress with Swedish, shiatsu, sports, and hot-stone massages. She also offers professional skincare treatments and waxing services to remove unwanted hair or shape the unsightly, inexplicable mustaches that grow above the eyes.