The Land Down Under is a continent set beneath a scorching sun—Australian Tan knows, just like Australians, how to harness the light to achieve glowing, bronzy skin. The salon’s faux sun comes from six different tanning booths. The most basic bed imparts a base tan in 20 minutes, while the Instant 770 imparts a rich, long-lasting hue in as few as 10. Meanwhile, the sunless spray-tanning booth houses an automatic system that sprays on UV-free color. Regardless of the chosen bed, the staff can complement sessions with bronzing lotions that enhance acquired tans or help an old trophy get through a midlife crisis with a refreshed façade. Each member of the staff goes through 35 hours of training prior to working in the salon, so they can easily tailor tanning plans to each customer.
The hair extension and hair loss specialists at Hair Enigma are wholly dedicated to helping clients find a solution to their hair woes. They specialize in non-damaging extensions, which can be applied without glue or heat, and seamlessly blend into the natural hair. . Other, less-dramatic services include clip-in hair feathers and jewels, as well as clip-in highlights that add a splash of non-permanent color.
Using soft wax for a Brazilian takes extreme skill?so because the staff are devoted to using it at The Pretty Kitty, clients can feel assured that they're working with exceptionally talented professionals or very human robots. Despite the added challenge, aestheticians often complete Brazilians in 15 minutes or less with minimal pain, and take the time to educate clients on how to care for their freshly waxed skin at home.
Though their specialty Brazilians landed the Pretty Kitty on 944 magazine's list of Editors Picks, aestheticians can wax much more than that. There are services for both men and women, including brow shaping and waxing of underarms, chests, legs, and hands.
The year was 1999, and master barber Joe Grondin was nostalgic for a bygone institution. The barbershops of old were more than a place for a man to get his hair cut: they were a place to relax, share a conversation, and sneak a bite of the peppermint-flavored pole out front. But men's grooming establishments seemed to be a thing of the past?until Grondin founded his first Roosters in Lapeer, Michigan. The new-old trend caught on, and today, the throwback barbershops can be found coast-to-coast. Men can stop by for timeless services, from haircuts to full shaves to golf advice.
The staff at Top Hair-Nails has pampered its clientele for more than a decade. The salon's hair services include cuts, extensions, and color treatments, and its nail services include trimming and polishing—like a trophy maker whose clients shrink over time. The salon's CND Shellac polish remains chip-free for up to two weeks, and the staff may even add a luxurious flourish such as a hot-towel treatment. Dedicated to providing clean services, the staff uses hospital-grade sterilization and disinfectant.
From its perch within Beauty Avenue, A.R. Beauty Boutique's roster of beauticians directs passersby to new aesthetic heights with a menu of services for the skin and body. Waxing for a wide range of areas prevents loitering fuzz from encroaching on prime epidermal real estate, and eyebrow tinting adds extra oomph to peepers. Three types of facials and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments remedy acne and worn-out complexions, and the soothing modalities of an Indian head massage bring comfort to scalps stressed from wearing maltese puppies as hair extensions.