The technicians at BodyTrends Day Spa refer to their offerings as "redesigns" rather than "procedures." That distinction is important?rather than recommending surgery, the beauty haven champions noninvasive methods to give clients the faces and bodies they wish for. Electrical muscle stimulation promotes firmer physiques without requiring recipients to spend hours at the gym or weekends moving heavy boxes up and down stairs. Similar slimming results may be found after laser treatments, which work to reduce fat and tighten skin. Should guests wish to turn back their faces' clock, the specialists can provide injectable fillers, exfoliating microdermabrasions, and classic facials.
At Aesthetically Yours by LaJuana, the spa's namesake practitioner enhances exteriors with a selection of skin, body, and nail treatments. Those looking for epidermal fixes can opt for a facial or a peel harvested from sugar cane, and paraffin baths and body waxing leave skin smoother than a butter sculpture of the Guggenheim. LaJuana can also decorate digits with an array of methods, from simple coats of OPI polish to intricate applications of fiberglass or gel overlays.
Strength BA's owners refuse to label their gym by the kind of exercises that go on; they don't stick to one regimen long enough for that kind of advertising to make sense. They train students according to the CrossFit philosophy, which transitions daily to new kinds of exercises to keep the body from becoming too used to any one form. They construct devious, grueling, back-breaking workouts, from pushing carts full of bricks through the parking lot to hefting weights anchored to the wall, a line of equipment affectionately called "death row", since it's actually a scale model of the River Styx.
The Great Clips empire spans more than 3,000 salons across North America, where a collective of over 30,000 stylists wait, ready to tend to hairstyles. At these salons, no appointments are necessary—though an online check-in system aids those who wish to skip any potential lines by adding their names directly to the haircut queue. And to aid their new hairstyles, customers can peruse a line of gels, conditioners, pomades, and tea-tree oil shampoos and body washes.
At X-treme Salon, master stylists sculpt 'dos at six modern booths equipped with hair-washing sinks. They cut women's, men's, and kids' hair, and specialize in color and color-correction treatments. In this place of respite and relaxation, they welcome clients to linger for pampering mani-pedis and gentle facial-waxing enhancements.
Emily Boyd at The Swanky Scissor dedicates herself to beauty. She can add expressivity to lashes with extensions or team up with other stylists to offer haircuts and color applications. She can even call upon Paul Mitchell products to condition locks leaving them healthy and shiny.