At Merle Norman, complexion archeologists unearth fresher faces with powerful exfoliating skin treatments. Microdermabrasion initiates a mechanical breakup from dry, clingy skin cells, encouraging them to move beyond settling on wrinkles. A peel declares chemical warfare on pore despots, ousting dying skin regimes and stimulating a collagen revolution. Both treatments aim to rejuvenate well-traveled mugs by lessening obvious signs of age including dull skin, fine lines, and birthday-candle residue.
Creating a fun and festive environment that dazzles wide-eyed youngsters, Snip-its takes the stress out of maintaining the locks of jittery tykes. A kid-friendly staff maintains manes while ensuring safety—which is of paramount concern—by providing chairs especially designed for miniature adults. During the cut, melted crayons and various knickknacks are snipped away from tussled noodle nests, leaving hairs as fresh as the day they were born. While the follicular wreckage is brushed off, children can play with a bounty of activities and games. With so much to keep young eyes occupied, the atmosphere almost feels like that inside the house that Ruth built—Disneyland.
The continually educated stylists of J. Thompson Salons tame tresses with a full battery of luxurious services. Haircuts launch with a sudsy shampoo and a soothing scalp massage before an experienced scissors-wielder artfully snips hair strings and blow-dries them into a face-framing style ($33+ for men; $45+ for women). Add on an all-over conditioning treatment ($15), or treat only your favorite tresses to a pop of color with partial highlights ($65+). Dedicated Rapunzel cosplayers can add on So.Cap hair extensions ($11/swatch of hair). A formal airbrush-makeup session ($100) and a brow shaping ($22) help salon visitors to put their best face forward or bury their cursed face.
Dava-Do's mane tamer whips frenzied hair into effortlessly sleek tresses with a keratin complex treatment. During the one-hour process, a formaldehyde-free formula relaxes curls while restoring natural body and texture, leaving locks shiny, manageable, and prehensile. While treatments don't permanently straighten hair, the keratin complex solution blesses hair owners with a three- to five-month respite from their heat-styling tools, as manes stay straight in the face of vigorous washings or ambitious styling projects.
Start your journey into relaxation with a 45-minute therapy manicure ($38) and an hour-long therapy pedicure ($55), designed to perk up digits in time for competitive hand-puppet season. In addition to the standard line-up of cuticle shaping, nail buffing, and polish administering included in classic mani-pedi productions, therapy sessions include a stress-dissolving hand and calf massage, as well as exfoliating scrubs to whisk skin scales off to Valhalla in botanically scented glory. Follow your blissful beautifying treatment with an Instant Radiance facial, which will steam, cleanse, tone, and moisturize your weary dermis. Or choose the Instant Delight massage to relieve back and neck muscles worn-out from repeated coy glances over your shoulder.