Inside DeLuxe Salon's retro-chic beauty shop, owner Gregory Moncur? and his team of beauty experts accent clients' signature styles with hair, makeup, and skin services. A professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, Moncur? applies his 18 years of experience in the beauty industry to services including eyelash extensions. Kevin Murphy products strengthen and moisturize hair during haircut and color services, further enhancing the appeal of manes recently gelled into an upright exclamation point. Deep-cleansing facials reveal rejuvenated mugs with exfoliating scrubs and toners, and Moncur? performs expert sculpting jobs on shaggy eyebrows, turning unruly tufts of brow hair into well-defined shapes.
At Bree Salon, a talented group of steady-handed stylists meticulously trims unruly noodle-nests into sculpted coiffures using top-notch beautification services. A woman’s haircut ($65+) or men’s haircut ($35+) adds a dash of glance-baiting pizzazz to scalp farms while carefully clipping away baseball-sized wads of gum. Faces weathered by exposure to the salty seas can clear their cheek barnacles with a facial ($75+) or a full makeup application ($80) before achieving torpedo-like levels of aerodynamics with a lip wax ($10) or chin wax ($10). Applying your Groupon to more involved treatments, such as full highlights ($120+) or a Brazilian blowout ($200–$300), will give you more time to soak up Bree Salon's relaxing atmosphere, which boasts a striking décor of rustic dark wood furnishings and fetching chandeliers that glitter with diamonds compressed from Matthew McConaughey’s golden locks.
An important part of any hairstyle is knowing where to part it. Check out Groupon's guide to help you tell the stylist how you want to look.
Beyond keeping hair out of your eyes or providing easy access to your brain's escape hatch, the way you part your hair can reflect how the world perceives you?and how you perceive yourself. How to part it depends largely on the shape of your face. Here are a few basic guidelines to finding the right method:
Heart: With their wider cheekbones and glowing foreheads, heart-shaped faces radiate with either a side or diagonal part. However, if you have longer hair, a middle part may help to balance out your prominent cheeks.
Square: The trick with a square-shaped face is to soften its features. A deep-side part or diagonal part allows hair to fall gently over any sharp angles, rounding them out. In this case, it?s best to begin the part right above the arch of one eyebrow.
Circle: A slightly diagonal part that stretches from the middle of the forehead to the back of the hair lends a dramatic curtain effect to circle-shaped faces, enhancing and elongating the features on the side with the greater exposure.
Oval: Oval-shaped faces have it toughest of all, since they're doomed to be able to pull off any look they want. The choices are virtually infinite. Part it down the middle or down either side. Don?t part it at all. Part it six times?the world is your oyster cracker. However, many stylists would recommend a middle part, since side parts already suit the shapes above.
The decision of where to part the hair, however, isn't completely cosmetic. Some people theorize, for example, that a left part indicates someone with strong leadership skills. This theory earned some cred during the 2000 US presidential election, when left-parting George W. Bush defeated right-parting Al Gore. Even comic books lend it some credence, as the unassuming Clark Kent switches his part from the right to the left when he becomes the all-powerful Superman. Still, it could be just a coincidence?many successful leaders part their hair on the right or not at all, and either way, the decision is not always up for debate; a cowlick, for instance, is nearly impossible to tame, often forcing you to adapt your style to suit it.
Whichever part you choose, heed these words: even if the person you see in the mirror seems meek, the world may still see you as powerful. As posited in an episode of NPR's Radiolab, humans tend to favor the version of themselves they see in the mirror, but others will always see them as the opposite image. Our perception of ourselves is inherently flawed. Therefore, if you like the way your hair looks parted to the left, you may want to actually part it to the right, even?and perhaps especially?if it looks strange in the mirror.
Boasting a prolific portfolio that highlights his range of professional work, Andrew Zepeda @ Salon Republic harnesses his talents as a hair and makeup artist to beautify clients with a menu of appearance enhancements at the West Hollywood salon. The mane master forges strands as nourished as they are stylish, pairing complimentary scalp treatments with each men's or women's haircut while incorporating conditioning treatments into each color session. Tresses in need of lengthening can bask in A-grade Remy hair extensions, which use real hair to augment existing coiffures, whereas applications of makeup and false lashes help clients avoid awkward run-ins with discarded bathroom mirrors.
Now a celebrity makeup artist, Amanda Jacobellis started out by studying art and fashion design. This member of the television, film, and print industries often appears on channels such as E! and Fox. She's also been a guest on Access Hollywood, a show that explores the lives of famous people by looking at their keychains. But before she rubbed elbows with the stars, she pioneered a safer eyelash extension technique known as LAshX. Her product includes the first oil- and glycol-free cleanser and formaldehyde-free adhesive. In 2007, she opened Makeup Mandy where her lash extension system enhances beauty treatments from makeup applications to up-dos and waxing.
Hygiene and quality are of paramount import to the licensed aestheticians of European Skin Care. Whether buffing faces with crystal-tipped wands or lavishing skin in nutrient-rich emollients, the aestheticians adhere to strict health standards that optimize results. Among the spa's top-notch treatments, anti-aging services incorporate light technologies and traditional facial or waxing procedures yield a polished look. Permanent cosmetics, applied with sterile equipment, save clients the trouble of filling in eyebrows with sharpie pens.