When life on the lam plunks you in the middle of an identity comedy worthy of Shakespeare or Voltaire, respond in kind with the proper face and head shaping that will keep your disguise intact. Tame unruly tresses with a trim (starting at $15), or make a pit stop to treat yourself to an express facial ($35) during a particularly tiring shift of delivering plutonium to local captains of industry. Exterminate uninvited body hairs with any of Bombay's regionally specific waxes (starting at $11). Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
To get an idea of the lengths Living Health Day Spa's skin care experts will go to to revitalize skin, look no further than the Repechage seaweed facial. Designed to help hydrate and protect sensitive skin, it begins with a milk and honey mask before staff set to work massaging the skin with vitamin C, seaweed, minerals and proteins, leaving the complexion bright and spirits glowing. So it is with all the treatments here, which aim to pamper while also delivering cosmetic and emotional benefits. Services range from dozens of different facials to peppermint twist detox body wraps and Italian Cuccio hand treatments, which soften the skin and strengthen the nails. In addition to skincare, the spa also offers full-body massages that help ease stressed minds, tensed muscles, and backs hurting from leaning over a keyboard all day and sleeping face down on one all night.
Wink Spalon's owner Chandra Wilson is a master of eyelash extensions and holds advanced certification in both Xtreme and NovaLash extensions. But lash enhancement isn't her only skill?she also has years of experience as a stylist and cosmetologist, and has even been digitized to appear on the local news and share her beauty expertise. Beyond eyelashes, she offers other beauty services such as eyebrow tinting and facial waxing, and can even offer lash dip services for real lashes or extensions. She holds additional certifications in Hairlocs, Dreamcatchers, and Great Lengths hair extensions. The salon occupies a historic house, with glittering crystal chandeliers to illuminate each room.
The Eastern art of brow threading has become wildly popular in the United States, a trend aesthetician Almas Karowalia astutely followed, enabling her to open 15 locations of Perfect Brow Bar across the Midwest, Texas, and Louisiana. At each outpost, practitioners clean up uneven brows and hairlines with strands of twisted thread that can remove multiple rows of hair with a single pass. Her teams boast that they can complete brows in as little as 5 minutes and require only 10–15 minutes to thread an entire face. The expedient technique generally results in less pain and irritation than other hair-removal methods, though at Perfect Brow Bar patrons can also opt for traditional waxing services. In addition to hair removal, aestheticians dress up skin with makeup applications, lash extensions, and henna tattoos of tuxedos or ball gowns.
The aestheticians at Esthetiques Skin Spa have all long held an interest in skincare, even dating back to childhood for one pro who gave herself mud-pie facials. While mud is conveniently left off the menu, the team does unfurl Intraceuticals products, glycolic-acid peels, and a Nuface microcurrent toning device to revitalize tired mugs and combat acne, sun spots, and fine lines. They also adorn fresh canvases with spray tans that leave bodies looking bronzed and beautiful.