Posh! Nail Studio's team believes spa treatments should accentuate natural beauty and embrace natural techniques. As a result, the nail gurus exclusively seek out nontoxic products, lining their shelves with organic skincare balms that feature everything from moisturizing botanical extracts to pure almond oil. Harsh chemical agents have no place in this environment, and the staff members even refuse to use acetone when removing polish because of the unnatural drying effects. To further demonstrate their commitment to eco-friendly practices, the technicians perform waterless manicures and shake hands with every squirrel they see.
Cala Luna Salon and Spa offers a transcendent array of body-and mind-restoring services in a chic salon environment. Today’s Groupon gives you freedom of aesthetic choice, beginning with a potential refashioning of your silky-follicled head helmet. Salon owner and hair artist Angie Steinhauser leads a team of dedicated stylists in pursuit of eyebrow and hairdo harmony, from which you'll reap the benefits of subtly arched brows ($12+) and an expertly crafted hair style ($35+ for a women's cut and style). Cuticle-conscious clients can gift themselves two manicures from Kim Mitchell, one of Cala Luna’s esteemed nail beautifiers. Or bring a friend and gossip about Niels Bohr’s penchant for bringing mini atomic bombs to cocktail parties while getting simultaneous nail touch-ups. Finally, a 30-minute massage from massage therapist and tension exterminator Lori Surbaugh relaxes and revives sore, knotty backs.
Brigitta Moskova started her medical education in her homeland of Estonia, studying a range of disciplines and discovering firsthand the healing effects of acupuncture. Now, with a degree from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine and an acupuncturist's license pinned to the wall with needles, Brigitta treats a wide array of conditions with traditional Eastern techniques at 12 Meridians Acupuncture. Her passion for natural medicine also inspires her to hold educational talks on such topics as trigger-point therapy, balancing hormones, and weight loss.
Kendra Lawless is a licensed cosmetologist and licensed massage therapist at Shag Hair Studio and Bodywork by Shag. She specializes in facial, back, arm, underarm, bikini, and leg waxing and has advanced training and experience in therapeutic and deep-tissue massage. As well as hair design, cutting, coloring, and straightening, she offers bodywork that addresses both physical and emotional discomfort, with the goal of helping her clients find relief and balance.
Perfect Image's salon services refresh coiffeurs of every kind and its spa ministrations bring new vim to tired skin. The strand sorcerers on staff consult with clients before shampooing, snipping, and blow-drying their locks into coiffured majesty ($37+). When hair is unwelcome at the body party, aestheticians will kick it to the curb after meticulously daubing warm azulene body wax around eyebrows ($13), lips ($10), underarms ($20), and other areas seeking follicle liberation. Meanwhile, indulgent hides can pour over Perfect Image's extensive list of facial treatments including the Eclat Cocoon facial, which—like a paranoid umpire—swaddles visages in a double mask before unveiling refreshed skin ($85).
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.