Beauty at Hand supplements its exhaustive list of services with a few small perks that turn any treatment into a relaxing, revitalizing visit. From the massage chairs and footbaths of the salon's nail-service area to the white drapes and foliage that flank the main space, few touches go unnoticed by incoming clients. Licensed nail technicians carry the weight of the signature services, which range from lavish spa treatments to applications of OPI Axxium gel, acrylics, and nail art. Beyond the bread and butter of nailcare, the staff also oversees UV-free tanning-bed sessions, adds a dash of sass with 3-D Beauty lash extensions, and smoothens out the skin with precise facial waxing. The staff even performs manicures and pedicures for children, allowing kids to further misunderstand what it means to get caught red handed.
High-quality hair-care products are the driving force behind a wide range of mane-taming services such as a women’s cut and style ($38–$44) or men’s cut ($25–$30). Opt for a conditioner service that balances the hair and scalp like a mannequin-head juggler with a moisture immersion ($25) or strength infusion ($25). Saturate hair with 97% naturally derived color formulas such as the demi-permanent color ($65–$70), or curb follicular growth with waxing services including eyebrow ($15+), lip ($10+), or full-face waxing ($35+). In addition to your chosen services, a complimentary five-minute mini-facial and five-minute stress relief massage ensures a memorable visit with a forecast of placid pampering.
The brainchild of independent entrepreneur Bianca Jackson, B-Lashes Beauty Parlor both distributes lashes for a leading overseas manufacturer and dispenses them at Bianca's storefront location, a "lash lounge" that specializes in eyelash extensions. Her staff of certified technicians enhances glances with synthetic mink and silk extensions selected by clients from a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and thicknesses. Unlike many brands, which deliver tacky-looking strips or thin lashes still bearing gluey residue, Bianca's lashes are lush and luxurious, adding naturally-looking body and volume to each sultry wink. That's why they're the lashes of choice for a who's who of notable local personalities. Specialized gels bond the formaldehyde-free lashes to existing natural lashes, with results lasting more than six weeks. Clients wear the extensions while showering, sleeping, and even chopping onions. In addition to offering lash enhancements, Bianca also bolsters looks with permanent-makeup applications and waxing services.
Integrated Touch & Bodywork's skilled and licensed technicians deftly remove unwanted hair from nether regions, keeping areas bare for swimsuit season. Delicate hands daub targeted areas with soy wax, which locks on to the follicle fillers and enables quick removal of the hair all the way down to the roots. Lasting approximately 45–60 minutes, the process leaves a parcel of smooth skin that can remain sleek up to four weeks, easily enough time to infiltrate the secret mannequin cabal.
On any given day, The Lash & Nail Company’s team of seasoned beauticians can be found gussying up the hands, faces, and eyelashes of their patrons with an array of glamor-boosting services. The salon’s aestheticians apply sets of permanent and semipermanent extensions around peepers to beef up natural eyelashes, whereas nail technicians slather natural backscratchers with OPI Axxium gel that can remain chip-free for up to two weeks or seven high-fives from the Statue of Liberty. Staffers also perform facial waxing services to de-fuzz visages.
Whitney Richardson, the eyelash technician behind Lavish Lashes by Whitney, draws on years of experience to boost eye fringe using long-lasting synthetic- or natural-fiber extensions. This licensed and professionally trained skin care expert adheres extensions to individual eyelashes, creating a fuller, longer lash line that still looks natural. The extensions last up to two months, and can be worn while showering, swimming, or even taking a brief stint in a sauna.