Like your unemployed younger brother, hair can sometimes show up uninvited and refuse to leave. Today’s Groupon will rid you of stray strands with the services of a hair-removal expert: for $15, you get $33 worth of waxing services at American Image Salon & Spa in Chesterfield.
The modern, elegant salon and spa performs all its waxing services with antimicrobial and antibacterial Nufree—an agent used for more than 25 years in the salon and medical fields that safely and sanitarily removes nonessential hair. Because Nufree is entirely botanical and clinically tested, it has the wizardly ability to airlift flagrant follicles without sticking to or drying out skin. Free of discomfort, you can comfortably bliss out during any combination of depilatories. An eyebrow wax ($21) improves the face's ability to express complex emotions such as gentle rage and sarcastic love, and a range of bikini waxes (basic bikini $33, Tahitian $47, Brazilian $63) clears the necessary surfaces for any of this Halloween's hottest costumes, be it Sexy Pilgrim, Sexy Grave Digger, or Sexy Wookie. Arms ($27 half, $44 full) or underarms ($22) can likewise be stripped of their beards, and a lip or chin wax ($16) will make sure you stop getting mistaken for your goateed evil doppelganger. Waxing is by appointment only, so call ahead.
American Image Salon & Spa
A good spa will transport its guests to a time and place where everyday stresses are forgotten. American Image Salon & Spa can take you to a rainforest waterfall, for example—its monsoon massage sends the gentle mist of a Vichy shower cascading onto backs and shoulders. If you'd prefer a steamier setting, opt for the hot-stone massage, during which a therapist banishes tension with kneads and strategically placed lava rocks. There are also packages that provide even longer, more luxurious escapes, such as the 6.5-hour Day of Beauty: a Clarisonic facial, massage, mani-pedi, shampoo, makeup application, and lunch.
Sometimes, however, a visit to the spa or salon is a quick reward in the middle of the day. That's why the staff here administers most of the standard treatments for the hair, nails, and body. Stylists trim new 'dos and flatten frizz with Keratin smoothing formulas, or nourish the skin with specialized facials. Gentlemen are hardly neglected, either. Their services include haircuts as well as mustache- and beard-tinting.