Relaxation is one of the elemental forces that keeps human bodies alive, alongside air, water, fire, and anti-fire. Ease into your element with today's Groupon: for $75, you get three VIP complex treatments, three steam detoxes, or three Brazilian waxes at Be Smooth Wax and Beauty Boutique (all valued at $150). This deal is good for new clients only.
Be Smooth's beautifying services help clients turn their dream bodies into reality, where TV crews wait. The VIP complex system is designed to sing in graceful two-part harmony with a healthy, no-nonsense dieting program, employing light-ray technology and muscle stimulation. Cellulite is encouraged to melt away and muscles are gently coaxed into more refined forms through the painless, side-effect-free procedure. Results are visible after one session, but 6 to 10 sessions are recommended for long-lasting effects. Clients opting to undergo three steam detox sessions will first be draped in seaweed before a 30-minute blast of steam activates the algae's detoxifying powers. Brazilian waxes, which take place in private rooms, leaving bikini areas mannequin-smooth for two to four weeks, meaning that Groupon customers can maintain beach-readiness for up to three months—a common length for unpaid vacations.
Though reviews for this budding business are still coming in, Be Smooth Wax and Beauty Boutique was featured on Oregon Live.
As an aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience and a former chemist with Christian Dior, Helene Lawless knows a thing or two about skincare. The French native opened Be Smooth after growing tired of lengthy spa visits that left a dent in her own wallet. She decided to offer affordable treatments with products and equipment that she has found to be effective over her years as an aesthetician and spa-goer. As a result, she and her team nourish skin using the with organic plant extracts in the Pevonia Botanica line, natural Nuxe products, and Shea Terra Organics with fair-trade shea butters and argan oils. Lawless has also tracked down innovative aesthetic techniques such as VIP Complex's infrared and microcurrent treatments, IPL photofacials with light heat energy (LHE), and hair removal with the gel-based Depilar System.
Lawless prides herself not only on the budget-friendliness of her services, but also on the unintimidating “non-spa” ambience of her beauty haven. Guests relax at a white-on-white facial bar for a deep cleansing, and a boutique area offers European-style gifts such as fragrant Aquiesse soy candles and jewelry by Miravidi and Caracol. According to a 2011 article in the Oregonian, "even the music that can be heard from the front door is French." Just as charming is Lawless' French accent, which, like a lullaby sung by a lemur, is both soothing and exotic.
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