Studies show that modulating one's facial expression instantly builds camaraderie, whether by laughing at a joke, frowning at a sad story, or making empathetic fish lips at an unemployed merman. Prep your kisser for many roles with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a clay-mask facial with extraction of black heads at Merle Norman Cosmetics in Hardy (an $80 value).
The licensed aestheticians at Merle Norman Cosmetics treat clients with skin-salvaging treatments. The 60-minute clay-mask facial treatment cleans deep within pores and is customized to all skin types to serve dry-skinned beings, oily faces, or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. A thorough cleansing removes dirt and oil, and a steam and exfoliation evict any remnants of dead skin cells. An extraction of blackheads tidies up facial pores before a toning session and clay mask shrink them to itty-bitty sizes—the metric measurements Thomas Jefferson used to describe his puppies.
84 Westlake Rd.
Hardy, Virginia 24101