The saying "If you want something done right, do it yourself" rings true for for the staff at Sarvanas Beauty—who, unsatisfied with current serums on the market, decided to create their own line of skincare. Sarvanas Mantra combines botanical ingredients with the latest skincare technology, resulting in products that both nourish and improve complexions. These serums may be used in tandem with any number of high-tech services, from microdermabrasions to collagen-boosting ultrasonic treatments. Trained specialists also turn their hand to enhancing natural beauty with eyebrow threading, makeup applications, henna tattoos, and a vast variety of lashes that are customized for each client. The beauty spa has several convenient locations to choose from, all of which maintain a high level of pampering.
Once drivers pull up to the valet canopy at Lusteration Performance Automobile Detailing, their job is done. Owners are free to shop, dine, or watch a movie in the surrounding MacArthur Center mall as skilled detailing technicians lead cars into the garage for a range of interior and exterior packages. Sudsy hand washes eradicate caked-on dirt and old “I Like Ike's Car” bumper stickers, before applying a coat of clear or hard-coat wax to lock in the paint's shine. Inside, after vacuuming carpets, upholstery, and trunks, the crew thoroughly wipes down doorjambs and the dashboard.
Though eyelashes are quite small, learning to apply them can be quite a big undertaking. Each aesthetician at SOHO Lashes has endured numerous hours of training through Xtreme Lashes, learning how to darken and lengthen eye fringe in a manner that is comfortable, natural looking, and safe for the eyelashes. Available in various lengths and colors, the synthetic strands are applied one by one using a lightweight, waterproof adhesive that doesn't touch the skin. And since the false lashes are bonded to the real ones, they fall out in accordance with the natural growth cycle. Depending on the desired fullness, application can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours to complete; though afterward, clients can look forward to saving time each morning since they won't need to apply mascara or perk up limp lashes with a daily pep talk.
In addition to applying lash extensions, the aestheticians enhance features with more traditional cosmetics and remove unwanted hairs with waxing services. Groups of gals can come in for bridal makeovers or to get ready for other big events, such as school dances where everyone just stands around awkwardly.
The master stylists at Visions Hair Studio beautify ladies and gents with haircuts, color treatments, mani-pedis, waxing, and airbrush-tanning services. Top-quality products by Bö Essentials and L'Oréal fuel each spa or hair treatment, resulting in a more lavish experience than diving into a pool of bonbons. In addition to taming wild manes, the salon helps out a number of animal charities by coordinating donations and hosting adoption programs.
Seeing a wolf's face in the palm of a stranger's hand or an Illuminati symbol emblazoned on another's chest might only happen in most people's best dreams, but for artists at Fuzion Ink it's the norm. They spend their days consulting with clients as they design the perfect personal image to permanently ink into their skin. The owners take pride in their spacious and clean studio space, as it gives their artists and clients freedom to safely explore exactly what they want. Their studio also houses a private piercing room where staff members wield surgical-grade stainless steel and implant-grade titanium.
Kut Kings, located across the street from the Chrysler Museum of Art, specializes in ethnic hairstyles for men and women. Licensed barbers trim and style ladies' coiffures and keep men looking sharp with trims and shaves. The family-friendly spot also offers children's haircuts, and it even has a kids' corner with toys and miniature furniture.