While most people go to spas to relax, there’s a new beauty-on-the-run trend that’s seeing fast-service spa salons catering to time-strapped spa goers.
Quick service hair, nail and makeup outfits are opening up in most major cities, each with a very limited list of pre-chosen looks that are illustrated with photographs, seemingly geared to the point-and-click generation.
It’s the quick-decision factor that appeals. All guesswork is removed so you can always get an up-to-date look without having to constantly thumb through current pages of Vogue or Chatelaine magazines
Read more about Spa Beauty on the Run; meanwhile, here are a few examples for for instant ‘I want that look’ speed-spa services.
Blushington Beauty and Makeup Lounge, West Hollywood, California (www.blushington.com)
Choose from seven make-up styles from the bronzed Simply Glowing to the winged-out eyeliner of Cutting Edge
Gotham Beauty Lounge, New York (gothambeautyloung.com)
Choose from four makeup options: Manhattan Mineral (light and natural), Lady Gotham (sophisticated daytime), Gotham Glam (smoky night time eyes) , and the Marquee (for those going on camera)
Uni K Wax Centers, Florida (unikwax.com)
Check out Celebrity Brows. Choose a shape from photos of 30 celebs including Tyra Banks and Catherine Zeta-Jones and waxers use plastic stencils to recreate the star’s arch and thickness.
Nailporn, London, UK (www.pinterest.com/michal_russell/nail-porn/)
Choose from a dozen custom-painted manicures from this rapidly expanding nail-art bar including two-tone metallic and many eye-catching, conversation-starter talon designs
DryBar, California (www.thedrybar.com)
Choose from various styles all named after cocktails, as in Cosmo (loose curls), the Mai-Tai (beachy waves) or a poufy Hot Toddy, especially geared from shorter hair
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