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The students of Destination Academy beautify their patrons with a variety of spa and salon services suitable for all ages. The classic facial begins with a brief skin analysis followed by a thorough double-cleanse to rid epidermises of dirt, oil, and prison henna tattoos. An invigorating steam preps mugs for a skin-softening mask and toner that’s topped off by an indulgent slathering of moisturizer. Hands envious of prettified faces can revel in the special attention paid to them during a spa manicure, a digit pampering in which an artistic apprentice trims cuticles, shapes nails, and embellishes beds with non-invisible polish. Shoe fillers receive a similar treatment with a relaxing spa pedicure, sending shoes to the back of the closet in place of sandals and open-toed steel-toed boots.
A mélange of styling products lines the white walls that are speckled with framed photos of mollycoddled models. Burgeoning stylists and clients use the salon’s expansive mirrors to ogle at mane masterpieces in progress and to keep a watchful eye on devious doppelgangers.
Destination Spa Salon Academy
Hot desert air churns in from the distant dusty hills, but it’s given no quarter at Destination Academy Cosmetology School. Here, turquoise walls and porthole-shaped mirrors evoke the feel of a vessel bobbing in the water of a cool oasis. Though the spa-salon’s windows reveal sweeping views of the mountains, its private treatment rooms shield clients from the desert sun with candlelight, tubs big enough for two, and a choice of seven kinds of aromatherapy including french lavender and new handbag. On the second floor, expert stylists—some of whom may be alumni of Destination Academy, the salon’s nationally accredited training program—use Moroccanoil and Pureology to shape cuts to individual faces and style preferences.