During its 20 years in business, Meilin Salon & Spa has drawn its share of loyal clients, including one who travels from out of town just for a session in stylist/owner Amy’s chair. Chalk these allegiances up to the artistic stylists, who forego cookie-cutter services for customized treatments that take into account each client’s personal style and favorite shampoo flavor. Then there’s the atmosphere—saffron-colored walls evoke feelings of escape that are only elevated by the smell of organic oils, teas, candles, and all-natural fragrances. And, of course, there are the treatments themselves; haircuts, coloring services, and relaxing scalp massages incorporate all-natural hair care products, while relaxing massages, full body masques, mani-pedis, and facials leave clients feeling pampered from head to toe.
Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa's stylists and aestheticians strive to create a soothing and welcoming place for their clients to have their beauty needs attended to. They welcome visitors with warm coral walls and flower-dotted decor, and offer services that cover the entire body. Skin services include an acne-fighting facial and relaxation comes in the form of a 75-minute hot-stone massage. Meanwhile, classic treatments range from hair-coloring services to pampering mani-pedis.
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Kim Hastings is hair's worst enemy. The waxing specialist spends her days at the upscale Phoenix Rising Salon removing unwanted hair from clients’ bodies. She quickly eliminates hair across the body, from fuzz on upper lips to unwanted hair around bikini areas to fur on backs, which puts an end to being mistaken for Uncle Joe's toupee when prepping for family outings.
Stylist Scala thrives on her artistic skills. She artfully cuts new hairdos, from blunt bangs to sweeping layers. She swaddles strands in new monochromatic hues and eye-popping highlights. She also expertly tackles frizz and flyaways by treating hair with keratin-express treatments.
Scott Torok's eye for beauty wouldn't stop wandering. He saw inspiration wherever he looked, whether it was in a fashion magazine or up the length of a skyscraper. Eventually, it was his knack for identifying beauty in geometry and architecture that led him to hair design—he studied with Aveda and Vidal Sassoon before he opened Descend Salon. There, he styles hair and showcases art from a rotating cast of painters and sculptors.
Scott's team of stylists all have similarly impressive pedigrees. One is the former artistic director of Elizabeth Arden's The Red Door Spa, and others have had their work featured in commercials, fashion shows, and photo shoots. Their services include traditional cuts and, in stylist Shannon Debin's case, dry cuts, which allow her to see how the hair will look and move day to day. The staff also offers ombre and baliage highlights, extensions, and straightening treatments that are far more professional than just tying a pebble to the end of each hair.