first opened its doors in 2006 to provide downtown Albuquerquens with a refuge from the busy city streets, a place to relax and pursue beauty. The stylists use Bumble and bumble products as the main ingredient in that pursuit, washing, conditioning, and styling hair with them. Other team members focus on sculpting and polishing nails, while aestheticians smooth and sooth skin with facials. They enhance the results of their treatments with professional make-up application. Though they treat their salon as an escape from the world outside, they know that sometimes clients can't afford to take a break from work. They offer all of their guests complementary access to their Wi-Fi network, so they can continue to work or troll fellow commenters while getting a pedicure.
The unisex Dollface Salon has built a beauty all-star squad, joining everyone from hairstylists and eyelash-extension specialists to makeup masters, licensed aestheticians, and nail techs. Always ready to offer something a little different, stylists shave intricate designs and maps that lead to chests full of treasure maps into patrons' ’dos, and apply rainbow mink lashes to create a set of kaleidoscopic pupil guards. The salon's staff also treats blemishes and age spots at the cellular level using PCA Skin products, which they pick out based on a one-on-one consultation that identifies each client's skin type and most pressing conditions.
Long, dramatic lashes are one of the hardest looks to maintain throughout the day, with mascara easily smearing when exposed to water and lashes applied at home coming unglued. The certified lash artists at iLash Factory work to add long-lasting accents to eyes, individually applying strands to eyelids for long, dark lashes. Nimble fingers fly in the shop as technicians apply between 20 and 85 lashes to emphasize peepers with a sultry cat-eye look or the bright colors needed to catch the attention of someone across a crowded bar, or someone with a really cool torch in a monster-killing mob.
Despite its elite status as a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, AMPM Salon prides itself on catering to all budgets. The staff includes six levels of stylists, ranging from level-one professionals all the way up to educators. Regardless of experience, each staff member has received extensive training in modern cuts, custom color, and chemical services such as Brazilian blowouts. Custom deep conditioning treatments, meanwhile, help re-condition strands that have been over-treated or caught eating in their sleep, and special-occasion styling is available for brides- and bridesmaids-to-be.
Ashley Varela and Carli Moore, co-owners of Inspire Uptown Salon, apply a passion for style to their work at the Bumble and bumble–exclusive beauty shop. The hair-snipping duo and a team of stylists approach haircuts, color treatments, and extensions as an art form. With each hairdo, they get to know their clients first, learning their tastes and preferences, and analyze each head of hair’s texture, condition, and temperament. The result is a hairstyle that fits an individual's lifestyle and flatters their features.
With nothing more than a pair of shears and bowls of expertly mixed hair dye, the stylists at Genesis Hair Studio comprehensively remodel coiffures to their owners’ liking. The hairdressers can sculpt manes into face-flattering hairdos or apply extensions to add length and volume to strands. The team also gets rid of stubborn hairs on the upper lip and eyebrows using warm wax, threading techniques, or shouting until the hairs fall out.