Whether through UV beds or paraben-free tanning solutions, Soleil Tanning and Skin Care helps clients reach and maintain beach-worthy skin year-round. Customers can choose from an arsenal of premium- and velocity-level tanning beds, each tucked away in private rooms and designed to effortlessly bronze skin without the nuisance of sunbathing or sleeping next to an open oven. Meanwhile, Mystic spray tan booths airbrush pale complexions with a paraben-free and customized tanning spray. After their session, clients can amble into a private spa room for a Brazilian wax or lash tint, or head to the lobby to pick up a variety of products, such as Sanitas anti-aging skincare serums or a bottle of Twilight Teeth—a tooth-whitening gel that brightens smiles during the UV-tanning process.
At the three locations of Sun Care Spray Tan & Skin Care Salon, customers use sunless spray booths, light therapy, and tanning beds to help get toned and bronzed. Beds of varying strengths and Mystic Tan booths allow customers to add color to their skin without napping on freshly painted benches in the park, and beds filled with pink-glowing bulbs help to tone skin. The salon's red-light therapy aims to painlessly promote circulation, fortify cellular walls in order to increase firmness, and banish eczema, stretch marks, and acne, while the hydration steam pod helps cleanse the skin and promote moisture retention.
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.
Owners Kerry Dixon and Molly Erickson met over a salon receptionists’ desk. Molly was working her way through school behind the desk, and Kerry was painting nails in front of it. They dreamed of creating their own salon, and eight years later opened Brilliant Hair Studio, a Redken-concept salon. At the studio, Kerry and Molly manage a team of stylists and nail technicians who attend frequent Redken symposiums to keep their techniques and secret stylist handshakes current. Funky red swivel chairs and a striped orange wall abut shelves of the salon’s signature products, as well as a jewelry boutique with unconventional and refined necklaces.
Whether they are styling hair or rejuvenating skin with body treatments, the stylists of ABQ Aveda Hair Studio favor naturally derived products from Aveda. The highly trained hairdressers bustle about their bright salon, taming frizz with Aveda botanical hair treatments and reducing blemishes through Aveda discoloration facials. The specialists strip away unwanted facial, body, and fingernail hair with wax, and they pamper hands and feet with luxurious spa manicures and pedicures.
Tony Gambino bought his first camera, an all-manual model from the ?70s, more than a decade ago. In the intervening years, he has studied under award-winning wedding photographer David Lynch and has documented his travels across Japan's, Europe's, and Australia's beaches. Today, Gambino specializes in portraiture and wedding photography, with an emphasis on shoots that bend natural light to broadcast a bride's radiance, make eyes twinkle with delight, or convey a sunset's rich flavors.