Trained in the art of mane-taming as members of a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, The Salon at Gold Canyon's team of stylists uses designer knowledge and carefully calibrated products to beautify and revamp clients' coifs. Kick stray strands and split ends out of their hairdo homes with a full cut ($50 for women, $30 for men) before a KeraTriplex deep-conditioning treatment ($35) smoothes the remaining freshly designed tresses. Groupon holders also get a Paul Mitchell gift pack, stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and styling product samples. In addition to the follicular preening, clients can keep mugs photo-ready with an eyebrow ($15) or lip wax ($12), eradicating unwanted facial fuzz without the use of messy creams or disposable razors, which are prone to delivering inexact shaves and whimpering loudly when thrown away.
From her station at Shear Delight, itself located inside Smitten Salon, Whitney Woodruff reshapes hairscapes using techniques kept up to date through continuing-education classes and regular trips to hair shows. She uses organic and natural products when conditioning hair, infusing it with highlights, or performing a single-process color.
As an Aveda Concept Salon, True Essence Salon & Spa uses Aveda’s natural, plant-derived skin and hair products to beautify clients. Spa and hair care services—ranging from botanical deep-conditioning scalp treatments to rosemary mint body wraps and Caribbean therapy foot treatments—all use pure plant essences to awaken the senses as they pamper hair and body.
The nail technicians at Salon Escape transform hands and feet into fashion accessories during 60-minute manicures and pedicures. Manicures begin with an exfoliant that smoothes rough palms and finger pads into soft, sensitive vehicles for exploration. Technicians then file ragged nails into regular, geometric shapes, prune cuticles into half-moons, and buff ridges from nails before sealing their handiwork under glossy lacquer. Pedicures begin with a whirlpool bath, which softens callused heels and loosens dead cells so they may be buffed away during a subsequent scrubbing. A massage revives weary arches and gently stretches out scrunched toes, leaving feet relaxed as technicians gather them up to tidy nail beds and paint on polish.
Under the watchful gaze of Spiro and Vera Vatoci, the stylists at Vatoci Hair Studio shape ‘dos with products by Redken and Pureology while abstract mirrors reflect each transformation. Before Spiro gained his 17 years of experience, he was fascinated by the impact a new cut or color could have on a person's self-confidence. Along with Vera, he strives to bring clients' visions to reality by studying innovative techniques and trends. Beyond updating manes, the staffers also strip unwanted fuzz with waxing services and trim beards with the skill of a beard-championship winner competing in the freestyle category.