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.
Most of the time when kids go to get their hair cut, they're lucky if they're able to watch a movie they've seen a thousand times or play with the single toy the salon keeps on hand. But even that doesn't generally happen. And because most salons don't bother to entertain kids, haircuts can be a difficult thing for them to sit through.
Yet, when kids go to Snip-Its, they get an adventure. Staffers first hand kids a Snip-Its Adventure Club card, and then invite them to sing along with the salon's own cast of animated characters. There's Curly Comb, the adventurous Flyer Joe Dryer, and the group's leader, Snips, an anthropomorphized pair of scissors with a shock of brown hair. This same crew stars in computer games and activities that kids can play at each salon station, which dazzle eyes with more bright colors than a car covered in Lisa Frank stickers.
While their clients explore imaginative worlds, stylists use a proprietary line of natural and allergen-free products to create buzz cuts and bobs. At the end of the process, kids visit the Magic Box. The enchanted device awards kids a prize in exchange for a swatch of hair. On special occasions, stylists can also photograph a baby's first haircut or transport girls to Tinseltown during a Hollywood Party.
In order to make every salon experience exciting for kids and relaxing for adults, Snip-Its partners with Autism Speaks and trains stylists to work with kids with autism.
After stepping into 20 Volume Salon & Spa, the front desk’s river-rock background immediately foreshadows a relaxing day of pampering. At the 2,600-square-foot Aveda Concept establishment, visitors can unload their stresses in the guest lounge or on the outdoor patio before their appointments. Clients look into the large, plum-framed mirrors at each of the salon area’s 11 styling stations, where they can watch as a stylist renovates their hair with precision cuts, classic Aveda scalp treatments, coloring, and updos. Inside 20 Volume’s private treatment areas, patrons achieve a movie star appearance with complexion-balancing Enbrightenment facials, rosemary-mint body wraps, and sparkles meticulously installed into their smiles.
Carrie Giovanni, a Redken certified colorist, has been beautifying manes for more than 20 years. Within her quaint studio, she works her magic on hair, snipping off splits end and adding layers. She also transforms strands by adding vibrant hues and waxes lips, chins, and eyebrows. When she’s not in her salon, she’s furthering her skills elsewhere, whether by teaching, taking classes, or transforming her hands into scissors.
At Fancy That Salon, stylists treat hair to services that range from cutting to creative color. A consultation precedes each haircut, which can be amplified with additions of Moroccanoil and Keratin Complex products to smooth wayward strands. A rainbow of coloring options are available for those looking to change their hues: all-over treatments provide dramatic makeovers, and highlights and balayage grant clients a sun-kissed look without requiring them to take an interstellar trip.