At the mother-daughter-owned Primp and Blow: A Blow Dry Bar, stylists focus on a single goal: speedily making over customers? hair and makeup in an upscale, scissor-free salon setting. Stylists focus their services around blowouts, mastering the art of transforming wet strands into pin-straight 'dos, big curls, or the flirtatious ?Scottsdale ponytail.? Products from Bumble and Bumble or Moroccanoil seal in styles, which can last for days or until clients attempt to brush their hair with a cotton-candy spinner. Cosmetologists wield equally effective serums from brands such as Rain and La Bella Donna?two lines of organic mineral makeup.
Rather than getting hair styled only alongside a clip or before a fancy occasion, these fashion-forward stylists reason that everyday events call for a polished look, be it a meeting, big date, or highly publicized nap. Primp and Blow has grabbed local buzz from publications such as AZFoothills.com?for which a writer declared, ?I tried Primp and Blow for the first time on New Years Eve and was amazed with my look. In with a baseball cap and oversized shades and out looking, and feeling, red carpet ready.? The overwhelming positive reviews helped the owners to open a second location. Both salons reflect the glamorous, everyday kind of luxury the team hopes to deliver, enhancing customer experiences with digital magazines on iPads and the glow of chandeliers.
Owner Marilynn Reis and her team of Aveda-trained stylists harness Aquage products and tone-perfecting Pravana ChromaSilk hair color to transform hairstyles. Clients nestle into leather chairs for consultations before enjoying cleansing and massage. Coloring services douse hair in solid or partial hues and can help customers beam like the sun rising over a field of slumbering chameleons. Off the salon floor, aestheticians and nail technicians dutifully perform spa services using top-notch products from GlyMed Plus and Bronze Biologic.
Le Studio Salon De Beaute merges European-inspired salon care with welcoming Arizona hospitality. This blending of cultures can be attributed to the owners, French designer Laurent and his American wife, Sue. Along with their team of stylists and other beauty specialists, they pamper guests with nail care treatments, as well as spray tans and makeovers. Hair care services range from quick styles to brazilian blowouts, and updos for special events such as weddings or Flat Earthy Society mixers.
Aesthetician Summerr Reyna doesn’t focus on pampering her clients. Rather, the owner of GlamSkin takes a results-oriented approach to reversing sun damage, fine lines, and dehydrated skin. But her treatments aren’t meant to be uncomfortable either. Summerr uses a gentle touch when massaging skin-care products into the epidermis during custom facials and removing body hair with Nufree Botanicals. Even her most advanced treatment, micro-phototherapy, works to minimize discomfort while a combination of heat and light enters the skin, aiming to stimulate collagen production.
The staff at Exercise SOS Lifestyle Center work with clients to inspire them to make lifestyle changes that will enhance their lives. Yet before any changes are made, the staff makes sure to educate their clients on the importance of moderation, believing that anything extreme will bring the body of out balance. Their services range from personal training and post-rehabilitation services, to body contouring, Thai-style bodywork, and naturopathic services. And for a post-session treat, the center also offers organic carrot juice that has been cold pressed to get the most nutrition out of the carrot and into the glass.
Convenience comes first at Celebrity Tanning, where a plethora of metro locations, extended hours, and a large lineup of tanning equipment ensure clients can achieve a sun-kissed glow with minimum fuss. Four tiers of UV beds offer escalating amenities that add to the comfort and efficacy of tanning sessions, incorporating extra facial tanners, aromatherapy, MP3 hookups, and inspirational posters of famous suns from other galaxies. For more immediate results, the salon’s automated Mystic Tan booth sends sweeping jets of misted bronzer over bodies to create a streak-free tan that lasts 7–10 days after one 60-second session. The staff of tanning specialists can help customers choose the right type of session for their skin or budget, answering any questions that may come up. Tan-prolonging lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and California Tan are also available to enhance the depth and duration of a tan without equipping clothes with UVA bulbs.