Lauded by Elle magazine as one of the top 100 salons in the United States, Evolve attracts acclaim with innovative beauty services performed in a tranquil atmosphere of crimson accent walls, cushy black chairs, and rich wooden fixtures. Evolve provides hair services for women, men, children, and teens, such as a men's cleanup, hair extensions, and perms. Along with hair- and nailcare, the staff beautifies skin with an array of waxing services and makes over entire faces for practicing tear-filled Oscar acceptance speeches at staff meetings.
Beneath Image Studios' honeycombed ceilings and mod chandeliers, vivid contemporary art and sleek swivel chairs deflect mists of hairspray amid dancing combs and buzzing razors. Here, seasoned stylists Jared Keys and Mandi Black call on a combined 20 years of experience to transform tresses in their private studio, which they’ve befittingly dubbed Black Keys Salon. The pair's nimble fingers and keen scissors turn dull locks into alluring 'dos, and products by Arrojo, Bumble and bumble, and Davines help them curl, straighten, and color hair with vibrant highlights and washes of all-over color.
Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, the Salt Lake City school channels its doctrines of style and technique through a squad of students supervised by professional instructors. Inside the school?s 22,000-square-foot facility, beauty-gurus-to-be assuredly snip away during haircuts, each of which includes a five-minute scalp massage, and slather on lactic-acid peels, each of which includes a five-minute memoriam to dead skin cells. Tresses can be smoothed into submission with a flatiron, curled into a hirsute coil, or stylishly swept into an updo. Students complement these many shapes with bold or subtle coloring treatments, sometimes relying on block or dimensional color to add depth.
Paul Mitchell the School trains its students to be citizens of the world as well as ambassadors of beauty. The school sets an example worth following with its eco-friendly practices and support for charitable causes that give back to the local community.
InStyle, People magazine, and Salt Lake magazine’s Best of the Beehive 2010 have lauded the nearly endless collection of girlie products, gifts, and accessories pouring from Got Beauty's boutique salon, petite day spa, and Sugarhouse Shop. Owner Tammy Taylor wants her guests to feel like a kid wandering through a candy store. But instead of cotton candy and gumdrops, she and her team shower clients with beauty treatments, from the full-service Bumble and bumble salon's coloring and hair-extension treatments to the intimate day spa's anti-aging facials and shellac mani-pedis. Amid the facility's boutique shop, an aisle of accessories hand-picked by the owner include Butter nail polishes, Hobo wallets, aromatic Voluspa candles, and books on how to study the Enlightenment without succumbing to its wig-centered hair culture.
From her nook within Visage Salon Studios, licensed and certified cosmetologist and nail technician, Des Rios, dolls up digits with manicures and pedicures that treat hands and feet like royalty. Aside from typical nail maintenance such as filing and cuticle care, Rios adds pizzazz to nails with OPI and gel polishes, or glittery lacquer, which resists chipping for up to 14 days.
No hair is considered too unruly for Haley Barnson. Working from inside her own salon, the affable stylist snips away split ends and tames cowlicks with nothing more than a few calming words and her trusty scissors. For patrons desiring a brand-new look, she creates face-framing layers and highlights hair in any hue.