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.
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.
The interior of Roxy CarMichaels Salon conjures an industrial feel that complements the brickyard area surrounding the studio. Naked light bulbs dangle above the graphite-gray floor, and red metal toolboxes stand ready at every styling station, but this factory-like aesthetic is immediately contradicted by the staff members' warm greetings and personalized attention. The trio of master stylists listens to clients’ wildest hair desires while considering matters of texture and facial shape, recommending cuts that augment cheekbones, skirt jawlines, or cover up snapping mandibles. Translucent dividers portion the studio from the waiting area for a contemporary aesthetic that sets clients at ease while they sort through the coffee table’s mound of magazines.
The stylists at Blissful Images Salon spruce up the scalps of men, women, and children with fashionable cuts and color treatments. Highlights bring dimension to newly trimmed strands, and perms and straighteners alter texture without relying on hot irons or repeatedly being scared by a ghost. The salon also specializes in natural hair extensions to lengthen locks. Other beautifying treatments, including eyelash tinting and hairstyling, ensure clients leave fully pampered.
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.