Located near the University of Arizona, Brio's spirited stylists relax harried heads with a slate of expertly executed texture services. Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy transforms question-marked curls into exclamatory strands. Developed by renowned stylist Peter Coppola, the process rehabilitates dilapidated 'dos with specially formulated products infused with natural keratin protein. As the world’s leading smoothing system, treatments effectively eliminate unwanted waves from all hair types and rowdy roller-derby crowds. Guests can enjoy freshly straightened head slopes for up to 12 weeks or until the start of ski season.
While taking a walk, it's not unusual for residents of Tucson to see others out for a stroll, although it might be unusual to see someone stooping to collect leaves from a low-lying plant. But that's exactly what staff members at Natural Way Wellness Spa do to create their seasonal herbal wraps and infusions. They select their local gatherings based on their "wide working knowledge of herbology," says the owner, who supplements her own herbal findings with trips to local herb stores and enchanted forests.
"Tucson [is] such a wonderful community that cares about sustainable foods, that cares about [being green]," the owner says. "Our mission, really, is to bring affordable, safe, and natural services to Tucson." Massage therapists and aestheticians employ organic American-made products to cleanse complexions or detoxify bodies during wraps. Treatments are outlined on a whimsical chalkboard menu, which presides over the spa's comfortable atmosphere with ceilings of exposed wooden beams and pastel walls.
Salon de Futur’s stylists, massage therapist, and aesthetician work together to keep clients feeling relaxed and looking their best. They dress up strands with golden highlights and transform short manes with hair extensions, which leave locks long enough to tie the Empire State Building to the Space Needle or just to go from the neck to past the shoulders. Their exfoliating facials shed dead skin cells, and their relaxing massages unwind knotted muscles. The salon also impacts the community by offering free haircuts to clients that opt to donate their chopped-off strands to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that creates wigs for underprivileged children in need.
Sisters Kendra and Kara co-own the salon, along with Karen, who has 20 years of experience as an aesthetician. Kendra dedicates her skill both to her business and to area beauty schools, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to its community.
After beginning his career in Manhattan, hairstylist Jonathan spent years cutting hair in his Long Island salons before finally relocating to Tucson. At Jonathan of New York, he draws on the styling skills he honed on the East Coast to keep men and women looking their best. He snips hair into chic and classic styles and makes strands shine with highlights and lowlights. Patrons can also opt for body-wave treatments, which infuse hair with volume.
During a session in bWell salt therapy's Salt bed, clients lie back, relax, and breathe in microparticles of pharmaceutical-grade sodium chloride. These teeny flavor flakes are thought to act as an anti-inflammatory and promote recovery from colds and cooties, in addition to having a beneficial effect on the lungs and skin. Salt bed's can also help to reduce symptoms from allergies, asthma, and eczema.