Advanced DermaCare Inc's founder, Diane D. Lowery, earned a CIDESCO certification in aesthetics while studying at the venerable Clinique La Prairie wellness retreat in Montreux, Switzerland. Although her European education evokes a low-tech, layered approach to facials, Lowery—approaching 30 years as a skin therapist—specializes in the opposite. Her gentle facials promote firm, even tone with pulses of LED light and electro-microcurrents, and exfoliate rough areas with tiny diamond chips or water jets enriched with antioxidants. She attended courses in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University to develop a holistic view of skin health, and studied ways to turn back the body's clock without triggering early daylight-saving time at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
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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.
Metropolis Salon crafts illuminating customer experiences with in-depth consultations and a focus on at-home maintenance of salon results. The style house’s long list of meticulous services caters to hair, skin, nails, and more. Thank head strands for their help in hoisting your boyfriend through the second-story window with a comprehensive haircut package ($45–$65), including a style consultation, cleansing and conditioning treatments, cut, and style. A new hair color (starting at $85) coordinates your head to the ever-changing image of your fugitive identical twin. Body wrappers can take advantage of skin services such as a one-hour, total-body hydrating and healing treatment ($100) that harnesses the softening might of shea butter. In the essential manicure ($15–$18), stylists chase cuticles out of beds, shape nails, massage hands, and seal digital shells with an OPI Nail lacquer. The MANicure ($15–$18) is targeted toward professional males; it removes the Manwich and nail shrapnel that normally resides under masculine fingernails and ends with a flat, clear coat or simple buff. Licensed massage therapists send clients back into cruel worlds sans tension after delivering massages ($45–$130) such as deep tissue, Swedish, or reflexology. Other available services include waxing and professional makeup application; see the salon’s online menus for a full listing.
The students at Tucson College of Beauty are continuously preparing for state boards and professional careers, so it’s no wonder that they’re capable of helming styling treatments all on their own. Under the supervision of expert instructors, students take to the salon floor at the school hone their craft with real-life clients or really lifelike crash-test dummies. The salon's service menu includes a full slate of hair treatments—cuts, thermal straightening, highlights, perms, deep-conditioning treatments—as well as nailcare, skincare, and waxing.
Armed with products from GK, the styling staff at Mingle Salon & Spa updates looks with precision hair treatments amid a chic and relaxing space in the Foothills. From simple cut and color touchups to total makeovers, the team handles all of their clients' beauty needs. They brighten hair and pick up radio signals with full or partial foil highlights and alter textures with perms, relaxers, and the GK keratin smoothing system. When not fiddling with hair, the crew gussies up digits with manicures and pedicures, including no-chip Shellac treatments, and waxes away excess facial fuzz.
Within Reveal Hair’s swank yet hospitable confines, lead stylist Jay Eklund and his team of frizz slayers sculpt coiffures to boost chicness and confidence. At the outset, a relaxing shampoo tames flyaway manes, and conditioner lubricates snarls and kinks caused by clumsy but well-meaning lightning bolts. The stylist then arrives at a fashionable consensus with the client and crops tresses to specifications. A blow-dry treatment dries and plumps up newly tailored locks while preparing ears for tourist-season windstorms on Venus. After their cut, Groupon customers obtain a $10 gift certificate toward their next purchase of strand-edifying products or services from Reveal Hair.