For years, Melinda Ashley would stroll past an empty storefront in downtown Salt Lake City, daydreaming that the space was a chic, contemporary salon. Today, Melinda has made that dream come true—she’s added bright polka dots to the floors once covered with dusty carpets and have accented the soft baby-blue walls with lustrous silver styling chairs. At each station, Melinda and her squadron of skilled stylists wield Bumble and bumble products as they snip, sculpt, smooth, and colorize manes. The team also waxes chins and lips, as well shapes eyebrows to prime facial canvases for professional makeup applications.
Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.
Within the lilac-painted walls of its storefront, House of Beauty’s stylists fashion new 'dos with scissors, coloring products, relaxers, and extensions as nail technicians paint natural and acrylic nails with long-lasting Shellac polish. Massage therapists, meanwhile, relax muscles with hot stones and body wraps, and aestheticians care for skin with anti-aging and collagen facial treatments and apply permanent makeup for fashionistas or very committed mimes.
Always Beautiful makes sure its guests are swaddled from head to toe in image-enhancing services that range from chic haircuts to body waxings to pedicures capped off with glitter polish. HydraFacials sweep away brown spots, blackheads, and acne, readying faces for applications of permanent eyeliner and third eyes. Below the surface, aestheticians concentrate on stamping out headaches and allergies with ear candling treatments that originated centuries ago by the Egyptians.
Though A Touch of New York Salon has the upscale hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, the stylists still take dedicated time to take care of each guest who walks through their door. With a variety of executive services for men and women, the expert stylists trim, condition, color, and style hair, as well as pamper fingers and toes with nail services. Between scheduled haircuts, they also offer complimentary ear and neck trims to ensure all coifs are in expert condition.
Avon Retail Store's shelves shimmer with Avon products that have fortified women cosmetically for 125 years. Customers can schedule a spa appointment with themselves using a candy phone and products from Anew Beauty. This clinical-strength line includes the Derma-Full Lip Volumizer ($22) and the Face-to-Feet Five-Piece Skin Conditioning Collection ($9.99) with shower gels, body lotion, body spray, and bath oil accented with strawberry and guava. Avon Color products accent facial features with tones from SuperExtend Mascara ($9) and Extralasting Lipstick ($9) that, like a juicy secret, clings to lips for up to eight hours. Those who also opt for the Glitter Toes Kit from Glitties select their glitter from 100 different colors, such as Shocking Pink and Berrylicious. Bonding and sealing formulas then secure these dazzling hues to the tips of dull sock dwellers and tired sandal riders.