A relaxing scalp massage kicks off every cut at Tyson Anthony Salon, where hair humanitarians, led by head stylist Kiauna Pond, focus on clients' comfort as they snip. Gentle roll wax deforests brows and upper lips with minimal irritation, and glowing sconces imbue the cream-colored walls with soft, soothing light. Kiauna herself applies 13 years of experience to personalize cuts and educate clients about how to maintain their new ’do's by tricking rocks into preserving them in amber.
At the Body’s Edge, weight-loss technicians coordinate their efforts to foster fitter, slimmer frames. The staff combines noninvasive i-Lipo laser technology, which uses noninvasive energy to drain fat cells of their triglycerides and party balloons with tried and true exercise and supplements. Once fat cells have been thoroughly diminished with the i-Lipo laser, clients engage muscles on the treadmill or bike, or hit the deck for rigorous floor routines. Throughout the weight-loss process, the team keeps in contact with clients to offer support and encouragement while holding them accountable for their diet with weight-loss logs, body monitors, and calorie counters. Body's Edge performs myriad services including Ultra cellulite treatments, far infrared sauna detox, body vibration, body composition analysis, airbrush spray tans, facials, chemical peels, eyelash extensions, lash and brow tinting, and more.
Relik Salon and Spa's stylists skillfully enhance tresses with products from Davines and Brocato, earning places as the No. 7 Best Hair Salon and No. 4 Best Hair Color on KLS’s 2012 A Lists. Floors of smooth grey slate and walls hung with textural artwork give the space an edgy, modern feel. Besides hair services, staffers also remove unwanted hair with waxing and create fuller lashes with lash extensions and daily watering.
It's a common prejudice that coconuts give terrible mani-pedis, having no hands or feet of their own. Today's Groupon will open your mind: for $28, you get a coconut mani-pedi at Azalea Boutique's Z Beauty Lounge near the Civic Center (a $58 value).
An elaborate chandelier illuminates patrons inside Studio Favoloso—located inside Image Studios—as stylist Adrian Diaz transforms manes with chic cuts, highlights, and updos. During haircuts, Adrian puts clients and terrified split-ends at ease with a scalp and shoulder massage and tends to gents with a hot-towel facial and eyebrow trim. She also dresses up faces with makeup applications for special events such as a wedding or the ceremonial eating of the last hot pocket in the freezer.
At Elase spas, teams of nurses and experienced aestheticians smooth skin and tone bodies with dermal fillers, weight-loss therapy, and laser hair removal. Custom laser programs can zap hair from most body surfaces, and skin-rejuvenation treatments use intense pulsed-light therapy to reduce the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
At Tan Utah, experienced staffers help patrons select tanning plans to suit their beauty goals. From a hue built gradually in a UV bed to a Mystic booth's instant bronze, tanning experts help clients find the right look to stand out. As a distributor of top-flight tanning accouterments, the team gets such up-and-coming technologies as the Beauty Angel system, in which a therapeutic red light bolsters collagen production while a vibrating platform stimulates circulation.