Salon Beauty & Excellence covers all the basic beauty bases. Aestheticians banish dirt and the occasional blue-jay feather from pores during facials, and nail technicians paint fingernails and toenails in a kaleidoscope of polish colors. Stylists tackle hair-related issues, from overgrown locks to strands in need of new all-over color or highlights.
Experienced cosmetologists pamper patrons from crown to toe inside a historical building bedecked with local artists' work. Salon staff handles a client’s appointment from initial scheduling to capping off experiences with piggyback rides out to the bus stop. Salon Catalina also sates patrons' taste buds with tea, wine, chocolate, and cookies during each indulgent rendezvous.
As Gina Rivera, part of a dynasty of beautifiers that spans more than seven decades, rose through the salon ranks, she noticed a gaping hole in the industry: the lack of rentable salon suites. With the help of her business-savvy husband Jason, Gina remedied the problem, creating Phenix Salon Suites, a 4,500-square-foot cluster of 22 private suites inhabited and decorated by independent stylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists. Kendra Eggleton, a stylist for eight years, mans one such suite, where she employs her specialized training in updos, blowouts, and styling. Throughout the entire space, vaulted 12- and 13-foot ceilings soar over colorful rooms with hardwood floors, and in the entryway, decorative water fixtures gurgle or offer legal advice.
The friendly technicians at Serenity Springs Day Spa and Salon wield the latest in beauty brands while showcasing their expansive skills in hair, skin, nail, and massage services. Aestheticians rejuvenate visages with Dermalogica facials, glo therapeutics chemical peels, and diamond-tip microdermabrasions, which gently peel away layers of aging skin and crude messages graffitied by Father Time. Hairstylists at the Loreal Professional studio tame rebellious manes with Mythic Oil deep conditioning treatments and transform current coifs with So Cap hair extensions. Those looking for a day of indulgence can partake in any of Serenity Springs Day Spa and Salon's five spa packages, each designed to evoke a sense of calm while luring out one's inner beauty.
NV Salon & Spa shelters a flock of pampering professionals, including the skilled therapists of Knots Out Body Work who mend muscles with a cache of custom massages. Entrust tightened torsos to skilled hands with your choice of one of two 60-minute relaxation-inducing modalities. The Swedish massage increases circulation and stretches tight ligaments by applying precise pressure to bones and muscles, encouraging them to release stress and pent-up frustrations over the cancelling of Friends. Or, target sticky muscle fibers with a deep-tissue massage, which focuses on correcting and easing contracted areas of tension in the under layers of sedimentary bodies. Both options are great for removing toxins and relaxing the mind, and provide a refreshing alternative to the heart-shaped chocolates you normally give out on Presidents’ Day.
Certified adorable by the Cute Salons Association, Tuscany tucks itself into a homelike spot just west of downtown, off Colorado Ave. Step through the doorway into a massage room, where the light, flowing strokes of Swedish massage stokes a burned-out body with renewed life and improved circulation. From there, you'll face dive into a European facial that deeply cleanses your pores and puts a metaphorical leaf blower on dead, clingy skin cells, unveiling new shoots of radiance below. Topped with a freshly shampooed and snipped head of hair, you'll look so sharp that the horse-drawn-carriage driver won't recognize you when you step out the door.