Jodi Snyder and Rachel Ventura had a vision: to open a neighborhood salon with a down-to-earth atmosphere and an upscale service list—a sanctuary from stress where the staff feels more like a family and the clients a community of friends. In September of 2007, they realized that dream by opening White Lotus Salon and Spa, a business built upon hours of research and a dedication to the customer experience. And that dedication has paid off. Today, the continually educated stylists cut and color manes with Bumble and bumble products, and the aestheticians’ meticulous nail treatments have earned the Phoenix New Times Readers' Choice award for Best Manicure/Pedicure. Skincare experts, on the other hand, perform Brazilian waxes backed by more than 12 years of experience—roughly the time it takes to wax the beards off of Mount Rushmore.
Arizona Permanent Makeup's Mary Ellen worked in nursing before deciding to combine two of her passions—creativity and caring for others—into a career as a permanent-makeup artist. Having trained under a certified micropigmentation instructor, Mary Ellen uses only high-quality, hypoallergenic inks for her permanent-makeup procedures, which can help women feel more confident while simplifying their morning makeup routines. Using a fine, sterile needle, Mary Ellen implants pigment into the brows, lips, or eyelids to create a custom look that is as natural or dramatic as the client chooses. Aside from defining features, the procedure can also be used to add a beauty mark or to correct irregularities caused by scars or blemishes.
The stylists and aestheticians at Sasha Bella Spa & Dry Bar specialize in relaxing skin treatments and glam blowouts that leave locks full of volume and bounce. Facial treatments can be customized to address dermal issues such as dryness, which is often caused by spending time in harsh weather, or fine lines around the mouth, which are often caused by sticking your tongue out at Mother Nature because of the harsh weather. In addition to beautifying faces with facials, Sasha Bella's aestheticians beautify them with makeup lessons, giving customers the know-how to re-create pretty looks on their own at home.
At Top Line Nails and Spa, a team of aesthetic experts with more than a decade of experience awaits to breathe new life into tired hairdos with CHI products and brighten nails with OPI polish. Their manicures and pedicures indulge extremities with add-ons such as sugar scrubs, cooling gels, and bonus fingers, and faces leave looking radiant and refined after facials, waxing services, and eyelash extension.
Just a Tease recently underwent its own beauty transformation when the boutique salon was revamped with a darker color palette, more Zen-inspired decor, and even a new name, Salon Beauremy. But even though the beauty haven's image has changed, its staff's dedication to providing custom hair and skin services has not wavered. In fact, the center's stylists still reach for high-quality haircare products, such as sulfate-free Enjoy and sensitivity-friendly HBL products, as they style freshly trimmed and colored tresses. In the spa area, aestheticians enhance facials with skin-clearing products from PCA Skin, Circadia, and Janssen, and use mineral cosmetics from GloMineral and Advanced Mineral Makeup to enhance facial features with perfectly matched foundations and eye shadows. And to cater to all their patients, they offer a variety of specialized facials that prevent and treat skin conditions with cutting-edge skincare treatments such as microcurrent facial toning, epidermal leveling, and oxygen-infused facials. On the way out, beauty-goers can peruse the salon's updated art and clothing boutique stocked with apparel and accessories from Tigerlily, and framed with original artwork from local artist Renee Bau.
Carolyn B. Melby has more certifications and licenses than she can shake a stick at—an obvious truth when you consider that she has yet to receive a certification in stick shaking. During her 30-plus years in the skincare industry, Carolyn has earned an aesthetician license, two business degrees, a certification in permanent makeup, and a license in medical laser technology in the state of Arizona. Given such a broad skill set, her similarly wide selection of services comes as little surprise to her clients. Of her many talents, Carolyn most often works with aging, acne-prone, or hyperpigmented skin—conditions that she diligently treats with high-end services such as microdermabrasion, skin-rejuvenation therapy, and permanent makeup applications.