At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
As a second-generation hairstylist, Chardai has been immersed in salon culture since she was a young girl. She may have picked up tricks of the trade from her mom, but she also integrated her own love of art and color into her repertoire, resulting in her passion for hair design. At Chardai’s Hair, her talents and vision come alive.
Every service, from straightening systems to demi-coloring to haircuts, bear the signature of the salon’s mission: to help clients reinvent themselves with glamorous new hairstyles. The stylists also offers select treatments designed to target specific problems. For instance, hot-towel treatments work to make dull hair shine, reconstructing treatments strengthen hair, and light-therapy treatments address hair loss, acting as a light-house beam to guide missing strands back home.
Chardai has also put her talents to work in supporting charitable organizations such as Feed the Hungry and Cut it Out, and has styled locks at fashion shows that have benefited the less fortunate.
Nail artist Nicole Shamon grooms and glamorizes nails with a focused menu of manicure and pedicure treatments. After she files, buffs, and softens extremities, Nicole can customize her classic treatments with unique nail art, callus-eliminating scrubs, and french tips, which keep toes looking beach-ready without doing 100 pencil-curls a day. For a longer-lasting finish, Shellac and Gelish lacquers fuse polish to nails with the help of powerful UV rays, fashioning up to two weeks of chip-free shine.
Helen began her career as a nail technician in 2003, and since then she has devoted countless hours to training with some of the most respected artists, including participating in one of OPI's three-day workshops. Specializing in colorful acrylics, glitter nails, and custom designs, Helen can create festive holiday-themed nail designs or help patrons to show their support for a favorite sports teams or pain-reliever brand. She can also apply CND Shellac's long-wearing gel polish to give clients a chip-free look that lasts for two weeks.
While training at the Arizona Academy of Permanent Makeup, Jeannie Ramirez mastered permanent-makeup techniques and began teaching her craft to aspiring artists. Even after 11 years of experience, Jeannie continues to keep her abilities sharp by attending seminars on permanent-makeup skills such as pain management, soft needling, and eye-shadow application. This ongoing training gives her an advantage when treating clients, for whom she indelibly enhances eyes, lips, and brows by implanting pigments under the surface of the skin for looks that range from soft and natural to bold and dramatic. In addition to cutting down on time spent in the bathroom, permanent makeup can also hide imperfections such as scars, asymmetrical features, and sunny dispositions.
For more than two decades, Scratch Me Nailz owner and manicurist Michaelene has honed her keen eye for creating beautiful, expressive nail artwork. With sundry acrylic and gel polishes, she preps fingers and toes to make a good impression on dates or when strolling past TSA agents.