The hand-painted murals at Tuscan Salon may catch clients' eyes on the way in, but it's the trendy ‘dos created by stylist Chantha Touch that keep them gazing into the mirrors on the way out. To achieve these styles, Chantha—who boasts two decades of styling experience—uses nourishing conditioners to ward off frizz and carefully trims long locks to eliminate split ends. She also wields an arsenal of finishing tools, such as blow-driers, straighteners, and bluebirds on loan from Cinderella to sculpt manes into sleek final styles.
Miniature overhead spotlights illuminate the salon’s centerpiece—an ornate mural with Romanesque columns and lush painted greenery. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists administer face-flattering cuts and jazzy color highlights. Clients may also solicit the salon for a long-lasting mani-pedi or retreat to a private room for a soothing hot-stone or deep-tissue massage.
The sun seems to shine even within Tuscan Salon’s walls, which stay true to their name with earthy tones and a painted Roman column enshrouded by leafy branches. The decor is hardly the only element that recalls a relaxing Italian retreat, however. While the full-service salon’s aestheticians and therapists pamper clients with facials and massages, stylists snip away at hair and the hemlines of overlong togas. On the other side of the expansive salon, spa technicians gently swipe away unwanted fuzz with body sugaring, the ancient practice of removing hair with an all-natural sugar paste.
Transformation Salon and Spa stays true to its name by employing talented beauty specialists, who deftly remodel and enhance bodies from hair to heel. Aesthetic revisions begin in the salon, where human hair extensions, texturizing treatments, and sulfite-free products from Kenra and CHI's Farouk Royal line reinvigorate lifeless strands. The spa’s resident aesthetician designs a path to healthy skin for each client via vitamin-rich formulas and mechanical exfoliation, and five types of massage therapy include bodywork for expectant mothers and those recovering from injury or a tour of their city’s finest shallow caves.
When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.