At Talk of the Town A Salon, a cast of hairstylists, skin specialists, and nail technicians beautifies patrons from cowlick to cuticle. Talented stylists wield scissors or chainsaws to cut off overgrown lengths and shape strands into elegant coiffures, and beauty experts custom-design facials to fit individual skin concerns. In the nail corner, technicians indulge hands and feet with relaxing spa manicures, and embellish digits with colorful Shellac gel that lasts for up to two weeks or acrylic fills.
After beginning his career in Manhattan, hairstylist Jonathan spent years cutting hair in his Long Island salons before finally relocating to Tucson. At Jonathan of New York, he draws on the styling skills he honed on the East Coast to keep men and women looking their best. He snips hair into chic and classic styles and makes strands shine with highlights and lowlights. Patrons can also opt for body-wave treatments, which infuse hair with volume.
Fringe Hair Studio’s expert stylists prettify patrons with TIGI facepaints and the sweet smells and smoothing effects of Moroccanoil products. First, a highly trained stylist shampoos thoughtful tresses to prepare them for the profundities of deep conditioning. Then, rich Moroccanoil seeps into hair follicles to combat the twin terrors of summer dryness and frizz. After the deep conditioning, stylists invade client mindspace to design a customized cut. After the haircut, blow-drying specialists de-damp and style hair, downsizing any shrinky dink stowaways in the process. The TIGI makeup session perfects faces with a fresh blanket of professional-grade TIGI makeup. Expert aestheticians highlight patrons’ most prized features with a supermodel rainbow's worth of colors and demonstrate secret application techniques guarded since the sixth century by a secret society of pretty people.
Women can easily maintain both the shape and shade of their mane, starting with a haircut ($40–$50), followed by a single-process color ($50–$60), full highlight ($85–$90), or partial highlight ($70–$80) using products such as L'Oreal Professional. Men can also transform their mop tops, with haircuts ranging from $30 to $35. For a more holistic head renovation, pair a follicle treatment with a luxurious facial, such as the 85-minute Rhonda Allison facial, during which one of Style 7's trained pore purgers will methodically lure your best face out of hiding ($75). If you're in a hurry, choose to accelerate the action with a 30-minute express facial, the epidermal equivalent to shouting, “olly olly oxen free” ($45).
The students at Tucson College of Beauty are continuously preparing for state boards and professional careers, so it’s no wonder that they’re capable of helming styling treatments all on their own. Under the supervision of expert instructors, students take to the salon floor at the school hone their craft with real-life clients or really lifelike crash-test dummies. The salon's service menu includes a full slate of hair treatments—cuts, thermal straightening, highlights, perms, deep-conditioning treatments—as well as nailcare, skincare, and waxing.
Armed with products from GK, the styling staff at Mingle Salon & Spa updates looks with precision hair treatments amid a chic and relaxing space in the Foothills. From simple cut and color touchups to total makeovers, the team handles all of their clients' beauty needs. They brighten hair and pick up radio signals with full or partial foil highlights and alter textures with perms, relaxers, and the GK keratin smoothing system. When not fiddling with hair, the crew gussies up digits with manicures and pedicures, including no-chip Shellac treatments, and waxes away excess facial fuzz.