Visiting Vogue Salon & Permanent Makeup is like going to a concert: your experience varies greatly depending on where you sit. Clients who take a seat in one of the massaging pedicure thrones relax as technicians apply gel or acrylic polish, whereas men, women, and kids who rest against the curved backs and arms of the rotating styling stools chatter as stylists perform haircuts and Redken color treatments. One of the most sought-out seats in the house is the permanent-makeup chair, which resembles a padded pool lounge chair and is used during waxing as well as makeup sessions. The staff prides itself on its inking expertise and even offers a six-month apprenticeship for artists who want to learn how to draw in eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner like professionals, or at least like the artist who painted Richard Nixon's official White House portrait.
Most popular service: Gel Manicures
Brands Used: Gelish
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Vanessa Nockein-Yelenich pursues dual careers as the technical advisor for Schwarzkopf Professional ? which produces a high-end line of color products ? and the head of Salon Nouveau. She oversee a diverse staff that includes dedicated manicurist Chantel Rasmussen. Rasmussen polishes and sculpt nails on fingers and toes, often finishing her treatments with a coat of Gellish polish, known for its bright colors and durability even when kickboxing in open-toed shoes.
A hairstylist since 1980, Debbie Ritchey has stockpiled more than enough experience to handle the innate challenges of the beauty industry—one of the largest being getting your own chair and station. So, when she opened her own salon, she decided to take a more selfless approach. Body Spa Green Valley provides a space for independent artists to conduct their work and sell their own products, whether they're stylists, aestheticians, or nail techs. On the salon side, haircuts and color services lend clients fresh looks for everyday wear and special events, such as See Through Hat Fridays at the office. As for spa services, they range from facials, spray-tanning, and waxing to makeup applications and massage.
Amid the glittery beaded curtains and shelves of professional products at Divine Salon, beauty specialists perform an array of services from glamorous hair extensions to luxurious manicures. As waxing experts and nail technicians bustle about the bright space, stylist Emily extends her expertise toward haircuts and coloring services. Emily blow-drys hair into flattering waves, and tames frizz with smoothing conditioning treatments.
At Nail Envy, customers sit back in pedicure chairs and soak their feet while aestheticians tend to hands with standard, french, or gel manicures. The staff makes cleanliness a priority—all tools are cleaned with an FDA-approved sterilizer, and the footbaths come with disposable liners to prevent the spread of bacteria and infections. Rounding out the list of services, they adorn digits with artificial nails and offer gentle waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair from face to legs.
Professional stylist Audra Treptow brings her talents to Divine Salon, where she works with clients to achieve their individual style and beauty goals. The 7,500-square-foot space boasts high-end products and a wide range of available spa and salon services.