At Wax In The City, the cream and hard waxes are blended specifically to minimize discomfort. Stringent about this technique, each in-house aesthetician is trained on how to properly blend and apply the waxes, stamping out any inferior methods the aestheticians may have picked up at other waxing businesses. In addition to keeping clients comfortable, the staff also keeps them safe. They strictly forbid double dipping and wear gloves during each waxing service.
Moore Hair Design's staff of savvy stylists keep their brains stuffed with up-to-date haircare trends, providing a variety of follicle fashioning and coloring services fit for the modern head and the hair attached to it. Cuts for women ($35–$50), men ($20–$32), and kids ($15–$25) include a sudsy shampoo and a blow-dry, and brides to be can pop into the shop for a formal styling ($70–$90). Wielding Infiniti by Affinage, an Italian hair-coloring product, Moore's team performs custom coloring procedures, from a partial foil ($75–$90) to a single-process color ($65–80 for women, $40–$65 for men). The Moroccanoil blowout ($28) straightens out uncooperative scalp squatters, which have been known to suddenly grow in every direction at once if not given a proper styling.
As the husband-and-wife team behind Breathe Massage & Bodywork, Randy and Nina draw on two decades of combined massage experience to heal their clients with traditional and energy-focused techniques. Since they have worked in spas as well as chiropractic offices, their treatments tend to be both physically beneficial and as relaxing as a warm bath in chicken noodle soup. Among their specialty modalities, trigger-point therapy applies alternating pressures to relieve tension, and deep-tissue massage draws out toxins with firm strokes and friction. To experience a more holistic approach, clients can try cranial-sacral therapy or a reiki session; both alternative techniques work to calm the nerves and put the mind at peace.
Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, the Salt Lake City school channels its doctrines of style and technique through a squad of students supervised by professional instructors. Inside the school’s 22,000-square-foot facility, beauty-gurus-to-be assuredly snip away during haircuts, each of which includes a five-minute scalp massage, and slather on lactic-acid peels, each of which includes a five-minute memoriam to dead skin cells. Tresses can be smoothed into submission with a flatiron, curled into a hirsute coil, or stylishly swept into an updo. Students complement these many shapes with bold or subtle coloring treatments, sometimes relying on block or dimensional color to add depth.
Paul Mitchell the School trains its students to be citizens of the world as well as ambassadors of beauty. The school sets an example worth following with its eco-friendly practices and support for charitable causes that give back to the local community.
Lauded by Elle magazine as one of the top 100 salons in the United States, Evolve attracts acclaim with innovative beauty services performed in a tranquil atmosphere of crimson accent walls, cushy black chairs, and rich wooden fixtures. Evolve provides hair services for women, men, children, and teens, such as a men's cleanup, hair extensions, and perms. Along with hair- and nailcare, the staff beautifies skin with an array of waxing services and makes over entire faces for practicing tear-filled Oscar acceptance speeches at staff meetings.