At Nail Club & Spa, a full-service nail salon for men and women, a licensed staff welcomes guests to sit at one of many manicure stations or to lounge in a row of pedicure chairs. Their chairs are no traditional thrones, partly because they aren’t in a castle with 400-year-old priceless artifacts called the king and queen. Instead, their thrones are equipped with massaging capabilities and pedicure baths that have disposable liners and fresh water, keeping bacteria at bay. The staff further tends to appendages by polishing nails from a palette of more than 100 colors, whose chemical odor doesn't linger thanks to the spa’s well-designed ventilation system. Additionally, the Nail Club & Spa team pours complimentary drinks, turns on a flat-screen television, and renders a number of skincare services in private rooms.
The team of stylists at Lavish Beauty Salon transform ho hum hairdos with haircuts, coloring, and styling services for men, women, and children. They can add thickness and length to hair with extensions from Great Lengths and Hotheads. Their services also go beyond the scalp, with eyelash-extension treatments and body waxing.
At Desert Acadia Skin and Massage Spa, Tess Elges does it all. The accomplished massage therapist performs seven different modalities including medical, deep-tissue, and hot stone massage. But she's also a licensed aesthetician who treats skincare woes with everything from microdermabrasion to pumpkin peels to oxygen infusions. Tess can also smooth bodies with sugar or salt scrubs, wax away fuzz from the face and body, and give a new tint to brows, lashes, and car windows.
Catrina Hull has not only been gifted with an artist's touch—nail polish being her medium—but fate has also bestowed her with the gift of gab. Within Salon West, the personable technician treats acrylic and natural nails to Shellac, glitter, and other polishes as she cheerfully chats up her clients, learning about their lives and, hopefully, making a new friend in the process. Though she's ever-friendly, Catrina is more than happy to soothe skin with paraffin and callus treatments while her clients talk on the phone or listen to their iPods. She also packs up her paints and brings her nail services to senior citizens, busy businesswomen, and other clients in their homes, offices, and blanket forts.
Laserwave Clinic harnesses advanced laser technology to combat everything from unwanted tattoos and body hair to nail fungus and yellowed teeth. Technicians target follicles during efficient, 10-to-20-minute laser hair removal sessions that can help permanently reduce unwanted growth. Tattoo-removal treatments begin with a blast from the cryofreezing machine, which numbs areas and makes cold hearts even colder before a laser sweeps in to break up epidermal debris. The team?s lasers also beam across teeth to brighten smiles and heat up nails to hinder unsightly fungus.
The Bubble Room Salon?s multicolored motif reveals owner Cindy Pacheco?s views toward her work. She believes that beauty should be uplifting and exciting, like the yellow, blue, and pink stripes and spheres that bounce up and down the salon walls. To that end, she has carved out a space where clients feel comfortable as creative stylists redefine their hairdos, where confidence is nurtured with an artistic vision and a pair of steady scissors.
Inside the Aveda Concept Salon, stylists complement their haircutting and coloring services by perming hair, waxing bodies, and applying makeup to cheeks and eyes. Cindy serves waiting clients free coffee or Signature Aveda Comforting tea while they read a magazine or surf the free WiFi for a polite way to ask, ?Can I live here??
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