It begins with a facial massage with MMIV shave oil, creating a protective barrier and conditioning the skin with Vitamin E. Next, warm towels open pores, soften scruff, and relax muscles without the adverse and downright weird affects of a horse tranquilizer. Finally, hand-whipped MMIV shave cream coats jawlines, another product packed with Vitamin E as well as green tea. This process comprises just the preliminary steps for an Ultimate Shave at M.U.G. Men's Ultimate Grooming. Once faces are prepped, specially trained barbers shave with, and then against, the grain. Then, they wrap smooth faces in a cool towel before spreading on moisturizer like butter on a dry Thanksgiving turkey—but without Grams and Aunt Carol watching closely.
All of the MMIV products are exclusive to M.U.G. Its masterminds spent almost a decade formulating them specifically for the Ultimate Shave, making sure each held an ample amount of conditioning Vitamin E. The staff, which also cuts and colors hair, trusts in the products so fully that they'll give you a refund if the MMIV line doesn't deliver the closest shave since Napoleon bear-crawled away from Waterloo, sobbing into his epaulets.
Selecting Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and TIGI products from their granite-topped stations, Epic Salon's hairstylists put the finishing touches on new haircuts, freshened colors, or newly straightened locks. In addition to elevating clients? appearances with services such as keratin treatments and highlights, the stylists literally take hair to new heights by deftly twirling strands into elegant updos and stretch styles downward with Great Lengths hair extensions, which boast a texture even nicer than al dente spaghetti. The salon's aestheticians wax away unwanted body hair, treat cheeks to classic European facials, and reveal radiant skin with Jessner, retinol, and TCA peels.
Hair Attractions has all the salon services you’d expect of a haircare haven, from highlights and spiral perms to Japanese thermal straightening treatments. But because the staff understands that getting a new haircut, like shouting, “Hey! Look at my face!,” draws attention to the face, they also feature more than a dozen facials and other skincare services. Microzone, Hair Attractions’ marquee aesthetic treatment, takes only 20 minutes to repair a specific area—the lips, hands, or eyes—with exfoliation and an infusion of vitamins and proteins.
Whether transforming manes with coloring or with a quick haircut, the stylists at Divine Hair Design do it all with the goal of "Bringing out the best in you!"?the salon's motto and aim with every service. In addition to haircare, they also beautify clients with facials, nailcare, and waxing. The salon?s decor unites the elegant lighting of sconces with the beauty of potted plants, a lasting reminder of the staff's refusal to take shortcuts by stuffing plants into sconces or light bulbs into pots.
Le Studio Salon De Beaute merges European-inspired salon care with welcoming Arizona hospitality. This blending of cultures can be attributed to the owners, French designer Laurent and his American wife, Sue. Along with their team of stylists and other beauty specialists, they pamper guests with nail care treatments, as well as spray tans and makeovers. Hair care services range from quick styles to brazilian blowouts, and updos for special events such as weddings or Flat Earthy Society mixers.
The Beauty Spot is a dramatic sight to behold. On the two levels occupied by this contemporary salon, technicians adorn nails in gel color, wax away hair, and snip and dye locks to owners' specifications. Skin, hair, and cosmetic products help guests continue their beautification at home, where they can use special serums to make hair glossy and frizz-free or shower their lawns with conditioner.