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.
Winner of a Best of Citysearch award by Citysearch.com in 2006 and 2007, Carolynn & Company’s staff of savvy stylists beautifies bodies with a bounty of soothing hair, nail, and skin services. Surrender untidy tresses to a scissor-wielding human-bonsai beautician for a women’s ($30) or men’s ($19) haircut, ideal for achieving charming layers, angelic bobs, or a sultry Michael Jordan gleam. Fingers and backup fingers are rejuvenated with manicures and one-hour spa pedicures (up to $65), and European facials ($65) work for 60 minutes to vanquish furrows from the faces of stressed mothers and overworked philosophers.
From her station at Shear Delight, itself located inside Smitten Salon, Whitney Woodruff reshapes hairscapes using techniques kept up to date through continuing-education classes and regular trips to hair shows. She uses organic and natural products when conditioning hair, infusing it with highlights, or performing a single-process color.
At Blondies Salon/Body, pampering begins the minute clients walk in the door and they’re handed complimentary cups of coffee or glasses of water. Once thirst is defeated, experienced stylists use Redken products to help men, women, and children achieve fresh new dos that compliment their lifestyles and superhero alter egos. Blondies' resident aesthetician draws upon seven years of experience when beautifying skin during cleansing facials, peels, and waxing treatments. Elsewhere, Blondies’ meticulous nail tech amplifies high fives with classic manicures or treats keratin with gel polish, which delivers color that lasts up to five weeks.
Founded in Tempe in 2006, Brazilian Blow Dry Bar is now home to a roster of stylists hailing from all corners of the United States. Whether they started by the turnpikes of Jersey, along the sun-sprayed shores of California, or within the underground cloning pods of Ohio, the hair tamers now cater to customer whims with services that keep clients coming back. Custom cuts help 'dos stay in line with seasonal trends, while Original Brazilian Blowout straightening treatments leave locks straight and glossy in the face of humidity or a kiss blown from the sun.