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.
Convenience comes first at Celebrity Tanning, where a plethora of metro locations, extended hours, and a large lineup of tanning equipment ensure clients can achieve a sun-kissed glow with minimum fuss. Four tiers of UV beds offer escalating amenities that add to the comfort and efficacy of tanning sessions, incorporating extra facial tanners, aromatherapy, MP3 hookups, and inspirational posters of famous suns from other galaxies. For more immediate results, the salon’s automated Mystic Tan booth sends sweeping jets of misted bronzer over bodies to create a streak-free tan that lasts 7–10 days after one 60-second session. The staff of tanning specialists can help customers choose the right type of session for their skin or budget, answering any questions that may come up. Tan-prolonging lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and California Tan are also available to enhance the depth and duration of a tan without equipping clothes with UVA bulbs.
The staff at Sasseaze beautifies exteriors while calming interiors with spa treatments inside their retro-glam boutique salon. This team expertly crafts hairdos for men, women, and children who possess any hair type with cuts, coloring, and keratin smoothing treatments. High-end Dermalogica skincare products allow them to achieve customization of facials without papier-mâché, a tape measure, and retina scanners. Their wide selection of nail services, meanwhile, lets technicians collaborate with clients and treat fingers like art canvases.
The technicians at Sunkissed Angels dubbed themselves the Angel Artists, each of whom underwent extensive training to obtain certifications in their craft. Working with Norvell sunless-tanning products, they decorate their clients with a summery glow that is free from streaks or tangerine tones. They give advice on how to best prepare for a spray tan and further cosset bodies with infrared wraps that can help firm up physiques. For parties, weddings, or groups of rebel chameleons, the Angel Artists also offer mobile services.
Hayley Smith molds manes inside Habit Salon, where she rubs elbows with 20 other independent and skilled stylists. Founded by Chrissy Rasmussen, the salon started out in a one-room attic, but her burgeoning list of clients forced her to find bigger digs. Today, Habit Salon resides in a 600-square-foot space that boasts 10 styling stations and a private suite inhabited by aestheticians, a licensed massage therapist, and a particularly relaxed and well-groomed troll. When she isn't sculpting locks, Hayley has the chance to attend exclusive classes with educators from the likes of Bumble and bumble and Tigi, as well as with noted stylists such as Emily Thomas, Rachael Ray's color specialist.
The aromatic artisans at Lotions & Potions infuse handcrafted specialty fragrances into an array of lustrously scented goods. With more than 400 aromatic choices, the final scent could cull from your particular olfactory preferences, pass as a convincing duplicate for a more pricy designer smell, or be reverse-engineered to frighten ghosts. Whatever the final fragrance, the store’s skilled apothecaries will manifest it in your chosen form, whether that's an 8-ounce bottle of shaving gel ($11), a 1.25-ounce glass of body mist ($7), or an 8-ounce multipurpose bath and shower gel, available in six colors and concentrated enough for use as a bubble bath ($10). Essential oils such as bergamot, clove, and spearmint are available for living room aromatherapy, while beanpod candles mask any domiciles' predominant eau de kangaroo farm with rich scents such as angel amaretto, cinnamon bun, and raspberry lemonade (4.5 oz., $10).
Elite Laser & Spa’s stained-glass windows, large rugs, and potted plants differ from the all-white, minimalistic aesthetic of other med spas. The homey surroundings reflect owner Natasha Cambridge’s goal of creating a comfortable space where clients can relax as they receive spa services including chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facials that use diamond particles to deeply exfoliate while softening and tightening complexions. In addition to being a licensed aesthetician, Cambridge is a certified laser technician boasting 10 years of experience with the Cynosure Alexandrite and Candela GentleLase Plus lasers, which she uses to remove unwanted hair, spider veins, and pigmentation.