LA Bronze Ultra Luxe Tanning Studios service tanners on the go and provides a respite for those looking to relax. Inside stand-up booths, clients remain on their feet while up to 60 bulbs create a 360-degree tan. Clients may also choose to stand up for a twelve-minute session inside a warm capsule or choose a bronze hue to have misted on their skin and settling into a sun-kissed glow in three hours. Those looking to enhance their tans can purchase power lotions, bronzers, accelerators, and cooling lotions from the salon’s collection of tanning products.
Inside a sunny, tiled space, Phoenix Salon & Spa's seasoned stylists beautify visitors with a comprehensive menu of hair, nail, and facial treatments performed with premium, often organic, body products. Massage therapists soothe carapaces with aromatherapeutic oils, the flowing strokes of Swedish massage, and ocean sounds that emit from their mouths. Manicurists outfit fingernails with shimmering gel polish, and aestheticians prep brides for their wedding day with makeup applications.
Kristin Stewart knows a thing or two about relaxation. A licensed massage therapist who specializes in Swedish, Thai, and deep-tissue massages, she's mastered the human body to the point where she can quickly find and heal sources of chronic pain. But why stop at the human body? Kristin is also a certified equine sports massage therapist, which means she can travel to barns or stables and perform relaxing massages on horses. Whether she's treating a person or a horse, she always makes sure her client feels comfortable and has plenty of salt to lick.
Twilight’s career requires her to use music and rhythm every day, but you won’t find her rocking out on a stage. While the licensed massage therapist is a rock star at heart, she prefers to work amidst soft background melodies as she administers rhythmic Swedish and couple’s massages. As the head therapist at Ener"G" Massage, Twilight works hard to exceed her clients’ expectations. She even offers uncommon massage specials—she pairs each couple’s massage with a pizza gift card and garlic-infused breath mints to create a date-night ambiance.
Signature Service: Hair color
Brands Used: Redken, Pureology, Keratin Complex, Aquage
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Well-educated staff with continuing education on a regular basis.
When and how did you first realize you wanted to be involved in hair styling?
Since childhood, [when I was] always doing [my] friends' and family's hair.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
Always try to find out their interest and build the conversation around that. Asking about their kids are always a great way to start as everyone loves to talk about their kids.
Joyce McNally, a makeup artist certified with the American Academy of Micropigmentation, likes to tell her clients that "less is more." That's because her permanent-makeup services typically function not as dark, smoky add-ons, but as natural-looking touches that have an anti-aging effect.
For example, after previewing the look with regular makeup, she fills in brows with light, feathering strokes, shaping the arches to better frame the client's unique facial structure. Her eyeliner applications are just as meticulous?they outline the lid between the lashes for total coverage and draw attention to the eye without looking overdone. Joyce also brings fullness to lips with careful shading and can even correct past permanent-makeup procedures to fix off-putting colors or shapes.