"Just think of us as the Gucci of hair," says Canyon Falls Spa & Salon managing partner Adam Rimmel. "If you want nice hair extensions, you come to me." That's because Adam, who has worked in the extension business for more than six years, works with exclusive suppliers to bring in 100% human hair. He also ensures that a state-accredited company certifies all of his extension master stylists.
But Canyon Falls Spa & Salon's three locations offer more than just extensions?clients can expect attentive, professional service from any hairstylist, aesthetician, or nail technician on the staff. "They're all local, so they're all looking to build their clientele based on their positive customer experiences," Adam says, adding that many of his employees have a following of regular customers. He also calls out his "phenomenal" skincare staff members, who boast an average of 10?12 years of experience. Intent on "improving skin, not just pampering skin," they wield premium beauty products whose quality often makes a strong impression?clients "know the difference as soon as they smell it," Adam says.
All the locations have private rooms for facials and waxing, as well as massage chairs with footbaths for pedicures. The Lake Mead Boulevard and Eastern Avenue locations also employ massage therapists who help clients work out kinks caused by twisting around to look at their newly beautified hair from the back.
Aromatherapy can be used to soothe nerves and focus the mind, but for SkinBar's Lynda Dheming Moore, it sparked her entrepreneurial spirit. While working at an essential-oil company, Lynda discovered the benefits of plant extracts on the skin. This experience inspired her to enroll in aesthetics training and cosmetic chemistry classes at UCLA. This was in 1995, when Dr. Howard Murad was developing his holistic approach to skincare in nearby El Segundo, so she sought training from him after completing her coursework. She opened SkinBar nearly a decade later, after learning high-tech techniques at The International Dermal Institute and deepening her knowledge of skincare products at Dermalogica.
SkinBar stays true to its name, focusing exclusively on ways to smooth and refresh the saran wrap covering our faces and bodies. Facials reflect Lynda's diverse training, with involved rejuvenation methods involving gentle electrical impulses, salves enriched with goji berries to heal dryness, or retinoids to even out blotchy pigmentation. She still relies on Murad and Dermalogica tonics during treatments, but her library of products now includes bottles from Jan Marini and Obagi as well as cosmetics from Jane Iredale. Bluewick candles infuse the studio with relaxing aromas, and their scents seep into private chambers where massages ease pregnancy or melt knots with warm basalt stones. Waxing reveals radiant skin from under a wilderness of hair, and makeovers can accent facial architecture with pigment and eyelash extensions.
Amelia Main specializes in makeovers, transforming her human canvases with complexion-brightening treatments or eye-popping lash extensions. So it's fitting that her home salon, Salon 7, has undergone a makeover itself. Though now it comes to life with the sounds of chit chat and the hums of razors, the barbershop-inspired venue once rang with sirens as Reno's 495 Firehouse.
Today, the site gleams with hardwood floors, and has been given a new face decked in local art, which echoes the artistry Amelia puts into each of her services for both men and women. She tailors a roster of facials to her clients' skin, and works to combat the signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasions. She further beautifies faces with makeup applications, and can teach ladies her makeup techniques much more effectively than the professor at clown school ever could.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends?these disparate activities all work to boost one?s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you?re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life?s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
The technicians at The Body Sculpt Xpress specialize in vibration therapy, a unique process that causes fat to burn away simply by standing on a vibration machine. Just 15 minutes of this safe treatment has been shown to be as effective as 50 minutes at the gym, and can help trim away inches while building muscle and bone density. These services are often paired with massage therapy that helps soothe sore muscles and relieve body aches and pains.
The technicians also offer ultrasound-cavitation body sculpting, a noninvasive technique that?s popular in Europe and Australia. Rising to fame in the United States, the treatment, featured on the Dr. Oz show, uses ultrasound waves to break down fat cells, whose contents are them removed from the body through natural metabolic processes. The techs customize treatments based on the thickness of fat and its distribution throughout the body.
At Essenza Salon and Medi Spa, Darcy DellaVella arms herself with products by Dermalogica and Image in order to aid clients in their never-ending fight against stress, aging, and environmental toxins. The spa comprises 3,300 square feet, providing ample space for staff to perform nail treatments, haircuts, and waxing treatments without disturbing clients relaxing under the soothing ministrations of hot-stone massage or those napping on the lobby couch. Beyond enlivening complexions with permanent makeup, the team also offers resurfacing treatments such as microdermabrasion to help stimulate new-cell production and reduce the appearance of scars and enlarged pores, and those looking to fill in fine lines and wrinkles can inquire about injections of Botox, administered by a nurse injection specialist.