At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they’re not talking about libations. Instead, they’re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn’t change the skin’s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
Blush Day Spa, which opened in the latter part of 2013, assembles a crack team of skilled professionals. They offer a full range of services including facials, waxing, mani-pedis, Botox, and massage. Co-owners Andrea and Rashelle specialize in skincare, and their partner Stacy focuses on the nailcare and nail art, applying CND additives to create one sparkly accent nail or a full set of eye-catching tips that attract more attention than screaming, "You're all aliens!" in a movie theater. The Spa's massage therapist Farron says she takes joy from helping people relax, using reflexology and the aid of hot basalt stones. "I love to loosen tight muscles and stretch around the upper back and neck area," she says. "Everyone I see is tight and tense in [that] area."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage
Brands Used: No brands
When Frenchy accidentally tinted her hair pink in Grease, she hid her curls under a handkerchief in embarrassment. When Megan Reimer colors someone's hair pink, it's a fashion-forward look her clients are eager to flaunt. Megan has a lot of fun experimenting with different styles of ombre color, a technique she has executed with bold pinks and purples, as well as more natural hues. With hair color, she feels she can really help clients invigorate their style, which she says is one of the things she loves so much about her profession, aside from the easy access to spinning chairs.
She also specializes in formal styles, and each year she looks forward to the start of wedding and prom season. Beyond creating intricate updos, she completes special-occasion styles with her makeup applications. As part of the team at Salon Centré, Megan works with innovative product lines such as Redken Chromatics, an ammonia-free line of hair color, and Pravana Perfection SmoothOut treatments, a formaldehyde-free keratin formula.
Salon Milano & Spa specializes in all things Aveda, from their Aveda manicures, to Aveda-infused hair treatments, and relaxing Aveda tea that clients can sip before their spa or salon session. Salon services range from men's and women's haircuts to popular ombre color treatments, straightening therapies, and hair and scalp treatments infused with botanicals.
In the spa, attentive massage therapists and cosmetologists indulge clients in all-over relaxation, and it helps that the five of them combine an FDR presidency worth of experience: more than 30 years. Their facials eschew chemicals for natural ingredients, and refreshing body wraps incorporate rosemary, mint, and exotic avocado and coconut oils.
CopperZone provides various luxurious tanning options. Its multitude of standard Royal Sun and Sonnenbraune tanning beds leave bodies bronzed, and the Smart Tan?certified salon has super beds that quickly tan physiques. Regardless of what bed patrons choose, all of them include a comfortable construction, facial lamps for tanning faces, built-in high-power body fans or air conditioning, the DMX music system, and an intercom to the front counter. For those who prefer UV-free tanning, ultraviolet-free airbrush spray tans are also available. In addition, CopperZone offers red-light therapy, wherein pulsed red light helps people deal with the frustration caused by being caught at a stoplight.