Beauty & Spas in Paradise Valley

3, 7, 11, or 20 B12-MIC Injections with a Free Body-Composition Analysis at Dr. G's Weight Loss (Up to 87% Off)

Dr. G's Weight Loss

Camelback East

$75 $14

Injections boost the healthy functioning of metabolisms and encourage a healthy nervous system

Haircut and Blowout Packages at Phat Hair (Up to 61% Off). Three Options Available.

Phat Hair

Phoenix

$35 $15

Experienced stylists craft stunning new 'dos in addition to taming frizz or touching up roots

Condition and Style with Optional Cut and Color or Partial Highlights at J Anthony Salon & Spa (Up to 51% Off)

J Anthony Salon & Spa

Paradise Valley

$50 $25

Talented stylists nourish hair with deep conditioners before performing optional cuts or color treatments

60-Minute Massage or Ashiatsu Massage at AZ Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center (Up to 61% Off)

AZ Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center

North Scottsdale

$79 $39

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Masseuse uses strokes, stretching, or other techniques, including the heated roller treatment or the Ashiatsu, a barefoot massage

60- or 90-Minute Massage at Kierland Massage Club (Up to 51% Off)

Kierland Massage Club

North Scottsdale

$70 $39

Licensed massage therapist eases tensions or mends sore muscles during sessions tailored to each client

Hair-Coloring or Styling Packages at Toni&Guy (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Toni&Guy

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

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Toni&Guy-trained stylists strengthen hair with conditioner before trimming or coloring strands

$29 for a Four-Week Weight-Loss Program at MedShape Weight Loss Clinic ($295 Value)

MedShape Weight Loss Clinic

Multiple Locations

$295 $29

Following a body-fat analysis, participants receive Fat Burner vitamin injections and weight-loss supplements to shed pounds

$29 for One 1-Hour Relaxation Massage from an OolaMoola Preferred Provider (Up to $90 Value)

Oola

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Licensed muscle-melters soothe tight tendons & reduce stress with one-hour massages at clinics, wellness centers & health spas

Haircut with Conditioning, Full Color, or Partial Highlights at Millennium Day Spa and Salon (Up to 64% Off)

Millennium Day Spa and Salon

Greyhawk

$85 $39

Experienced stylists create flattering new haircuts—enhanced with optional coloring treatments—inside a warm and inviting salon

$29.99 for an Express Manicure and Pedicure at Nu Image Salon & Day Spa ($60 Value)

Nu Image Salon & Day Spa

Scottsdale

$60 $29.99

An express manicure and pedicure leaves nails beautified in a quick service

$54 for 1 LumiLift Treatment and Cherry Enzyme Resurfacing Peel at Younger You Clinique ($215 Value)

Younger You Clinique

Scottsdale Ranch

$215 $54

Lumilift treatment employs microcurrents to lift and tone neck and facial muscles and LEDs stimulates collagen production

$77 for a ReFirme Facial Skin Tightening at Body + ($300 Value)

Body +

Central Scottsdale

$300 $77

ReFirme facial treatment uses elōs laser to tighten tired, sagging skin, reducing wrinkles for more youthful appearance with zero down time

Eyelash Extensions at Ultimate Lash and Brow (Up to 71% Off). Four Options Available.

Ultimate Lash and Brow

Scottsdale

$90 $40

Aestheticians individually affix lash extensions of custom lengths; looks can last for about four weeks

One or Three Brazilian Waxes for Men or Women at Le Studio De L'Adjege (Up to 59% Off)

Le Studio De L'Adjege

Scottsdale

$70 $35

Skin-care expert evicts all hair from intimate areas during Brazilian sessions for men and women

Haircut and Blow-Dry with Conditioning, Color or Highlights with Tammy Albergo at Vamp The Salon (Up to 62% Off)

Tammy Albergo at Vamp The Salon

Central Scottsdale

$110 $49

Master stylist crafts designer haircut and enlivens them with optional color or highlights

Haircut, Condition, and Blow-Dry with Options for Partial or Full Highlights at Salon 18 (Up to 55% Off)

Salon 18

South Scottsdale

$70 $35

Stylists revamp coifs with cuts, fortify strands with conditioning treatment, and optionally add highlights with highlights

One, Two, or Three Brazilian Waxes at Lindsey Benay Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Lindsey Benay Studio

North Scottsdale

$42 $20

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Aesthetician who specializes in waxing swiftly removes unwanted hair from intimate areas

One or Three 60-Minute Facials at Jennifer Andre Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Jennifer Andre Salon

North Scottsdale

$85 $42

Beauty techs pamper your skin with facials ranging from hydrating to anti-aging; includes mini scalp-and-hand massage.

$99 for a Keratin Smoothing Treatment at Hair On 5th Avenue ($350Value)

Cathee Clang at Hair on 5th Avenue

Downtown Scottsdale

$350 $99

Formaldehyde-free, plant-derived formula keeps hair smooth and silky for up to 12 weeks

Signature Mani-Pedi or Pedi with Shellac Mani for One at Applause Salon (Up to 51% Off)

Applause Salon

Downtown Scottsdale

$70 $35

Nail techs wash and moisturize hands and feet before trimming, shaping, and polishing nails with color of your choice or sturdy Shellac

RF Collagen Skin-Rejuvenation Treatments and LED Facial Treatments (Up to 82% Off). Two Options Available.

The International Skin Care Institute

Downtown Scottsdale

$1,049 $199

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Radio-frequency, collagen-skin-rejuvenation & LED treatments for the full face can boost collagen production for younger-looking, clear skin

Consult and Up to 50 or 100 Units of Dysport with Optional Filler at Mountain Vista Health Center (Up to 70% Off)

Mountain Vista Health Center

Multiple Locations

$250 $77

After a consultation, the nurse practitioner may inject up to 50 or 100 units of Dysport and optional Restylane or Perlane

One or Three Microdermabrasion Treatments at Unity Salon (Up to 54% Off)

Unity Salon

Central Scottsdale

$90 $45

Microdermabrasion wand exfoliates with tiny abrasives, removing dead skin cells and reducing fine lines

One, Three or Five Hairstyle Blowouts with Conditioning at A Voi Ärtistre (Up to 63% Off)

A Voi Ärtistre

A Voi Ärtistre

$85 $35

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Stylist enhances facial features by adding volume to hair with a professional blowout style and a hydrating conditioning treatment

Haircut Package with Optional Partial Highlights or Full Color or Highlights at Cole Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Cole Studio

Downtown Scottsdale

$50 $25

Stylists who specialize in color chop hair into face-flattering styles and optionally add partial highlights or full color

$29 for a Brazilian Wax at Salon D' Shayn (Up to $60 Value)

Salon D' Shayn

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Waxing specialists with 35 years of combined experience; Brazilian service takes 15–30 minutes

$69 for In-Office Teeth-Whitening Treatment at Polished The Dental Spa ($145 Value)

Polished The Dental Spa

Multiple Locations

$145 $69

Teeth whitening with FDA-approved hydrogen peroxide formula performed in office

Dysport Injections at Advantage Beauty and Health (Up to 62% Off)

Advantage Beauty and Health

Old Town Scottsdale

$250 $99

Injections administered by medical professionals temporarily block nerve impulses to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

One, Three, or Five Nonsurgical Facelifts at Advanced Skin Technology (Up to 68% Off)

Advanced Skin Technology

LaCamarilla Fitness Club

$125 $49

Microcurrent nonsurgical facelifts help skin appear firmer with fewer fine lines and patients experience no down time

$19.99 for a Three-Pack of Professional Teeth-Whitening Pens from DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA ($117 Value)

DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA

Downtown Scottsdale

$117 $19.99

Convenient, portable pen's professional-grade gel erases unsightly stains; redeemable in store or online

Six Laser Hair-Removal Treatments for a Small, Medium, or Large Area at Spa 810 Scottsdale (Up to 76% Off)

Spa 810 Scottsdale

Scottsdale

$420 $99

Noninvasive hair-removal treatments use a Soprano XL cosmetic laser system to inhibit stubble growth on the limbs, torso, or face

$125 for Four Waist-Buster BioSlim Lipo Treatments at American Photon Lipo Centers ($500 Value)

American Photon Lipo Centers

Multiple Locations

$500 $125

Noninvasive treatments shrink fat cells in the stomach, obliques, upper thighs, and lower back

Haircut with Options for Partial or Full Highlights or Brazilian Blowout at Eva Style Salon (Up to 59% Off)

Eva Style Salon

Central Scottsdale

$85 $35

Stylists refine silhouettes with cuts, add dimension with highlights, or smooth tresses and tame frizz with Brazilian blowout

One or Two 60-Minute Aromatherapy Reflexology Treatments at Movement Restoration (Up to 53% Off)

Movement Restoration

South Scottsdale

$105 $52

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Therapeutic kneading of the hands and feet helps to release tension throughout the entire body

$99 for a 120-Minute Lomi Lomi Massage at Hawaiian Experience Spa ($209 Value)

Hawaiian Experience Spa

Multiple Locations

$209 $99

Therapist uses rhythmic movements to release blockages and welcome relaxation

2, 4, or 6 Lipo-Laser Treatments with Whole-Body Vibration at Exercise SOS Lifestyle Center (Up to 85% Off)

Exercise SOS Lifestyle Center

Central Scottsdale

$400 $69

A Lapex 2000 BCS laser beams cell membranes to reduce fat cells and slim the body; whole-body vibration may strengthen muscles

Two, Four, or Six i-Lipo Laser Body-Contouring Treatments at reCreate Spa Inc. (Up to 83% Off)

reCreate Spa Inc.

North Scottsdale

$550 $99

Low-level lasers shrink bulky fat cells until they’re small enough to evacuate the body; four to eight treatments are recommended per area

$25 for a Blowdrying Package with Shampoo, Hair Mask, and Wine or Champagne at Scottsdale Beauty Bar ($55 Value)

Scottsdale Beauty Bar

Downtown Scottsdale

$55 $25

Clients sip complimentary wine or champagne as stylists condition and style manes

Full or Flirty Set of Mink Eyelash Extensions at Esthetics by Faith (80% Off)

Esthetics by Faith

Downtown Scottsdale

$199 $39

Aesthetician Faith Greathouse uses hypo-allergenic glue to adhere mink extensions to individual lashes for volume without messy mascara

Micropen Session, Micropen with Dermaplane, or Micropen with Dysport at Allure MedSpa (Up to 56% Off)

Allure Medspa

Downtown Scottsdale

$399 $175

Dermaplane treatments slough off fine hairs and dead skin cells, while micropens boost collagen production and Dysport irons out wrinkles

One or Three Brazilian Waxes at Best Face Skin & Makeup (Up to 56% Off)

Best Face Skin & Makeup

Downtown Scottsdale

$65 $32

This soothing beauty spa in Old Town Scottsdale helps bodies get bikini-ready with Brazilian waxes performed with gentle soy-based wax

Permanent Eyeliner or Brows at Radiant Skin (Up to 57% Off)

Radiant Skin

Multiple Locations

$175 $99

Trained permanent-makeup artists apply a lasting pigment to the underlying layer of skin to provide subtle eyeliner or fill in brows

Laser Hair Removal Treatments at Ultra Smooth Skin (Up to 81% Off). Three Options Available.

Ultra Smooth Skin

South Scottsdale

$780 $149

Laser beams disable the follicles of unwanted hair during noninvasive treatments for areas ranging from the upper lip to the full back

$69 for One Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment at Scottsdale Ridge Medispa ($250 Value)

Scottsdale Ridge Medispa

North Scottsdale

$250 $69

Sclerotherapy injections collapse unwanted spider veins, gradually fading them from view

One or Three Cooling Papaya Anti-Aging Facials at One Love Boutique Spa and Salon (Up to 70% Off)

One Love Boutique Spa and Salon

Central Scottsdale

$90 $31

Cooling papaya facials are designed to reduce the signs of aging

50, 100, or 150 Units of Dysport at Ageless Skin and Health Solutions (Up to 59% Off)

Ageless Skin and Health Solutions

South Scottsdale

$225 $99

Doctor determines eligibility during consultation, then may inject up to 150 units of Dysport

One or Two Photofacials with LED Treatments at Michele Hunter Aesthetics (Up to 69% Off)

Michele Hunter Aesthetics

North Scottsdale

$445 $139

Licensed professionals uses advanced light technologies to promote safe collagen production and obscure signs of aging

60- or 90-Minute Custom Massage with Aromatherapy from Facials By Ann (Up to 57% Off)

Facials By Ann

North Scottsdale

$99 $49

Custom massage tends to achy and sore muscles; further relaxation is found with aromatherapy and reiki treatment

Laser and Spa Services at Evolve Skin and Laser LLC (60% Off). Two Options Available.

Evolve Skin and Laser LLC

Central Scottsdale

$250 $99

Photofacials noninvasively minimize skin imperfections including sun damage, brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, and large pores

Haircut, Style, and Keratin Conditioner with Optional Color or Partial Highlights at K. Styles (Up to 68% Off)

K. Styles

K Styles Studio

$95 $30

A stylist with fashion-show experience creates bold or natural looks with a cut, a keratin conditioner, and optional color or highlights

Haircut and Style with Conditioning Treatment or Single-Process Color at BNB Hair Design (Up to 68% Off)

BNB Hair Design

Downtown Scottsdale

$95 $35

Experienced hair specialist with international experience styles and colors hair to accentuate clients’ features

Three Laser Tattoo-Removal Sessions at Clean Slate (Up to 85% Off). Two Options Available.

Clean Slate

Scottsdale

$588 $89

Using the MedLite C6 laser, aestheticians break apart tattoos into tiny particles that the body then naturally absorbs

One or Three Dermaplaning and Peel Treatments at Scottsdale Skin and Holistic Health (Up to 65% Off)

Scottsdale Skin and Holistic Health

North Scottsdale

$150 $59

Aestheticians deeply exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells and "peach fuzz" from faces with the light, feathering strokes of a scalpel

Three Non-Laser Tattoo-Removal Sessions for Areas of Up to 2"x2" or 4"x4" at Aumentare (88% Off)

Aumentare

Central Scottsdale

$870 $104

Tattoos gradually fade under all-natural, specially formulated solution

Haircut, Blow-Dry, and Deep Conditioning with Optional Partial Highlights at Shear Luck Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Shear Luck Studio

Scottsdale

$75 $35

Stylist snips up new looks, tames frizz with conditioning treatment, and frames face in partial highlights

Haircut Package with Optional Highlights or Keratin Treatments at Cole Studio - Lisa Sorensen (Up to 63% Off)

Cole Studio - Lisa Sorensen

Scottsdale

$50 $25

Stylist trained at the Aveda Institute re-sculpts hair, illuminates locks with optional highlights and smooths manes with keratin

$2,799 for Complete Invisalign Treatment and In-Office Whitening at Scottsdale Dental Arts ($6,230 Value)

Scottsdale Dental Arts

Central Scottsdale

$6,230 $2,799

Invisible braces straighten teeth in 6–18 months; Opalescence Boost treatment whitens teeth up to 10 shades in four 15-minute sessions

One-Month Weight-Loss Package with Physical and Diet Plan for One or Two at Align Weight Loss (Up to 80% Off)

Align Weight Loss

Scottsdale

$399 $89

Over the course of one month, clients work on shedding pounds with the help of a physician

$38 for $75 Worth of Services at Holistix for Life

Holistix For Life

Paradise Valley

$75 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Two Blowouts or Haircuts, Each with a Conditioning and Optional Highlights at Toni&Guy Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Toni&Guy Academy

Scottsdale Pavilions

$26 $13

Under the supervision of an instructor, student hairstylists create face-flattering looks

Shampoos, Deep-Conditioning Treatment, and Blow-Dry or Scalp Massage at Shine Blow Dry Bar (Up to 63% Off)

Shine Blow Dry Bar

Downtown Scottsdale

$40 $15

Stylists shampoo and condition hair, then blow it dry or offer soothing scalp massage

One or Two O2 Lift Peel Facials at Le Spa Sirene (Up to 50% Off)

Le Spa Sirene

Central Scottsdale

$150 $75

Oxygen-infused peel facials reveal refreshed, smoother skin

60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage or Hydrating Facial with Two Pool Passes at The Saguaro Spa (Up to 59% Off)

The Saguaro Spa

Downtown Scottsdale

$155 $63

Massage therapist induces relaxation through gentle strokes with light to medium pressure, facial cleanses and moisturizes complexion

One or Three 60-Minute Massages from Desiree Colomo (Up to 53% Off)

Desiree Colomo

Central Scottsdale

$60 $30

Drawing from a variety of modalities, licensed therapist blends techniques to fit each client's needs

$23 for $50 Worth of Services at Soleil D'or Spray Tanning

Soleil D'or Spray Tanning

Downtown Scottsdale

$50 $23

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Three Brazilian-Area Hair Removal Services at Pure Skin and Body Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Pure Skin and Body Studio

McCormick Ranch

$50 $25

Botanical and antibacterial Nufree solution removes hair from intimate areas without wax and is gentle enough for all skin types

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for One Facial, Peel, or Dermaplaning at Skin 1st (Up to 62% Off)

Skin 1st

Scottsdale

$85 $39

Aesthetician Phoenix has been rectifying skin issues for 21 years

One or Three Brazilian Waxes or One Brazilian Wax and One Eyebrow Wax at Skincare by Sasha (Up to 62% Off)

Skincare by Sasha

Downtown Scottsdale

$65 $29

Deft wax tech artfully shapes eyebrows and lifts unwanted hair from intimate areas

One or Three Dermaplaning Treatments with Chemical Peels at Scottsdale Skin and Laser (Up to 70% Off)

Scottsdale Skin and Laser

North Scottsdale

$220 $99.99

During dermaplaning treatments aestheticians carefully abrade the skin, deeply exfoliating it and removing fine facials hair in the process

$44 for Three Salt-Air Treatments at Salt Chalet Arizona ($165 Value)

Salt Chalet Arizona

South Scottsdale

$165 $44

Noninvasive procedure that may clear up common respiratory ailments by placing patients in treatment rooms coated in salt from the Dead Sea

One or Three Brazilian Waxes at Lipogenex (Up to Half Off)

Lipogenex

Scottsdale

$60 $29.99

Clinic also offers body contouring and individualized weight-loss plans

One, Three, or Five VelaShape Treatments at Catalina Rejuvenating Med Spa (Up to 70% Off)

Catalina Rejuvenating Med Spa

South Scottsdale

$200 $79

VelaShape service is a nonsurgical alternative for cellulite reduction and weight-loss that uses a combination of radio and light energies

Color with a Blowout, Three Haircuts, Shampoos, and Blowouts, or One Haircut with a Blowout at DePont Salon (Half Off)

DePont Salon

South Scottsdale

$80 $40

Blowout accompanies vivid single-process color or precise haircut; trio of haircuts comes with cleansing shampoos and stylish blowouts

$135 for $245 Worth of Eyelash Extensions — Eyeconic Lash

Eyeconic Lash

North Scottsdale

$245 $135

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Facial with Microdermabrasion or Peel and Electroporation Treatment at Lorna's Heavenly Skin Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Lorna's Heavenly Skin Studio

Paradise Valley

$85 $39

A facial pairs with a microdermabrasion or a mild chemical peel and electroporation treatment that enhances the effects of skincare products

Microdermabrasion with Pomegranate-Pumpkin Skin Brightener and/or Swedish Massage at Ageless Mi MedSpa (Up to 63% Off)

Ageless Mi MedSpa

Downtown Scottsdale

$100 $49

Microdermabrasion scrubs the dull outer layer of skin to help reduce wrinkles; massage uses custom, gentle strokes to improve circulation

60-Minute Deep-Tissue Massage from One Body Therapy PLLC (50% Off)

One Body Therapy Pllc

Scottsdale

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Haircut and Shampoo with Deep-Conditioning Treatment or Highlights from Tina at Salon J-Lo (Up to 54% Off)

Tina at Salon J-Lo

Paradise Valley

$65 $30

Skilled stylist with 30 years of experience snips away split ends, hydrates damaged strands, and accents with multidimensional highlights

One, Three, or Five Airbrush Tans at RoxStar Beauty Bar (Up to 62% Off)

RoxStar Beauty Bar

Central Scottsdale

$45 $19

A certified sunless-tanning specialist tints skin with custom tanning solutions from Body Bronze that last for 7–10 days

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A featured guest on Arizona Midday, Breanne Pelto has earned attention for pouring her nine years of experience as a certified sunless-tanning specialist into her beauty bar, Twinkle Tan. When certified techs lead customers into private treatment rooms, they provide disposable undergarments and hair ties before crafting custom airbrush tans with FDA-approved concoctions. By misting each client by hand and employing a full array of hues, Breanne's techs can avoid streaks and carrot-like complexions while hiding cellulite, spider veins, and blemishes. In addition to tanning, Breanne also offers teeth whitening and hair extensions made out of repurposed extension cords. Plush zebra-print chairs beckon incoming guests as beaded curtains glisten in the light of a crystal chandelier. Along the walls, racks of clothes and accessories entice the eyes.

10632 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Naturopathic physician Dr. Theresa Ramsey, NMD and the staff at Center for Natural Healing help bolster body and mind with holistic wellness services. For swift wellness boosts, Dr. Ramsey injects three sets of B6 and nontoxic methylcobalamin B12 vitamins—which contain no traces of cyanide unlike other varieties of B12—to help spur energy and metabolism levels. Like mayoral run-off elections, guests may request shots weekly or twice weekly. Alternatively, torsos can stretch out for 60 minutes inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber's sealed cylindrical tube, which fits one person or three crash-test dummies, and rejuvenates cells with 100% pressurized oxygen. Throughout the soothing session, operators speak into an intercom system to alert guests of instructions, such as performing exaggerated breaths or yawns to help clear ears for the initial pressure. Once the chamber reaches the appropriate pressure level, guests can rest, meditate, or don a headset to listen to the soothing resonance of silent-movie soundtracks.

5410 N Scottsdale Rd
Paradise Valley,
AZ
US

Kat Geringer is a born stylist. Since she was old enough to read fashion magazines, she would scour their glossy pages, reading up on the latest trends and hairstyles. Kat went on to earn her cosmetology license and open up a salon of her own: Shear Luck Studio. Within the bright space, Kat performs a variety of haircare and skincare services, from smoothing Brazilian blowouts to rejuvenating mini facials. During mani-pedis, Kat decorates nails with colorful shades using durable gel polishes.

10201 North Scottsdale Road
Paradise Valley,
AZ
US

Waxing, Sugaring, or Threading? Three Roads to Silky Skin

The experts here clear unwanted hair patches via waxing, sugaring, and threading. Use Groupon's comparison of these methods to help decide how you want to go bare.

Waxing: A relatively quick procedure with results that can last up to six weeks, waxing requires a technician to pull the entire hair follicle from its root using a heated, resin-based wax. Some find that after multiple waxes, the follicle ceases to produce hair.

Wax comes in soft and hard varieties. A paper or cloth strip is required to remove soft wax, which sticks both to the hair and the skin around it. Since the wax becomes pliable when cooled, beauticians can cover a large area and then quickly remove the hair all at once. Soft wax is usually more popular when removing hair on the face, arms, legs, chest, or back. Hard wax, on the other hand, cools into a solid form that can be pulled from the skin without a strip. The wax only adheres to the hair, not the skin, which can minimize pain and decrease the appearance of redness or bumps. Hard wax is typically preferred for areas where coarser hair grows, such as the bikini area.

Body sugaring: Long before wax was everyone's favorite food, ancient Egyptians were already stripping unwanted hair from the body by its root using a honey concoction. Similar to the waxing process, modern body sugaring involves cloaking a patch of hair in a sweet, sticky solution??typically made from sugar, lemon juice, and water??and then pulling out the hair using a cotton strip. Aside from the all-natural formula, sugaring differs from waxing in that the solution is lower in temperature, won't strip away live skin cells, and rinses off with water. Most people find sugaring less painful than waxing, and the technique naturally exfoliates the skin. Since it's safe for sensitive skin, sugaring has gained popularity for those removing hair in the bikini zone, above the lip, or on the chest.

Threading: During this centuries-old procedure, long practiced in Asia and the Middle East, a practitioner uses a loop of fine cotton thread to lasso the base of individual hairs, puling them from their roots with a quick tug of the hands. Since the method allows for greater precision than other hair-removal approaches, it is favored for shaping eyebrows and muttonchops and for removing unwanted facial hair. The thread barely touches the skin, making it a gentle alternative to waxing for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

7125 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Heidi Lamar didn't know much about spas when she first purchased Spa Lamar. As she explained to reporters from Skin Inc., "not coming from a spa background, there were things I didn't know I couldn't do." Unhindered by industry conventions or previously fixed ideas, Heidi set about filling her 14,000-square-foot spa with innovative amenities?from a luxurious waterfall-fed pool to an onsite yoga and dance studio. She also cultivates locals instead of the typical resort crowd, banishing cacti from the decor in favor of a Caribbean-style ambiance that, as she told the Arizona Republic, caters to those who already live in Arizona and want to get away to a tropical island. Today, her media-lauded spa is the largest privately owned spa in Scottsdale and is frequented by locals, including members of the Phoenix Suns Dancers.

Before treatments that include massages, acupuncture, mani-pedis, and facials, guests garbed in fluffy complimentary robes duck into the steam room. They sample wholesome lunches and fruit plates from the tropical tea bar and relax in the sauna while waiting for a haircut or warm algae wrap. Sunbathers float around the pool on loungers, whereas others simmer in a bubbling whirlpool. Unlike many traditional spas, Spa Lamar is completely coed, making it an ideal place for couples that are on a first date or permanently trapped together inside a horse costume with a broken zipper.

5115 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Occasionally, Mood Swings Aveda Salon and Skin Spa moonlights as a studio. Sometimes camera-toting members of the media stop by to check out this season’s trends or new hair products. Other times, models strut or flutter from imaginary wind gusts during Urban Tribe and other fashion photo shoots. Perhaps most importantly, Mood Swings periodic studio space hosts educational seminars for its talented team of stylists, who learn advanced tips in coloring and other techniques from Aveda professional instructors.

This commitment to the art and science of hair justifies Arizona Foothills magazine selecting Mood Swings Aveda Salon and Skin Spa as its best salon of 2011. The praise coincides with that from AZCentral.com, which named Mood Swings Best Trendy Salon for “translating cool, avant-garde styles into wearable, everyday looks.” Stylists craft these looks with natural, plant-based products from Aveda, and supplement the service with pampering that can include a complimentary scalp massage, hand facial, and finishing touches to clients’ makeup. A comprehensive services menu treats the entire body, ranging from natural skin products that rejuvenate complexions to pedicures that soothe feet with a dual-jet therapeutic whirlpool after unsuccessful attempts to walk barefoot across a hot charcoal grill.

6107 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US