Sensational Skin Scottsdale lives up to the promise of its name with a vast range of nonsurgical skin treatments performed under the supervision of Dr. S. Kent Brown and his skilled and certified laser technicians. The procedures, all of which are blade free, target skin all across the body, with VelaShape circumferential cellulite reduction for the legs and buttocks, laser skin resurfacing that balances complexions and tightens skin, CoolSculpting fat reduction, and Ultherapy face-, neck-, and brow-lifts. The spa also carries revitalizing skin products from brands such as ZO Medical, Obagi, and Jane Iredale, keeping clients looking young without taping their high-school class pictures to their foreheads.
Stroll into Kashmir’s sleek confines and obtain a bevy of beautification services from a talented staff of artists, each of whom specializes in his or her field and deftly transforms weathered finger shingles into resplendent, eye-catching nails. Just like at the tax preparation office, a rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere greets patrons looking to spiff up their finger helmets with a 60-minute signature spa pedicure, which comes with a dirty martini, ginger lime gimlet, lemon drop, or piña colada cocktail. Themed lotions, scrubs, and products are coordinated to match each cocktail, and callus removal, a salt or sugar scrub, and nail art add pizzazz to sidewalk propellers. Enjoy the relaxing ambience and soak into plush furnishings while receiving an extended massage that melts away stress into a disposable pool of Silly Putty.
Tattoo parlors and barbershops are in Adam Dorsett's blood. After inheriting his great uncle and aunt's 1930s tattoo equipment and barber tools, he entered a tattooing apprenticeship. With 3.5 years of instruction and experience, Dorsett opened Electric Haven Tattoo & Barber Shop and invented High Life Pomade—a classic workingman's hair grease that keeps strands in place by never saying “I love you.”
All of Dorsett's tattoo artists completed apprenticeships up to four years long and draw on that experience as they craft masterpieces such as portraits and old-school tats. His barbers trim dos and facial hair the old-fashioned way—with straight razors and hot towels. While they wait, barber customers of age may sip on complimentary tap beer. To ensure safety, Dorsett makes sure his staff is certified in CPR, first aid, and blood-borne pathogens. They also participate in monthly sterilizer spore testing and proper biowaste removal.
The telltale buzzing of tattoo guns pervades the air at Alley Kat Tattoo’s studio, where skilled artists have emblazoned skin with Celtic symbols, graffiti, military insignias, and mythological art for nearly two decades. The artists eschew pretension in favor of a casual, hygienic environment that makes even first-timers feel like habitual inkers as they excitedly convey their ideas during consultations. When they aren’t putting their spin on classic designs such as dragons and portraits of Grover Cleveland, the artists accent eye areas and lips with subtle cosmetic tattoos that act as permanent makeup.
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.