As you might expect from its name, Offcamber Studios believes in pushing things past the limits of the status quo. To that end, the stylists in the stark, minimalist white space are always thinking outside the box, using creative hair design and styling treatments to mirror each client's unique personality and sense of style. And though this salon prides itself on surpassing conventional expectations, the staff doesn't shy away from showering clients with classic creature comforts; they happily offer beer and wine and keep their facility stocked with a snack bar and Wi-Fi.
More than 20 years of experience flow from master stylist Cindi Fisher's lithe fingers as she sweeps head tendrils into contemporary, face-framing styles at En Chant e' Salon Studios. Cindi navigates noggins through pages of trendy 'dos during a complimentary consultation, considering each client's taste, lifestyle, and collection of novelty hats before electing mane architecture for consideration. Locks flutter with individual flair as Cindi's seasoned shearers chisel follicles into style-ready shape with a haircut. Then, tress tamers mold runway-ready fashions with a blow-dry and style, readying noodle nests to catch eyes or pull charming princes to the upper levels of a prison tower. During the treatment, stylists swirl a torrent of MoroccanOil elixirs through seas of fringe to help imbue follicles with health and sheen.
Michele DuVall had been grooming nails professionally for 20 years when she decided she needed a change. She wanted to continue playing a role in the beauty industry, but she also wanted to expand her horizons. That meant casting a wider net in terms of the spa treatments she offered.
Before long, Michele obtained a cosmetology license and joined forces with stylist Christine White to launch JayneeBell Salon. The two combined their specialties, creating a salon that focuses not only on creative nail art, but also on hair coloring and precision styling. They've quickly established a reputation as a one-stop beauty spot, thanks in part to other treatments such as facials and body waxing.
Thanks to hair relaxers, you can walk into a salon curly and leave straight. Zoom in on the chemistry of your curls with Groupon?s introduction.
Human hair is flexible enough to run wild as a mountain stream one day and fall as straight as water over the Hoover Dam the next. But to make lasting changes to its texture, you need to go beyond the reach of styling tools down to the chemical level. All hair is made of keratin, a hard protein that?s also central to our skin, nails, and exoskeletons. To form a single hair, keratin molecules link together in different patterns with the help of three types of chemical bonds: hydrogen bonds and salt bonds, both of which break easily in water and reform when dry, and disulphide bonds, which can only be broken by certain chemicals. In straight hair, the disulphide bonds are evenly aligned. In curly hair, however, the bonds occur irregularly and at odd angles, causing the hair to twist and kink on its way down.
When you style your hair with heat or water alone, you break the weaker hydrogen and salt bonds to allow your do to take a new shape. Once water touches your hair, however, the bonds reform in their customary way, and you?re back where you started. Chemical relaxers, therefore, work by dissolving the hair's tough, waterproof disulphide bonds and preventing them from reforming in their normal pattern.
The most powerful hair relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as lye. Given lye?s presence in drain openers and oven cleaners, you might guess that it can be quite harsh on human skin, which is why no-lye relaxers made from guanidine hydroxide are also common. There is a trade-off, however: some find that lye relaxers are harder on the scalp but gentler on hair, and work more quickly so that you can get back to staring at your hair in the mirror sooner. An experienced stylist can recommend the best method for your hair.
Hailing from Europe, Camelia Remer graduated from Artistic Beauty College by Regis Schools in Scottsdale, but she didn?t stop there. She continued her beauty education with hair courses by Lord & Cliff and GKhair, making her a triple threat in the cosmetic industry. As the proprietor of Infinite Beauty Salon & Spa, she treats clients to a full gamut of aesthetic services, including haircuts for men and women. She trims locks into classic bobs, contemporary cuts, and modern styles. To supplement her custom cuts, she often bestows highlights or deep-conditioning treatments by Paul Mitchell. She also uses low pain techniques combined with high quality products to wax sensitive areas. Her salon uses and carries luxe products from respected names such as Tigi and Redken.
Before coming together at Du or Dye Salon, the staff of master stylists and color specialists trained with Aveda, Matrix, and Vidal Sassoon. Equipped with knowledge and experience gleaned from such heavyweights in the hair industry, they uphold the mission of adding a fresh and fashionable look to every client that walks through the door. They do this with a plethora of services, including haircuts, coloring and caramelizing, perms, updos, and extensions. Expanding beyond the mane, they round out their services with facial waxing, which makes surfaces smooth enough to make even baby seals jealous.