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.
Beneath the shine of 20 Lounge Nail Bar and Boutique, a singular purpose pushes it forward: to bring high-end luxury to the masses. Like a beauty-conscious cousin of Johnny Appleseed, the ever-expanding franchise has planted locations throughout California and Arizona, always pampering its clients with the same menu of services. Therapists, for instance, perform facials using Dermalogica's MicroZone products, which wash away acne, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or exfoliate the skin. Mani-pedis, on the other hand, polish and dress nails in a rainbow of available colors, rendering their surfaces complementary to freshly waxed legs or accessories such as a freshly opened box of crayons.
The staffers at Bronze Boutique don?t just oversee the operation of standup and lie-down UV tanning beds and applications of Infinity Sun airbrush tans?they also tend to clients' nails, hair, and even teeth. In the salon, stylists insert microlink and clip-in extensions or add streaks of color to lend depth to a hairstyle. During spa services, skin specialists remove brow hair with threading and exfoliate away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion and pumpkin chemical peels. When exposed to a special blue light, another chemical solution, BleachBright's peroxide whitening gel, lightens teeth so they twinkle like Santa's eyes do when the midnight polar sun isn't blinding them.
From its cozy corner at Spatini Skin & Nail Spa, Nails by Krista caters to clients’ nail-grooming needs with a full menu of fingernail and toenail treatments. Krista pampers hands and feet with relaxing mani-pedis and tops off treatments with a dollop of bright nail polish or durable Shellac gel polish, which lasts up to two weeks. She can also add a full set of acrylic or gel nails for a chip- and crack-resistant manicure, or pamper kiddie-sized fingers and instill good grooming habits with a child’s manicure.
Lisa Contreras loves sparkle. The founder of Smudges Body Boutique specializes in making you shimmer, using glitter, rhinestones, and shiny gold-and-silver Minx decals. In other services, the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics graduate turns her focus to producing an inner twinkle through peels, all over body waxing, collagen induction dermaneedle facials, and all-natural facials. Treatment rooms broadcast Contreras?s upbeat, eclectic spirit with rainbow-striped curtains, tulip-pink walls, and framed posters of everything from cupcakes to Johnny Depp.
The aestheticians at Body & Soul Spa have demonstrated weight-loss techniques on the news for Good Morning Arizona and ABC and bring similar expertise to a full slate of beauty services as diverse as a private detective's collection of fake mustaches. The spa's repertoire includes six facials, seven types of massage, and waxing. For a longer escape from everyday stress, Body & Soul's spa packages combine soothing treatments in visits that can last up to 4.5 hours.