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.
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.
An award-winning Aveda concept salon, 'Ohana Aveda Salon and Spa welcomes guests into a rejuvenating oasis where stylists refresh looks with Aveda’s fragrant, plant-derived products. Each stylist that joins the 'Ohana team undergoes advanced training in the studio’s Pure Protégé program, where salon educators lead them through workshops covering everything from technical cuts and texturizing treatments to product recommendation and four-part vocal harmonies. Once they’ve ascended to the role of mane master, stylists are free to dish out the salon’s signature Aveda services, including cuts enhanced with custom head, neck, and hand treatments and complimentary makeup touchups. The salon also has documented its styling savvy in print, doing hair and makeup for photo shoots in So Scottsdale! magazine.
Trained at the academies of industry lines such as Toni & Guy, Schwarzkopf, and Goldwell, Alicia Shannon Bravo and her team perform services that range from basic haircuts to Brazilian blowouts. Bravo Salon & Day Spa's staff claims multiple specialties, including Japanese hair straightening, coloring?including color correction and color removal?and styling for curly or antigravity hair. Lavender accents pop against the studio's silver-and-white color scheme, surrounding stylists as they cleanse and condition locks with product lines such as Matrix, Redken, Moroccan Oil, Neuma, and Goldwell. The salon?s combination of staff expertise and style has helped Bravo Salon & Day Spa win multiple Best of Scottsdale awards.
Sachi Salon & Spa's seasoned aesthetician, Sasha, calls upon a quarter century of skincare experience while maintaining human hides with rejuvenating facials, gentle waxing services, and permanent makeup removal. During swift hair-removal sessions, Sasha's steady-hands uproot unneeded bodily fleece from noggin to talon using warm wax. The epidermis advocate transports spa-goers to sandy beaches with aromatic seaweed facials that detoxify the skin, and her exfoliating back facials boost confidence in those who wear crop tops made of Saran Wrap. Sachi Salon & Spa's bouquet of medical-grade treatments balances uneven complexions and combats fine lines with microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels.
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.