For 20 years, Pucci Salon?s talented hairstylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians have been beautifying and pampering clients with the type of passion that earned the Bumble and bumble network salon a ranking as one of Salon Today's top 200 salons in the country. Beneath a loft-like ceiling, stylists are free to mirror the salon?s hip and modern decor with equally inspiring cuts and color treatments, or break the record for the world's tallest beehive using the best products from Bumble and bumble, Oribe, and Moroccanoil. Chic padded armchairs take the place of tired recliners in the pedicure corner, where experienced technicians decorate digits with vibrant polish or chip-proof Shellac.
While the salon sings with the hoopla of hair-dryers and the din of drying nail polish, a small sign hangs outside private spa rooms to demand ?Quite Please, Facial in Progress? or "Donut Please, Hungry." Inside, aestheticians rejuvenate skin with five types of facials that blend products rich in essential oils and plant extracts, and use warm wax to strip away unwanted hair from the face and body.
One Love Boutique Spa and Salon shares its knowledge of skincare with clients as it doles out a comprehensive repertoire of personal-care treatments at its luxuriously appointed spa. Elegant chandeliers shine brightly on cosmetic artists as they work to illuminate clients' complexions, channeling the soft hues of spring or the glowing colors of Lite-Brite pegs with glominerals and Advanced Mineral Makeup. Aestheticians use their skills to resolve skin issues such as dullness or hyperpigmentation with exfoliating PCA peels, dermaplaning treatments, and specialized facials that include a complimentary eyebrow wax and moisturizing hand treatment. Aestheticians armed with Jan Marini Skin Research and Clarisonic products let skin shine through by removing unwanted body hair during full-body waxing services.
At Polish n Style, owner Debbie Downey and fellow stylist Janmichael Johnson make customer satisfaction their priority. Debbie specializes in slimming treatments, including cellulite-reducing endermologie sessions and body wraps designed to trim excess inches. Janmichael draws on his knowledge of European cut and color techniques to imbue locks with umlauts and new textures, and finishes them with TIGI, Coppola Keratin Complex, and Schwarzkopf professional products.
Polish n Style's attention to aesthetics is apparent when clients first walk through the door. Sleek furniture contrasts with the salon's circular mirrors and bagel-inspired wall patterns, and a boutique selection of clothing and accessories provides bright pops of color.
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.
Applause Salon might sound like a place to get a haircut, but in reality it's so much more. Sure, stylists hydrate, color, and style tresses with professional products from a row of sleek black salon chairs. But the space includes a full spa, as well, where aestheticians add makeup, subtract body hair, and enhance overall skin health with custom facials. Nail techs perform pedicures at couch stations outfitted with translucent, punchbowl-style footbaths. They even have a registered nurse on staff, who administers age-defying injections of Botox, Dysport, and Juv?derm, and devises personalized HGC diet plans.