Licensed cosmetologist Tess Secor-Cantrell loves making people feel beautiful. At her newly opened studio inside Vivaldi Salon Suites, she offers hair, skincare, and waxing services, while specializing in age-defying organic skincare and holistic treatments. Clients can also get formal updos twisted in place, have a site-specific body wrap designed to tighten and tone skin, or relax during a chair Reiki session before having a holistic nutritional consultation.
The staff at All About Glamour Beauty Salon may be a diverse bunch, some bred locally in Arizona and other parts of the world, but they?re all committed to crafting personal style. Owner Lorena Suarez helms the crew as a board-certified hairstylist specializing in cuts and coloring while Juanita Salas is a licensed cosmetologist.
Together, they beautify clients with numerous services, including women?s and men?s haircuts, coloring treatments, and hair extensions. They also prep clients for special events, fashioning intricate gem-speckled updos for girls celebrating their quinceaneras or their Sweet 17.5 birthdays.
Some hair can go months without needing a cut, while other 'dos can barely last days. High Effects accommodates those latter locks with its BlownAway package, sessions of shampooing, conditioning, and customized blow-drying held once a week for one month. Adept with any type of men’s, women’s, and children’s hair, High Effects’ stylists can update looks with everything from simple bang trims to intricate bridal updos. For coloring services, they rely on Aveda products, whose sunflower, castor, and jojoba oils help maintain each strand's hue, condition, and shine.
Inside Vivaldi Salon Suites, all the coiffeurs are master stylists and master colorists, with an average of 10 years of experience. Along with the estheticians, make-up artists, and nail technicians, they are also their own bosses and set their own schedules and pamper guests from inside their own suites. The beauty entrepreneurs expertly dispense their mastery skills that include face-framing highlights, refreshing facials, permanent eyeliner applications, acrylic nails, and quickie tans without the need for the sun or a vat of melted pennies.
It begins with a facial massage with MMIV shave oil, creating a protective barrier and conditioning the skin with Vitamin E. Next, warm towels open pores, soften scruff, and relax muscles without the adverse and downright weird affects of a horse tranquilizer. Finally, hand-whipped MMIV shave cream coats jawlines, another product packed with Vitamin E as well as green tea. This process comprises just the preliminary steps for an Ultimate Shave at M.U.G. Men's Ultimate Grooming. Once faces are prepped, specially trained barbers shave with, and then against, the grain. Then, they wrap smooth faces in a cool towel before spreading on moisturizer like butter on a dry Thanksgiving turkey—but without Grams and Aunt Carol watching closely.
All of the MMIV products are exclusive to M.U.G. Its masterminds spent almost a decade formulating them specifically for the Ultimate Shave, making sure each held an ample amount of conditioning Vitamin E. The staff, which also cuts and colors hair, trusts in the products so fully that they'll give you a refund if the MMIV line doesn't deliver the closest shave since Napoleon bear-crawled away from Waterloo, sobbing into his epaulets.