The eponymous rituals of Salon Rituals seem simple enough. Staff members speak with each client and assesses what defines them, from face shape and skin type to hair texture, sense of style, and dictionary of choice. Then they unleash their font of Aveda-backed knowledge to color hair, perform facials, or teach clients how to apply their own makeup for a flawless style.
Half a dozen facials and plenty of waxing treatments are the bread and butter of The Best Little Spa, where licensed aestheticians care for their clients' complexions in a relaxed atmosphere. The team spends around 60 minutes per facial, cleansing and steaming skin during the European treatment or combating acne and abandoned whack-a-mole holes with the high-frequency Blemish Blaster facial. Diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands, meanwhile, work to buff away age spots and shrink pores. The staff members can embellish any facial with add-ons such as collagen masks. They also make way for tiny condos on the skin by waxing an array of body areas.
As a second-generation hairstylist, Chardai has been immersed in salon culture since she was a young girl. She may have picked up tricks of the trade from her mom, but she also integrated her own love of art and color into her repertoire, resulting in her passion for hair design. At Chardai’s Hair, her talents and vision come alive.
Every service, from straightening systems to demi-coloring to haircuts, bear the signature of the salon’s mission: to help clients reinvent themselves with glamorous new hairstyles. The stylists also offers select treatments designed to target specific problems. For instance, hot-towel treatments work to make dull hair shine, reconstructing treatments strengthen hair, and light-therapy treatments address hair loss, acting as a light-house beam to guide missing strands back home.
Chardai has also put her talents to work in supporting charitable organizations such as Feed the Hungry and Cut it Out, and has styled locks at fashion shows that have benefited the less fortunate.
From her room in Salon3121, Beautiful Skin and Nails owner Vicky DeNero taps into more than 15 years of experience to groom nails and refresh faces with custom treatments. Two spa pedicure chairs are framed by shelves of polish from brands such as Chanel and more than 200 gel and polish colors. DeNero treats toes to pedicures and files nails into a square, round, or city skyline shapes during signature manicures.
On the other side of the room, spa-goers can recline on a treatment table where DeNero arrives armed with Skin Script, Skin Accents, and PCA Skin products, prepared to brighten complexions with an assortment of facials enhanced by blueberry, lemon, and pomegranate. Clients can opt for skin-type-specific facials or choose to enhance treatments with a 24-karat gold collagen mask, dermaplaning session, or eyelash perm.
It’s easy to feel pretty in a space as gorgeous as Ide Mania’s. This luxe salon compliments its beautifying patrons with an earth tone color scheme accented with shades of lime, lemon and wood, while giving off a big city vibe that’s backed up with views of high-rise offices through expansive windows. The fashionable but friendly staff is skilled with dramatic up-dos, highlights or lowlights, dimensional coloring and specialties like a tourmaline charged radiance facial. Regulars like the salon for the basics, such as trims, blowouts or underarm waxing, but also for the full treatments, including wedding make-up applications. Special occasion sessions at Ide Mania are made all the more unique thanks to its beautiful location, exemplary space and top-notch service.
For half a century, Classic Beauty College has trained stylists-in-the-making. Combining theoretical and practical lessons, the school’s experienced instructors help students pass the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology Examination while giving them real-life salon experience. Student stylists use Paul Mitchell and Goldwell products to beautify clients with services such as cuts, color, and perms, and they tend to nails and skin with indulgent treatments and supervision by a licensed cosmetology instructor.