When Tiffany Lobdell says she thinks of hair as a canvas, she means it quite literally. Color is one of her specialties, and many of her finished looks borrow hues that would blend right into a painting. She's used the ombre technique to blend turquoise into royal blue, streaked a fauxhawk with yellow and green, and created a highlighted effect with various shades of fuchsia. In that spirit, she also loves accentuating her clients' hair with accessories such as feather extensions and hair bling.
But going bold isn't her only forte. She also works with traditional colors, and uses client consultations to help clients determine which haircuts will work best with their features and personalities. For special occasions, she can do makeup applications and elegant, elaborate updos with the help of singing mice and sparrows.
Redken-trained stylist Jennifer Holden always gives 110%. This means she does more than merely cut her clients' hair??she helps create a one-of-a-kind style tailored to each person's lifestyle and look. This includes giving careful consideration to what's working (or not) with the client's current style and taking into account factors such as how much time the they can give to styling each morning or how often they charter a speedboat to work. Along with cutting and styling, Jennifer also specializes in hair coloring, and has created stunning up-dos for groups preparing for prom, weddings, or fashion shows.
The staffers at Absolutely Chic Day Spa believe in flower power. Their flower-essence treatment, which can be tacked onto any of their other services, begins with a sip of flower-infused water, incorporates plant-based serums, and ends with a piece of dark chocolate that?s also infused with blossoms. The treatment is designed to add an extra dose of calm to the spa?s specialty treatments, which include therapeutic massages, custom facials, acne treatments, and anti-aging skincare?such as bubble baths in which the bubbles are from gum. They also use LED lights to stimulate cell renewal and possibly impart younger-looking skin. And they operate therapeutic cold lasers to soothe inflamed muscles.
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.
Located in the luxurious West 6 Towers near ASU, Angela Colson crafts clients' looks with her hair styling and color expertise. Drawing on an intrinsic knowledge of color, texture, thickness, and fashion, Angela works with her clients to sculpt tresses to their distinct needs. Extensions, Brazilian blowouts, and scalp massages are also available, as well as hair-removing wax services.
Bloom Salon's diverse, experienced team of stylists and beauty techs led by husband-wife team Scott and Tricia Young performs beauty services in a serene 3,000-square-foot facility. Team standouts include Brandy Hendricks, who has been clipping coifs for 18 years, and Samantha Young, a member of Scott’s family of hairdressers. In addition to expertly executed cut and color services, stylists accent manes with hair extensions and tame unruly head gardens with keratin smoothing treatments. Nail tech April Marhsall adorns fingers with polish, shellac polish, or acrylic nails, and therapist Lydia McDonald helps to relieve tension during deep-tissue, Swedish, or stone massages, untangling knots as quickly and efficiently as a blindfolded Eagle Scout.