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.
Vitality Medical's staff of Doctors and Nurse Practitioners help to reveal shapely figures with weight-loss programs and body-contouring treatments. Specialists listen with an understanding ear as they steer patients onto the proper treatment path, answer questions, and keep tabs on their progress. As the med spa's marquee treatment, the HCG weight-loss program revolves around injections of an all-natural fat-burning solution that seeks to fire up the metabolism, combating unwanted adipose with a combination of vitamins and microscopic trebuchets. Vein therapy, VelaShape body contouring, and laser hair-removal treatments perfect the skin that covered former curves as Botox and FotoFacial treatments forge more youthful complexions.
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.
Massage Haven's name is a bit deceiving. Though both locations make good on the haven part, neither limits its services to just massages. Inside the Peoria and Scottsdale retreats, expert staff oversee facials, waxes, and various other beauty-boosting treatments, including hand and foot scrubs. Still, due to their therapeutic and relaxing benefits, massages manage to rise to the top of the services list. The team—which includes more than 20 licensed therapists— is skilled in seven different types of massage, including Swedish, prenatal, and trigger point. And each session can be as short or as long as the patient needs; those looking for a quick pick-me-up can book a 30-minute express massage, while those looking for longer kneading or an inconspicuous place to nap can escape for a full two hours.
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.
"You Look Gorgeous" is the phrase aesthetician Nikki Nixon emblazons across the walls of her private treatment room to remind clients that her work only serves to polish and maintain their own natural beauty. Inside the tranquil space?stocked with Image, Rep?chage, and Dermalogica skincare products?Nixon works gently to wipe away imperfections including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne. The chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments Nixon performs baby the skin while delivering powerful smoothing benefits. A specialized PCA oxygen-trio facial brightens skin as powerful antioxidants purge toxins and stimulate circulation by hooking up miniature oxygen masks to each pore.