At the mother-daughter-owned Primp and Blow: A Blow Dry Bar, stylists focus on a single goal: speedily making over customers? hair and makeup in an upscale, scissor-free salon setting. Stylists focus their services around blowouts, mastering the art of transforming wet strands into pin-straight 'dos, big curls, or the flirtatious ?Scottsdale ponytail.? Products from Bumble and Bumble or Moroccanoil seal in styles, which can last for days or until clients attempt to brush their hair with a cotton-candy spinner. Cosmetologists wield equally effective serums from brands such as Rain and La Bella Donna?two lines of organic mineral makeup.
Rather than getting hair styled only alongside a clip or before a fancy occasion, these fashion-forward stylists reason that everyday events call for a polished look, be it a meeting, big date, or highly publicized nap. Primp and Blow has grabbed local buzz from publications such as AZFoothills.com?for which a writer declared, ?I tried Primp and Blow for the first time on New Years Eve and was amazed with my look. In with a baseball cap and oversized shades and out looking, and feeling, red carpet ready.? The overwhelming positive reviews helped the owners to open a second location. Both salons reflect the glamorous, everyday kind of luxury the team hopes to deliver, enhancing customer experiences with digital magazines on iPads and the glow of chandeliers.
The New York City subway sign tacked up on the red brick wall tells visitors that they’ve finally arrived at Yankee Stadium. But instead of ballpark peanut shells, the ground is covered with locks of hair, and outside the Brooklyn Barbershop, New York City's skyscrapers have been replaced with the palmetto-fringed streets of central Phoenix.
Given the barbershop’s New York state of being, it comes as no surprise that the owners learned their trade as second-generation barbers in one of Brooklyn’s iconic barbershops before heading west. Now, they execute their combination of no-nonsense snips and fashion-conscious cuts in Phoenix. Specializing in men’s haircuts, the barbers deftly wield straight razors to spice up hair with cutting edge designs and amateur cartography. They also practice the art of the old-fashioned straight-razor shave, updated for modern stubble with a tea-tree infused hot-towel treatment and complimentary drinks on the weekend.
Inside Devine's Salon Spa, clients aren't greeted with the thick chemical odor of formaldehyde, ammonia, or some laboratory's version of lavender. What they do smell are natural, aromatic botanicals wafting from a line of Aveda products. The team of stylists and aestheticians utilize these products throughout their full menu of men's and women's haircuts, facials, and body treatments, including complementary Aveda sensory rituals designed to put stressed minds and bodies at ease. And since Aveda products are manufactured with environmentally friendly wind power, it's not unusual for guests to emerge from Devine's looking and feeling beautified, and greeted with a hug from a tree.
Salon 1219?s stylists wield their scissors and dyes in pursuit of each client?s own vision for their hair, from classic, conservative cuts to full-blown rock-star looks and anything in between. To give their styling and coloring services an edge, stylists each select their favorite products, such as Pravana, Neuma, Kevin Murphy, and Schwarzkopf. The salon?s vibe inspires current, creative looks, with a sunflower-yellow couch providing a dash of colorful relief against the consistently black-and-white interior. Local artwork punctuates the landscape, and clients can play ?Guess What Species This Periodical is About? when they open up People magazine.
The talented and friendly team at R Salon aims to exceed client expectations as it performs transformative treatments?including hair services, massages, facials, and nailcare. Stylists nourish hair with products from top names such as Moroccan Oil and Alterna as they edge fringe into trendy asymmetrical cuts and pull off custom color treatments, enriching natural shades, or enhancing them with cheetah spots. The salon's loft-style space is designed to evoke an edgy New York vibe, complete with electric-blue furniture, lime-green walls, nightly performances of Cats, and a snack bar that keeps customers comfortably hydrated with refreshments.
As an Aveda salon, Salon Embellish amasses nourishing, plant-based Aveda products to fuel each of its beauty services. Natural and aromatic essential oils help therapists? fingers glide over sore muscles during massage sessions, which can incorporate gentle or intense pressure, depending on the client?s needs. Gentle Aveda dyes maintain hair health during color treatments, and stylists can also repair previous damage by snipping off split ends or applying a restorative hair mask. Skin soaks up nutrients during a range of facial and body treatments, including a back facial that can make it look like you don?t even have a face on your back.