Lisa Contreras loves sparkle. The founder of Smudges Body Boutique specializes in making you shimmer, using glitter, and rhinestones. In other services, the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics graduate turns her focus to producing an inner twinkle through peels, all over body waxing, collagen induction dermaneedle facials, and all-natural facials.
Renowned scalp architects Paul Faulconer and Raul Gallegos reshape tresses, cutting at precise angles and granting flattering hues through sulfate-free products and Matrix colorants. Wisps of hair flutter down to the marble floors, leaving only sleek modern styles on the heads above, which rest against minimalist leather thrones like the rulers of post-apocalyptic motorcycle kingdoms. Smoky walls provide a muted backdrop for lock-shearing and styling as rich Matrix highlights enhance manes.
The physicians, aestheticians, laser technicians, and registered nurses at Skin Care of Arizona are skilled at tightening and smoothing nearly every inch of the body. Under the guidance of a board-certified physician, they reduce wrinkles with dermal fillers such as Botox and Dysport, medical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and facials or erode cellulite deposits with laser-cellulite massages, slimming body wraps, and other body-contouring treatments. They can also help melt away pounds with special diet plans and B12 shots.
Sometimes, focusing on yourself can be a good thing. That's why at Salon Vanity'Z, it's all about you, from the smile you receive at the door to the beautification you get after settling in. It might be a Brazilian blowout, shellac manicure, or pink and white acrylic nails. The staff have become pros at all of these services?not to mention creating a the welcoming atmosphere?as Salon Vanity'Z has grown to three locations.
The skincare experts at Perma Beauty Works customize facial treatments to suit any skin concern. Many of their services make use of the latest innovations, such as permanent makeup, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion treatments, and skin needling. But they also provide more traditional treatments for visages, such as facials, peels, and waxing services. To complement these facial services, Perma Beauty Works also offers deep-tissue or therapeutic massages.
A licensed aesthetician of 15 years with spa and medical experience?she worked with The Skin and Cancer Center of Arizona?and a published author, Kriss of AudGirl Aesthetics takes a combined clinical and natural approach to skin care. That means she uses botanicals and pharmaceutical-grade products?think imported French white clay, Dead Sea minerals, and PCA peels?to remedy her clients' blemishes. Customization is at the heart of the work she does; during every one of her facials, Kriss will customize a medley of serums and masks to address her clients' specific needs.
Her facials themselves are versatile and wide reaching. Kriss offers general oxygen and European facials as well as specialized treatments such as the geisha facial, which draws on ancient methods once used by Kabuki dancers and re-popularized by Oprah. Her pregnancy microdermabrasion facial is designed to address the particular issues that arise from the wear and tear from balancing baby books on one's belly.