Sunlight isn't exactly a scarce commodity in Phoenix, but the certified spray-tan technicians at Phoenix Glow get their color from a different source. Their vegan and organic formula is free of parabens, harsh fragrances, and, of course, UV rays. It's also fully customizable, so you can get a tan that exactly matches your skin type and preferences. But that's only the beginning in terms of customization; add shimmering golden drops to your solution, or spike it with a yummy scent such as "pineapple" or "success."
Convenience comes first at Celebrity Tanning, where a plethora of metro locations, extended hours, and a large lineup of tanning equipment ensure clients can achieve a sun-kissed glow with minimum fuss. Four tiers of UV beds offer escalating amenities that add to the comfort and efficacy of tanning sessions, incorporating extra facial tanners, aromatherapy, MP3 hookups, and inspirational posters of famous suns from other galaxies. For more immediate results, the salon’s automated Mystic Tan booth sends sweeping jets of misted bronzer over bodies to create a streak-free tan that lasts 7–10 days after one 60-second session. The staff of tanning specialists can help customers choose the right type of session for their skin or budget, answering any questions that may come up. Tan-prolonging lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and California Tan are also available to enhance the depth and duration of a tan without equipping clothes with UVA bulbs.
As a child, Dannielli Marcelino never wanted to be a princess?she aimed straight for the title of queen. Her visits to Brazil's many salons and spas drew her attention to the meticulous waxers, whose dexterity and knack for imparting confidence resonated with her and inspired her to become an expert in their delicate art. After 15 years as a licensed aesthetician and laser technician, Dannielli has cemented that reputation at her business, Rio Wax Salon, where she is known as the Queen of Waxing.
Although deftness is an essential part of her success, Dannielli knows that the breeziest Brazilian and bikini waxes require more than seasoned hands. She has developed an exclusive formula?part hard wax, part royal pink wax, and part honey wax?to make hair removal virtually painless.
Each licensed aesthetician at the salon can deliver a quick and comfortable waxing experience, since each is trained by Dannielli herself. All waxing services adhere to the spa's strict no-double-dipping policy, meaning that no spatula ever re-enters a pot of wax, ensuring a safe and hygienic service for each new client.
Attitude plays another role, and Dannielli was praised for her calming warmth by AzCentral.com's Best, in which Rio Wax Salon won Best Place for a Bikini Wax in 2011. Her royal standing has also led to multiple appearances in media outlets such as Good Morning Arizona and Perfectify magazine.
Rio Wax Salon's licensed aestheticians are not exclusively waxers, however. They perform a range of beauty and wellness treatments in their verdant garden getaway, including laser hair removal, custom facials, and massages. To further boost their skin's beach-ready look or prepare for an office swimsuit competition, clients can step into a VersaSpa sunless tanning booth or browse a selection of sultry bikinis Dannielli has brought from Brazil.
Jessica, the sole aesthetician at JT Aesthetics, redefines and revamps her clients' appearances with waxing, tanning, eyelash treatments, and facial services. Minimalistic decor and earth-toned walls fill the space, and organic Rhonda Allison skincare products fill the shelves before being used during facials and chemical peels. Jessica specializes in hair removal and applies a gentle, all-natural wax that doubles as a teller that checks every hair's withdrawal slip. Spa-goers can also reward their skin with a healthy, glowing tan that uses an organic airbrush spray-tanning solution. Jessica remains dedicated to her craft by attending continuing-education courses in Phoenix, LA, and the Fountain of Youth.