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.
Inner Radiance Spa, a "Best of Groupon" in 2011, knows the key to achieving and maintaining healthy skin: treating it with non-toxic products. To that end, the specialists rely on organic products from the Hungarian Eminence Organic Skin Care line, which incorporates ingredients such as flowers, herbs, and fruits instead of harsh chemicals.
But the spa's earth-friendly approach doesn't just benefit faces—its commitment to sustainable practices includes using biodegradable cleaning supplies, recycling, and serving fair-trade tea. The business even utilizes a water filtration system that prevents staff from having to buy bottled water or squeeze a cactus till it cries. This green approach was spearheaded by founder Shaly Vassigh, who recalls her education at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and experience as a holistic skincare practitioner to offer spa treatments that nourish both the skin and the earth.
Although they may be in the business of enhancing exteriors, the team members at Foothills New Image know that it’s the relationship with their patients that really matters. Led by Dr. Stuart Hetrick, the staff includes two trained medical-laser technicians dedicated to educating guests about their treatment and guiding them through every step of their aesthetic journey. What's more, customers can expect to always work with the same person throughout their course of treatment, firmly establishing a relationship that allows the specialists to be honest with the client about the reality of their expected results.
Dr. Hetrick––who is always on site––relies on more than 20 years of Botox-injection experience as he plumps fine lines and fills crow’s feet with the FDA-approved solution. The centers aestheticians come armed with a Palomar StarLux laser that gently removes unwanted hair, smoothes skin's texture, and banishes surface veins, whereas skin can be further brightened and lightened with four types of chemical peels customized to each patient's skin type and desired results.
Within the homey, lavishly appointed confines of Tranquil Infusion, licensed aesthetician Erica and massage therapist Charles call upon their specialized training to beautify and relax their clients. Erica customizes facials to individual skin types and concerns, using both organic and medical-grade serums—including Image Skincare products—to alleviate everything from acne to aging. Diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, for instance, can mitigate lines and age spots, and Erica’s customized acne program helps eliminate blemishes with pharmaceutical-grade cleansers, manual extractions, and electrical currents designed to speed up healing and recharge burned-out Rudolph noses. While Erica works on skin, Charles stretches and kneads muscles and relaxes minds using craniosacral therapy, as well as sports, Swedish, and deep-tissue massage techniques. Clients can also opt for add-ons during their sessions, including clay masks and brown-sugar body scrubs.
The certified medical professionals at Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group turn back time with medical-grade cosmetic services. Dr. Lee Laris spearheads the campaign to create beautiful visages across the city. Experienced in hair restoration and cosmetic surgery, he oversees a number of procedures including face lifts, hair rejuvenation services, earlobe repair, and tattoo removal. For tattoo removal procedures, technicians use the newly FDA-approved PicoSure Laser to quickly remove even the toughest of colors. For a minimally invasive improvement, the doctor can also inject a dermal filler such as Botox or Juvederm into the skin, erasing lines and wrinkles around the face. Laser treatments, meanwhile, also erase sagging skin, leg hair, and regrettable tattoos, revealing the clear skin or forgotten Picasso painting underneath.
Dr. Kenneth Pettit has flourished in every corner of the medical world, from treating ailments as a family practitioner, urgent-care physician, and hospice provider to brightening outer beauty as the medical director for Luminescence Aesthetic Medicine. A member of both the American Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Pettit has appeared at or near the top of the Ahwatukee Foothills News's Top Doctor poll every year since 2007, landing in the top three in 2008 and 2009 and winning the crown outright in 2007 and 2010-13.
At Luminescence Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Pettit and his team preserve youthful complexions and figures using a blend of traditional spa services and advanced technology. Dermal-filler injections, body contouring, and laser treatments are among the many services and products provided.