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 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.
It's hard to imagine the styles at Scissors Rox Paper ever falling behind the times, since the salon is led by experienced owners who continue to train at Bumble and bumble University in New York City. There, they absorb techniques for not only cutting and styling, but also developing texture and other effects, and they learn the strengths of the Bumble and bumble products they use during services. Though the stylists take their education seriously, the salon itself is fun: like a full-contact finger-painting class, the interior is splashed with bold chartreuse, canary, and periwinkle hues.
A lighthearted personality and meticulousness are good traits to look for in an aesthetician, especially when their specialty is Brazilian waxing. D'Lisa Shayn's depilation skills and friendly bedside manner earned her the Critics' Picks title of Best Waxer and many a loyal client.
When it comes to the hair on your head, there are skilled stylists in the studio on staff that are experienced in the latest colors and cuts. They can create glamorous updos for weddings or understated downdos for proms in rooms with low ceilings.
With botanical Aveda products and a deep knowledge of hairstyling techniques, the stylists at Distinctive Salon And Spa create new looks and maintain established ones. They trim away split ends into polished cuts, infuse tresses with rich color, and add interest with treatments such as chic balayage highlights. Likewise, the salon's makeup artists craft their own masterpieces by enhancing facial features with paraben-free and mineral-based cosmetics, just like the ones Leonardo da Vinci used to paint the Mona Lisa's sister, Maura.
Like the mythical bird that rises from the ashes, so too do elegant strands rise from bleak hairdos at The Phoenix Studio. Under the care of a trio of hairstylists and nail artists, clients refresh their manes with cut and color services, remove unwanted hair with waxing, and sharpen nail edges to curtail the exorbitant letter-opener budget at the office. Products from Redken, Pureology, OPI, and Rusk add a flawless touch to beauty transformations.