What do neuroscience and beauty have in common? Park Avenue Blow Dry and Beauty Bar’s owner, Holli Christensen, marks both as career paths she’s conquered. After earning her master's degree at King’s College in London, the research scientist decided to ditch the lab coat and set her sights on cracking the beauty formula. Her first business––Kensington Makeup Artists––became a booming success, delivering on-location wedding makeup and hair for more than 150 brides and at least one confused catering assistant per year. Not only was she named one of _Phoenix Business Journal_’s Top Forty Under 40 in 2011, but she also found the inspiration to open Park Avenue as a permanent hub for clients who needed everyday services such as updos, highlights, makeup, and waxing. Today, Holli still caters to on-the-go beauty seekers by offering 30-minute mini facials or express blowouts. Those with more leisurely schedules can take their time choosing from six types of eyelash extensions that last anywhere from one night to six weeks.
With a station stocked with Bumble and bumble, Kérastase, and Pureology products, Amy has the aesthetic world at her fingertips at Leidan Mitchell Salon & Spa. The dedicated hairstylist and colorist tackles everything from cuts and updos to specialty services, including hair extensions and keratin straightening treatments. She ribbons locks with luminous highlights and offers corrective color for clients fooled into thinking highlighters can create highlights. After Amy transforms tresses, clients can see one of the salon’s other talented beauty experts for a manicure, facial, or seven types of massage.
With a stay at Royal Palms Resort and Spa - Destination Hotels & Resorts in Phoenix (Camelback East), you'll be minutes from Shemer Art Center and close to Camelback Mountain. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Scottsdale Fashion Square and Scottsdale Waterfront.
Make yourself at home in one of the 119 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.
At Movement Restoration, massage therapists seek to do exactly what the practice's name describes: restore mobility to stress-stiffened limbs and backs. They do this by not only soothing tense muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massage modalities but also enhancing the experience with specialty treatments. Hot and cool stones join forces during LaStone therapy, helping to stimulate and relax the circulatory system better than a time-sensitive email sung in Gregorian chants. Thai massage incorporates yoga, gentle stretching, and rocking to liberate stubborn knots.
The licensed massage therapists at Therapeutic Massage believe the body is capable of healing itself—it just needs little prodding. That's why they dole out Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage customized to the needs of each client. In addition to therapeutic healing, massage sessions can alleviate pain, reduce stress, and prep digits for an upcoming speed-dial competition.