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.
Licensed aesthetician Leslie VanderBeek makes her professional home at Advanced Skin Care Solutions, where she implements beauty services that keep clients relaxed and recharged on the inside and out. After a complimentary consultation, VanderBeek can perform one of many personally tailored skin-rejuvenation services, concocting facials for men, women, and teens, or treating aging or damaged exteriors with effective Jessner chemical peels. Using her SofTap certification, VanderBeek bestows visages with a more abiding beauty solution through permanent-makeup treatments for the eyes, lips, or gills.
Skin Sultry has been helping clients flaunt healthy, beautiful skin for more than 15 years. Here, blueberries, oranges, and pumpkins stray from their standard jobs as healthy snacks and instead play a role in nourishing facial treatments. In blueberry bliss facials, for example, blueberries help brighten, exfoliate, and soften skin thanks to their potent antioxidants. Meanwhile, while some treatments rely on the nourishing power of vitamins and minerals, others rely on science for their skin-boosting prowess. Microcurrent facelifts use electricity to stimulate and tone facial muscles and re-set stopped internal clocks, while ultrasonic cavitation treatments help break down fat cells and flush out their contents for a slimmer, tighter physique. In addition to facial and body treatments, Skin Sultry can also enhance features with permanent makeup or highlight curves with non-toxic airbrush spray tans that impart a safe, long-lasting glow.
Elizabeth Trevino, licensed aesthetician and skincare educator, polishes her patrons’ appearances with facials, body waxing, and eyelash-extension services. Specializing in Xtreme eyelash extensions, Trevino carefully selects varying lengths and thicknesses of faux lashes to blend seamlessly with natural sets, bonding them lash by lash to create volume and length. Water-resistant Xtreme lashes hug lids for up to six weeks of mascara-free winking, eventually shedding from natural lashes during their growth cycle or after riding a motorcycle over a bonfire. During skin-treatment sessions, Trevino educates clients about skin types and proper care while smoothing faces with brightening microdermabrasion sessions, moisturizing hydra facials, and pumpkin peels that brighten expressions more effectively than dipping one’s face in wood varnish.
Helmed by Tad Caldwell, a world traveler with a penchant for punk style, Hair Pollution's team includes a Bumble and bumble educator, a graduate of Paul Mitchell The School, and eight other skilled stylists. In keeping with the salon's funky ambiance—which welcomes the curious gazes of passersby—graffiti-adorned walls support a full-size yellow car with blue-and-orange flames and an art boutique showcases work produced by local artists. When the stylists aren't installing extensions, tinting locks with primary colors, or crafting dreadlocks, they stay busy by traveling to hair clinics and shows around the globe and by hosting regular hair and fashion shows, where DJs, models, designers, photographers, extreme needlepointers, and other artistic types come together for a cause.