Par Exsalonce Salon & Spa CityScape coddles appendages with an array of luxurious manicures and pedicures in a vibrant, sunlit atmosphere. Presiding nail technician Vicki calls upon 25 years of experience to wrangle cuticles down to size and whittle nails into uniform squares or ovals. Each one-hour appointment concludes with an even application of polish to complement one’s unique style or favorite Gerhard Richter color chart. A vivid blue wall flanks the nail salon's cushioned manicure seats, and pristine white basins stand poised to receive feet beneath tufted pedicure chairs.
Step in to Salon D’Shayn for all manner of beautifying procedures, from Brazilian waxes to eyelash tinting and more. This funky Phoenix space provides facials, anti-aging treatments and – just for the men – old fashioned warm lather straight razor shaves, complete with scalp massage to round out the pampering. In a friendly touch, drinks and snacks are offered to guests waiting to be seated, and it’s not uncommon to see someone enjoying an ice cold beer with his or her manicure. Keeping the art theme alive and well, the relaxed ambience at Salon D’Shayn features hip music, installations by local artists and a run of teal banquettes, Asian embroidered pillows and a gold ceiling shimmering with pendant lights.
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.
As an Aveda salon, Salon Embellish amasses nourishing, plant-based Aveda products to fuel each of its beauty services. Natural and aromatic essential oils help therapists’ fingers glide over sore muscles during massage sessions, which can incorporate gentle or intense pressure, depending on the client’s needs. Gentle Aveda dyes maintain hair health during color treatments, and stylists can also repair previous damage by snipping off split ends or applying a restorative hair mask. Skin soaks up nutrients during a range of facial and body treatments, including a back facial that can make it look like you don’t even have a face on your back.
When was the last time you actually had a good time getting your hair done? We appreciate our clients and enjoy coming to work to do what we love. No high dollar add ons, pretentious atmosphere or uncomfortable surroundings. Just good values and good times here at Swank.