A licensed aesthetician of 15 years with spa and medical experience?she worked with The Skin and Cancer Center of Arizona?and a published author, Kriss of AudGirl Aesthetics takes a combined clinical and natural approach to skin care. That means she uses botanicals and pharmaceutical-grade products?think imported French white clay, Dead Sea minerals, and PCA peels?to remedy her clients' blemishes. Customization is at the heart of the work she does; during every one of her facials, Kriss will customize a medley of serums and masks to address her clients' specific needs.
Her facials themselves are versatile and wide reaching. Kriss offers general oxygen and European facials as well as specialized treatments such as the geisha facial, which draws on ancient methods once used by Kabuki dancers and re-popularized by Oprah. Her pregnancy microdermabrasion facial is designed to address the particular issues that arise from the wear and tear from balancing baby books on one's belly.
The sound of a glass-wall waterfall lends a zen-like feel to Compliments at A Hilton Salon & Spa. Inside, a team of aestheticians, stylists, and massage therapists stands ready to pamper and polish. Stylists call upon the knowledge gleaned from ongoing monthly training sessions as they craft custom looks with cuts and coloring treatments. Technicians point the way toward pipeless, sanitized whirlpool tubs and heated massage chairs where manicures, microdermabrasion treatments, and other skincare services vivify complexions. The spa also offers airbrush tanning and waxing, as well as extended evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Named after owner and stylist Alison Hilton, the boutique is affiliated neither with Hilton Hotels and Resorts nor World War II?code-breaking mathematician Peter John Hilton
ProTan Spa's tanning systems foster glowing complexions amid a highly sanitized salon, which lines its walls with California Tan, Designer Skin, and Australian Gold lotions. Staffers help clients outline an individualized tan plan, which determines the ideal combination of time in tanning beds and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths so that clients can achieve their envisioned color without having to swallow the tint knob of an old television. ProTan Spa also houses a red-light-therapy capsule that resuscitates waning skin by stimulating collagen, and the center swaddles clients in the heated silicone pads of infrared body wraps designed to make calories sizzle.
Inside Devine's Salon Spa, clients aren't greeted with the thick chemical odor of formaldehyde, ammonia, or some laboratory's version of lavender. What they do smell are natural, aromatic botanicals wafting from a line of Aveda products. The team of stylists and aestheticians utilize these products throughout their full menu of men's and women's haircuts, facials, and body treatments, including complementary Aveda sensory rituals designed to put stressed minds and bodies at ease. And since Aveda products are manufactured with environmentally friendly wind power, it's not unusual for guests to emerge from Devine's looking and feeling beautified, and greeted with a hug from a tree.
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.
Mitti Arabella Davis, a licensed aesthetician, founded Arabella's Total Skin Care in 2005. Today, she polishes her clients with services that combat skin damage wrought by father time and his moody cousin, the environment. Arabella's microdermabrasion and chemical peels launch deep attacks at enlarged pores and uneven pigmentation, while a variety of facials take a gentler approach. Her signature oxygenation facial provides an especially delicate caress, drawing oxygen to the skin's surface to produce a warm and radiant glow. Waxing, makeup artistry, and eyelash extensions are the finishing touches on her service menu's blushing visage.