Aesthetician Ann Casillo understands the difficulties of living in a desert clime. Dry air, extreme temperatures, and dating cacti all take their toll on the complexion. At her new location in North Scottsdale, her signature facials work to reverse this damage with rejuvenating ingredients and pampering add-ons. Natural solutions sourced from pumpkin and fruit coax out a healthy glow, and more advanced LED lights and exfoliating procedures leave skin refreshed. Ann also sells products by Skin Script to help clients continue the beautifying process at home.
V’s Barbershop and Shoeshine harkens back to the good old days with hot lather and straight razor shaves. The Arcadia storefront of the Phoenix based franchise is set-up like an upscale man cave, complete with TVs at each station. Barbers wear classic white jackets, while customers are draped in burgundy logo capes, and the gleaming black-and-white tile floor keeps the yester-year theme going strong. The services are luxury, from classic haircuts, to mustache trims, facials, clay masks and face massages, while a Big Day package is perfect for grooms, and includes a shampoo and hair cut, straight razor shave, shoeshine, complimentary cigar and optional facial and face massage.
If you wanted to get your hair highlighted and find a trendy top for a night out, you might think you'd have to go to two different establishments. But patrons of Ellaments Salon & Boutique know that's not the case. The beauty haven pulls double duty by pampering visitors with salon and spa services, while also stocking a carefully curated selection of apparel and accessories. Clients can settle into the welcoming confines for a new haircut, defy nature itself with laser hair-removal treatments, and peruse sparkling rings and bold graphic tees.
NV Hair Studio is many things at once. For some patrons, it's a trendy hair studio, where stylists sculpt elegant up-dos and install full weaves. For others, it's a relaxing day spa where aestheticians perform facials designed to address issues ranging from wrinkles to acne. And for male clients, NV Hair Studio harkens back to the classic barbershops of yore, treating gents to the types of hot lather shaves and guy-friendly manicures once enjoyed by cowboys in the old west.
It begins with a facial massage with MMIV shave oil, creating a protective barrier and conditioning the skin with Vitamin E. Next, warm towels open pores, soften scruff, and relax muscles without the adverse and downright weird affects of a horse tranquilizer. Finally, hand-whipped MMIV shave cream coats jawlines, another product packed with Vitamin E as well as green tea. This process comprises just the preliminary steps for an Ultimate Shave at M.U.G. Men's Ultimate Grooming. Once faces are prepped, specially trained barbers shave with, and then against, the grain. Then, they wrap smooth faces in a cool towel before spreading on moisturizer like butter on a dry Thanksgiving turkey—but without Grams and Aunt Carol watching closely.
All of the MMIV products are exclusive to M.U.G. Its masterminds spent almost a decade formulating them specifically for the Ultimate Shave, making sure each held an ample amount of conditioning Vitamin E. The staff, which also cuts and colors hair, trusts in the products so fully that they'll give you a refund if the MMIV line doesn't deliver the closest shave since Napoleon bear-crawled away from Waterloo, sobbing into his epaulets.
The staff at All Styles are experts in all methods of pampering. Stylists perform all manner of hair services from cuts to perms to coloring. Along with haircare, stylists also remove unwanted hair from brows, chins, lips, and the face by deftly applying wax.