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.
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.
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.
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.
It's hard to imagine the styles at Scissors Rox Paper ever falling behind the times, since the salon is led by experienced owners who continue to train at Bumble and bumble University in New York City. There, they absorb techniques for not only cutting and styling, but also developing texture and other effects, and they learn the strengths of the Bumble and bumble products they use during services. Though the stylists take their education seriously, the salon itself is fun: like a full-contact finger-painting class, the interior is splashed with bold chartreuse, canary, and periwinkle hues.