A training facility for pamper proficients, Aveda Institute Provo educates future scissor-wielders and skin-coddlers, while providing professional services at discounted prices. Student stylists practice their craft as they cut ($10), color ($30–$35) and trade stock options with fearless follicles. The botanical hair and scalp treatment rewards heroic heads with an intensive conditioning treatment to repair strands, and massages deserving scalps, necks, and shoulders ($25). Following treatment, a simple style shows off the results, while a hand massage prepares paws for comb handling and thumbs-upping.
Sailors contemplate many things when crossing the Atlantic?the constellations in the sky, the capricious nature of the winds, and how to build one of the most dynamic family-fun centers in Utah. An unlikely beginning, but that's how things started for Provo Beach, as one of its founders envisioned the more than 50,000-square-foot indoor recreation center on a transatlantic sail.
Today, guests of all ages enjoy 12 activities, from a ropes course suspended 32 feet above the ground to a bowling alley sporting gleaming lanes and four large flat-screen TVs. The indoor Flowrider gives guests a taste of surfing or boogie boarding, propelling a continual flow of water up a wave-shaped bank. In addition to these attractions, the resort hosts special events such as Tuesday-night karaoke and the Wild Wonders Animal Show, which regales guests with creatures from tortoises to hedgehogs who also sing karaoke. Between activities, guests can refuel at the caf? and ice-cream shop.
Highly trained mane charmer Whitney Phillips molds tresses into eye-catching coifs with products from Paul Mitchell and The Color. During a 45-minute cut and conditioning treatment, Whitney refashions head threads, infuses hair with silky conditioner, and meticulously glues together split ends, leaving clients with smooth, shiny locks of keratin. The three-hour highlight and style accentuates scalp canopies with strategically placed streaks of brilliant color, showcasing the best qualities of any new haircut. Though today's deal covers the cost of a half-head's worth of highlights, customers may upgrade to a full head treatment for an additional $55 or a bag of magic beans and an expertly crafted tale.
An educator at Paul Mitchell The School, master stylist Giovanni Scott leads a team of skilled hairstylists and specializes in cutting, texturing, and hair extensions. The full-service salon offers a menu of services that includes haircuts for women and men, color and texture treatments, and facial waxing and threading. A nail specialist is available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to perform manicures and pedicures with OPI and China Glaze products, as well as to show patrons how to properly trim nails with the aid of a ceiling fan.
Provo native Dr. Richard Stone has been practicing dermatology in the Beehive State for more than three decades, treating skincare concerns, both medical and aesthetic. He and his team combat acne, eczema, and psoriasis and screen for cancer during regular checkups. The team members employ Fraxel lasers to zap wrinkles and promote cell renewal and remove body hair with Alma lasers. Beauty injections plump up thinned features or smooth out fine lines across the forehead or around the eyes or mouth.
Renaissance Academie Hair Design and Esthetics benefits both its students and its surrounding community. Those who enroll to study cosmetology or aesthetics get hands-on training in the school's salon or spa. And, once students have acquired the skills, locals serve as their clients. Instructors provide expert supervision as students perform haircuts, facials, nailcare, and waxing.