Chateau Cheveux’s resident nail technician, Tawanda Johnson-Gray, outfits fingertips with sparkling swatches of polish and keeps cuticles meticulously neat. With excellent brushwork, Tawanda tops off her manicures and pedicures with a range of polishes, including French tips and elaborate designs, examples of which can be ogled here.
After stepping into 20 Volume Salon & Spa, the front desk?s river-rock background immediately foreshadows a relaxing day of pampering. At the 2,600-square-foot Aveda Concept establishment, visitors can unload their stresses in the guest lounge or on the outdoor patio before their appointments. Clients look into the large, plum-framed mirrors at each of the salon area?s 11 styling stations, where they can watch as a stylist renovates their hair with precision cuts, classic Aveda scalp treatments, coloring, and updos. Inside 20 Volume?s private treatment areas, patrons achieve a movie star appearance with complexion-balancing Enbrightenment facials, rosemary-mint body wraps, and sparkles meticulously installed into their smiles.
A spa is never greater than the sum of its parts. It takes a team of aestheticians, massage therapists, and stylists to carry out the services that keep clients beautiful, relaxed, and healthy. At Fuzion Skin & Body, this truth reflects the staff's belief in a holistic, integrated approach?making each service as much about wellness as beauty. The spa?s facials, for example, improve both the health and appearance of skin with custom cleansing, exfoliation, and masks, while sessions of reiki, reflexology, and other body treatments help balance energy and remove toxins. Of course, Fuzion Skin & Body offers purely aesthetic services such as sugaring, too, promoting wellness by helping clients avoid the impulse to cover their bodies with glitter glue.
When the Phoenix New Times consulted Rambha Singh for an article on the techniques behind brow threading, they saw first-hand why her nickname is "magic hands." "I look at my client just like an artist," she told them, and with more than two decades worth of experience to back her up, it seems like an appropriate comparison. Wielding a thin, 100% cotton thread in a double-strand formation, she maneuvers across the brows, upper lip, or other area of the face with steady hands, removing each unwanted hair at the root.
Singh and her team tend to clients in search of threading, hairstyling, skin care, massages, and nail services in the four well-appointed suites that make up Rambha Day Spa & Salon. Like Singh, the stylists pack years of experience into their tool-chests, each boasting more than 10 years behind a stylists' chair. A couples' treatment room welcomes pairs for simultaneous spa outings, while vents above nail treatment areas make sure that the aroma of polish doesn't linger.