Janice Stark beamed as she cut the bright-pink ribbon at Salon DeLuxe’s 10-year anniversary party. She had worked tirelessly to get to this important day—honing her skill as a stylist over the course of 46 years, constantly studying up on the latest innovations in the industry, and going to great lengths to ensure first-time guests became regular visitors. When discussing her success with reporters from the Rio Rancho Observer, Janice attributed it to “old-fashioned” customer service, saying, "you need to have people come in and feel comfortable so that when they come back, they feel at home."
Today, Janice’s efforts continue to pay off, and her brightly lit salon bustles with devoted clients and a staff of all-star stylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians. The beauty team performs a sweeping array of aesthetic services while armed with advanced styling tools and products from Redken, Dermalogica, and Brazilian Blowout. In addition to their repertoire of beautifying services, staffers keep daily stress at bay with an array of spa treatments, including massages and lymphatic-drainage therapy. To ensure their clients are as comfortable as possible, they serve complimentary beverages and recite nursery rhymes before tucking guests into massage beds.
Callas Beauty Institute grooms future future aestheticians, nail technicians, make-up artists, and cosmetologists with hands-on classes led by seasoned stylists. To practice new techniques and give mannequin hair time to regrow, hair-academy students snip and style guests? locks, transforming 'dos into newly colored coifs or delicately permed curls. The skincare academy?s practitioners pamper faces with noninvasive beautifying treatments, sloughing away unwanted skin during a microdermabrasion or enhancing giraffe costumes with bat-able eyelash extensions. A knowledgeable student at the nail academy buffs and trims cuticles before coating nail beds in brilliant hues and turtle-shell-like duvets. The salon?s interior showcases hardwood flooring, elegant rugs, sky-blue hues, and tall windows in the front that permit scores of natural light during the day.
Janice Brownell calls upon more than 10 years of experience as she helms Skin Essentials, a wellness spa that aims to spiff up skin and improve its health. By presenting a service list that includes microdermabrasions, firming facials, and luxurious European facials, Janice works to noninvasively balance skin tone and change its texture without forcing patients to spit out cheekfuls of acorns. Having achieved GlyMed Plus certification, Janice has shown her commitment to her craft by engaging in continuing education.
From their tranquil salon, the Renew Skin and Nails aestheticians soothe, surface, and soften their clients' bodies with a range of relaxing spa treatments. Facials target a wide variety of skin maladies, including dryness, acne, and permanent-marker clown makeup. Body scrubs and hair-removal treatments leave curves smooth and supple. To relieve yourself of pent-up stress or pain, ask for a deep-tissue massage, in which therapists target stubborn knots.
Aestheticians know that no two faces are the same. That's why the staff at Facial Oasis tailor each skincare treatment to the client by applying a specific blend of Dermalogica cleansers, serums, and masks. For more intensive cleansing, the beauty techs can perform microdermabrasions or chemical peels that exfoliate surfaces to obscure signs of aging. They can even cater to masculine pores with a refreshing gentlemen's facial. Beyond the face, salt scrubs leave birthday suits as soft as a cashmere onesie, and waxing services whisk unwanted hair from nearly any area of the anatomy.
The specialists at Nosce Spa & Cosmetics can handle beauty from every angle. Starting with the face, they tackle wrinkles with microdermabrasion or soothe the skin with a variety of facials that use ingredients such as antioxidants and nutrients. They also expertly apply professional makeup for weddings or other special occasions. Massage therapists oust stress and tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone modalities, and clients can employ the expertise of the studio’s resident photographer, who photographs subjects for all occasions.