At Talk of the Town A Salon, a cast of hairstylists, skin specialists, and nail technicians beautifies patrons from cowlick to cuticle. Talented stylists wield scissors or chainsaws to cut off overgrown lengths and shape strands into elegant coiffures, and beauty experts custom-design facials to fit individual skin concerns. In the nail corner, technicians indulge hands and feet with relaxing spa manicures, and embellish digits with colorful Shellac gel that lasts for up to two weeks or acrylic fills.
Toni&Guy's path to international prominence began more than 50 years ago as a single-family salon in London. Today, their partnership of salons and hairdressing academies stands as an innovative, intercontinental fixture that has blossomed into more than 420 salons in 42 countries worldwide. In the United States and Canada alone, 20 academies train upcoming stylists, and nearly 50 salons create distinctive styles for a range of clients. Their stylists specialize in a variety of cuts that ranges from the avant-garde to modern interpretations of classic looks, such as beehives built in the style of Frank Gehry. Toni&Guy garners some of the most talent stylists while upholding a distinguished reputation as the hairdressing industry?s leading educator.
Lasting only a fraction of a second, a pulse of light flashes over skin. As the energy builds within specific targets?hair follicles, sun spots, spider veins?it triggers a transformation that helps patients attain clearer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. Trained at such professional cosmetic academies as the National Laser Institute, the technicians at Laser Bella deftly perform such image-enhancing procedures with carefully calibrated laser systems. Besides laser hair removal and fractional laser therapy?designed to diminish stretch marks?light-slingers also aim to reduce the appearance of pigmented and vascular lesions during photofacial sessions.
Lisa Stock, who's been in the beauty industry for more than two decades, made her foray into the industry by attending beauty school at Pivot Point in Chicago. After graduation, she honed her skills at high-end salons and hair shows in several states before moving to Arizona. Today, Lisa molds manes alongside six other independent stylists at Hair Flair Tucson. The salon's waiting room welcomes incoming guests with complimentary coffee. Hot-pink-and-white walls support metal wainscoting and portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn—two famous actresses remembered for their great beauty and even greater bowling scores.
In U Love Massages' elegantly appointed private treatment rooms, talented aestheticians pamper bodies inside and out with head-to-toe pulchritude services. Insides feel refreshed after colon hydrotherapy and ionic footbaths, both of which pull toxins from the body to leave patrons feeling lighter than bubbles full of helium. Fa?ades get new looks after facials and body wraps, which utilize a carefully curated selection of sea salts, mineral-rich black mud, and Oxygen Botanicals skincare products, as well as hair coifing and massages.
Stylist Drea describes her work as a team effort. Though she'll never hand her clients a pair of scissors, she will make sure that they have a huge say in what happens to their hair. Drea begins appointments with a thorough consultation, getting to know her clients and their hair desires. From there, she uses her styling skill set?a skill set that she constantly improves upon and expands?to shape, color, and texturize hair.