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.
Located near the University of Arizona, Brio's spirited stylists relax harried heads with a slate of expertly executed texture services. Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy transforms question-marked curls into exclamatory strands. Developed by renowned stylist Peter Coppola, the process rehabilitates dilapidated 'dos with specially formulated products infused with natural keratin protein. As the world’s leading smoothing system, treatments effectively eliminate unwanted waves from all hair types and rowdy roller-derby crowds. Guests can enjoy freshly straightened head slopes for up to 12 weeks or until the start of ski season.
After being laid off from their jobs in real estate, Zeke Martinez and his wife Bernadette Martinez sought a way to stand out amid Tucson's crowded salon scene. When Bernadette began attending the Aveda Institute, she turned to her husband and said, "Let's just do it." Salon Kai, their marine-themed brainchild, stands out by using vegan and organic Unite Eurotherapy hair care products to beautify and style hair. "[We're the] only salon in Tucson that's creating hair and makeup using natural products," Zeke says. Their proactively green business ethic extends even to refreshments. Complimentary fruit-infused water comes to clients and stylists in reusable glasses, which are sanitized on-site, dried with quick-drying microfiber towels, and buffed by a blindfolded shoe polisher.
Zeke and Bernadette's team of bilingual stylists tend to strands amid an ocean-themed ambiance. "Kai," the Hawaiian word for ocean, was the guiding principle for the salon's décor, which includes bright cerulean walls and white ornate mirrors, whose filigree evokes swirls of a cresting wave's sea foam.
When it comes to business, it’s often best to do one thing and do it right. That’s exactly what Affordable Laser Hair Removal has been doing for more than a decade. Since opening in 2003, the company’s certified laser technicians have performed more than 100,000 treatments using Candela’s GentleMax Pro lasers to effectively remove hair from light, dark, and tanned skin. Besides completing all state requirements for cosmetic laser operation, each of the techs stays abreast of the latest news and techniques with ongoing quarterly training, and by re-reading the classic Nancy Drew whodunit The Mystery of the Hairless Governor at least once a year.
The tech-savvy aestheticians at New Looks Wellness Spa and Salon use FDA-approved lasers to stifle hair growth and rejuvenate appearances. The Pure Light Slim system, for example, uses LEDs of several wavelengths to noninvasively emulsify fat deposits and reduce the appearance of cellulite. For nonlaser enhancement, a slate of chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and dermaplaning technology sloughs away dull layers of skin to reveal the fresh faces underneath. New Looks also offers a range of traditional day spa and salon services, including waxing, eyelash extensions, hair extensions, beauty injections, facials, massages, and acupuncture.