The soothing, brightly lit beauty spot boasts a professionally passionate staff that treats stressed-out soul sacks to high-quality, customized treatments. Boost your aerodynamics before the office bikini relay with a Brazilian wax, administered quickly and modestly, or bid adieu to mug whiskers with a lip ($12), cheek ($12), or nose ($7) wax. A swift session in underarm deforestation will devastate unwanted ecosystems ($15), and a full leg wax ($50) imbues gams with hairless confidence and smoother steps when scaling elevator shafts.
Like all Aveda salons, Landis Aveda Lifestyle Salon helps polish clients' styles with earth-friendly, naturally derived products. After opening a location in Salt Lake City in 2005, the salon has since sprouted a twin location and focused on developing serious talent. Their stylists spend 18 months in training, working their way up from apprentice to Grand Salon level, gaining experience, training, and the ability to gently comb a hibernating bear’s hair without waking it.
A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.
They say good things come to those who wait. For Aura Hair and Body Studio, that thing was a person, a master aesthetician named Rebecca Segars. After a 13-year stint in the financial industry, Rebecca decided to pursue her passion for skincare. She spent the next 11 years practicing in her own studio space in Holladay, and 3 years at Got Beauty, before joining the Aura team and their talented staff of stylists. Rebecca specializes in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, and waxing.
Eyelashes may not be as diverse as fingerprints, but licensed aesthetician Reagan is trying to fix that. She applies extensions in eight lengths and three thicknesses, customizing sets to suit the style of each client. This variety allows her to create looks that range from subtle curls to diva-esque swoops. During appointments, she uses a specialized adhesive to meticulously place extensions onto individual lashes. The extensions are synthetic and hypoallergenic, and last for up to six weeks with the help of fills or touchups. Though applying these extensions is her main service, Reagan also waxes brows, lips, and chins from her salon suite.
For years, Melinda Ashley would stroll past an empty storefront in downtown Salt Lake City, daydreaming that the space was a chic, contemporary salon. Today, Melinda has made that dream come true—she’s added bright polka dots to the floors once covered with dusty carpets and have accented the soft baby-blue walls with lustrous silver styling chairs. At each station, Melinda and her squadron of skilled stylists wield Bumble and bumble products as they snip, sculpt, smooth, and colorize manes. The team also waxes chins and lips, as well shapes eyebrows to prime facial canvases for professional makeup applications.