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.
The aestheticians at Nailed! beautify corporeal extremities with a broad scope of salon services, and helped the boutique earn Salt Lake magazine's Best of the Beehive award. The 90-minute salon package begins with a scented sugar scrub and massage that eases feet before toenails are shaped, filed, and decorated with an even coat of polish. Steam, tone, and moisturize tired mugs with a rejuvenating mini facial using Sanitas skincare products, and blanch chompers with a teeth-whitening BleachBright treatment that renders a bright smile more effectively than gargling with lightning.
Expansive, sunny windows illuminate the deep-red walls framing Mid City Salon’s elegant space, where trained aestheticians groom keratin-based parts with a range of treatments. Stylists revamp hair with trimming and chemical services that alter color and texture without attempting high-risk crayon implantation. Manicurists, meanwhile, outfit natural and acrylic nails in decorative swipes of polish, creating long-lasting style with CND Shellac applications or trendy designs such as cheetah print and flowers. Aestheticians can also rework façades with a quick brow and lip wax or a flawless makeup application. For offsite pampering, stylists arrive at homes during salon birthday parties to give girls aged 3 and older a chic updo, a smattering of glitter makeup, and polished nails that make them feel like adults without memorizing tax-return terminology.
The staff at Urban Retreat Spa & Salon believe that physical beauty begins with a healthy attitude. While cultivating a positive vibe inside a comfortable spa setting, they offer a full range of services that use cutting-edge techniques for skincare, body waxing, and nail treatments. Massages in a number of modalities, including pregnancy, hot-stone, and deep-tissue, relax muscles, and laser treatments—including skin rejuvenation and hair removal—show off the spa's high-tech equipment. In addition to beautifying services, Urban Retreat maintains the Whimsy Clothing Boutique, where stylists match shoppers to eclectic fashions.
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.
Cake's services focus on hair care and makeup application. Tame unruly locks by booking a cut (starting at $35 for women and $25 for men) with a master hair shaman or a budding keratin craftsperson; he or she will sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then direct careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror. Or lighten locks with highlights ($60 for a few, $125 for maximum highlightage); Cake's stylists do highlights like chefs cook Thai food, high-fiving hair palates with a burst of intensity or tickling them with delicate pizzazz.