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.
Within the commercial bustle of the Fashion Place Mall, Studio H20 Salon's professional stylists focus on communication, taking the time for consultations with each client before styling a single strand. The clean lines and metallic accents of the salon's industrial-chic interior parallels the modern styles that depart daily on the heads of their many customers. Additionally, hair is treated to services such as dimensional coloring (Studio H20's specialty) and top-notch salon products by such brands as Bumble and bumble and K?rastase. Hair artistry is supplemented by other beauty services, such as manicures dolled out by staff at nearby nail stations and compliments from talking mirrors.
Makeup artist Isaac Meyers has accentuated the faces of Rihanna, Adriana Lima, and Etta James. He makes over models for L'Oreal Paris and Maybelline's red-carpet soirees. He travels all over Europe, primping subjects for photo shoots. But you don't have to be a model or celebrity to benefit from his experience: Meyers lends his expertise to courses for novices that cover beauty, fashion, and makeup in all its forms.
The nail technicians at Salt Lake Nails beautify hands and feet with manicures and pedicures. Guests relax in high-backed leather massage chairs as staff members attend to their feet, sloughing away dead skin after dunks in the footbath. A variety of polishes are available, including long-lasting Shellac, to ensure that each guest finds the perfect color to complement outfits or help them blend in with lawn ornaments during garden parties.
The decor at L A S H Salon is bursting with color. Lilac-and-white-striped walls are stark against neon-green throw pillows, and modern wall paintings round out the spectrum with hints of yellow and burnt orange. Amid these accents, skilled aestheticians deftly restore nails and augment eyes with semipermanent lash extensions. Guests may also request a specialty waxing or tinting session to flatter brows arches.
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.