When Denise Forte Ghiglia left a corporate career to own her own business and pursue a love for fashion, she knew just who to enlist to help women look beautiful and fashion forward. Inside the salon, a team that includes nine stylists, a lash artist, an aesthetician, and a nutritionist meet all facial, hair-cutting, coloring, and extension needs. A wide selection of fashion-forward clothes are also available in the boutique.
Awakening Beauty Healing Spa's goal is to serve as an escape from the everyday. Visitors at this oasis relax into facials, which range from basic cleansing treatments to more intensive options, such as peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning. Along with makeup services, lash and brow tints give newly refreshed faces a bit of color. Body wraps, like burritos, leave people relaxed and happy.
The National Laser Private MedSpa offices in Scottsdale and Dallas are led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. John J. Corey and Dr. Jeff Angobaldo, respectively. At each address, a seasoned staff of technicians revamps bodies and faces with services such as eMatrix skin-rejuvenation and fractional wrinkle-reduction treatments—the latest fad popular among shar-peis. You can see some of the treatments in action on NLI's press page.
Maximum Fitness Gym fills its more than 16,000 square feet with unique exercise equipment with which clients can work hard and get their bodies in shape backed by a staff of supportive trainers. A battery of cardio and strength-training machines occupies the floor alongside free weights that include four squat cages, an elevated deadlift platform, an Olympic lifting platform with rubber plates, and dumbbells that weigh up to 150 pounds. Elsewhere, a boxing and MMA-training area complements heavy bags and speed bags with hittable human-like mannequins to simulate a real opponent's longing stare. For more extreme, rigorous workouts, members can try everything from flipping tractor tires and swinging sledgehammers to pounding tsunami ropes and pushing Prowler sleds. To help with individual workouts, Maximum Fitness employs a team of more than 20 independent trainers who range from college athletes and professional body builders to a member of the United States Air Force Reserve—many of whom lead regular classes and boot camps to help clients extend their training beyond lifting the same three-ton boulder over their head every day.
Maximum Airbrush Tan trades in harmful UV rays for the same paraben- and alcohol-free bronzing serums used by the contestants on Dancing with the Stars. Made by Sol2Skin, the tanning solution trades harmful chemicals for a 100% organic and paraben-and-gluten-free solution, resulting in a fresh, splotch- and streak-free tan in minutes. The salon's tanning technicians can customize darkness levels to the customer's preference, be it a warm sun-kissed glow or a deep bronze or the vintage tint of an old paperback book. Additionally, in an effort to fight cancer, Maximum Airbrush donates a portion of its spray-tan proceeds to the cancer-research foundation Tan 2 Save Lives.
Most Popular Service: Permanent Makeup
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Tammy Robinson, permanent makeup artist and founder of Beauty Ink, loves to help men and women feel better about themselves, so much so that she even volunteers her permanent makeup services to those who have suffered from scarring from surgeries, breast cancer, or accidents. She does whatever she can to help people hide anything that makes them feel uncomfortable with their appearance. She also uses her deft tough to add fullness to lips with permanent lip liner, accent eyes with permanent eye liner, and enhance light or wispy brows with permanent brow makeup.
Tammy relies on one-time-use sterile needles and topical anesthetic during all of her procedures. She performs periodic touchups to keep the tattooed color from fading, and she can easily modify already-applied permanent makeup to look more like the cat overlords of the not-so-distant future.