At the mother-daughter-owned Primp and Blow: A Blow Dry Bar, stylists focus on a single goal: speedily making over customers? hair and makeup in an upscale, scissor-free salon setting. Stylists focus their services around blowouts, mastering the art of transforming wet strands into pin-straight 'dos, big curls, or the flirtatious ?Scottsdale ponytail.? Products from Bumble and Bumble or Moroccanoil seal in styles, which can last for days or until clients attempt to brush their hair with a cotton-candy spinner. Cosmetologists wield equally effective serums from brands such as Rain and La Bella Donna?two lines of organic mineral makeup.
Rather than getting hair styled only alongside a clip or before a fancy occasion, these fashion-forward stylists reason that everyday events call for a polished look, be it a meeting, big date, or highly publicized nap. Primp and Blow has grabbed local buzz from publications such as AZFoothills.com?for which a writer declared, ?I tried Primp and Blow for the first time on New Years Eve and was amazed with my look. In with a baseball cap and oversized shades and out looking, and feeling, red carpet ready.? The overwhelming positive reviews helped the owners to open a second location. Both salons reflect the glamorous, everyday kind of luxury the team hopes to deliver, enhancing customer experiences with digital magazines on iPads and the glow of chandeliers.
The licensed stylists at Green with Envy Salon Salon believe that organic, sustainable, eco-friendly hair and beauty shouldn't have to mean compromising style. One of Scottsdale's most popular environmentally conscious hair salons, Green with Envy offers trendy haircuts and rich color treatments using plant-based, organic Neuma and Essensity products. Clients can pop in for a full head of sun-kissed highlights, completing the look with a gel manicure and a high-shine glossing treatment.
The staffers at Bronze Boutique don?t just oversee the operation of standup and lie-down UV tanning beds and applications of Infinity Sun airbrush tans?they also tend to clients' nails, hair, and even teeth. In the salon, stylists insert microlink and clip-in extensions or add streaks of color to lend depth to a hairstyle. During spa services, skin specialists remove brow hair with threading and exfoliate away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion and pumpkin chemical peels. When exposed to a special blue light, another chemical solution, BleachBright's peroxide whitening gel, lightens teeth so they twinkle like Santa's eyes do when the midnight polar sun isn't blinding them.
The beauty techs at Hype Express Salon & Spa rely on an arsenal of hair- and skincare products by Intelligent Nutrients. These certified-organic concoctions eschew modern agricultural techniques and toxic pesticides. Their founder created them on the principle that anything applied to the skin should be edible, just like clothes.
Techs also work on wrinkles with LightStim wands that send amber, red, and infrared LED light through the surface of the skin. Free of harmful UV rays, this process stimulates collagen and elastin production. Nourished and refreshed skin becomes a canvas for makeup artists armed with MicaBeauty Cosmetics. These all-natural mineral powders collude with the skin's oils to cover blemishes without filling pores with preservatives, chemical dyes, or talc.
Berry Berry Beauty Skincare's aesthetician, Leslee, began her career as a makeup artist, but her desire to help her clients look their best inspired her to master even more aesthetic services. Her skincare treatments nourish epidermal layers with blueberry extracts, soymilk, tea-tree oils, avocado, or citrus, as well as organic products by ?minence Organic or Skinceuticals. Waxing and microdermabrasion also help refine profiles by leaving skin smooth and evenly textured. In addition to treating clients at Berry Berry, which is located inside Sachi Salon & Spa, Leslee also keeps her skills sharp by assisting a local plastic surgeon and practicing chemical peels on department-store mannequins.
Sachi Salon & Spa is a sprawling 12,000-square-foot, three-story salon and spa where a team of 95 technicians work at 48 stations, in 12 private treatment rooms, or at a full-service skin and nail department. The staff uses products from L?Oreal, SkinCeuticals, and Napoleon Perdis to enhance beauty during treatments. While clients await such services as haircuts and colors, body waxing, and massage, they can sip warm drinks at the coffee bar and shop fine jewelry and other merchandise inside a boutique.