The stylists at Autumn's Hair Studio transform frizz-laden mops into sleek, radiant manes via formaldehyde-free Brazilian-blowout treatments that encase strands in a protective protein layer to smooth out curly cuticles. After a tension-taming shampoo, a certified Brazilian-blowout stylist will divide hair into sections, lightly dusting each segment with the smoothing treatment before blow drying and flat-ironing hair straighter than a ruler in a medieval torture rack. An express Brazilian blowout takes about an hour to complete, approximately half the time of a traditional blowout, and it allows clients to wash and style their hair after only eight hours. Results typically last up to eight weeks, depending on how often hair is shampooed or champagned.
An Aveda salon, Salon Tru boasts a bountiful bevy of beautifying services for the hair, skin, and nails. Skilled stylists can easily snip the tangled tresses of women ($55+) and men ($35+), or remove unwanted hair overgrowth with waxing for the brow ($16), back ($50+), and bikini line ($30+). Lazy folk who make their hands and feet do everything for them can buff up with a manicure ($25), pedicure ($55), or add extras such as the exfoliating and moisturizing hand-massage treatment ($10 for 15 minutes). Salon Tru also pampers stress-bombed skin with microdermabrasion treatments ($90) and the simple, yet effective express facial ($55+).
Certified lash specialist Angela Moore can administer semipermanent extensions to any length you desire. She can adhere medium lashes for a natural look, longer extensions that add drama, or 6-foot eyelashes that can double as a patio awning. Clients may also solicit Angela's expertise for a private makeup consultation.
The name of her studio might hint at carefully guarded knowledge, but Heather is more than happy to share her beauty secrets with her clients. She draws on seemingly supernatural skills gained at The Skin and Makeup Institute of Arizona and the Academy of Advanced Aesthetics & Permanent Cosmetics, making hair disappear, doubling the length of eyelashes, and applying makeup that never washes away. Of course, there's science rather than magic behind these transformations. Heather employs hard or soft Cirepil wax to whisk away unwanted hair, high-quality extensions to add volume to lashes, and permanent pigments to grant lasting tints to eyebrows or lids. She also specializes in dermaplaning treatments, a form of exfoliation that removes dull skin cells and humorless peach fuzz.
For more than two decades, certified makeup artist Jill Boaz has been applying permanent makeup in short, 30-45 minute appointments, emphasizing the eyes and contouring facial structures to inspire subtle or striking looks for her clients. Her confidence in her work has grown so strong that she now uses micropigments to permanently outline the eyes, shape the brows, and cross-out third dimples. In addition to an endorsement from the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, Boaz?s beautifying skills extend to eyelash perms and lash-by-lash extensions.