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.
At Rx (Skin) Lab, owner Angela Shcolnik and her team of skincare specialists showcase their skills as aestheticians, laser techs, and permanent-makeup artists as they restore youthful complexions within a peacefully quiet spa. Along with its array of medical grade skincare brands including DermaQuest and Neocutis, Rx (Skin) Lab also houses the latest in advanced laser technologies, including the Cutera CoolGlide and ProWave for hair removal and the Genesis and LimeLight IPL for skin rejuvenation. Technicians also enhance facial treatments using the NuFace microcurrent and LightStim LED light-therapy systems. Permanent-makeup sessions rely on a Nouveau Contour device, which defines facial features and camouflages scars shaped like expertly thrown Batman Pez dispensers.
North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic's team of aestheticians and laser technicians—led by board-certified naturopathic physician Dr. Jessica Anderson—not only offers an expansive list of anti-aging skincare services, but also makes sure clients get paired with the right one. The staff members precede each service with a consultation to determine a customized procedure plan catered to the client's skin type, beauty needs, and the vote of every pore. During treatments, clients can relax in sunny, private rooms surrounded by framed artwork hanging from earth-toned walls. Dr. Anderson herself performs all injections and brings her clients a wealth of knowledge about naturopathy, noninvasive therapies, and homeopathic skincare solutions.
Few women enjoy climbing out of a cozy bed to blearily begin their daily beauty regimen. Licensed medical aesthetician Andrea Sandoval helps clients reclaim their REM hours with her menu of permanent-makeup services. Using a blend of cosmetic pigments crafted from natural ingredients, Andrea carefully applies deft shades to the dermal layer of the skin to create makeup that won’t rub away when swimming, sleeping, or checking to see if the water hose is clogged. She can enhance brows to add definition to the face’s overall appearance, add a lush darkness to lash lines, or emphasize lips’ plumpness. Andrea can also blend the natural pigments to match skin tone, seamlessly masking complexion imperfections once and for all.
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 Éminence 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.
The team at reCreate Spa Inc. provides a wide range of beauty and weight-loss treatments. Their medical aestheticians beat back the signs of aging with photofacials, chemical peels, and wrinkle-reducing injections, and they harness the mighty power of laser beams to shrink problematic bulges with noninvasive liposuction treatments. HCG diets and vitamin B injections also bring about slimming results, and personal-training sessions and celery-hunting lessons teach patrons how to keep the weight off.