Kalologie 360 Spa's expert beauty gurus offer a first-class selection of pampering services, earning the franchise a spot on Elle magazine's 2008 list of Top 10 Beauty Boutiques. The staff exfoliates faces with more than 10 varieties of facials and peels, using the boutique's own line of products custom formulated from medical-grade ingredients free of parabens and sulfates. Therapists also treat clients with massage modalities such as Swedish and deep-tissue, as well as waxing treatments that use specially formulated hard and soft wax for all areas of the body.
Occasionally, Mood Swings Aveda Salon and Skin Spa moonlights as a studio. Sometimes camera-toting members of the media stop by to check out this season’s trends or new hair products. Other times, models strut or flutter from imaginary wind gusts during Urban Tribe and other fashion photo shoots. Perhaps most importantly, Mood Swings periodic studio space hosts educational seminars for its talented team of stylists, who learn advanced tips in coloring and other techniques from Aveda professional instructors.
This commitment to the art and science of hair justifies Arizona Foothills magazine selecting Mood Swings Aveda Salon and Skin Spa as its best salon of 2011. The praise coincides with that from AZCentral.com, which named Mood Swings Best Trendy Salon for “translating cool, avant-garde styles into wearable, everyday looks.” Stylists craft these looks with natural, plant-based products from Aveda, and supplement the service with pampering that can include a complimentary scalp massage, hand facial, and finishing touches to clients’ makeup. A comprehensive services menu treats the entire body, ranging from natural skin products that rejuvenate complexions to pedicures that soothe feet with a dual-jet therapeutic whirlpool after unsuccessful attempts to walk barefoot across a hot charcoal grill.
Executive chef and manager Devin Walsh builds relationships with quality farms throughout Arizona and the West Coast to craft elegant dishes on Calistro's DC Ranch Crossing and Hilton Village menus with the freshest ingredients available. Terrines of mixed vegetables or beets crown grains or salads of crisp lettuce, and elaborate sauces such as cabernet-tarragon jus and red-wine-and-black-truffle gastriques drizzle across duck confit or cuts of grass-fed meats. Behind the bar, house-infused spirits shake with slices of fruit or sparkling sodas, and taps unleash foamy rivulets of seasonal and local beers. Cream-and-rust-colored walls soften the dining rooms’ warm, intimate lighting, casting fire-like glimmers across the hardwood floors and polished tables. The sounds of a busy line and scent of fresh food emanate from the open kitchen, and shelves behind the bar hold liquors in boxes designed to look like framed pictures or Prohibition Wanted posters.
Featured in Phoenix Magazine’s Best of the Valley series and other posh publications, the bakers at Cupcakes swirl and twirl creamy frosting to transform their namesake miniature cakes into edible works of art. Made from scratch every morning at 4 a.m., the dainty desserts are available in seven daily varieties, as well as a selection of specialty and seasonal flavors that change as often as an amnesiac’s workout routine. Preorder a peck of Hollywood cupcakes, a red cocoa cake topped with cream-cheese frosting and dusted with edible gold luster, or ceremonialize the return of Tuesday with the caramel-and-peanut-butter goodness of the Bliss cake. The crunch cinnamon sugar topping of the Momo cake makes a fitting treat for a birthday party, business meeting, or root-canal celebration any day of the week, whereas The New Yorker cupcake combines the refined tastes of vanilla, chocolate chip, lemon, and social satire. Once patrons place an advance order, they can arrive at the sugary sanctuary to pick up their sweet feast after 10:30 a.m. the next day or whenever their personal trainer finally falls asleep.
Signature Service: Making uou look good and feel good.
Brands Used: Bio-Identical Hormones
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Full service for Anti-Aging and Feeling Alive Again
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes I agree that beauty begins on the inside. When you're feeling good and confident it carries over to the outside, making you look and feel good
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
People create their own stress which makes them age faster. Beauty embodies the whole person and one must take care of their inner body. Life is about smelling the roses and enjoying yourself.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We create a professional, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere.
Italian-inspired dishes with fresh ingredients and homemade sauces sate panini and piadina pinings alongside a multitude of drinks and regular live music performances at Mumbles Place. A number of bruschetta varieties ($6 for three), such as goat cheese and roasted peppers or prosciutto and gouda, tantalize taste buds on their own or act as a piquant preview to epic dish documentaries. Tortilla-based tastes lie in a number of piadinas (Italian-style quesadillas) ($5–$7) and wraps, such as the tender marinated flank steak surrounded by veggies and blue cheese crumbles in the Mumbles Crumbles ($10). Panini pros press a variety of innovative sandwiches into melty morsels, with selections such as the Italian, which teams an herbivorous trio of roma tomatoes, eggplant, and roasted red peppers with the salty punch of salami to balance out its flavors and teach it how to love.