A featured guest on Arizona Midday, Breanne Pelto has earned attention for pouring her nine years of experience as a certified sunless-tanning specialist into her beauty bar, Twinkle Tan. When certified techs lead customers into private treatment rooms, they provide disposable undergarments and hair ties before crafting custom airbrush tans with FDA-approved concoctions. By misting each client by hand and employing a full array of hues, Breanne's techs can avoid streaks and carrot-like complexions while hiding cellulite, spider veins, and blemishes. In addition to tanning, Breanne also offers teeth whitening and hair extensions made out of repurposed extension cords. Plush zebra-print chairs beckon incoming guests as beaded curtains glisten in the light of a crystal chandelier. Along the walls, racks of clothes and accessories entice the eyes.
Brandi Nuttall, the owner of Dolce Salon & Spa, must believe that you can never have too much of a good thing. Expanding upon her first and second Dolce locations, which measure in at 12,000 and 13,000 square feet, respectively, she opened the third hub in 2007, and now there is a fourth. The 30,000-square-foot behemoth built in 2007 houses 62 styling stations, 21 spa rooms, 14 pedicure thrones, a makeup counter, a brow bar, and manicure stations. All four locations boast the same services—though at different scales—as well as men’s hair and spa treatments and bridal styling. Unlike hotels that charge extra for doorknobs and oxygen, the salons have a generous streak. They provide hairstyling services to those who donate to Locks of Love, spa services to local foster children, and hair clippings to areas affected by oil spills.
Patrons sip from glasses of beer and sake martinis while waiting to get haircuts and six-towel straight-razor face shaves. But at minibar.ber.shop, waiting for a barber appointment doesn't mean flipping through last October's issue of Hockey Pucks! magazine. It means sampling more than a dozen beers, listening to music, and sinking teeth into prosciutto-brie paninis. In the VIP room, clients kick back for hot-towel shaves and soothing facials with an arsenal of entertainment devices at their disposal: a 42-inch HDTV, streaming internet radio, and four regular walls—the 19th century equivalent of TV. The barbershop's playful signature services reflect its ethos, including its moustache trim—dubbed the geraldo—and its beard trim known as the zz top.
Rebecca DeRosso?s passion for hairstyling is evident in every snip of her shears and dash of color added by her hands. Working out of Capelli Rossi Salon, Rebecca breathes new life into her clients? looks with cuts and styles, deep conditioning, and formal styling?during which she protects clients from hair clippings with a tuxedo-cape ? la a tuxedo t-shirt. Rebecca also helps her clients look younger and more dashing with a full slate of coloring services; single-process treatments, color retouches, and highlights help give every head of hair a fresh look. Her work even extends to Kerestraight Smoothing treatments as well as facial waxing.
Drawing inspiration from photos and detailed client consolations, the stylists at Revolver Hair Studio plan and execute tress transformations with help from an arsenal of Paul Mitchell, TIGI, and Moroccanoil products. Clients may take advantage of such luxuries as hot-towel treatments, massages, and complimentary beer as the stylists perform men?s and women?s haircuts, sculpt bridal updos, apply makeup, or harvest honey out of beehive styles. Shiney, bronze-colored floors reflect warm hues and track lighting as clients await treatment on a cushy, brown couch or in high caf? chairs in the airy, open studio space.
As the owner of RoxStar Beauty Bar, Roxy Momot always custom blends her tanning solutions before unleashing them on a pallid canvas of skin. Drawing on an arsenal of Body Bronze Products, this certified sunless-tanning specialist evaluates skin types and preferences to see if her clients would look best with a light, medium, or dark faux-roast to avoid unsightly orange hues. Thanks to Roxy's onsite boutique, clients can augment their newly bronzed look with apparel, jewelry, skincare products, and purses engraved with insults to the sun.