For 20 years, Pucci Salon’s talented hairstylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians have been beautifying and pampering clients with the type of passion that earned the Bumble and bumble network salon a ranking as one of Salon Today's top 200 salons in the country. Beneath a loft-like ceiling, stylists are free to mirror the salon’s hip and modern decor with equally inspiring cuts and color treatments, or break the record for the world's tallest beehive using the best products from Bumble and bumble, Oribe, and Moroccanoil. Chic padded armchairs take the place of tired recliners in the pedicure corner, where experienced technicians decorate digits with vibrant polish or chip-proof Shellac.
While the salon sings with the hoopla of hair-dryers and the din of drying nail polish, a small sign hangs outside private spa rooms to demand “Quite Please, Facial in Progress” or "Donut Please, Hungry." Inside, aestheticians rejuvenate skin with five types of facials that blend products rich in essential oils and plant extracts, and use warm wax to strip away unwanted hair from the face and body.
The International Skin Care Institute rejuvenates skin with natural products and rare technologies designed to bolster health and luster. Clients rave about the noninvasive procedures target individual skin concerns to reduce toxins, smooth wrinkles, and brighten tones. Nodding to Einstein’s quantum-physics research, the Institute’s facial technology embarks on a journey to cleanse and clarify skin, using tools that attempt to capture zero point energy in order to tighten muscles and achieve perpetual eyebrow motion. The Institute’s Beautify skincare line also complements facials with a range of natural products that protect against environmental toxins and stimulate collagen production.
Exclusively Men's Barber & Spa offers guys a getaway designed just for them. Though the shop's walls aren't made out of prime rib, its cherry-wood decor and dark trim sets a masculine tone that even the manliest can feel comfortable in. Barbers greet visitors with a warm smile and a handshake before getting down to business, which can be as simple as a precision haircut and a hot-towel shave or as luxurious as a manicure and pedicure with rejuvenating face mask. After updating their style, chaps can maintain dapper looks at home by stocking up on the shop's full line of professional body- and hair-care products created just for men.
Aesthetician Ann Casillo understands the difficulties of living in a desert clime. Dry air, extreme temperatures, and dating cacti all take their toll on the complexion. At her new location in North Scottsdale, her signature facials work to reverse this damage with rejuvenating ingredients and pampering add-ons. Natural solutions sourced from pumpkin and fruit coax out a healthy glow, and more advanced LED lights and exfoliating procedures leave skin refreshed. Ann also sells products by Skin Script to help clients continue the beautifying process at home.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Brillare Hairdressing Academy's cosmetology center teaches future coif carvers multiple cutting techniques and product knowledge while encouraging endless experimentation. Under the close eye of an experienced hairologist, student stylists trim, tease, and color mop tops to fit each client's requests without breaking their wallets, holding their piggy banks hostage, or pick-pocketing their pocketfuls of chocolate coins. Beauty-seekers looking to revamp their visages can peruse the menu of tendril-beautifying treatments, such as a haircut with style ($12 or $10 with any chemical service) to clean up scraggly strands or a special-occasion hairstyle ($25+) for an elegant updo. Brillare's brood of style-savvy mane tamers also decorates tresses with an array of coloring services that include full highlights ($45+), perms ($25+), single-process coloring ($35+), and bleaching ($30+).