Part of the venerable Paul Mitchell network, the Salt Lake City school channels its doctrines of style and technique through a squad of students supervised by professional instructors. Inside the school?s 22,000-square-foot facility, beauty-gurus-to-be assuredly snip away during haircuts, each of which includes a five-minute scalp massage, and slather on lactic-acid peels, each of which includes a five-minute memoriam to dead skin cells. Tresses can be smoothed into submission with a flatiron, curled into a hirsute coil, or stylishly swept into an updo. Students complement these many shapes with bold or subtle coloring treatments, sometimes relying on block or dimensional color to add depth.
Paul Mitchell the School trains its students to be citizens of the world as well as ambassadors of beauty. The school sets an example worth following with its eco-friendly practices and support for charitable causes that give back to the local community.
InStyle, People magazine, and Salt Lake magazine’s Best of the Beehive 2010 have lauded the nearly endless collection of girlie products, gifts, and accessories pouring from Got Beauty's boutique salon, petite day spa, and Sugarhouse Shop. Owner Tammy Taylor wants her guests to feel like a kid wandering through a candy store. But instead of cotton candy and gumdrops, she and her team shower clients with beauty treatments, from the full-service Bumble and bumble salon's coloring and hair-extension treatments to the intimate day spa's anti-aging facials and shellac mani-pedis. Amid the facility's boutique shop, an aisle of accessories hand-picked by the owner include Butter nail polishes, Hobo wallets, aromatic Voluspa candles, and books on how to study the Enlightenment without succumbing to its wig-centered hair culture.
The interior of Roxy CarMichaels Salon conjures an industrial feel that complements the brickyard area surrounding the studio. Naked light bulbs dangle above the graphite-gray floor, and red metal toolboxes stand ready at every styling station, but this factory-like aesthetic is immediately contradicted by the staff members' warm greetings and personalized attention. The trio of master stylists listens to clients’ wildest hair desires while considering matters of texture and facial shape, recommending cuts that augment cheekbones, skirt jawlines, or cover up snapping mandibles. Translucent dividers portion the studio from the waiting area for a contemporary aesthetic that sets clients at ease while they sort through the coffee table’s mound of magazines.
Next Full Service Salon's staff includes nine hair stylists and two nail technicians. At salon chairs, the stylists sculpt new 'dos, straighten strands, and add color to hair. Meanwhile, nail techs accent digits with colorful acrylics and chip-resistant Shellac. The staff also applies makeup and waxes eyebrows.
Stylists Cydnie and Emorie help clients to reach new heights of hair-related style within the chic confines of The Salon at Image Studios. Armed with products from brands such as Davines, they create face-flattering cuts, condition locks, and transform the hair with rich color.
Salon Rutted’s expertly trained stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians coax patrons’ inner beauty to the surface with botanical-based Aveda products and pampering services. Hair artisans craft modern ‘dos with haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and complexion-complementing color as clients relax in cushy black chairs. Sunny yellow walls set the mood for bliss-inducing mani-pedis and moisture-bolstering paraffin treatments, which leave hands softer than a teddy bear’s velour bathrobe.