Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
Licensed aesthetician Ashley Wiley dedicates her skin expertise to combating acne and rosacea. Her focused menu of personalized skincare services tackles skin imperfections with dermatological stratagems that, much like most buoyant paper airplane designs, hinge on years of ruthless research. A 45-minute consultation establishes the state of your epidermal union, and Ashley immediately recommends regimens to begin quelling unsightly anomalies in her care and on your own at home. Her basic acne treatment resembles a typical facial, but the custom blend of deep cleansing, exfoliation, and extractions eradicate dastardly oils at their source. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments are Ashley's two methods of intense exfoliation, and ionic footbaths deploy electrolysis to neutralize toxins and swallowed 9-volt batteries.
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.
Mitti Arabella Davis, a licensed aesthetician, founded Arabella's Total Skin Care in 2005. Today, she polishes her clients with services that combat skin damage wrought by father time and his moody cousin, the environment. Arabella's microdermabrasion and chemical peels launch deep attacks at enlarged pores and uneven pigmentation, while a variety of facials take a gentler approach. Her signature oxygenation facial provides an especially delicate caress, drawing oxygen to the skin's surface to produce a warm and radiant glow. Waxing, makeup artistry, and eyelash extensions are the finishing touches on her service menu's blushing visage.
Julian Luna and Jim Le opened J Salon in 2006, and have since built up a team of experienced stylists with specialties ranging from Japanese thermal straightening to full-on makeovers. With products from Bumble and bumble and Moroccanoil in tow, they revamp looks with highlights, cuts, and full colors or touchups. Their expertise led the staff to enter a “hair wars” competition, a runway show designed to display the creativity of Phoenix area hair stylists. Along with hair care, J Salon helps clients get rid of the hair they don’t want with lip and eyebrow waxing services.
At Star Nails, the décor is simple: the walls display no art, the shelves cradle no plants, and the white color scheme offers only a splash of feminine pink. At this salon, the focus is on the clients, and the space ensures their comfort with eight cushy pedicure chairs and 11 manicure stations equipped with stately leather seating. Besides refining digits with colorful coats of polish, aestheticians also uproot unwanted hair with applications of warm wax, leaving swimsuit zones spotless and eyebrows shaped into either clean arches or a favorite punctuation mark.