Whether she’s enhancing the come-hither stares of doctors, models, or the wives of Arizona Cardinals players, Shawn Geranen believes in giving everyone the star treatment. Complimentary aromatherapy and chocolate await each patron the moment they arrive and help ease them into blissful states of relaxation for the duration of their stays. Using extensions by Xtreme Lashes, Shawn's staff outfits eyes with the same synthetic strands that have plumped up the lash lines of celebrities such as Ashley Greene, Kelly Rowland, and AnnaLynne McCord. The water-resistant extensions are both comfortable and natural-looking, making them a perfect choice for weddings and proms, and lashes may be further enhanced with colored highlights or lash crystals.
When she isn’t busy creating more winsome winks, Shawn stays busy by offering a slate of waxing services and by freshening faces with her other specialty—airbrush makeup. Using an airbrush gun, she carefully applies liquid foundations made from pigmented minerals, creating perfectly blend-able bases that leave faces looking flawless in photos and surveillance tapes. The lightweight formula doesn’t just look good; it also feels great on the skin and can last up to 16 hours, making it a great option for special occasions.
Artists are only as good as their tools, which is why the stylists at Ruffled Feathers Studio keep their toolboxes stuffed with haircare products from Pureology, TIGI, Keratin Complex, and Goldwell. Whether stylists are working with men, women, or children, they can add depth and dimension to manes with partial and full highlights or elongate coifs with extensions made from real hair, feathers, and tinsel. The studio’s nail technicians also reach for high-end products from Gelish, Minx, OPI, and CND during mani-pedis, and a full stock of Glad Lash extensions gives eyelids the wind power they need to give their paper airplane an edge over the competition.
Carolyn B. Melby has more certifications and licenses than she can shake a stick at?an obvious truth when you consider that she has yet to receive a certification in stick shaking. During her 30-plus years in the skincare industry, Carolyn has earned an aesthetician license, two business degrees, a certification in permanent makeup, and a license in medical laser technology in the state of Arizona. Given such a broad skill set, her similarly wide selection of services comes as little surprise to her clients. Of her many talents, Carolyn most often works with aging, acne-prone, or hyperpigmented skin?conditions that she diligently treats with high-end services such as microdermabrasion, skin-rejuvenation therapy, and permanent makeup applications.
At Wink Beauty, there's only one type of service: eyelash extensions. This singular approach is due to the owner's obsession with lashes. After years of experimenting with formulas and techniques, she finally found the right combination to unlock perfect lashes. Specialists in her studio spend about two hours adhering synthetic fibers individually to each lash, with the aim of creating a natural look. The curved, faux strands come in varying lengths and thickness, and should be replenished every 2–3 weeks or 5,000th game of peekaboo.
The beauty services at The Total Touch from Head 2 Toe Salon Boutique are far-reaching, from highlights that glaze the tops of heads to pedicures that keep soles silky smooth. The salon?s cosmetic specialists also lengthen strands with hair and eyelash extensions, remove unwanted hair with waxing treatments, rejuvenate skin with men?s and women?s facials, and knead away the stress of shouldering too many family secrets with seven types of massage.
Just because fingernails and toenails are small doesn't mean they can't be festive. The technicians at LaVie Nails gear up for each major holiday with themed nail art: patriotic colors for the 4th of July, green for St. Patrick's Day, and bright pastels for Easter. They even offer pink designs for Breast Cancer Awareness month, dappling nails with hearts and ribbons.
The technicians maintain attitudes that are just as cheery as their polish designs, and they prioritize continuing education to stay on top of mani-pedi trends. As they pamper clients in lipstick-red pedicure chairs, they wield thoroughly sterilized tools, conducting add-ons such as callus treatments, foot scrubs, and hot-stone massages. After their appointments, clients can browse LaVie's line of bejeweled sandals.
In addition to their polish, gel, and acrylic treatments, the staff members also administer custom facials. They pull from Dermalogica and PCA Skin products to address a range of skincare concerns, from acne and signs of aging to buildups of dead and zombified skin cells. Waxing services round out the spa menu with a focus on speed and comfort.