Kelly Muzall, registered nurse and founder of Estudio de Piel, surrounds herself with beauty professionals who continually pursue ongoing education. Their credentials, like every DeLorean ever made, reach into the past and future?licensed massage therapist Kevin Barry has more than a quarter century of experience in the field, but has broadened his skill set to include deep-water massage and spiritual medicine. Physician assistant Katie O?Brien held director-level positions at clinics across the heartland before planting roots at Estudio de Piel. She also founded a consulting business that trains physicians and nurses to administer injectables. Though Barry and O?Brien represent only two of several professionals, they embody the level of expertise at Estudio de Piel. Each time someone clinches a new certification, the spa adds another service. Since opening, the spa has added microdermabrasions, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to its menu.
The light from glittering chandeliers sets a romantic scene as clients practice new come-hither looks at The Lash Lounge. The ethereal glow also lights the way for the studio's aestheticians as they bolster sparse lash lines with synthetic extensions by Lash Haus. Using a specially formulated bonding agent, they partner each synthetic strand with an indigenous lash and, like any two best friends, the lashes stay bonded together until the natural lash falls out with its growth cycle or accidentally flirts with the other lash's ex. To give new blinkers an equally lush backdrop, the staff also freshens faces with skincare treatments including hydrating facials, waxing, and peels.
Licensed aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists convene beneath one roof at Bella Skin, Body & Boutique. Within this relaxation oasis, skin specialists call upon SkinCeuticals products to deep-clean pores and rejuvenate visages, all while buffing away signs of aging and causes of acne. Private spa rooms host meticulous waxing sessions as aestheticians gently strip away stubble or cacti prickles from the face, limbs, and bikini area. Nail technicians continue the beauty treatments with indulgent manicures and pedicures, crowning digits with vibrant polish or no-chip Shellac. Licensed massage therapists unleash five types of techniques across aching backs, from fluid Swedish strokes to soothing river-rock treatments.
As the Roxy behind Roxy Skin Care, Roxanne Rodriguez boasts more experience than the average aesthetician. Though she began her career working alongside physicians in med spas, she also spent nine years learning the ropes in the medical field, honing her clinical experience and determining whether or not ER was true to life. Today, Roxanne applies the knowledge she amassed to beautify skin with services including facials and chemical peels. Her freshly unveiled lactic acid resurfacer peel is one of her most powerful treatments, keeping hyperpigmentation and wrinkles at bay with the help of targeted microdermabrasion.
At Blush Permanent Makeup, Michele Konitzer pursues a personal passion for highlighting each client’s natural beauty. Her steady hands amplify facial features with the gentle SofTap method, a skill she also shows off while working as a trainer for the company. After she dots the epidermis with the ultradurable pigment, bolder lashes can better fan the flames of desire, and shaded brows can alternate between arching elegantly and compulsively communicating the "M" in Morse code. Michele also flexes her varied cosmetic expertise as she performs teeth-whitening treatments and hangs full, flirty faux lashes over both eyelids in 40 minutes.
The students at Tucson College of Beauty are continuously preparing for state boards and professional careers, so it’s no wonder that they’re capable of helming styling treatments all on their own. Under the supervision of expert instructors, students take to the salon floor at the school hone their craft with real-life clients or really lifelike crash-test dummies. The salon's service menu includes a full slate of hair treatments—cuts, thermal straightening, highlights, perms, deep-conditioning treatments—as well as nailcare, skincare, and waxing.