The licensed aestheticians at Just StringZ spin innovation with centuries-old practices to keep skin looking healthy and polished. Threading treatments lasso stray strands using interlaced cotton strings, while speed-waxing services grip groups of hairs and ferry them away fast, yielding results that can last up to eight weeks. Trained in the art of Dermalogica face mapping, aestheticians decipher the proper products and regimen that will best suit their clients' skincare needs, before a jaunt to the skin bar allows faces to test each recommended product before buying or emailing their wish list to Santa. For those looking to accessorize their natural beauty, the salon also offers Swarovski body art, henna tattoos, and ear piercing, as well as cosmetics by glominerals.
Toni&Guy's path to international prominence began more than 50 years ago as a single-family salon in London. Today, their partnership of salons and hairdressing academies stands as an innovative, intercontinental fixture that has blossomed into more than 420 salons in 42 countries worldwide. In the United States and Canada alone, 20 academies train upcoming stylists, and nearly 50 salons create distinctive styles for a range of clients. Their stylists specialize in a variety of cuts that ranges from the avant-garde to modern interpretations of classic looks, such as beehives built in the style of Frank Gehry. Toni&Guy garners some of the most talent stylists while upholding a distinguished reputation as the hairdressing industry’s leading educator.
Lasting only a fraction of a second, a pulse of light flashes over skin. As the energy builds within specific targets—hair follicles, sun spots, spider veins—it triggers a transformation that helps patients attain clearer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. Trained at such professional cosmetic academies as the National Laser Institute, the technicians at Laser Bella deftly perform such image-enhancing procedures with carefully calibrated laser systems. Besides laser hair removal and fractional laser therapy—designed to diminish stretch marks—light-slingers also aim to reduce the appearance of pigmented and vascular lesions during photofacial sessions.
In Italy, four brothers banded together to provide highly textured, stylish hair: Toni, Guy, Bruno, and Anthony. When they brought their craft to England in the 1960s, they introduced the world to their signature precision-cutting technique and formed what would become Toni&Guy. For years, the stylists at Toni&Guy have aimed to keep the spirit of the original London salon alive, bridging the gap between high fashion and great hair with innovative, fashion-forward cuts and color. Today, more than 400 of the salons exist in 42 countries around the globe, bringing with them their passion for eye-catching styles and a commitment to artistry.
Lisa Stock, who's been in the beauty industry for more than two decades, made her foray into the industry by attending beauty school at Pivot Point in Chicago. After graduation, she honed her skills at high-end salons and hair shows in several states before moving to Arizona. Today, Lisa molds manes alongside six other independent stylists at Hair Flair Tucson. The salon's waiting room welcomes incoming guests with complimentary coffee. Hot-pink-and-white walls support metal wainscoting and portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn—two famous actresses remembered for their great beauty and even greater bowling scores.
Asphalt Jungle, 3-Car Collision, and Wrecking Ball. Those words may seem more familiar to a construction site, but they're actually some of the eclectic names that Studio S Salon gives to its selection of hair, skin, and makeup services. Their unusual naming conventions aren't the only way that Sierra and her staff stand apart from cookie-cutter haircut salons—their stylists' diverse backgrounds help them create one-of-a-kind styles for clients. Whether a head needs a classic bob, highlighted bangs, or hair extensions made of thin, delicious noodles, one of the stylists at Studio S can handle it.