Visitors to Aji Spa enjoy not only supreme relaxation, but also a rare and precious glimpse into Native American culture. The Pima and Maricopa tribes that own the spa designed the indigenous collection of hair, face, and body treatments to closely align with their tribes' traditional rituals for healing and purification. The spa space is decorated in the style of an ancient healing retreat, where guests can relax during the luxurious services. All spa treatments include complimentary day use of fitness and motion studios, as well as our private indoor and outdoor whirlpools, steam rooms, saunas, spa swimming pool and relaxation lounges. The Aji Café boasts a nutritious lunch menu, poolside cocktails and smoothies.
Most of the time when kids go to get their hair cut, they're lucky if they're able to watch a movie they've seen a thousand times or play with the single toy the salon keeps on hand. But even that doesn't generally happen. And because most salons don't bother to entertain kids, haircuts can be a difficult thing for them to sit through.
Yet, when kids go to Snip-Its, they get an adventure. Staffers first hand kids a Snip-Its Adventure Club card, and then invite them to sing along with the salon's own cast of animated characters. There's Curly Comb, the adventurous Flyer Joe Dryer, and the group's leader, Snips, an anthropomorphized pair of scissors with a shock of brown hair. This same crew stars in computer games and activities that kids can play at each salon station, which dazzle eyes with more bright colors than a car covered in Lisa Frank stickers.
While their clients explore imaginative worlds, stylists use a proprietary line of natural and allergen-free products to create buzz cuts and bobs. At the end of the process, kids visit the Magic Box. The enchanted device awards kids a prize in exchange for a swatch of hair. On special occasions, stylists can also photograph a baby's first haircut or transport girls to Tinseltown during a Hollywood Party.
In order to make every salon experience exciting for kids and relaxing for adults, Snip-Its partners with Autism Speaks and trains stylists to work with kids with autism.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer a wide range of results driven facial, body, and massage treatments created to optimize your overall health and well-being. Our exclusive organic skin care line, Twisted Herb Alchemy, is custom blended on site. Our relaxed, boutique spa atmosphere will put you right at ease.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I became interested in aesthetics after receiving treatment for rosacea myself. I was so impressed with the care I had received and the amount of success achieved by my treatments that I decided I wanted to be able to help others in the same way.
What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to help my clients achieve their skin care goals. There is nothing that compares to the feeling I get when a client gets relief from stubborn acne or sees their wrinkles diminish. It's very rewarding.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
It's hard to narrow down one thing. I love when I get referrals or a first time client loves their service so much they join a membership. That is such a huge compliment. Knowing that someone puts their faith and trust in my ability, that validates everything I try to achieve in my business.
Whether enhancing the come-hither stares of doctors, models, or the wives of Arizona Cardinals players, AZ Lash Lady 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, AZ Lash Lady'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 they aren't busy creating more winsome winks, AZ Lash Lady's staff stays busy by offering a slate of waxing services and by freshening faces with her other specialty—airbrush makeup. Using an airbrush gun, they carefully apply 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.
Just a Tease recently underwent its own beauty transformation when the boutique salon was revamped with a darker color palette, more Zen-inspired decor, and even a new name, Salon Beauremy. But even though the beauty haven's image has changed, its staff's dedication to providing custom hair and skin services has not wavered. In fact, the center's stylists still reach for high-quality haircare products, such as sulfate-free Enjoy and sensitivity-friendly HBL products, as they style freshly trimmed and colored tresses. In the spa area, aestheticians enhance facials with skin-clearing products from PCA Skin, Circadia, and Janssen, and use mineral cosmetics from GloMineral and Advanced Mineral Makeup to enhance facial features with perfectly matched foundations and eye shadows. And to cater to all their patients, they offer a variety of specialized facials that prevent and treat skin conditions with cutting-edge skincare treatments such as microcurrent facial toning, epidermal leveling, and oxygen-infused facials. On the way out, beauty-goers can peruse the salon's updated art and clothing boutique stocked with apparel and accessories from Tigerlily, and framed with original artwork from local artist Renee Bau.
The family-owned Hawaiian Experience Spa has been bringing genuine Hawaiian vibes to spa services since 2007. The founders Steve and Cathy Ibach both studied Hawaiian lomi lomi massage in Maui. Steve is a lomi lomi massage instructor and licensed massage therapist. They decided to bring the unique style, and their passion for Hawaii, to their day spas in Scottsdale, Chandler and Goodyear. The other two spa owners are Mike Ibach (Steve and Cathy’s son) and his wife Nikki Ibach. Mike is president of the spas and is there on a day to day basis to ensure each client has a perfect experience. Nikki is a registered nurse, as well as a licensed massage therapist. She is in charge of our esthetics department and ensures our facials are healthy and clinically effective.
Each spa is at least 2,400 square feet and beams with a Hawaiian theme, from sand-colored furnishings and bamboo accents to a front desk modeled after a tiki bar, and includes massage rooms, facial rooms, exotic showers, steam rooms, infrared saunas, a complimentary tiki bar, and a lounge. All lotions and products used in the spa are organic or natural including our premier facial products by Eminence Organic Skin Care.