At Eye Flirt and Flutter, technicians enhance eyelids with natural-looking and dramatic lash extensions. Clients can savor complimentary fruit, cheese, and sips of champagne before technicians adorn their eyelashes with natural, multicolored, or glittery extensions affixed one by one to each natural lash with the help of a skin-safe adhesive made from butterfly tears. Brow and lash tinting combine with face- and body-waxing services to frame clients’ newly lush blinks.
The beauty experts at The Wellness Cocoon slim and smooth the body with an array of scrubs, wraps, and noninvasive fat-fighting treatments. Whether clients are hoping to buff up a dirty birthday suit or fit into a revealing new set of footie pajamas, they'll find a service that is as relaxing as it is rejuvenating. Parafango paraffin-mud wraps pull toxins from the body and improve circulation, while ultrasonic cavitation breaks down fat cells and encourages the shrinking of targeted problem areas.
Going against the grain has never bothered Stacey Grondahl. Throughout her beauty career she has welcomed it, which is why she not only became an aesthetician but also went on to train as a laser technician and massage therapist. But just when most skincare specialists would call it a day, Stacey furthered her skill set by becoming a representative for Raw skincare for men.
And it is with this passion for aesthetics and determination to shake things up that Stacey established her male-centric spa, Simplicity. Amid teal-colored walls and funky rock 'n' roll accents—such as bedazzled skulls—Stacey hydrates and smoothes men’s complexions using organic Raw skincare products. Her #BoozeAndTaboos menu is a study in clever treatment names. There's The Tequila Shooter, an energizing facial infused with blue-agave tequila extract and menthol, and the Get Buffed, an exfoliation formulated from dragon’s blood. Stacey also cleans up physiques with gentle waxing treatments and reaches for Raw’s all-natural ingredients—clove and grape-seed oils to be exact—to soothe irritated skin during a massage.
Even though the aesthetician’s treatments are geared toward men, women are always welcome at Simplicity. The skilled aesthetician is on hand to customize any facial, waxing, or massage treatment.
Heidi Lamar didn't know much about spas when she first purchased Spa Lamar. As she explained to reporters from Skin Inc., "not coming from a spa background, there were things I didn't know I couldn't do." Unhindered by industry conventions or previously fixed ideas, Heidi set about filling her 14,000-square-foot spa with innovative amenities—from a luxurious waterfall-fed pool to an onsite yoga and dance studio. She also cultivates locals instead of the typical resort crowd, banishing cacti from the decor in favor of a Caribbean-style ambiance that, as she told the Arizona Republic, caters to those who already live in Arizona and want to get away to a tropical island. Today, her media-lauded spa is the largest privately owned spa in Scottsdale and is frequented by locals, including members of the Phoenix Suns Dancers.
Before treatments that include massages, acupuncture, mani-pedis, and facials, guests garbed in fluffy complimentary robes duck into the steam room. They sample wholesome lunches and fruit plates from the tropical tea bar and relax in the sauna while waiting for a haircut or warm algae wrap. Sunbathers float around the pool on loungers, whereas others simmer in a bubbling whirlpool. Unlike many traditional spas, Spa Lamar is completely coed, making it an ideal place for couples that are on a first date or permanently trapped together inside a horse costume with a broken zipper.
The staffers at Bronze Boutique don’t just oversee the operation of standup and lie-down UV tanning beds and applications of Infinity Sun airbrush tans—they also tend to clients' nails, hair, and even teeth. In the salon, stylists insert microlink and clip-in extensions or add streaks of color to lend depth to a hairstyle. During spa services, skin specialists remove brow hair with threading and exfoliate away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion and pumpkin chemical peels. When exposed to a special blue light, another chemical solution, BleachBright's peroxide whitening gel, lightens teeth so they twinkle like Santa's eyes do when the midnight polar sun isn't blinding them.