Beauty Archives

Angel-inspired artist opens gallery in Scottsdale

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Angel-inspired jewelry artist Cheryl Senkfor and dichroic glass artisan Bobby Harr are pooling their creative resources to open The Creating Spot, a contemporary art studio-gallery in Old Town Scottsdale, on Thursday, April 23. Senkfor says her hand-woven metal jewelry line was inspired by angels after she suffered a traumatic brain hemorrhage in 2003. “I saw… Read More →

Valley model Christa Sandstrom could ‘go global,’ experts say

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“I have a good feeling Christa Sandstrom is that Arizona fresh face that will actually go global,” Brian Hill, executive director of Phoenix Fashion Week, said about the emerging model who is a Gilbert native. Featured in major publications such as Mainsteam Magazine, Glamour Magazine Italy and Runway Magazine, Christa Sandstrom is being recognized as… Read More →

Valley surgeon develops alternative to traditional facelift

Photo illustration of model Celina Maas taken at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media.

New research reveals that people in Arizona show signs of aging much faster than other parts of the country. After 20 years of research, renowned Valley-based plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Shapiro has developed a new alternative to the face-lift tailored specifically to each where each individual falls on the aging spectrum. The GENXLIFT™ is a… Read More →

Valley model creates sexy swimwear line for all body types

Catrina LaDell is the creative force behind Pink Moon Prophecy, a Phoenix-based swimwear company. Photo of Catrina LaDell by Party Through It Photography.

Call it cataclysmic creativity. In this case, define cataclysmic as something that “brings great changes.” In this case, a great change for the fashion industry. Pink Moon Prophecy, created by local model and swimwear designer Catrina LaDell, provides sexy, custom handmade swimwear for all body types. LaDell, using the name Cataclysm, helped hone her unique… Read More →

Global Hair Wars competition debuts at Talking Stick Resort

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Do you love all those reality shows about salons, stylists and drama? All of that is coming to Talking Stick Resort in Arizona’s 12th annual ‘Hair Wars’ on June 7. ‘Hair Wars-The Supreme Salon Tour’ has a 15 year history and is an internationally recognized salon competition where top local salons in each region have… Read More →

New fitness studio opens with free yoga

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PowerTrainYoga opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale on Monday, March 30. The modern 10,000 square foot studio will open its doors to the public with a free month of unlimited access to more than 130 group fitness classes offered each week from March 30 until April 29. PowerTrain features a mix of workouts including heated… Read More →

Massage Envy Spa ranks #16 on “Fast and Serious” list

Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, has been named to the Franchise Times’ “Fast and Serious” list for the second consecutive year.  This year, the brand was ranked #16 among 40 top growing brands in the country. “We’re honored to be named among the ‘Fast and Serious’ companies for the second year… Read More →

Plastic surgeons, tourism industry build enhanced partnership

Photo illustration of model Celina Maas taken at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media.

A nip here, a tuck there. A growing number of tourists are traveling to Scottsdale to go under the knife and recover in high-end resorts with top-notch treatment. Cosmetic surgeons in Scottsdale are attracting patients from all over the United States by partnering with local hotels and resorts to upgrade the recovery experience. Accommodations are… Read More →

Business Fashionista: The makeup essentials

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Do you think about makeup when you are asked to dress professionally? An often neglected element of the professional look, makeup is an essential tool used to feel and look your best on the job. However, it can take its place on the back burner for a busy, career-driven woman; so, we did the work… Read More →

PowerTrainYoga comes to Scottsdale

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PowerTrainYoga announced the opening of its first Arizona location in Scottsdale.  The modern 10,000 square foot studio will open its doors to the public on Friday, March 20th and will initially offer more than 130 group fitness classes per week. They will eventually offer close to 200 classes per week. PowerTrain offers a mix of workouts… Read More →

Business Fashionista: Effortless hairstyles for the office

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We’ve all been there.  You’ve slept through your alarm and don’t have much time to get ready for work.  And if you’re having a bad hair day, it can be like a girl’s worst nightmare.  The messy buns or loose pony tails are cute, but for the the workplace it’s important to try something a… Read More →

The Root Salon earns national award

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The Root Salon in Phoenix, Arizona owned by Lauren Hart and Samuel Sciotto recently was named to the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today magazine, the top business publication for salon and spa owners. The magazine’s 18th annual Salon Today 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January 2015 edition. The 200 salons were honored for their best business practices from applications submitted… Read More →

How to dress smart and look fabulous at work

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. Not everyone is born with the same body shape.  We see women in movies wearing tight skirts and stilettos… Read More →

Steep in the health benefits of tea

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Like most of your office mates, you have probably made your mid-morning trek down the hall to the break room for that second cup of coffee to perk yourself up. Day after day, you will make the trek for the hot and (hopefully) fresh cup of brewed beans. But there is an alternative. Tea offers… Read More →