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Laser, Skin & Massage

Here’s a little secret: This family operated spa810 franchise has been exceeding customer expectations for years by offering affordable luxury.

For example, the market rate for the “fully loaded” HydraFacial® is $350. Owner Kristy Steck charges $149 for a full one-hour treatment.

Similarly, the market price for the very aggressive medical-grade skin chemical peel is $400. Steck charges $195.

“I do not believe in huge markups. We work hard to be efficient which allows us to pass on the savings to our customers who have created our success,” said Steck.

As the oldest of all of the spa810s, this location has the largest customer database with the most members (many from 2011) and is the smallest center with the most open hours.

When she bought the franchise after having been a service provider (licensed aesthetician, laser technician, Coolsculpting® pro and massage therapist), Steck had first-hand knowledge of what she and her fellow estheticians and therapists wanted to change to better serve their clients. She also listened carefully to feedback from clients and took appropriate action. The Net Promoter Score (NPS) for this spa810 is 94 percent (significantly higher than the med-spa industry average). “It’s important for us that our guests are treated the same way we want to be treated if we go to a spa,” Steck said.

To better serve busy schedules (including snowbirds) spa members can freeze their membership as often as they wish without any penalty or fee, and pre-paid services do not expire even if a membership is cancelled. Friends and family of members can also use their discounts an unlimited number of times (it’s once a year everywhere else).

It’s clear the clientele loves the organic and pharmaceutical-grade products, plus the wide variety of treatment options that spa810-Pinnacle Peak offers. From standard massages to Ashiatsu (therapist uses body weight/ walks on client’s back); from signature spa810 facials, to custom facials, to HydraFacial® treatments that detoxify and protect the skin, to laser hair removal. Steck has the “gold standard” Alma Soprano Ice® system that is effective on all skin types for nearly permanent and pain-free treatments.

Additionally, this spa810 offers Coolsculpting®, the only non-invasive FDA Cleared fat freezing body contouring treatment available in the US.

Kristy seems a natural for this industry because she once suffered from acne, rosacea and psoriasis. You can’t tell from looking at her, but you can tell her love of the spa and clients.

“I wanted to make other people feel as great as I felt,” she said. “It’s such a fun and rewarding industry.”

She and her entire team provide great value for the money and produce real results for their guests, 7 days a week. It should be no surprise, then, to know that 90 percent of Steck’s new business is by word of mouth.

23425 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ



Scottsdale Air Heating & Cooling

We Have No Incentive to “Sell” You Anything You Don’t Need!

When your home has a heating or air conditioning need, does the idea of calling an A/C repairman to come over and look at it give you the shivers?  Or the sweats?

Do you anticipate a high-pressure sales job for new parts or new systems or other work that you’re not really sure you even need?  How do you know what your home really needs?

The good news is, there is a heating and air company in the East Valley that you can always count on for honest, dependable work at a fair price with no over-selling and no hidden charges.

Scottsdale Air Heating & Cooling has been a company to be trusted since its original founding in 1947.  The current owner, Michael Cross, bought the business in 1989, and prides himself in providing customers with the fair and dependable service they have always relied on.

“Our objective is to build a relationship with our customers based on professionalism and integrity,” Cross explains. “By always doing right by the customer, we become their first call whenever they have a heating or cooling need.”

The company’s technicians are highly trained, and while at your home will treat you with kindness and respect while providing competent and dependable service.

“Our technicians aren’t paid on commission,” Cross explains.  “They come to your home to make sure your system is functioning properly for your ongoing comfort, not to up-sell you.”

Scottsdale Air currently operates a fleet of twenty trucks, and has the ability to consistently provide same-day or next-day service.

“When you call us for the first time, you can expect to be greeted politely by one of our customer service folks, and we will schedule a time that’s convenient for you to have us come out to your house and assess your system,” Cross says. “Our technician will then give you an honest diagnosis and provide you with your repair and/or replacement options.”

To assist customers who are shopping for or considering a new system, the company recently opened a new sales office located at 4713 North 44th Street.

The next time your home has a heating or cooling issue, don’t shiver or sweat….simply pick up the phone and call Scottsdale Air for honest answers and fast, dependable service that you can always rely on!

Scottsdale Air Heating & Cooling



Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory® Fitness

Orangetheory® Fitness Unveils OTBeat Link Heart Rate Monitor and Updated Fitness App

Orangetheory® Fitness, the scientifically-backed and fast-growing fitness franchise, announced on March 1 the launch of its brand new wearable heart rate monitor and a revamp of its mobile app. The new heart rate monitor, OTBeat Link, is worn on the wrist and powered by Mio. The OTbeat app pairs with the new heart rate monitor, and aims to provide a singular platform for members to view their workout histories, set goals, book classes, and much more.

“The science behind Orangetheory Fitness is what sets us apart from other workouts on the market,” said Dave Long, co-founder and chief executive officer of Orangetheory Fitness. “As a brand, we are constantly evaluating our programs to ensure we are using the latest technology to enhance the science-backed workout and provide the best overall experience for our valued members.

Launched in limited supply earlier this year, the OTBeat Link is an alternative to the existing OTbeat chest strap used in Orangetheory Fitness studios across the nation. While the monitor in the chest strap captures heart rate by listening to and recording the beating heart, the wristband monitor reads the heart rate through LED technology. To further sync with this new technology, Orangetheory updated its OTbeat application, which connects the in-studio experience with workouts done outside the studio. Users have more control within the app thanks to new features, such as the ability to set heart rate zones to optimize calorie burn, to analyze the amount of time spent in each zone and to view splat points from workouts in and outside of the studio.

“The ability to combine data from members both in and out-of-studio experiences will provide users with a more complete view of their fitness levels and goals,” said Long. “Orangetheory Fitness’ objective has always been to improve the overall health and welfare of as many people as we possibly can – not just while in our studios – and the new OTbeat app is helping our members do just that.”

As of June 2018, Orangetheory Fitness has expanded to nearly 1,000 operating studios worldwide, in 49 states and 18 countries. The company has over 500 studios in the development pipeline and is one of the fastest-growing franchise companies.

The 60-minute, five zone heart-rate monitored interval training concept has helped tens of thousands of members lose weight, get toned and meet their overall fitness goals in a short amount of time.


Scottsdale North
23757 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 125
Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Desert Nail Spa

Desert Nail Spa

Quality, Customer Service and Value

From the moment you walk in to Desert Nail Spa, you feel welcomed. Owners Kevin and Karen Pham offer a friendly greeting and make sure that your experience is a great one from start to finish. Kevin and his family escaped their native Vietnam by boat in 1981, arriving in the U.S. without a dime. He watched his parents work hard to make a living and in 1998 he borrowed money from friends and family to open his first nail salon in Tempe. In 2002, he and his wife and mother relocated to the Kierland Village Center location, and this November marks the opening of their second location at Tatum & Shea Boulevard! The hip décor and relaxing spa atmosphere draw people from both the nearby resorts and the neighborhood.

“Karen makes a point of getting to know our customers by name, what services they like, how they like things done.” As a neighborhood business, they have loyal customers who stay with them from having a little polish put on for Kindergarten graduation, clear through to weddings and “girls’ dates” with mom, daughter, and grandma. Because Kevin and Karen are very selective about the nail technicians they hire, customers know they can count on a wonderful experience and keep coming back for more.

At Desert Nail Spa, they also take cleanliness very seriously. All instruments are run through a sterilization machine and sealed into bags after each use. Their comfortable foot spa chairs are state of the art and designed for easy cleaning to ensure that you are putting your feet into water that is clean and sanitary. They pride themselves on being the cleanest salon in town, which enables you to sit back, relax and enjoy being pampered.

There are a lot of places offering nail services in Scottsdale, though, so why should you try Desert Nail Spa? “Quality, Customer Service, and Value.” There may be other places that are less expensive, but at Desert Nail Spa they go the extra mile to provide quality products and services at affordable prices. For example, many salons would charge extra for the hot towel and hot stone massage that is included with the Desert Nail Spa pedicure. Even their basic manicure comes with a hand and forearm massage that is to die for. And be prepared to have to make a big decision on what color you want because they have a huge selection of polishes to choose from!

If you are looking for a place to make your hands and feet look fabulous, where you can relax and enjoy some pampering, where they value your business and care about your satisfaction, then look no further than Desert Nail Spa. Once you go, you’ll be hooked. If you walk in on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you might have a brief wait, but they have so many nail technicians, you’ll be served in no time. And you’ll need that time to make your color selection anyway! To top it off, they were voted best manicure and pedicure in The Valley in 2018. Try Desert Nail Spa today.


Kierland Village Center
6501 E. Greenway Pkwy, Ste 106
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Switch Consignment

Switch Consignment

Where Buyers and Consigners Meet!

When you first set foot into Switch Consignment, you wonder if you are in a consignment store or you have made a wrong turn into a high end, high dollar designer showroom. The first impression is lavish furniture polished and neatly displayed with accenting items that create an alluring theme. Lighting and artwork illuminate the settings in a collection that seems to have all been hand selected by the original designer. Welcome to the showrooms of Switch Consignment where incredible savings collide with top-quality name brand home furnishings and décor. At Switch, name brands are the key – everything from Marge Carson to Drexel to Pottery Barn ….and everything in between.

One thing you should know, this is not your grandma’s furniture. Owners Tom Dixon & Don Mayhaus explain Switch Consignment means high style with low prices; specializing in selling and consigning your home furnishings and treasures – from Asian to Modern to Rustic and more! And with over 15,000 square feet of space, Switch showcases the best in living room, bedroom, dining room, home office along with lots of unique one-of-a-kinds. You never know what you’ll find….fun, good times and great bargains.

New inventory arrives daily so you will always find inspiration and expect to save 50-70% off retail prices. Whether you are looking to furnish a new space, a rental unit, or just that unique one-of-kind item, not only do you have choice, but you also get savings. “We have something for everybody’s budget” Tom said. Along with their wide selection of great home furnishings, Switch has partnered with Interior Fabrics featuring their large selection of fabric swatches that can be ordered and direct shipped to your home/workroom with no shipping fees. Switch also stocks the popular feather pillow inserts at the lowest prices in the valley.

Switch takes the hassle out of selling your unwanted items. No strangers to your home, with lots of daily foot traffic to view your items every day, along with knowledgeable sales assistants to help sell it. Each item consigned is assigned a computerized inventory tracking number, tagged and displayed on our selling floor in attractive settings along with other like items. We do the work for you, you’ll get a check.

So, if saving money is your thing… or you love great quality, name brand furniture… or you love choosing from a huge selection… It’s time to discover Switch Consignment. And with two great locations to shop, you’re never too far away to see your home decorating dreams become a reality.

For more information about Switch Consignment visit www.switchconsignment.com.


14202 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

4390 N. Miller Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Southwest Jewelry Buyers

Southwest Jewelry Buyers

An Ethical Experience

Eric Schwarz, owner of Southwest Jewelry Buyers, has a simple but effective philosophy when it comes to his business: Do one thing, and do it well. He has been doing this for 18 years since he started his company in 2000.

Originally, the company set out selling jewelry. However, when the market changed in 2007, more and more people were coming to him to sell their jewelry. He recognized the need in the market at that time for customers to sell versus buy jewelry, and Southwest Jewelry Buyers was reborn with the sole focus of purchasing jewelry.

“We buy old engagement rings, jewelry that is out of date or pieces that people simply no longer wear. We evaluate the pieces on-site and can make the purchase right then and there,” says Eric, who received his training at the Gemological Institute of America. “One of the things that sets us apart from other companies like us is customers can rest assured they are dealing with the owner, and I am qualified to grade diamonds and jewelry to get them the maximum value of their pieces.” Southwest Jewelry Buyers is also a Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited Business and is licensed by the City of Scottsdale, which further ensures clients an honest, professional and ethical transaction.

The company’s buying office is located at 14300 N. Northsight Boulevard in the Scottsdale Airpark, and Eric sees sellers by appointment so each transaction is completely confidential and handled on the customer’s time. Eric also prides himself on the fact that his company is typically able to give their customers the maximum return for their jewelry. “We have low overhead and we don’t have sales people (buyers) on commission. We don’t have millions of dollars of inventory sitting in showcases, and we don’t pay ultra-high mall type rent. It’s not rocket science. Simply put, we can afford to pay more for our customers’ jewelry,” Eric says.

In addition to purchasing jewelry including rings, necklaces, watches and more, Southwest Jewelry Buyers purchases loose diamonds, gold, silver, platinum, fine colored stones, and even coins. The company even buys broken jewelry.

Selling your jewelry, precious metals or even heirloom coins can sometimes be a very personal, emotional and stressful situation. However, Eric and his staff work hard to make sure that each customer is treated kindly and fairly in a stress-free, no-pressure environment. After the complimentary evaluation by an appraisal specialist at Southwest Jewelry Buyers, it is truly up to the customer whether or not she would like to complete the transaction. If she decides to go ahead with the sale, she receives instant payment.

When asked whether he has plans to expand his business, Eric says he would rather just continue to “do what we do.” Doing one thing well is what has catapulted Southwest Jewelry Buyers from being just another jewelry buyer in the Valley to of the top buying firms in the Southwest. It comes down to focusing on providing each customer with an honest, ethical experience, with the maximum payout for their diamonds, jewelry, and fine estate pieces.

14300 N Northsight Blvd #127
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Winning Smiles Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Winning Smiles Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Creating Healthy, Beautiful Smiles at Winning Smiles!

Winning Smiles Dentistry of Glendale is conveniently located at 20165 North 67th Avenue, Suite 103, where Dr. Ghasem K. Darian provides patients with expertise based on his 24 years as a dental professional, and a promise to make customer service his number one priority.

Dr. Darian has been practicing dentistry in Phoenix since 1992. He has been operating Winning Smiles Dentistry of Glendale, where he has been successfully helping patients with their oral health needs by offering a comfortable atmosphere, team of highly skilled, professional periodontists and hygienists, and friendly office staff since 2005.

To create a calming environment in which his patients can relax, minimize their anxieties and have a more pleasant experience, Dr. Darian plays music or television during visits. He utilizes the most state-of-the-art technologies — such as digital dental X-rays (with very low radiation) and hospital-grade sterilization equipment — to ensure each visit is comfortable, safe and comprehensive.

Dr. Darian uses an innovative computer-guided anesthesia system, a mechanism that can precisely apply anesthesia to a single tooth or to the whole mouth and is practically painless. Another technology he offers is a dental laser used for both hard and soft-tissue laser procedures. He says, “The lasers are precise, they can reduce bleeding and pain, and eliminate that traditional drill sound, sometimes even eliminating the need for anesthesia.” These lasers can make procedures — from decay removal and root canals to gum and bone surgeries — less invasive, and with quicker and less painful recovery times.

The benefits of preventative dental care through routine checkups are numerous, and Dr. Darian is astute with regard to informing his patients about the importance of scheduling check-ups. He says, “Regular visits can reduce costly expenses of more complicated procedures for it allows us to catch a problem in its early stages when it is easier to treat. For example, periodontal disease is one that can go unnoticed by a patient because it is usually painless until the very advanced stages. Even a cavity can advance from a simple filling to a much more complex situation if not properly treated right away.”

Winning Smiles Dentistry offers cosmetic dentistry options including both in-office and at-home teeth whitening procedures, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, crowns and white fillings, as well as regular general dentistry procedures such as dentures, partials, root canals, retainers, children’s dentistry, sealants and more.

Dr. Darian believes that providing the most state-of-the-art procedures to his patients is essential, and he understands the importance of a caring, experienced staff and a patient dentist relationship built on trust. “We are a thorough yet conservative practice focused on the care of our patients — we are continually trying to improve both patient care and customer service,” he says. “We like to discuss all options available to each patient and to enlighten them on the advantages and the disadvantages of those options so that our patients can make their best informed decision.”

Winning Smiles Dentistry is currently welcoming new patients. Visit www.drdarian.com or www.winningsmilesaz.com, or call 623-255-3602 today to schedule an appointment — your smile will thank you.


20165 N. 67th Ave. #103
Glendale, AZ 85308

5555 N. 7th St. #142
Phoenix, AZ 85014


Mod Dentistry of Scottsdale

Mod Dentistry of Scottsdale

No Insurance? No Problem?

Going to the dentist evokes great fear in a great many people. Studies show between 60 and 75 percent of us are scared of dental visits as much as anything else. There’s even a word for it: dentophobia.

But at MOD Dentistry of Scottsdale, Dr. Preeti Singh and her staff ensure a positive experience that is tranquil, educational and caring.

“When you walk in the door, I know it sounds weird to say, it’s a calm, relaxing place,” said Mary Mullins, practice manager. “Dr. Singh’s energy and manner is very calm, very soothing, and it really helps patients.”

Many aspects are geared to putting people at ease. From the waiting room’s comfortable chairs to the ceramic floor tiles to the open spaces, it has an almost spa-like quality.

For those without dental insurance, MOD Dentistry offers an in-house plan designed to save money and keep patients motivated to come for their twice-yearly preventive visits.

Then there is Dr. Singh, a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry who has been practicing for more than 10 years. Mullins said her unhurried demeanor helps puts people at ease.

“She has a way of speaking with patients. She takes her time, explains things,” Mullins said. “Sometimes, dentists are rushed and have other procedures waiting. She doesn’t do that. There’s no sense of hurried energy. Very calm and relaxing.”

A goal is to have patients walk away feeling like they understand why a procedure is, was or will be done. Dr. Singh takes the time to explain, pulling out the X-rays or calling up information on a television screen that sits above the dental chair.

And those screens really help calm a patient. If a trip to the dentist seems like the worst thing in the world, a trip to MOD Dentistry resembles a trip to one’s living room, for those screens are connected to the outside world, so people can watch Netflix, regular TV, YouTube or many other musical and video options. There are also in-house cameras that allow Dr. Singh to illustrate in real time something happening in a patient’s mouth.

Speaking of procedures, MOD Dentistry offers different types, from basic services such as cleanings, fillings and root canals to options such as Invisalign, laser dentistry and veneers.

Mullins said Dr. Singh especially likes cosmetic dentistry and told a story about a patient who had a large gap between her two front teeth that bothered her for years. After Dr. Singh’s treatment, the gap was gone, no one could tell, and the woman returned for a follow-up visit with tears of gratitude in her eyes.

Another uncommon procedure Dr. Singh performs is pinhole gum surgery to treat receding gums. She numbs the area and then makes one or two tiny pinholes in gums, then adjusts the gums over the exposed tooth roots. It’s like a facelift for the gums.

Mullins has seen plenty of patients lose their fears of the dentist thanks to going to MOD Dentistry.

“It can be a spot in someone’s life that (MOD Dentistry) can affect them positively and change their life,” she said. “It starts with the top. That’s how Dr. Singh wants to practice. You don’t really find that.”


8124 E. Cactus Rd. Ste 400
Scottsdale, AZ 85260



Arizona Aesthetics Centers

Arizona Aesthetics Centers

Get Back the Body You Deserve With Arizona Aesthetics Center

Coolsculpting® is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses cooling technology to noticeably eliminate fat without surgery. Here at Arizona Aesthetics Center Dr. Heller will determine if you are a good candidate and work with you to determine the best treatment plan during a FREE one-on-one consultation.

The ugly truth is, we all have stubborn fat. As we age, it only gets worse because gravity and Mother Nature are just plain cruel. Proper diet and exercise are not enough to keep these unwanted bulges at bay. Coolsculpting® is the loophole you’ve been looking for to get back the body you deserve.

Coolscultping® targets fat cells alone, eliminating them in an easy, non-intrusive fashion that exercise and diet can’t achieve as quickly or as effectively.

Unlike a lot of other procedures, coolsculpting® takes very little time and is pretty simple to fit into your daily life. After your coolsculpting® treatment you can typically get right back to your busy day. Each treatment lasts one hour – the same time you might spend at the gym. So you can easily fit your appointment into a lunch break.

Benefits of Coolsculpting®

    • Non-invasive – no cutting, no needles, no downtime
• Safe, comfortable, and convenient
• Natural and effective
• Clinically proven and FDA Cleared

Evolution Center has a warm, friendly, helpful staff. Our mission is to simply take care of our clients. We pride ourselves on providing clinical excellence with outstanding customer service.

To find out how Coolsculpting® can help you and to start experiencing the benefits for yourself, call Arizona Aesthetics Center for your FREE consultation at 480-656-5311.

What our customers are saying:

“Before I experienced the CoolSculpting® procedure, I had a layer of fat on my abdomen that bothered me despite my rigorous workouts. I routinely work out and have a very healthy diet, but could not get rid of this fatty area I had. After one treatment of CoolSculpting®, I saw results very quickly! I am truly happy with my final results and I now have the abs I have always wanted! I am very happy with my results and I would recommend them to any of my friends….” LH – Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona Aesthetics Center
7450 E Pinnacle Peak Road #258
Scottsdale, AZ 85255