If you are looking for a convenient way to refresh your skin in a customized treatment, say hello to a new business in North Central.

Hi, skin, a new facial bar in Uptown Plaza at 100 E. Camelback Road, provides customizable facials and face workouts, in an open, barber-shop-style setting (photo courtesy of Mark Elias/Hi, skin).

Hi, skin is a facial bar in Uptown Plaza at 100 E. Camelback Road, Suite 132, that offers facials and face workouts, which are basically non-invasive face lifts where technicians use lymphatic drainage massage techniques and modalities including microcurrent and cool lifting. The facial bar is expected to open on Thursday, Sept. 10 though it had planned a soft opening with some free services last month.

This new business offers time-based facials customized to each client’s skin conditions and concerns, said Hi, skin owner Mark Elias. There are many specials for first-time customers, including the “Ice Attack,” a vigorous face workout that utilizes high-pressure frozen CO2 to blast collagen-based serum onto the skin at a frozen temperature, for $129. The original cost for that facial is $190.

First-time customers can try Hi, skin’s 50-minute facial and 15-minute face workout combined for $79. The salon uses Naturopathica and Eminence Organic Skincare for services and also sells products from those lines, as well as other brands. Considering the different brands and products, there are thousands of combinations of facials customers can receive at the business, Elias said.

“We’re an open concept,” he said. “The goal with that is to provide convenience and affordability to people. A lot of people don’t go (for facials) because it takes two or three hours out of their day. You get to check-out and it’s like 200 or 300 bucks. Essentially the goal with us is to provide convenience and affordability to people.”

Hi, skin is set up like a barbershop with chairs out in the open as a way to demonstrate the sense of ease and budget-friendly services.

Elias said the salon has many safety measures in place to protect customers and employees amid the COVID-19 crisis. There is a sneeze guard at the reception desk, as well as many touch-less hand sanitizer dispensers around the salon and clients are required to wear face masks until they sit down for their treatments. Technicians also are required to wear face masks and face shields during every service. Chairs and high-touch points are being disinfected after every customer receives their skincare offering.

Hi, skin will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. To learn more, visit hiskin.care.



  • Colleen Sparks

    A 25-year industry veteran, she's written for a variety of outlets including The Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, Money Talks News, and North Central News.