Before Art Stone was head of Total Woman Gym & Spa, he ran a chain of salons. His female clientele loved their custom cuts, but California had no shortage of stylists?what they really struggled to find was day-spa pampering and weight-loss assistance, all in one spot. Stone listened, and in 1965, created precisely the sanctuary they were looking for.
Vidal Sassoon–trained Valerie Lopez turns manes into displays of art while working inside Cleo Hair Salon. Goldwell products help her bestow heads with new hues in the form of highlights, all-over color, or stenciled stars. She tames unruly strands with a Brazilian blowout formula—one of her specialties—and instantly adds length with partial weave services.
Aesthetician and Brazilian native Andrea aims to improve the arduous waxing process by implementing a special blend of 100% pure organic honey and hypoallergenic Brazilian honey wax. Client testimonials attest to Andrea’s easygoing nature and her wax’s ability to mitigate the discomfort and irritation associated with traditional waxing while leaving skin soft and smooth following each session. For any given session, Andrea also promotes cleanliness by using individually sanitized glass bowls and encouraging clients to wash their hands before and after mud-wrestling matches.
Within Simbiotica Salon, Skin Connection owner and experienced medical aesthetician Karen Dafesh-Galpin designs custom skincare regimens for men, women, and teens. Patrons can opt for treatments such as smoothing microdermabrasion sessions, Revitalight photofacials that trigger skin's collagen production, or waxing services to remove unwanted fuzz. A retail section stocked with skincare products by brands such as Dermalogica and Epicuren Glymed gives visitors access to the same products used in spa treatments.
Janice Otis brings more than 27 years of personalized skincare services to each beautifying session. Her experience alone is not what has won her the loyalty of her clients, though. Equally important is her love for what she does. Janice's longevity in the industry stems from her passion to help people feel good about their skin. Her personalized facial treatments include European facials, microdermabrasion, ultrasound therapy, and peels. And, spa body treatments such as stress-relieving back massages, reflexology, and hydrating paraffin wax pamper guests as their skin is soothed.
Chella Brow Bar?s experts use a keen eye and steady hand to form clients? brows into perfect arches that shape facial features. A coat of wax removes unwanted strands that stray from the perfect brow line. The experts also wax unwanted fuzz on upper lips and cheeks. Other services include facial waxing, lash and brow tinting, and false lash application. Chella Brow Bar also sells its own line of Chella products to beautify brows, lashes, and eyes. To fully refresh faces, clients can rejuvenate the skin during facials.
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