At Drybar, a pair of scissors or hair-coloring foil is nowhere to be found. That?s because the business?s founder, Alli Webb, opened the shop strictly for blowouts after her in-home business skyrocketed. Featured extensively in the media, each of the more than 25 white-hued, airy shops revolves around a center bar where customers sit for around 45 minutes as stylists blow-dry, straighten, and curl their hair. From a menu booklet, clients select a cocktail-themed hairstyle, such as The Mai Tai, which imparts beachy waves, and The Manhattan, which streamlines locks with a sleek finish that mimics the straight lines of downtown New York and can be outfitted with a tiny doorman who hails cabs for you. The staff at Drybar also crafts updos, travels on location for an additional fee, offers high-end products and tools available for purchase, and tallies bar tabs so that customers can pay for multiple blowouts at once.
Students at The Salon Professional Academy don't just learn new and innovative haircare and skincare techniques?they also practice them in a real industry setting. This cosmetology and aesthetics school emphasizes practical education in state-of-the-art training facilities modeled directly after Redken's famed NYC salons. Whether in the classroom or on the floor, class sizes are kept small, which allows the professional instructors to give each student ample one-on-one education in artistic techniques and business strategies.
In the first TSPA in California, the full-service salon and spa helps students execute creative coloring and haircuts or refresh faces with Dermalogica skin-cleansing facials and makeup-application methods as they are overseen by teachers. The salon helps the students understand industry principles, such as devising a creative business plan and serving customers.
Green Beauty Creation's eclectic list of services reads like a grab bag of all things aesthetic. Wreaths of sample acrylic nails fan out behind the manicure station, beckoning to unadorned nails with neon french tips, tiny painted flowers, checkerboards, and other patterns. A salt-crystal lamp purifies the air, whisking away whiffs of polish and the ghosts of slugs, and guests dip their toes into swirling warm water surrounding raised cushioned pedicure chairs. Across the room, mirrors topped with festive flowers reflect stylists as they cut, color, and style 'dos for women and men. Green Beauty Creation also nourishes complexions with facials, relieves tense muscles with massages, and beautifies skin with specialty scrubs and bronzing treatments.
Angela?s Salon & Boutique?s stylists have garnered a base of loyal regulars thanks to their commitment to maintaining their customers? comfort and privacy from the moment they walk through the salon doors. The coiffeurs regularly hone their skills with ongoing training, ensuring that their menu of services features trendy treatments such as MoroccanOil hair masks alongside timeless salon staples including hair extensions. Throughout the day, staffers can be found buzzing about their styling stations, gilding strands with multidimensional highlights or wrangling drooping locks and thought bubbles into elegant updos. The team complements its hair-ameliorating services with treatments such as airbrush makeup applications, facial waxing, and eyelash extensions.
Within Bedolla Salon, a polished, tiled floor sets the stage for sleek new haircuts created by Gustavo Bedolla. Black cabinets topped with flowerpots separate workspaces as patrons gaze into mirrors, checking out in-progress cuts and practicing winking with both eyes. Thickly framed with black wood, these mirrors also reflect the metal and leather styling chairs that guests sit upon as stylists employ Enjoy and Alfaparf Milano products.
"Amazing!" "Outstanding skills!" "I definitely recommend her!" These are just a few of the many accolades heaped upon Trend Salon SJ manager, Thanh Nguyen, by her happy clients. The reason: the stylist, who is also a beauty consultant and makeup artist for Shiseido Cosmetics, constantly educates herself about current trends and techniques. Because of this, she's well-versed in a variety of services, including haircuts, bridal updos, and color correction. She also treats clients to products from renowned brands such as Brazilian Blowout and K?rastase.