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.
Technicians at Barbarella Beauty greet guests with a snack and complimentary wine or coffee as they sink into Human Touch massage chairs. During pedicures, feet soak in an elegant crystal bowl and pipe-less jet whirlpool technology are designed for both comfort and cleanliness. Because the team members only service natural nails, they avoid the chemical vapors often associated with synthetic applications, so guests won't have to cringe at unpleasant odors. After feet have been citrus scrubbed or peppermint masked, the staff can finish them with a Rockstar glitter-toes look that is as dazzling as the salon's sparkly ceiling.
As their polish dries, clients can explore the boutique's selection of eye-catching jewelry and accessories. Alternatively, they can take advantage of the crew's other talents, including body waxing, facials, and haircuts performed in front of makeup mirrors that are reminiscent of a celebrity's dressing room.
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.
A community-concept salon, Lipstick & Bullets Beauty Bar is home to a network of salon professionals who perform high-end cut-and-color services. These stylists specialize in the latest color-and-texturizing trends, but they're also well versed in classic 1950s-pinup and bohemian-inspired styles. In addition, they provide a specialty line of hair extensions, "X-tensions," which lengthen hair more effectively than that time you spiked your mousse with Miracle-Gro.
Following appointments at Lipstick & Bullets Beauty Bar, customers can stroll around the corner to Sherman Cellars, the official tasting room of Creekview Vineyards. There, they'll find gourmet pairings of wine and chocolate. The tasting room's specialists guide guests through each pairing, explaining the complementary flavors of the treats.
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.