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.
Former celebrity hairstylist Rico Villalba-Navarette came back to the beauty industry after fighting cancer because he wanted to "create beauty for those that forgot how beautiful they are within and on the outside." As the current creative director at Salon NV, a J Beverly Hills concept salon, he has teamed up with various experienced stylists and aestheticians to do just that. The team paints on color with balayage highlights and brightens tips for an ombre effect. They smooth strands with keratin, help brides glow with makeup application, and use J Beverly Hills products to give each client damage control or achieve the type of perfect finish not seen since Willy dove over the animal-rights activist disguised as a little boy.
At Strada Salon & Day Spa, expert stylists trim, color, and style hair in the main salon. In the spa, technicians ease muscular aches with 10 varieties of massage, such as Swedish, aromatherapy, and lymphatic drainage. A team of aestheticians rejuvenates complexions with facials, treats nails to manicures and pedicures, and whitens teeth with 45-minute Theraglo treatments. Meanwhile in Strada's med-spa wing, certified physician's assistants help polish up external beauty with Botox, fat grafts, laser hair removal, and other medical treatments.
Casual elegance exudes from Headcase Salon, starting with the building itself. A stately, Victorian-inspired house with a soft-yellow exterior, the salon has a homey but upscale look inside and out?complete with hardwood floors, chandeliers, and antique-style mirrors at the salon stations. But the atmosphere isn't snooty. First and foremost, the stylists want guests to feel comfortable,?and they treat each client with equal friendliness and care. So whether they're going for a simple trim, a spray tan, or a Brazilian blowout, the stylists take special care to ensure that they? leave happy and looking great.