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.
The stylists at Baliza Salon & Day Spa transform hair through a variety of techniques, from reshaping dos with cuts and permanent waves to softening tresses with deep-conditioning treatments. Using professional products from brands such as Pureology, stylists can also imbue hair with dramatic or multidimensional color or add extensions that look more realistic than the typical spaghetti noodles tied to barrettes. Along with sculpting existing locks, the Baliza team helps apply professional cosmetics for special occasions and removes unwanted hair with waxing services.
If there were a sequel to James and the Giant Peach called James and the Giant Grape, it might be filmed at DD Beauty Salon. Visiting the salon is almost like being inside a grape, but one that's impeccably decorated. White crown molding tops vivid periwinkle walls, and a vintage round frame wraps around a mirror, contrasting with the straight rectangular frames around the styling-station mirrors. The salon’s three attentive beauty pros see to their clients' every need, from banishing acne during facials to buckling them into their car seat after a manicure. They also create elegant hairstyles and wax away unwanted lip fuzz and overgrown eyebrows.
Gold shelves, light gray chairs, and pale wood floors give this intimate studio an airy, expansive feel. As clients settle in for appointments, stylists pull products from the likes of Biolage and Joico to cleanse and nourish strands. From there, they can renovate looks with a trim, face-framing highlights, or vibrant new hue.
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Color highlights cut style Aveda tech
Brands Used: Joico & Ammonia free Rusk, Matrix
Karla Emm Novelo, a Paul Mitchell stylist and former beauty editor of Votive magazine, founded J'Adore Beauty to share her gift for bringing out people's natural beauty. She leads a team of hairstylists and makeup artists, that specialize in makeup, bridal, and other special occasions and events. The salon's services range from chic haircuts and color services to hair extensions, Brazilian blowouts, and flawless makeup applications.
Salon Salon adopts an international approach to hair care, drawing on a mélange of techniques from New York, Japan, and Paris. Joined by a team of certified stylists and beauticians, Rachel puts 10 years of cosmetology experience in practice at the San Jose location. The team ensures that Salon Salon's cuts, coloring services, and texturizing treatments all complement visitors' natural looks, fulfill their personal requests, and accentuate their features.