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.
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, double-board-certified Dr. Gul A. Zikria oversees Strada's med-spa wing, where certified physician's assistants help him polish up external beauty with Botox, fat grafts, laser hair removal, and other medical treatments.
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.
Tricia Greenwood has sharpened her shears on fashion runways and photo shoots for high-profile actors. Now she draws on this experience to transform tresses at Park Avenue Salon, offering services that range from cuts and blow-dry styles to highlights and Italian high-gloss treatments. In addition to lowering ears, Tricia also indulges them as a professional musician with two full albums and three singles to her credit, all of which are available on iTunes.
Sohl Salon treats tresses to the pure and natural ingredients of Paul Mitchell products during haircuts, conditioning treatments, and color applications. The stylists stay on top of the latest trends and techniques, and take each client's hair type and lifestyle into account to design personalized new looks. A team of skincare experts and nail techs complete the salon's dedication to pampering with facials, waxing, and spa mani-pedis.
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.