Over-the-top extravagance. Out of the common course. Those are the definitions of "outré," a word with French origins that Outré Salon‘s owner Becki Bryce felt perfectly summed up her salon’s mission. She and her staff keep individuality and intricacy in mind as they cut and color hair in a way that leaves their clients feeling more confident. Along with traditional haircuts, highlights, and all-over color, they hand-paint balayage highlights, which give hair a sun-kissed punch of color that grows out naturally and often require fewer touchups than regular color. They also re-texturize frizzy hair with smoothing Chi treatments, sculpt bridal and formal updos, and add dramatic length with extensions that attract any fairy-tale princes within a 10-mile radius of the salon.
For the health, safety, and well-being of clients and the environment, the salon uses all-natural and organic products. The certified-organic All-Nutrient hair color brand provides robust hues without fading or the use of animal byproducts.
Since 2004, stylist and color specialist Crystal has helped clients overhaul their unruly manes, transforming hair through elegant cuts and striking colors. Within Posh Salon and Spa, she harnesses the rich tones of Redken, Wella, Pravana, and CHI hair color, customizing each service based on the hair's type, condition, and current number of hit points. Her services aren't limited to standard cuts and colors, though—she also works hair into updos, performs keratin smoothing treatments, and waxes facial hair away. She prefers to schedule consultation appointments before performing any hair services to ensure that guests get their desired look and no damage befalls tender locks.
Stylist Nikki Ransford has been involved in nearly every aspect of the salon industry, from teaching at beauty schools in San Diego to styling hair for charity events and fashion shows with Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Nordstrom. She uses every bit of these experiences at Studio 7, where she cuts, colors, and styles coifs, with a focus on maintaining the health of hair. Although Nikki has almost 10 years of experience as a stylist, she never stops learning. Keeping up with the industry through ongoing education is at the very top of her priorities—in the course of her career, she's taken classes through Aveda, Schwarzkopf, and Bumble and bumble.
Inside Eimaj Spa & Salon, aestheticians give free consultations before beautifying faces and bodies with treatments such as body wraps, waxes, and facials that utilize the Obagi Medical line of products. The menu of facials includes kinetic dermabrasion, which gently softens and is safe for most skin types, and the Repêchage glycolic-acid facial peel, which aims to erase discoloration and fine lines. Meanwhile, body wraps aim to cleanse toxins haunting the lymphatic system's attic with aloe vera, herbs, and strips of cotton while helping contour curves and reduce inches.
No two massage sessions are quite the same at Allegria Wellness Center. Owner Shawna Guheen customizes each treatment for her client's goals, whether its pain relief or relaxation. She employs a personalized blend of techniques including neuromuscular therapy and holistic bodywork, such as Thai yoga. During these sessions, Ms. Guheen draws on a background that includes time at Florida’s Therapeutic Massage School and more than 200 hours of continuing education, or the length of one episode of Masterpiece Theatre.
At Ma? Therapy Massage Spa Clinic, licensed massage therapists unleash their arsenal of massage modalities on tense necks and sore backs. During Hawaiian-style lomi lomi massages, they use intuition and Sherlock Holmes' magnifiying glass to detect clients' individual stress points, and then customizes their strokes to address those issues. Swedish massages lull muscles into relaxation with gliding strokes and percussive movements, and therapeutic massages target chronic injuries or recurring aches.