Creating a fun and festive environment that dazzles wide-eyed youngsters, Snip-its takes the stress out of maintaining the locks of jittery tykes. A kid-friendly staff maintains manes while ensuring safety—which is of paramount concern—by providing chairs especially designed for miniature adults. During the cut, melted crayons and various knickknacks are snipped away from tussled noodle nests, leaving hairs as fresh as the day they were born. While the follicular wreckage is brushed off, children can play with a bounty of activities and games. With so much to keep young eyes occupied, the atmosphere almost feels like that inside the house that Ruth built—Disneyland.
Shear Envy Salon’s trio of trained stylists transforms untamed tresses into smooth 'dos during Brazilian blowout treatments. During the eight-step, roughly 90-minute process, nimble hands apply shampoos, solutions, and serums designed to coat the hair shaft in keratin proteins, smoothing disheveled strands without exposure to jazz sax solos. A final blow-dry seals the stylist’s lock-straightening in place for 10–12 weeks. Though Brazilian blowouts can often render wavy hair stick-straight, the treatment will allow curly hair to keep some of its curvature, ensuring that stray strands can still function as corkscrew stand-ins during hard-up winetastings.
Salon Seven owner Kim has been helping others feel beautiful since long before she opened her salon. As a young girl, she frequently styled the hair of her friends, family members, and invisible dragons, then applied their makeup. Yet life temporarily drew her away from her passion in adulthood when she spent several years on a corporate career path paved with work memos. Finally, in 2003, she stepped off the corporate ladder to return to her original calling. At Salon Seven, Kim draws from her lifetime of beautification to transform locks with chic cut, color, and styling services or Brazilian Blowouts that smooth cuticles until they can be blow-dried straight or sculpted into a mini replica of Michelangelo's David. Waxing services render skin fuzz-free before her masterful makeup application enhances freshly smooth features.
Jenn Palacios hews toward a funky and edgy aesthetic. But she's just as adept at crafting a classic hairdo as she is cutting edge, thanks to her versatility and wide-ranging certifications. Jenn's a master colorist, a Deva Cut specialist, and possesses certificates in smoothing treatments and Babe extensions. At Amped Salon, Jenn draws from her artistic aesthetic and technical know-how to craft one-of-a-kind hairdos that capture her clients' own styles and embellish their most flattering features. Aside from cuts, coloring, and texturing treatments, notable services include waxing, makeup application, and "punk rock coloring" for those seeking an edgy new look or a change from the muted "elevator muzak" colors they've had for years.
The aestheticians at Healthcare 4 Her combine medical know-how with classic relaxation techniques in a tranquil spa environment, beautifying clients from head to toe using technologically enhanced and traditional spa treatments. Licensed laser technicians stop fuzzies in their tracks and prevent future hair growth with laser hair removal. Professional skin pamperers dole out five types of facials to exfoliate visages with microdermabrasion, clear complexions with fruit enzymes, and purge pores with menacing eviction notices. Massage therapists relax clients with four different massage styles, taking cues from venerated massage traditions and modern aromatherapy and kneading techniques to melt away muscle tension.
As a licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician, Tammy Alexander feels right at home in every corner of her beauty spa. Her six facials include anti-aging glycolic peels and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and she can even exfoliate skin on the back with steam and masks of french clay. Alexander expertly removes fuzz during her bikini and Brazilian waxes. She also offers cosmetic treatments that include eyelash extensions, organic airbrush tanning, and jane iredale–makeup applications.