Technicians, artists, and aestheticians at Cloud 9 Treatments lavish individual attention on everyone they beautify. They use special airbrushes to gild skin with custom spray tans. They apply facial treatments to restore hydration and brightness while banishing acne and dead skin, and waxing technicians leave bodies smooth. The staff can also lengthen locks with all natural human-hair extensions.
Though the ocean and hairstyling both promote relaxation, it's incredibly difficult to cut hair while riding on a jet ski. Instead, Studio S Santa Barbara took a more pragmatic approach, offering its diverse array of hair services less than a mile from the rippling Pacific. Guests can solicit an expert stylist such as Stephanie Funsinn for a swift scissor cut or bold highlights, which use brands including Matrix or TiGi. The salon also offers tanning, waxing, and therapeutic massages to ease tension and promote wellness.
Chaz Hoffman uses his trusted pair of scissors and a keen eye to remove split ends and create new modern and classic hairdos. He also dyes select strands to create eye-catching highlights or coats hair with new all-over color. A number of products help Chaz transform manes, including Redken, Bumble and bumble, and Pureology.
Hair Free Forever owner Cheryl Conway has come a long way since her early years studying and practicing at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. Her interest in electrology took her across the country to Beverly Hills, where she specialized in eyebrow design. Her expertise allowed her to analyze and execute proper corrections to achieve the perfect shape for each individual patient?a skill she continues to use in her role as an expert consultant for the California State Board of Cosmetology. This passion led her to pioneer California's first apprenticeship program for Thermolysis, or permanent hair removal. Today, she continues to educate students in the highly specialized procedure.
As a member of the American Electrology Association, Cheryl continues to free patients from the cycles of shaving or waxing with FDA-approved thermolysis treatments that are safe and effective for all types of skin and hair. High-frequency currents heat the follicles of actively growing hairs, causing them to permanently stop growing, and maintenance sessions ensure that all follicles are treated. Clients can choose to target any part of the face or body, or opt for eyebrow-shaping thermolysis treatments?one of Conway's longest-standing specialties.
Alejandro Salon is always thinking of its customers. It's held three client appreciation and charity events and even offered clients discounts during the month of March for bringing in peanut butter, which was donated to Food Share. Most importantly, however, the salon provides its clients with the work of experienced stylists, such as Jessica Haas. Jessica performs a variety of services, including painting manes with color or highlights, adding volume with weaves, snipping strands into chic coifs, and nourishing strands with conditioner.
In the late 1920s, the Great Depression was rendering most Americans professionally and financially paralyzed. But in a small California kitchen, Merle Nethercutt Norman was putting a plan in motion to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, knowing that by getting them on as many faces as possible, she would develop a following of customers. She was right?within a few years she and her nephew were opening their first studio in Santa Monica, and they eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms.
Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends and sallow mannequins more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services?from foundation checks to express facials?allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments. The spa at Merle Norman Thousand Oaks also offers detoxifying infrared body wraps that help burn up to 1200 calories in one session. The treatment may help clients lose inches, tighten cellulite, rejuvenate skin, and boost immune response.