Natalie carves out her own space inside New Image Hair Salon: a calming, private treatment room. Her clients relax on a treatment bed while she massages away knotted muscles and alleviates aches. Natalie specializes in gentle, gliding Swedish massage strokes that work to boost circulation and decrease stress.
Stylist and Streaks Salon co-owner Daydre Eastwood believes in the confidence-boosting power of a great hairdo. She and her stylists stay up-to-date on the newest techniques, offering guests traditional and cutting-edge ways to update their look with haircuts, color, and styling services. They harness a wide range of professional products to help make hair look and feel great, including vegan Pureology shampoos and conditioners and non-comedogenic, allergy-sensitive Glo Minerals products, which are not tested on animals. Streaks Salon's aestheticians, meanwhile, pamper guests with nail services, facials, waxing, and VersaSpa spray tans. And if a paraffin wax treatment isn't enough to leave a guest relaxed, they can indulge in a massage?the salon's massage therapists are proficient in deep-tissue, myofascial, and shiatsu techniques.
As the vibrant, swirling skirts of belly dancers entrance patrons' eyes, Skewers' chefs slice up lamb, filet mignon, chicken, and salmon for the restaurant’s namesake kebabs. To sate carnivorous cravings, their flavorful meats—which are marinated for 48 to 72 hours in tangy Mediterranean spices and oils—are roasted over the open flame of a stove or a snoring baby dragon. Bartenders craft potent martinis and pour international wines that complement both the punchy flavors of the kebabs and the plumes of sweet, aromatic smoke that dance through the hookah garden. On select nights, the kebab house brims with the catchy beats of live jazz bands, late-night DJs, and brave karaoke performers, and belly dancers take center stage with their sensuous dance moves on Saturday evenings.
At Mena & Co. Salon, owner Filomena Nault draws on two decades of experience in the beauty industry and specialized training in keratin, Difiaba color, and haircuts to beautify and nourish client's tresses. In addition to embellishing dos with expert coloring and natural hair extensions, salon and spa professionals also cleanse complexions with Aveda facials.
Salon owner and stylist "Downtown" Laura Brown and her talented staff pamper guests from follicle to foot in a fun, inviting atmosphere in the heart of downtown Modesto. The salon's certified scissor wielders take their time to listen to their client's hairy desires and craft personalized cuts and colors. Prices for a cut start at $45 but vary depending on hair length, thickness, and stubbornness. The salon also offers all-over color ($55+), highlights ($65+), and tri weaves ($95+), although Starlite makeovers remain subject to the availability of rainbow-vapor dye. Get your priorities crooked with a perm ($65+), or drench thirsty tendrils with a deep-conditioning treatment ($30+). For a special night out on the town, ask the ladies at Valin for a blow-dry and style ($30+) with a makeup application ($35+). Though there is no such thing as a perfect shape in nature, brides and prom-goers can have hair sculpted into a sphere that's been calculated by multiplying pi by the cube of the radius then multiplying again by four and dividing by three.
The staff at Versailles Salon & Spa pampers and primps guests with haircuts, skincare, mani-pedis, and massage services. On the salon side, the beauty squad fuels its artful approach to glamour with products from Scruples, Pureology, and Joico. Inside the spa's private treatment rooms, therapists perform specialty services, such as raindrop-therapy massage, which coats weary bodies in organic essential oils to ease muscle tension, bolster the immune system, and banish stress to the island of misfit emotions.