A stress-free oasis in the heart of downtown Turlock, Blown Away Salon & Spa offers a relaxing counterpoint to the bustling activity just outside its doors. Though long considered a gem by locals, the all-purpose salon and spa can also claim a few out-of-town fans: as recently as May 2013, Joan Rivers dropped in for a manicure and style before her standup show at the nearby Turlock Community Theatre.
In spite of its growing popularity, Blown Away maintains a serene, low-key atmosphere punctuated only by animated chatter and the clipping of shears. The salon?s styling services range from feather extensions to formaldehyde-free Bio Ionic KeraSmooth treatments, which leave strands sleek and straight for months to come. On the other side of the expansive studio, nail technicians highlight digits with vibrant colors, and aestheticians tend to skin with exfoliating chemical peels. A visit to the spa?s resident massage therapist completes the cycle of relaxation as deep-tissue massages work against the muscle grain with firm pressure, and sports massages break up knots of tension with well-placed fastballs and slap shots.
A Touch of Heaven Day Spa & Salon is a spacious, 2,400-square-foot oasis that boasts a full menu of relaxing hair, skin, and nail services. Stylists cut, color, and perm tresses amidst potted plants and bottles of product available for purchase or juggling practice, while aestheticians and massage therapists perform their soothing work in the privacy of one of the studio?s treatment rooms. Body wraps and scrubs are conducted in the spa?s master room, which comes equipped with a bath and steam sauna shower.
At Show a Little SKINcare, Dermalogica products help aesthetician Danielle Crawford treat acne, excess oil, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines on complexions during facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Her supply of wax along with her waxing technique helps to protect the skin while she removes unwanted hair on the faces and bodies of both men and women. The beauty expert also offers makeup applications and spray tans.
Decorative tile floors, mosaic-framed mirrors, and faux marble walls welcome clients inside Hair Discovery. Situated at one of the green marble-topped workstations is Frances, a stylist with a knack for classic, precision, and razor haircuts. Frances’s other talent is using a kaleidoscope of hair dye to highlight strands, create an ombre effect, or camouflage locks for outdoorsmen and women.