The Frame is about as far from the tiled floors and florescent lighting of chain hair salons as you can get. Located in Chino Hills, this upscale boutique hair studio is intimate and luxurious, with soaring ceilings, dripping crystal chandeliers, and dark hardwood floors. For lounging before and after appointments, cushy couches are set along the pale blue and gray walls adorned with black lacquered, intricately-framed mirrors and prints. When clients are ready for their service, they settle into black leather chairs at the shampoo station, and The Frame's licensed stylists go to work. Specializing in rich color services and fashion-forward cuts, the friendly Redken- and Sassoon-trained stylists work with each client, helping to determine the look that will most flatter their face and style. Additional services include Brazilian blowouts and sun-kissed highlights, as well as eyebrow shaping and professional makeup applications for recovering clowns.
Facelogic Spa offers customized spa services administered by licensed skincare professionals in 16 locations sprinkled across 12 states. Facials for men, women, and teens are the spa's specialty, meticulously tailored to each guest's skin type using the results of a through skincare analysis, questionnaire, and brief slide show of their changing yearbook photos. The Facelogic signature facial awakens slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, optional extractions, and mask therapy, while Elite facials incorporate added age reversers such as microdermabrasion, algae peel-off masks, and serums from brands such as Image skincare. Following each treatment, aestheticians offer cosmetic touch-ups before providing helpful tips for maintaining skin at home.
The serene atmosphere of The Den Salon is where skilled stylist Dara Zagha works, transforming hair with cuts, highlights, color treatments, and deep-conditioning treatments. Dara's styling skills extend beyond these basic treatments, and clients often rush to her before a special event for an updo or makeup application.
Hewing true to Aveda's earth-friendly philosophy and plant-derived products, Vicara's myriad hubs of health revamp visages from within sleek, modern salons. The Pure Focus facial, customized to clients' wants, needs, and moisture-sensitive cybernetic faces, treats head-fronts to a choice of a 30-minute exfoliation, a face-and-neck massage, or aesthetician-helmed corrective techniques for stressed skin. The revitalizing eye treatment hones in on fine lines, puffiness, and the dark circles that tend to grow up around soul-windows. Finally, stylists dip into their wealth of waxing knowledge to sculpt rowdy brows into an elegant contour, like the elements that have weathered Teddy Roosevelt's Mount Rushmore likeness into a sphinx.
The hair-removal techniques at Nirvana Threading are a far cry from those found at conventional med-spas. Instead of wielding lasers, the team removes unwanted fuzz with centuries-old techniques. Using a loop of pure cotton thread, the aestheticians carefully sweep around eyebrows, across lips or over the face. That way, they're able to lift out strands without the use of any heat or chemicals. With equal deftness, the team prepares clients for special occasions with intricate henna tattoos.
Becky Bachtold is a fully licensed aesthetician with more than 16 years of experience. Her swift spray tans are available out of Grand Avenue Salon, or as a mobile service where she arrives directly at the client’s doorstep. Using a 100% organic aloe-based solution, Becky can promote a 10-day sun-kissed complexion without the harmful effects of UV rays. Clients may also solicit Becky for an invigorating facial, or a private waxing session to vanquish the body’s unflattering fuzz.