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.
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.
Tryst Hair Boutique and Spa's adept nail technicians coat finger caps in a resilient slick of Shellac or Gelish polish that is equally strong as it is lustrous. The full-service manicure, which span 45-minutes to an hour, precedes color application with a warm soak, cuticle grooming, and nail filing that deters farsighted paleontologists from mistaking hands for a pterodactyl fossil. Color manicures ($25) outfit nails in full-spectrum hues, whereas french manicures ($30) demarcate keratin boundaries in pearly white. Guests can toast to the gel-like permanence of their new nails with a complimentary glass of wine inside the contemporary salon.
Large, shimmering windows form the façades of each Vicara salon, granting glimpses of Aveda-trained stylists poring over clients' every hairdo detail. The sound of scissor clips and conversation, along with the fresh scents of naturally-derived Aveda products, permeate Vicara, where professionals renovate appearances with haircuts, tailored color sessions, retexturizing treatments, and extensions that add bulk and body to hair without adding whey protein. Aestheticians groom guises with skincare treatments, including facials and waxing. A choice of complimentary treats rides shotgun with all services and may include skincare consultations, an application of Pure-Fume natural scents, or a steaming cup of stress-relieving tea.
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.