Organic haircare is the foundation of Healthy Hair Bar & Wigs. Stylists use organic shampoos, conditioners, and styling products in each service and apply ammonia-free color. They even have their own hair-softening system, California Flow, that softens strands while maintaining hair health.
Guests searching for Essentials Day Spa and Salon will find it discretely nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont hotel. Calming music fills the air as staffers enhance clients' natural beauty in equally elegant rooms enhanced by rich, dark wood accents and ornate, gold-framed mirrors. Hair stylists and color specialists create new looks with products such as Redken and Pureology, and aestheticians exfoliate and hydrate skin during facials, pulling complexion-revitalizing tonics from the highly customizable Dermalogica line. Massage therapists ease muscle tension with four different modalities and reflexology treatments, and the team also soothes the nerves of clients hearing wedding bells or suffering from tinnitus with all-encompassing bridal packages.
While devoting countless hours of their creativity and skill to making human beings more beautiful, Essentials' staff also remains mindful of the health and beauty of both the environment and the local community. Day-to-day efforts include recycling all possible materials, recycling or donating old equipment, and using only biodegradable laundry soap. They frequently donate to local schools and charities, and collect hair for the Matter of Trust Foundation, which uses shed strands to help clean up oil spills and build toupees for balding walruses.
Adore Salon's decor evokes a sumptuous chocolate bar with vanilla- and caramel-hued walls and floors the color of rich hot cocoa. Amid these warm accents, skilled aestheticians pamper the body from scalp to toe. Clients can request a specialty haircut with highlights and a colorful mani-pedi, or they can cultivate a sun-kissed glow in a private tanning room. The salon also employs a licensed massage therapist who dismantles muscle knots during relaxing bodywork sessions.
Zebra-striped chairs, black-and-white ottomans, and lights reminiscent of bursting stars decorate Salon Bloom's waiting area, where guests soak up inspiration for 'dos performed by savvy stylists who wield Aveda and Bumble and bumble. products. Led by Kristi Marshall and Judy Olmstead, Salon Bloom's team cuts, colors, and coifs tresses as guests relax in plush leather seats. A pink-velvet bar serves as a color-processing station, letting clients read style magazines or share tips for styling hair and supercharging a blow-dryer motor with nitrous.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
A master of her craft and a naturally fast runner, Judy Christopher has kept pace with the ever-evolving field of salon techniques during her more than 36 years in the business. At Biatchi Salon and Spa—the beauty emporium she's recently taken into her hands—those techniques include Japanese hair straightening and pumice-peel facials delivered by a staff of 17 friendly salon professionals. An expanded front room has completed Biatchi's transformation into a treasure trove of full-body styling assistance; flowing blouses drape over hangers, giant blossoms burst from handbags, and metallic beads dangle from whimsical, vine-like display racks.