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.
Sarah Lewis has been cutting, coloring, and highlighting hair for more than five years. In that time, she's learned that listening to her clients is among the most rewarding aspects of her job. Whether she's getting to know them or asking about their style preferences, Sarah always seems to be wearing a smile. This helps her clients relax as she makes their vision a reality with services that range from deep-conditioning treatments to formal updos.
Cereus cacti only bloom at night, the kurinji plant blooms once every 12 years, and silk flowers bloom year-round. There are many types of exotic flowers, all of which have specific needs—much like people. That's why the massage therapists at Exotic Flower Massage always tailor bodywork sessions to the needs of individuals. In addition to massages, the studio offers detoxifying body wraps and calorie-burning personal-training sessions.
When it comes to solving dermal issues, Danielle's wand is a thing of magic. She gently drags it across faces to slough away the topmost layer of skin, smooth fine lines, and fade away discolorations. Her microdermabrasion treatments at Vendesi Beauty & Wellness Center also include relaxing shoulder, head, and horn massages.
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.