Shellie David has been sculpting hairdos for nearly 20 years, and she still loves every minute of it. Though she appreciates the technical side of things, her real passion for styling comes from the feeling she gets from making her clients feel pampered and beautiful. To that end, she constantly trains with Vidal Sassoon, Redken, and Goldwell in order to make sure that she's always treating her clients to the best and latest products. Shellie is proud of her uncommonly personal approach—she won't let you leave until you're satisfied that your haircut flatters the shape of your face. She can even show you how to create a salon-worthy look at home without having to straighten your hair in the toaster.
The clinical staff at Elite MD bring their studio-honed expertise to bear on skin-smoothing services such as Botox and Dysport treatments, which target the muscles that cause facial wrinkles and involuntary winking at circus clowns. Additionally, dermatological procedures keep acne and eczema at bay while facials and peels aim to maintain luscious epidermal exteriors.
The staff at Dermal Essentials' three locations takes skin seriously. With backgrounds and certifications in aesthetics and makeup artistry, they know how to cleanse skin and enhance appearances whether they are performing microdermabrasions, organic peptide peels, or makeup applications. During treatments, they use high-quality products from Image Skincare, a chemical-free, pharmaceutical-grade skincare line, and Follique, which calms skin after waxing, shaving, or a stern talking-to in the mirror.
After injuring his neck in an auto accident, Jeffrey Miller spent years in serious pain. He underwent numerous consultations, tests, and treatments, but nothing seemed to help. He began to study herbal medicine, meditation, and exercise in an effort to understand the body and come up with his own treatment plan. But success only came when he threw chiropractic visits into the mix, and the radical results inspired him to enroll in chiropractic college.
Guided by his own experience, Dr. Miller now offers clients several different holistic and noninvasive treatments at Synergy Functional Medicine and Laser Pain Center. He uses laser therapy to alleviate unresponsive, deep-tissue pains, and nonsurgical decompressions to restore herniated discs or maternal backs injured from steps on sidewalk cracks.
At Adora Bella Salon, dedicated staffers—some of whom boast decades of experience—transform tresses with haircuts, highlights, smoothing, and waxing services. Hands and feet can also enjoy a makeover with a full repertoire of nailcare services including manicures, pedicures, acrylic sets, and an innovative artificial-nail treatment in which clients dip their glue-coated nails into a grab bag. The Adora Bella team treats its clientele right with high-end products from brands such as Nicolas, J Beverly Hills, and ArgaBeta Oil.
Inside the creative and upbeat atmosphere of Adora Bella Salon, independent nail technician and eyelash extensionist Rubie Feliciano maintains a loyal clientele due to her skilled hands, personal attention, and vast array of beautifying services. During nail treatments, Rubie pampers nails with precision shaping before decorating tips with acrylic Rockstar nails, whose glitter finish transforms toes into excellent catfish noodling lures. Durable shellac coats enhance glove-filling surfaces with a glossy, durable shine that can last for up to two weeks. Rubie also offers traditional spa mani-pedis, performs polish changes, does French nails, and offers an array of gel and acrylic options
Stylist Hector perfected the art of cutting, coloring, and styling hair while a student at Paul Mitchell School East Bay. Now a seasoned pro, he works from within the walls of Diablo Beauty Salon, detaching unwanted wisps of hair from the heads of children, men, and women. He also highlights strands and straightens unruly locks using smoothing treatments.