Surrounded by sturdy brick walls, a talented team of stylists at Bella! Hair Salon & Barber Shop carefully construct new looks for their clients with cuts and coloring treatments. Hairstyling accounts for only a portion of the services offered at the salon and day spa, where private rooms serve as serene backdrops for European facials and Brazilian waxes. Brides-to-be can make an appointment and stop in for a full makeup application, which includes false lashes long enough to bat away an incoming wedding cake.
Inside the walls of Sassy Day Spa, Claudia Gudino is hard at work applying eyelash extensions one strand at a time. The experienced aesthetician uses professional Minkys lashes, which come in multiple curls and textures. Although eyelash extensions fall out with the natural lash cycle, they can be maintained indefinitely with regular refills or your third and final genie wish.
The team at Frumoasa Salon & Spa is small and focused. Four stylists, a massage therapist, and an aesthetician work together toward a single mission: to relax and beautify clients. To achieve this end, they treat everyone who walks into their spacious, chandelier-lit salon as an individual. Before hair stylists perform designer cuts, apply color, or texturize hair, they consult with clients, studying their facial shape and coloring. Similarly, these types of thorough consultations also precede other beauty treatments including waxing, aromatherapy massage, and c-estes facials. During treatments, the team pulls from a toolbox stocked with professional-grade product lines, including Eufora Hero, Keratin Complex, and Colure.
Voted Best Day Spa in 2010 by KCRA 3, Mosaic Salon offers a sumptuous selection of hair, skin, and body treatments personalized for each pamperable patron. Haircuts range from $25 to $30 for a junior stylist, and up to $60 and more for specialty styling with a senior stylist, accommodating thrifty clients and competitive doubloon-vault divers alike. In between cuts, bang and neck trims come free of charge. Prepare fink follicles for the witness-protection program by cloaking them in color ($66+) or Kerastase and Shu Uemura conditioning treatments ($35–$60), leaving strands as smooth and silky as a pair of gossamer stirrup pants.
A Paul Mitchell Partner School, The California Academy tends to the talents of student tress tamers and skin sparklers with a range of supervised hair, wax, and skincare services. The 8,500-square-foot training facility excavates unwanted hairs with waxing of the eyebrows ($10), chin ($7), or back ($30). A 30-minute pumpkin resurfacer ($45) smoothes, renews, and brightens the complexion without the embarrassment of taking an entire pie to the face. Students manipulate manes with everything from a basic cut and style ($12+), which comes with a five-minute stress-relieving scalp treatment, to a perm ($30+) or full highlight ($40+).
The handy hair mavens at Prima Salon assail heads with high-quality cut and color treatments using popular products including Bumble and bumble. A salon visit includes enough waiting-area gossip mags to line a full-length fashion catwalk, a complimentary consultation, and the service of your choosing. After conferring over coiffure options with a friendly beautician, settle back as a stylist snips stretched-out strands during a haircut ($45–$60), and extol the virtues of all the rainbow's hues while you narrow down to your favorite during a color treatment ($65–$85).