The Loft's team of hair whisperers coaxes combative manes into more manageable strands using the plant-derived Brazilian Blowout Zero formula. Stylists coat frizzy wires in the potion to lock in amino acids, smoothing tresses and fortifying them against injury during rounds of Twister in the dark. As the formula deep-conditions and de-frizzes during the course of about two hours, clients relax in the salon's upbeat space, where modern art and quirky décor play off the walls' calming blues and warm tones. Hair stays sleek for up to 12 weeks, enabling clients to spend less time flattening down morning frizz and more time perfecting impressionistic paintings with jam on toast.
JK Hair Company, which recently merged with Dream Weavers Spa & Salon, is a one-stop shop for hair and nail needs, employing experienced stylists and nail technicians to pamper and beautify. As a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, hairstylists stay ahead of the latest trends in technique. Hair hedges can be sculpted for upcoming garden parties (cuts begin at $30 for women, $23 for men, and $15 for kids under 12) or tones transformed with all-over dimensional color ($100). Reward finger and toe guards for their tireless service with a manicure ($20) and pedicure ($35). Technicians can also create nail art, bringing to life literal thumbnail images of abstract solid colors and recursive, increasingly tiny iterations of Munch's The Scream ($5/nail).
When it comes to styling hair, Alise LaMarche has the West Coast coolness necessary to turn staid 'dos into fashion-forward looks. A Los Angeles native, she couples her Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell training with experience gained while studying under master stylist Allen Edwards to deliver professional cuts, colors, and conditioning. Alise works her hair magic alongside the beauty pros at Premier Beauty Bar, where each independent contractor sets her own prices, hours, and secret password of the day.
Within the earth-toned confines of Studio 750, clients relax in black leather salon chairs while stylists who specialize in chic cuts and color treatments transform their looks. In addition to standard highlights and lowlights, they change the hair’s texture with chemical straightening treatments and prepare it for big events with elegant updos. To complete new looks, they help clients pick out natural-looking shades for their skin tones during spray tans.
Certified massage therapist Liz Caldwell relieves clients’ stress and muscle aches with a variety of massage modalities. Depending on clients’ needs, she uses flowing Swedish techniques or more intensive pressure with sports massages. Prenatal, geriatric, and reflexology massages are also available.