Elk Grove natives Frank and Kelly Ross opened Solé Salon & Spa to be a one-stop shop for beauty and calm. On one side, stylists clip and color hair, while across the room a massage therapist works out kinks in muscles and overworked pinky toes. The shop’s boutique stocks a selection of gifts and accessories crafted by local artisans.
At Scarlett Salon & Spa, skilled pulchritude professionals welcome guests to their sleek red-and-black pampering oasis before consulting with them to create an individually tailored look. Stylists first discuss patrons' visions for new coifs and then sculpt new 'dos for both women and men, taking into account their face shape, eye color, and home-ceiling height. The salon later donates freshly shorn locks to Matter of Trust to create mats for sopping up spilled oil in the ocean. Following a complimentary skin analysis at the boutique beauty haven, aestheticians brighten up visages with more than 10 different types of facial treatments or fresh coats of paint. Staffers then help clients maintain their looks at home with products by Pureology, Dermologica, and Jan Marini.
Her nickname may be "Diva," but Dedra Thomas's mission is to make her clients feel like queens. As a clinical aesthetician, she keeps an eye on the brink of medi-spa technologies to pamper her clients with a full range of beauty and wellness treatments, from relaxing massages to FDA-approved Tanda light systems that can bolster collagen or fight acne. Her reputation as a trailblazer in the fields of corrective and oncological aesthetics inspires referrals from physicians and zamboni drivers alike, and clients continue to return for her gamut of personalized care regimens that address skin cancers and skin of color.
Inside Beehive Salon & Spa, a small army of professionals tends to everything from patrons’ mugs to pinkie toes. Stylists detach split ends and unwanted length from hair and imbue clients’ heads with new hues via highlights and all-over color. Above-the-neck pampering bestows on guests artfully arched brows and facials that leave skin as fresh as the juice of mouthy oranges. Patrons can also cover unruly nails with full sets of gel nails for dazzling finishes.
Each of the products in Ella Blue's personal skincare and cosmetics line is artfully wrapped in packaging that offers a modern take on the classic pictures of ‘50s-era women. This playful yet timeless approach is also echoed in the spa menu, which ranges from soothing massages and eye-enhancing lash extensions to no-chip mani-pedis and tanning services that leave the skin glowing brighter than a plate of freshly baked pennies.
Harnessing the beauty-boosting powers of Mother Nature’s delicate touch, Hot Shots’ cast of beauticians helps visitors realize their aesthetic potential with Aveda products enriched with natural ingredients. Their array of salon services⎯including Aveda conditioning treatments customized to each client’s hair and scalp⎯updates outmoded coiffures to modern styles, while skincare services use Aveda’s nourishing salves in facials and peels that target epidermal maladies. Visitors can also indulge in the spa’s island-inspired Caribbean mani-pedis, which soothe hard-working appendages with a pressure-point massage for the hands and a warm seaweed mask for the feet.
Guided by socially conscious principles for more than 30 years, Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous makers, such as Shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray, deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.