Ornate candlesticks, framed mirrors, fringed lampshades, and detailed furniture bestow Shear Madness Salon, Tanning, & Day Spa with a Victorian look that conveys decadence. But the nostalgia only goes so far as the decor, as the spa's staff beautifies its clients with modern techniques and products. Mystic spray-tan booths deliver glows within seconds, and Beach Wave perms and keratin treatments change the texture of tresses.
In a perfect world, it wouldn’t be difficult to find time for a massage or an aesthetician you trust. The team at Solano Wellness Spa have been listening to those needs from their clients for more than 10 years, all the while making their services an accessible part of self-care and winding down. With an accomplished staff of registered massage therapists and certified aestheticians, each treatment gets down to the clients’ specific goals, whether they seek to hydrate skin, diminish fine lines, wax brows, or soothe backs.
The historical building that once housed the Bank of Suisun is now home to Knotty Hair Salon. Floor-to-ceiling arched windows bathe the cream-hued walls and sleek wooden floors in ample light. The centerpiece of the salon is a row of towering black workstations flanked by salon chairs. It's where Terresa Borrego displays her vast skill set in the hair world with trendy cuts, color, extensions, and updos. She uses Wella and Kevin Murphy hair products to help her create new looks.
Absolute Yoga's instructors uphold the studio’s mission to "make yoga readily accessible to every body" by guiding pupils through more than 50 classes ranging in style and difficulty level each week. Within two separate practice spaces, studio owner Leslie Luft and her band of certified instructors lead a wide variety classes, from prenatal yoga for expecting mothers to core-strengthening Pilates sessions and yoga classes rooted in more meditative modalities. To further foster a close community of health and wellness, Absolute Yoga hosts intensive workshops that help attendees expand their understanding of specific subjects such as inversion and balancing poses and holistic baby-food making.
The staff at Bella Capelli Hair Salon is more than educated. Each of the salon’s three stylists—Jeanette, Marianne, and Jessie—not only hold credentials from Vidal Sassoon and Yosh Academy, but are also instructors themselves for Dikson hair colour. Monthly and weekly classes keep the crew updated on the latest trends, as they cut, colour, and retexturize locks amid the salon’s warm and inviting space. As freshly snipped strands fall to the styling area's wooden floors, resident aesthetician Barbara mans a private spa room, where she banishes unwanted body hair and shapes brows with swift waxing treatments, rejuvenates skin with facials, and helps bodies sweat out toxins and poltergeists with body wraps.
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.