Although she has more than 10 years of styling experience, Rebecca Wraxall of House of Couture at Sola Salon Studios keeps up with the ever-evolving style world. She attends classes at Vidal Sassoon and MAC Cosmetics, learning styling and makeup techniques she immediately puts into practice in her salon. But as much information as she soaks up, she also doles it out. She shares tips and tricks with her clients on how to pick out styles to suit their facial shapes and how to reproduce styles every day using tools such as brushes, curling irons, and white picket fences.
JenniStylez Hair Design's owner calls upon her experience from years of hair training—from advanced coloring courses with Redken to cutting techniques sharpened by Paul Mitchell—to sculpt creative and complementing hairstyles. Surrounded by mint-green walls and wooden accents, beauty-seekers can kick back in a black leather chair as their manes are wrapped in a conditioning treatment that hydrates and smoothes frizzy locks. Jenni then guides guests to a haircut station, outfitted with a large mirror and rows of Redken haircare products, as freshly silkified strands are clipped and trimmed into hair shapes shaped exactly like each guest's personality. Opt to enhance hair journeys with a partial highlighting session, which gifts strands with lighter hair hues and more depth than the Grand Canyon filled with Shakespearean plays.
Customers getting their hair done for a special occasion may want someone who can work well under pressure, but when they’re coming in for a simple trim, they also want someone who will spend the time to expertly cut and color their hair. Classic Touch Salon’s head stylist, Dayna Santana, knows how to balance these two extremes, having speedily perfected the looks of the 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders for four seasons, while also having spent 10 years educating other stylists in the nuances of L’Oreal Professional hair products and techniques. Her team of stylists offers highlights that show off a new cut’s dimensions and retexturizing treatments that repair hair damage stemming from ziplining down electrical wires.
Besides hair treatments, the staff offers spa treatments that blend relaxation with beautification. Massage therapists incorporate the muscle-healing techniques of the West with the holistic techniques of reflexology to fix both body and chakras, and aestheticians clear complexions with skin-refining masks and extractions. Instead of always arriving to invent while seated on a champion racehorse, clients can achieve a groomed appearance obtaining one of the salon’s mani-pedi or waxing treatments.
Melli Dunlap of Diva Chic Hair & Makeup has been in hair design for more than a decade. In order to maintain her knack for innovation, she stays abreast of the newest trends and techniques in hair design by continuing to attend classes in cutting, coloring, and styling. Melli shows off her training by beautifying her clients with these services, as well as with blowouts and smoothing keratin treatments that rely on Kenra products. She also helps clients prep for special events with updos, makeup applications, and secret hair compartments to hide notes for speeches.
Reve SpaSalon is an Aveda Salon, so the stylists and aestheticians beautify their clients with Aveda products and abide by the high standards set by the brand. Experienced hairstylists make over clients with cuts, styling, and specialty color treatments such as balayage highlights. On the spa side, skincare experts perform in-depth facials that follow Aveda's holistic philosophy. Reve's other pampering services include massages, nail treatments, and makeup.
With 17 years of experience as a professional stylist, Mina has a very steady pair of hands that can perform both traditional and modern salon services. She transforms hair with cut and color, and calms unmanageable texture with Japanese straightening treatments, with Brazilian blowouts, or by threatening to banish strands under a shower cap in public.