Salon VIP?s chandelier showers twinkly light on swivel chairs below, as hairdressers cut and color hair into casual and wedding-worthy styles. Using their knowledge of current aesthetic fads, the stylists perform hip hair services such as ombre, extensions, and tinsel application. In addition to everyday hair services, Salon VIP preps clients for prom by pinning elegant updos and preps them for Halloween by plopping a jack-o'-lantern over their head.
With nearly two decades of professional haircare experience, Stan Pleasant has become a go-to stylist for television and photography sessions. He has shared his expertise as an educator for the Enjoy line of products and as an instructor at Marinello School of Beauty. His strength lies in working with hair of all textures. For those looking to smooth out their locks, Stan can perform a Brazilian blowout or CHI Enviro treatment.
Plush, black chairs line the walls at Greatest Nails & Spa, cushioning clients as licensed manicurists and aestheticians pamper them from head to toe. An expansive menu of nail services cossets cuticles and keratin on hands and feet, augmenting mani-pedis with more than a dozen add-ons such as paraffin dips and 3-D designs. Enriching skin treatments and facials enlist Oro Gold, a nontoxic line of skincare products infused with 24-karat gold, to stimulate blood circulation and help coordinate complexions with ornate palace ceilings. The salon also facilitates group pampering with gatherings targeted toward bachelorette and bridal parties, as well as kid-centric soirees for girls aged 12 and younger.
The experienced beauty techs at Hands Down mollycoddle clients with an array of mani-pedi and spa services. While guests relax in comfy, heated massage chairs, feet splash in tubs of warm water. Staff aestheticians also offer facials, paraffin-wax treatments, and nail polish chipped away from lacquer mines.
Susan Madain earned her license from the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology more than 20 years ago. Since then, she has also become a color specialist. Madain draws on this experience during haircuts, color treatments, and specialty services such as Brazilian blowouts.
The nail techs at Emerald Day Spa use organic products as they beautify hands and feet with mani-pedis. During the 60-minute service, an aesthetician gently massages and scrubs pavement pounders with a nutrient-rich Himalayan salt scrub, exfoliating soles and heels as fingers soak in a dip and share secrets about who they like-like. Nails then undergo a trim, buff, and cuticle treatment before being slathered in a green tea detox to expunge impurities.