Eman, better known as Mrs. B, has spent her 30-year career as a cosmetology instructor learning just what makes a salon work: quality products and quality education. After taking the reigns of Be⋅You⋅tiful Salon⋅Spa⋅Supply in 2012, Eman stocked its shelves with products from Paul Mitchell, Sebastian, and Nioxin, and made sure her staff received ongoing training from the likes of TIGI and Wella. Within the kid-friendly space, the team takes a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, whether they are straightening hair with formaldehyde-free products, clearing out pores with European facials, or painting nutritional advice onto nails using chip-resistant Shellac polish.
The staff of Radiant Concepts Hair Salon didn't just move into a new building—they gutted the original place and rebuilt everything from scratch, infusing the space with a fresh, modern vibe that reflects their work as stylists. Once the arabesque wallpaper was up and the last bulb of the blossoming orb chandelier was screwed in, they got to work cutting, coloring, and straightening hair on women and men of all ages. They also compliment their hair-based masterpieces with traditional and airbrush makeup applications.
Sunlight streams in through the giant windows, illuminating expert stylists as they diligently evict split ends from hairstyles. The stylists offer a variety of services which they perform using expert products. They specialize in chemical and thermal hair straightening and perform aesthetic services as well, such as makeup application, facials, and eyelash enhancements.
The nail technicians at Bella Piaz Salon & Spa focus on beautifying natural nails. Eschewing acrylics—and the fumes and damaging drilling that come with them—they daub their clients’ fingertips with non-formaldehyde polish or CND Shellac. Elsewhere in the salon, a trio of stylists cuts, colors, and adorns hair with feather and tinsel extensions. In the spa, staffers whip up customized facials to target acne and rosacea, or treat guests to other services such as waxing, aromatherapeutic massages, and spa parties for all occasions.
Joseph Alex spent more than five years as an apprentice and stylist at salons throughout the Bay Area. Although his apprenticeship is over, he continues to educate himself on new trends while staying practiced in classic styles. He puts this knowledge and experience to use deftly sculpting chic new dos, weaving braids, attaching extensions, and adding color.