Creation Salon’s team of expert stylists, therapists, and aestheticians enhances hair, skin, nails, and muscles within a brightly hued cottage storefront. Owner Amber Hale and her fellow coiffeuses treat locks to alluring new ‘dos or blowouts, daub tresses with block coloring, and charm snakes before sculpting gorgon-inspired dreadlocks. Manicures and pedicures treat appendages to massages and herb soaks, and facials soothe stressed skin with gentle cleansers. A warm bath of wax relieves underarms, bikini areas, and eyebrows of unwanted fringe and primes skin for applications of glitter tattoos, whose waterproof designs pay homage to favorite shapes or phrases from the Constitution. Behind a mint-green façade and wrought-iron porch, a gleaming chandelier casts its warm light on the salon’s reception area.
The expert team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Athena Salon & Spa shares a common goal—to provide a relaxing escape from daily routine. To do this, they draw on a menu of spa and salon services that includes everything from haircuts to fruit-infused facial peels. In private treatment rooms, massage therapists rely on hot stones and deep-tissue techniques to melt soreness caused by stress or back flipping into an empty pool. The spa’s footbaths, at least, are filled with warm water and pulsating jets to soothe sore feet and prepare them for cuticle treatments. For special occasions, the beauty experts can combine services such as waxes and updos into packages for brides, grooms, and their miniature wedding-cake likenesses.
Melissa Peterson - a new member to the team at The Face Place - believes in giving back to her community. After learning the beauty trade in Sonoma County, she stuck around, treating local clients at The Face Place to restorative face and skin services. When she’s not showing off her encyclopedic knowledge of Dermalogica products in the skincare salon, combating premature aging with touch therapy, or ushering in relaxation with aromatherapy, she also helps clients nurture healthy skin at home. Melissa crafts custom at-home regimens, using her Dermalogica know-how to address each set of skin’s hopes, fears, and health issues.
The cozy Capri Hair Studio feels right at home on Windsor Town Green. It’s the kind of place where the stylists know your name and your haircut preference after only a couple visits. Susan Kinsey is one of these stylists—she’ll likely start things off with a friendly conversation before showing you to a black leather chair and getting down to business. This may involve crafting a stylish haircut or smoothing out frizz with a keratin treatment.
Suzie Johnson studied the art of eyelash extensions in Los Angeles and puts her skills to work today at Tease Hair Studio. Donning magnifying glasses for a deeper view of her subject's lids, she uses tiny tweezers to adhere each individual extension to her client’s natural lashes. Each one adds length and volume to winks and blinks, negating the need for heavy mascaras or well-trained pet caterpillars.
Technology isn't just about making better gadgets—it's meant to improve every aspect of our lives. The savvy skincare therapists at Facials for Effect take this heart, refreshing complexions with a bevy of advanced, thoughtful techniques. Ultrasound waves can reawaken collagen production to keep skin looking tight and youthful, and light therapies can zap away imperfections and stowaway cookie crumbs.