Head & Sole revitalizes the entire body, top to bottom, through services ranging from microdermabrasion facials to foot massages. Within a relaxing environment, aestheticians treat skin ailments such as wrinkles, acne, or rosacea, though the spa's specialty lies in treating our first point of contact to the earth—the feet. During reflexology treatments, massage therapists help ease tension in the body by focusing on specific points on the soles that correspond with specific organs, tissue, and body parts. Other times, they simply focus on reducing pain and tension in the foot itself, such as when athletes strain their heels after running a marathon or standing on a bed of coals.
Visions Salon and Spa's owner Shirley Manulak arrives at work each day determined to fulfill her customers’ cosmetic needs. “We just wanted to have a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. We want to shampoo away some of your stress,” she told Y.C. Orozco of the Pasadena Citizen. Armed with 35 years of experience as a cosmetology instructor and a skilled staff, her salon offers an array of aesthetic services, including manicures, pedicures, and hairstyling in a salon renovated after Manulak bought it two years ago. Like jazz bands that are serious about their craft, the staff steam cleans all of their instruments with autoclaves and medical-grade disinfectant.
The meticulous techs of Rose Nails pay close to attention to the finer details when performing their signature manicures and pedicures. Within freshly remodeled environs, they soften hands, curb cuticles, and file edges until each nails looks as sumptuous as a harvest moon. But the team's talents truly shine when they treat each digit as a canvas, showcasing their ingenuity and artistry. They can enhance French tips with blossom clusters or upgrade sparkle-infused shellac with vivid tiger stripes. To refine the rest of the body, hair-removal experts leave skin smooth with meticulous body-waxing services. Complimentary red wine or soft drinks accompany each lavish appointment.
A license in cosmetology isn't enough for a stylist to hit the floor at T'nT Concept Salon—they also have to go through the salon's own training program. After that, they have all of the skills necessary to perform the services on the salon's menu, which include haircuts, conditioning treatments, beard trims, extensions, updos, permanent waves, and smoothing keratin treatments. The salon also houses a color bar, where the staff mixes hues for highlights and all-over color treatments and where many Crayola crayons mistakenly go for a drink.
Anchors, bunny rabbits, and snowflakes. Anything you can dream up, the nail technician at You Got Nailed can paint onto nails. After filing and buffing nails, her steady hands and creativity transform plain keratin sheets into pops of color that showcase your personality. And if a monochromatic hue is your desire, the technician covers nails with regular or a durable Shellac polish that protects against chips for up to two weeks. She can also easily hide overly bitten or otherwise unsightly fingernails with a full set of artificial nails or finger puppets.
Frazzled hair surrenders to the pampering fingers of Euro International Salon's stylists. The menu flaunts a full slate of services, from those rendered by relaxing shampoos and shears to those performed with color. Amiable stylists manufacture curls with perms and outwit native frizz with deep conditioning. Like pro basketball players, the salon staff demonstrates skill atop hardwood floors in front of no fewer than 10 cheerleaders, and complimentary refreshments lend each visit a feel of warm hospitality. Flat-screen TVs, chandeliers, ornate rugs, and high ceilings under which several plants grow further encourage clients to return each time their hair refuses to stay the same length.