Nestled inside Dolce Salon, licensed massage therapists Kaye Palomarez and Jesse Ramos enact a range of soothing services. Eschewing every child?s dream of becoming the first astronaut to play in the major leagues, Kaye instead focused her energies on massage therapy at an early age, devoting time to mastering various massage modalities such as Swedish, polarity, and reflexology. Kaye and Jesse?s dexterous digits also specialize in aromatherapy and shiatsu acupoints, services that can be combined to create custom massage experiences and party packages for special events such as bridal showers, bachelor parties, prison breaks, and vacations. Additionally, Kaye works to assuage more than just muscular tension by involving herself with community-oriented philanthropic organizations such as Empty Bowls and the Katherine Harvey Foundation.
Inside a stylish space bedecked with posters of Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn, the nine staffers of Legends Hair Salon revamp their clients' looks with hair, makeup, nail, and waxing services. Zebra prints and red decor help to create a fun, funky vibe as stylists retool 'dos using Redken products and each head's operating manual.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Shellac polish and mani-pedis
Brands Used: OPI, CND, Zoya, Pure Fiji
Pro Tip: Please be on time for your appointment, and if you need to cancel, let me know 24 hours in advance.
What is one of your signature services?
Shellac manicures and pedicures, and nail art designs.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
We create a very relaxing atmosphere by keeping it clean, organized, and decorated with candles. We also play spa music.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Yes, I have a nail certificate license.
Patty Sue loves holding hands. At Shear West Salon, she holds them while tending to cuticles and shaping nails during one of her manicures. She also holds onto feet as she softens calluses and coats nails with colorful polish. She works alongside a staff who cut away split ends, sweep strands into stunning updos, and color hair with Goldwell products.
For the past seven years, The B Boutique's owner, Jamie, has been traveling to Brazil in search of bikinis. Lately, she's been kicking through the sands and surf of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana and Ipanema beaches or hanging around in São Paulo's Santos district. In these hot spots of South American beach fashion, she scopes out the latest trends, taking the best with her to hang from knotted driftwood racks at her boutique in Isla Vista. These colorful, skimpy bikinis bridge the gap between The B Boutique's retail and spa dimensions—in order to strut the bikinis with confidence, one must have a smooth, stubble-free body. In private rooms, Jamie removes hair with a "no-scream cream" that minimizes discomfort for very sensitive skin that always cries at the end of Bambi. To give clients a midsummer glow, she mists them with Bronze Biologic's tanning solution—an organic formula derived from beet and sugar-cane extract and aloe vera. To round out her spa menu, Jamie spruces up fingers and toes with luxurious mani-pedis, submerging feet in aromatic basins and massaging hands before lacquering nails with professional polishes.
Chaz Hoffman uses his trusted pair of scissors and a keen eye to remove split ends and create new modern and classic hairdos. He also dyes select strands to create eye-catching highlights or coats hair with new all-over color. A number of products help Chaz transform manes, including Redken, Bumble and bumble, and Pureology.