Picasso Day Spa & Salon takes its name from salon founder David Manaute's favorite artist. In many ways, the stylists channel the painting paragon by treating their clients as though they were canvases, using haircuts, color, waxing, and airbrush tanning to achieve an artistic personal aesthetic. The team makes its process collaborative, though, soliciting input from clients when coming up with a style, unlike Picasso—he pretended not to hear the things his canvases said. Their services take place in a building as equally beautiful as the custom looks they craft for clients. The spa's decor showcases a European atmosphere, and reproductions of Picasso's artwork hang on the walls.
As an Aveda Purefessional who regularly travels the country educating stylists in the use of the brand's eco-conscious products, Carolyn Miko is dedicated to both natural beauty and education. In-house training occurs regularly at Miko Salon, keeping stylists at the top of their game for haircuts with aromatherapy scalp massage and color services with up to 99% naturally derived formulas. Hair is smoothed with Brazilian keratin treatments, and skin is smoothed with plant-based wax.
The vibe at Cortello Hair Salon is one of controlled chaos. An assembly of eclectic decorations such as plush green chairs, hanging chandeliers, and red accent walls contribute to the open space’s energetic ambiance. Facing full-length framed mirrors, stylists consult with clients before snipping hairs in custom styles or selections from the salon’s curated list of looks. To augment their designs, they add hair extensions, which can fall as naturally as the original hair, or add color in a five-step sequence that includes a consultation and ongoing maintenance. To ease the getting-ready process for dates or big events, the stylists lead clients to the efficient StyleMe blow-dry bar, where they whip hair into different looks such as beachy, glam, or wife-of-Frankenstein chic.
California Trends Day Spa & Salon’s eclectic team—which encompasses hairstylists and an aesthetician—reflects their dual nature as both day spa and hair salon. Their hair services range from custom cuts and chemical texture changes to color, which stylists can apply to the full mane or specific strands with foil highlighting. For 14 days after their coifs, clients can return for free touchups, snipping away any stray strands or the lingering effects of having transformed into a werewolf. Spa services include ear coning, mani-pedis, body wraps, and waxing, as well as facials tailored to women, men, and teens.
Bikini Beach Cutz's band of bikini-clad beauties cuts and styles hair, and administers soothing scalp massages as clients sip a complimentary beer. Amid radiant wall colors and a sunset mural, both men and women are welcome to perch atop barbershop thrones and indulge in a haircut package from any of the five lovely style sorceresses. Armed with Paul Mitchell hair products, stylists snip and shampoo clients' strands—a lifesaving procedure for those often mistaken for bears by rifle-wielding hunters. A subsequent scalp massage eases tension, and a cold beer satiates jealous taste buds.
Buff and beautify fatigued fleshoskeletons at Tuscan Bliss MedSpa, which dispenses an array of physician-directed cosmetic and laser services. Laser-wielding wizards eliminate unsightly spider veins from faces and limbs using state-of-the-art technology and passionate arachnophobia. During each treatment, pulses of laser-light energy are emitted through customers’ fleshly armor to vaporize bloodflow from spider veins, causing the vessels to collapse without damaging surrounding skin tissue or nearby houses of cards. Spider veins and their arachnid offspring gradually fade in the weeks following the procedure, deflecting unwanted attention from birds and persistent cartographers.