The aesthetic specialists at VOGA salonspa understand that beauty routines can become daunting, especially when hair and skin don't always cooperate. That's why they take the stress out of the client's hands with their top-to-bottom services?and professional products from Eminence Organic Skin Care and Bumble and bumble. Along with haircare and styling for men and women, they offer rejuvenating facials, chemical peels, and airbrush tanning.
Recessed lights cast a buttery glow on Salon Royale's gold walls and beige floor tiles. Amid these accents, skilled stylists engineer face-framing layers and alter strands with bold color highlights. Though Salon Royale specializes in textured hair, the staff is expertly equipped to handle hair of every length, texture, and hat preference.
Lights hang from the salon's ceiling like glowing wine glasses, illuminating lime green walls and earthen clay floors. These modern accents offer vibrant inspiration to stylists as they craft custom styles to suit individual needs and wants. Clients can call upon a hair engineer for any era of style, whether it be a flapper wave, contemporary punk pixie, or a classic fade to flatter the features. Hair Mode also staffs master color artists, who can customize highlights to match a favorite dress or voodoo doll. Together, this skilled staff combines more than 75 years of experience.
The stylists at Salon Oh! work hard to earn the exclamation point at the end of their business' name. The talented team specializes in color, whether that means turning blondes into brunettes, painting in partial highlights, or brushing vibrant gel polish onto fingernails. They also use scissors and hair dryers to create chic styles that make the fashion magazines in the waiting area shred themselves in jealousy. They're also particularly deft with chalk, using it to write the day's special services on a board displayed prominently outside the salon.
The label all natural isn't lip service at Aveda. Bound by its mission to "care for the world," the company has created strictly selective criteria for what goes into its products. The most notable rule: 50% of every ingredient's molecular weight must come from a plant, a nonpetroleum mineral, or inorganic matter obtained exclusively from sustainable sources. Though the dedicated stylists and aestheticians at Bokaos may not be the ones fiddling with chemistry sets to formulate these eco-friendly products, they do stand by them 100% during every service.
For instance, hairstylists revamp outmoded styles with color formulas made from 99% natural ingredients, and they add bounce and movement to strands with Aveda retexturing systems enriched with certified organic ylang ylang. Meanwhile, aestheticians beautify skin with an array of facials and body treatments that use exfoliating salt glows culled from the Dead Sea, as well as plant-based waxing services augmented with skin-soothing essential oils. Once hair and skin is prepped, makeup artists swoop in to finish the look, melding a special foundation with water before applying it to faces with an airbrush, hiding blemishes, skin discoloration, and Sharpie’d chemistry notes for up to 20 hours.
Cofounder Tina Mui-Wong boasts a passion for the beauty industry that spurred her to earn a cosmetology license before completing high school and establish a pair of spas that have thrived for more than 25 years. In a 2010 interview with Pasadena Magazine, Mui-Wong admits to being a "product freak," which is reflected in her role as developer of Amadeus's signature line, T.E.A. The staff and salon has appeared in the film Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, graced television screens on ABC's Extreme Makeover, and exhibited their handiwork on the Rose Bowl queen and her court of chrysanthemum noblesse for two decades.
Amadeus takes pride in its custom massages, and re-trains every nail technician in-house to ensure updated mastery of the hand jive. Guests receive slippers, robes, and complimentary skin consultations upon request, and may pad down the scented hallways after their treatment to decompress in a eucalyptus steam room.