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.
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.
Expert mane mavens at Blo-Out Lounge, which has garnered shout-outs from LA Girl, help guests choose one of five blow-out options, including Big Sexy Hair, with volume and curls, or the straight, sleek look of Urban Girl. Before sudsing up and styling locks, tress tamers evaluate the hair's condition and select a preexisting Bumble and bumble hair mask or whip up a custom creation. The masks soak into strands beneath a hot-towel wrap for about 10 minutes, and, depending on the mask, quench parched skull grass, bolster thickness, or make hair shinier than a bald head dipped in liquid gold.
Yuko T. Koach has three Emmy nominations under her belt for her work as a hairstylist and has worked for feature films and TV shows in Japan and the United States. In that time, she has opened three salons and KC Salon, where she shares her extensive knowledge. At Koach's trio of salons, experienced stylists tend to clients' tresses, cutting, straightening, braiding, and curling hair into new dos. They also lengthen hair with extensions and offer makeup applications for weddings and other special occasions.