Red Hot Momma's Salon is a full service salon that cater's to the La Mesa neighborhood. We offer a comfortable, fun, and welcoming atmosphere for everyone! We stay up to date with all the latest trends and techniques. Our mission is to have every client leave with the best possible experience and fabulous new look!
It only seems natural for beautician Olivia Foti to own a salon and spa. Her more than 25 years of experience in the beauty industry is nearly upstaged by her long list of specializations, which include hair extensions, artificial nails, and facial waxing. But at her beauty haven, Salon De Solage, Olivia isn’t the only experienced technician. Many members of her team boast anywhere from 10 to 40 years of experience, and can beautify a range of hair textures with precision cuts and foil highlights.
In the salon—a sanctuary of colorfully bottled products enriched by zebra prints, plants, and red chairs—clients can also be found enjoying customized aromatherapy and reflexology massages, or having their digits done up with acrylic tips. Technicians create these tips from CND's SolarNail powders, which allow the nail bed to breathe beneath a hard exterior primed for polish, nail art, or tiny games of chess.
The aesthetic team at XO Day Spa beautifies physiques in multiple ways. They draw attention to the eyes with eyelash extensions, snip locks into face-flattering looks, or brighten skin with microdermabrasion treatments that buff away dead skin, minimizing fine lines and acne. To further enhance their visages, visitors can paint on products from the spa’s own mineral-makeup line, which enhances features more effectively than using minerals such as rocks and stuff to beautify the skin’s surface. Nail techs also polish off facades with Shellac products, acrylic nails, and spa mani-pedis, and stylists offer hair services, including highlights. Alternatively, massage therapists can knead clients’ musculatures with gentle Swedish strokes, deep tissue’s more intense pressure, or styles such as aromatherapy and hot stone.
For Scisters Salon co-founders Melissa Dlouhy and Easton Bajsec, aesthetics is a vocation calling each stylist to enhance the natural beauty of every client. Their salon is a testament to that belief, with each beauty station dedicated to a different aspect of patrons' appearance. At the sanctuary, Paul Mitchell hair treatments strengthen strands or moisturize scalps and come paired with head and neck massage, hot towels, and aromatherapy to banish stress. Nearby, stylists mix hue-transforming dyes to create the perfect shade at the color bar. At the preservation station, patrons learn to care for their new 'dos, learning strategies for recreating a fresh-from-salon look at home.
Renie Gossack may have taken inspiration from Shear Illusions' decor. Or maybe it's the other way around. For both the walls and Gossack's facials glow—the former with orange and lime accents and the latter with Éminence Organic Skin Care products, all of which are handmade in Hungary. As one of the salon's resident skincare experts, Gossack uses these elixirs, along with her advanced training, to moisturize, firm, and tone faces. Before her clients leave, she often recommends one of the salon's skin care products to purchase for at-home or at-tree fort care.
Shear Illusions Salon & Spa’s Portia Milner has put her more than three decades in the industry to good use. Besides readying models to stomp the runway and helping stylists as an artistic educator for Pravana Naturceuticals, she caps off her impressive resume with earning clients devotion at Shear Illusions. Steady Shears deftly shape manes into flattering coiffures, and laces in extensions to add drama and length. Instead of using foil for highlights, she uses plastic wrap in order to get as close to the scalp as possible, which helps the color last longer. Portia also tames frizzy hair with keratin straightening services.