Founded in 1987, Ricciolo Salon & Day Spa's 4,000-square-foot studio hosts a team of stylists and technicians whose beauty services revitalize hair and skin. Men and women sink into comfortable styling stations where expert mane-tamers shape distinctive looks with precise cuts, color, and conditioning treatments. In cozy private rooms, licensed aestheticians and massage therapists alleviate the stress that builds up in muscles used too often to lift pianos or lazy pianists, using deep-tissue and hot-stone massages. Ricciolo's resident doctor, Dr. Jen Chow, provides nonsurgical treatments such as Botox, Latisse, and Juvéderm to client to smooth out facial creases.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
Stylist Tiffany Serrano crafts haircuts for men and women. She also specializes in coloring techniques as well as up-dos and special-event styling for weddings, proms, and sweet 16s. Tiffany works out of Five Doors Down The Salon, a full-service salon located in downtown San Dimas.
Happy chatter and the warm glow of honey-hued lights drift from the brick exterior of The Loft Studio for Hair, where stylists glide across dark hardwood floors, snipping strands with the latest techniques. Beneath exposed-brick walls and shelves brimming with products from Aveda, Bumble and bumble, and Enjoy, black leather styling chairs twirl. Patrons grin into mirrors at the sight of extensions, highlights, and makeup, all customized to flatter their best features or differentiate one from the twin who prank calls the Hulk.
The word friends is featured prominently in the decor at Now & Zen Salon & Day Spa. It sits above a mirror in a softly lit treatment room, and it hangs in a picture frame on a light-blue wall. This emphasis on friendship is a reflection of how the staff members view their clients. They welcome visitors with warm smiles and make them feel at home by reminding them to load the dishwasher. During treatments in private rooms, massage therapists work out pain and stress using hot stones and deep-tissue techniques. Elsewhere, aestheticians wax away unwanted fuzz and use facial peels to smooth complexions.