Washing your hair doesn't always need to involve wringing it out. Read on to explore an alternative age-old invention: dry shampoo.
Whereas wet shampoo uses soap and water to lift dirt and oil from the scalp, dry shampoo instead absorbs that oil, much like a sponge, and carries it away as you brush your hair. The catch: it only removes the oil, leaving other kinds of buildup such as dirt, hairspray residue, or hats intact. Because of this, dry shampoo shouldn't be used to clean the hair?only to make it less greasy (and thus more manageable) in a pinch, whether you?re camping in the woods or rushing through your morning routine.
Although dry shampoo seems like a modern marvel, the use of powders and clays to absorb oil from the scalp has existed for centuries. In fact, many homebrew methods exist to make your own dry shampoo, using such ingredients as corn meal, large-grain salt, and semolina flour. Still, professional formulas have a few advantages, with a variety of applications?from loose powders to aerosol sprays?and colors to match any shade of hair.
Stylist Katy Flewellyn doesn't view her clients as heads of hair with people underneath. When crafting new looks for men, women, and kids, she considers the personality of the individual as well as their hair, and draws inspiration from their character to guide her forward-thinking fashion sense. This client-centric approach may be due to her naturally upbeat disposition, but it was no doubt reinforced during her training at the Paul Mitchell California Academy, a school known for its focus on customer service.
Unlike the University of Baking Chocolate Cake, Katy's alma mater is a school known for teaching a wide range of skills, and she has honed each of hers with advanced continuing education. Today, she wields a repertoire of services ranging from hair color and highlights to keratin treatment and tape-in hair extensions—all in addition to her signature designer cuts.
The talented stylists and aestheticians at Jacquelyn's Salon of Elk Grove pride themselves on always bringing a smile to their guests' lips. Expert scissor-wielders reshape dos into beautiful new coiffures with ease, or aestheticians use wax to gently remove unwanted hair from elsewhere on the body. Nail technicians render mani-pedis to pamper digits with relaxing massage and foot soaks that take advantage of the sanitary Footsie Bath system, which involves disposable soaking bowls. Helping bring smiles to those outside the salon, Jacquelyn's accepts donations for Locks of Love and Matter of Trust?a nonprofit that transforms hair clippings into mats that mop up oil spills.
In her five years as a cosmetologist, Alyssa Tu has worked at numerous beauty institutions, transforming the hair and nails of people from all over the world. She now owns Aye Salon & Spa, a cozy purple-hued space. She and her team specialize in hair services that range from cuts and colors to express or sewn-in extensions.
Clients can kick back in one of the black leather massage thrones during the pedicure treatment, during which an aesthetician pampers the feet with exfoliating scrubs and warm paraffin wax. The friendly technicians also offer full-body waxing, an ideal way to get smooth skin for beach season or go undercover as a dolphin to track down wanted dolphins.
With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
A graduate of Paul Mitchell The School Sacramento, Christy Clark follows the hair industry's ever-shifting trends and techniques to give her clients modern styles that match their personal preferences. She molds manes inside Taglio Salon and Spa, where the restful burble of an outdoor fountain signals the relaxation found within. Inside, Christy changes hair tints to vibrant reds and stunning blonds with Redken products, twists locks into updos for weddings and special occasions, and adorns coiffures with feathers stolen from a cockatrice den.