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.
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.
Though some spas claim to use high-quality products, the team at Smile Maker Spa & Skin Care delivers on their promise. The spa’s aestheticians wield Murad products—created by a dermatologist and developed through scientific research and clinical studies—during a range of facial treatments such as microdermabrasions, teen facials, and redness therapy. Using those trusted formulas, the team tackles a variety of skin care issues, such as acne, fine lines, and dark spots caused by clients trying to cram antioxidant-rich blueberries into pores.
Tiffany Kelly has been styling hair since about the time she could hold a pair of scissors. Drawing on the lessons learned practicing her passion at schools in New York, Atlanta, and California, she manufactures structured and whimsical hairdos for her clients. Her extensive training has also enabled her to expertly execute highlights and keratin treatments. She sews extensions into existing hair for added volume and length, and twists hair into elegant up-dos for weddings and half birthday parties.
Outside Reflections Salon’s front doors, softly cascading water flows from a five-tiered stone fountain, an ideal welcome for guests entering the salon for pampering hair care. Along with cuts for men, women, and kids, the always-friendly stylists transform tresses with Japanese chemical straightening and keratin treatments, plus hair extensions. Waxing, mani-pedis, and facials are also available, and the team can render spiral perms to mimics the look of staircases in a firehouse or silo apartment.
Inside Beehive Salon & Spa, a small army of professionals tends to everything from patrons’ mugs to pinkie toes. Stylists detach split ends and unwanted length from hair and imbue clients’ heads with new hues via highlights and all-over color. Above-the-neck pampering bestows on guests artfully arched brows and facials that leave skin as fresh as the juice of mouthy oranges. Patrons can also cover unruly nails with full sets of gel nails for dazzling finishes.