At Julian Hans Hair Salon, strand-savvy owners Rosemary and Saverio Ravenda and their hair-honing team creatively shape untamed tresses and fickle follicles with an array of hair services. Tress treatments begin with a hair consultation followed by a relaxing scalp massage that encourages tangled manes to loosen from tense pyramid formations. Once strands are squeaky clean, a professional trimmer shapes strands into a complementing head blanket that fits your personality and skull bedframe. Skillful styling coaxes crafted coifs into retracting their job applications for work on other heads. Julian Hans Hair Salon’s oasis of gold and black accents presents an upscale setting, while the welcoming stylists ensure a comfortable atmosphere. To keep their techniques up to speed, the crew of trained stylists regularly participate in ongoing training through Julian Hans Hair Salon programs as well as Redken New York classes.
The professionals behind A Lash Thing haven't just been beefing up lash lines for the past seven years––they've also spent that time collecting feedback from their clients in order deliver the best lash-extension techniques and experience possible. Using this information, they continue their mission to enhance winks everywhere with volumizing synthetic-eyelash application from their newly remodeled Laguna Hills studio. They cater each set of weightless lashes to clients' particular needs, creating dramatic, full extensions along the way. Each set is fully customizable, with lashes coming in multiple lengths, varying thicknesses, and handmade sets crafted in the North Pole by Santa's on-site esthetician.
At Haircrafters Salon, stylist Neda Ghandi works alongside a team of seasoned hairdressers as she updates her clients’ coifs. A specialist in highlights, Neda has a repertoire of treatments including full and partial highlights, full color treatments, and updos.
"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who’s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that’s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
Touch of Essence Orange County wants to help guests escape from their hectic lives, even if it's only for 30- or 60-minutes. Massage therapists help loosen kinks and erase worries with Swedish, deep-tissue, and aromatherapy massages. They also offer expecting mothers a chance to relax with prenatal massages. On the therapeutic side of things, the team offers sports and neuromuscular massages, as well as skinny wraps that encourage detoxification to help clients slim down and squeeze into the old seatbelt they wore to prom.
A head stylist with more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry leads a team of beauty specialists in her sunny Orange County salon. Stylists update clients' colors and cuts, or groom body hair with wax, cotton threads, or garden shears. Aestheticians tackle skin issues related to age during facials, and highlight natural beauty with airbrush makeup and bronzer.
In addition to beautifying services, workshop classes educate industry newcomers and insiders, culminating in a student fashion show.