The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Knowing how important it is to keep up with trends, the staff at Illusions Unlimited Salon undergoes regular training to stay updated with the latest techniques in hairstyling. In addition to sculpting flattering looks and cuts, they apply highlights and extensions to add color, heft, and dimension. You can also opt for rejuvenating aesthetic services such as facials and waxing, or browse products from Pureology, Colure True Color Hair Care, and Dermalogica to recreate your look at home.
Smile Sciences distributes effective, FDA-registered teeth-whitening products to dental offices and anyone looking to sport flashier grins brightened up to 10 shades. Each of the company’s USA-made whitening products, such as Day & Night Whitening Pens, stain remover, and LED light-activated gel kits, is formulated to keep sensitive teeth comfy. The dentist-created and hygienist-approved pens, which are included in the Allure Magazine Winter Beauty Box, aim to counteract the effects of consuming coffee, soda, and heavily edited cotton candy without causing irritation. Applying a mini LED light, which activates the gel when held in front of the face and teeth, helps to speed up the process to take as little time as 20 minutes.
Dannielle Clemens grew up watching her mother and grandmother make others happy through hairstyling, and now she continues the tradition at her Studio DC Salon. In a bright, contemporary space, Clemens and her team of nine stylists—each with specialized training from Vidal Sassoon and ranked by skill level—provide precision cuts, hair-smoothing Keratin Complex treatments, and human-hair extensions affixed with microcylinder, custom hand-tied, and duct-tape techniques. A pair of makeup and brow specialists beautifies heads below the hairline.
Farrah, owner of Chantel Salon, brings more than 10 years of beauty industry experience to every head of hair she cuts, colors, and styles. She and her team stay on top of their trade’s latest trends, offering not only the typical salon services, but also keratin smoothing treatments, color correction, and updos for weddings and boat christenings. The retail portion of the salon stocks products from lines that include Paul Mitchell, Dermalogica, Redken, and Pureology.
In 1976, two UC Davis graduate students bought 20 acres of land in the highly arable Capay Valley. One of the students, Kathleen Barsotti, was working toward her master's degree in ecology and was determined to grow vegetables and fruits in an eco-friendly way: organically. The organic-food movement hadn't yet entered the public consciousness, and Kathleen worked overtime to convince restaurants, stores, and consumers of the taste-able merits of her process. Over time, given the possible health and environmental benefits of certified organic food, she succeeded. The farm sprouted to 300 acres to accommodate the increased demand. Today, a second generation runs the farm as well as a shop inside San Francisco's Ferry Building. Dubbed Farm Fresh To You, the store furnishes customers' bags or portable cornucopia horns with all sorts of soil-sprouted goods, including heirloom tomatoes, sweet peas, and fresh asparagus. The farm also teams up with fellow Yolo County and Pacific Northwest farms to deliver boxes of seasonal produce to area homes.