Ulta's licensed staff, which partakes in ongoing training to keep skills sharp, creates customized looks and expert image enhancement using acclaimed beauty products. Like a loaf of bread in a space shuttle with a broken sunroof, hairstyles can grow stale between salon visits. A 45-minute coif-cultivation session, in which the stylist takes into account face shape and lifestyle, energizes follicles and forges a salon-fresh look. In the one-hour Dermalogica facial, an aesthetic augur examines skin in order to customize a course of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing session with Dermalogica products. The treatment leaves skin impeccable, like a recently buffed and oiled slab of marble.
The Bubble Room Salon’s multicolored motif reveals owner Cindy Pacheco’s views toward her work. She believes that beauty should be uplifting and exciting, like the yellow, blue, and pink stripes and spheres that bounce up and down the salon walls. To that end, she has carved out a space where clients feel comfortable as creative stylists redefine their hairdos, where confidence is nurtured with an artistic vision and a pair of steady scissors.
Inside the Aveda Concept Salon, stylists complement their haircutting and coloring services by perming hair, waxing bodies, and applying makeup to cheeks and eyes. Cindy serves waiting clients free coffee or Signature Aveda Comforting tea while they read a magazine or surf the free WiFi for a polite way to ask, “Can I live here?”
The hairdressers at Stylmup Salon always bring their A-game to the styling chair, even when they’re faced with the pressure of an imminent wedding or photo shoot. This happens more often than one might think, as they specialize in onsite hairstyling and makeup for events. When they aren’t beautifying brides-to-be or hiding third eyes from the camera’s flashbulb, the team cuts and colors hair with professional Redken products at their brick-and-mortar headquarters in Lakewood.
After appointments, some of stylist Melina Cruz's clients strut confidently out the door, while others pose for the camera for photo shoots and fashion shows. Prepping models for professional photo shoots has allowed Melina to stay current on the latest style trends, and to transfer that knowledge to her regular clientele during her signature cuts, hair coloring, and keratin treatments.