The beauty professionals at Rain Salon upgrade the health and look of skin, hair, and nails. Stylists transform drab hairdos with a pair of shears and then enrich color or modify texture with special formulas that straighten tresses or turn them into slick, wavy lasagna noodles. Aestheticians concentrate on the skin that spans ear to ear, buffing away fine lines during microdermabrasion treatments and replenishing vitamins and moisture during facials. Tending to hands and feet, nail technicians shine up nails with chip-resistant and traditional polishes.
At The Strand at Sola Salons, the deft and generous fingers of stylists Abby and Michele attend to scalps with relaxing, massaging movements. This supplemental courtesy, which accommodates every haircut, evidences the duo’s commitment to client satisfaction. Abby and Michele don’t just rush through services; rather, they take time to listen to clients before administering signature cuts, colorings, or keratin smoothing treatments. In this way, they not only achieve unique and classic styles—they also generate good karma with clients so they can form long-term relationships and eventually be reincarnated in the form of well-groomed poodles.
Monday through Saturday, the trained and licensed staff of Jovana Salon improves the health of their clients’ hair with a variety of salon services. Cuts remove split ends and hot oil steam treatments infuse hair with moisture. Body waxing services remove unwanted hair from legs and faces and eyelash extensions maximize the allure of eyes. Alternately, men-specific services, including mustache and beard trims, keep modern men from un-evolving back into cavemen.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Essential Facial and waxing services
Brands Used: Dermalogica, Cirepil
Pro Tip: Come relaxed and ready to be pampered, and you will leave feeling beautiful.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Essential Facial, which is ideal for simple monthly maintenance for healthy skin. The treatment begins with cleansing, steam, and extractions. After exfoliating the skin, I perform a facial massage and apply a mask, toner, and moisturizer. I also include a relaxing scalp-and-hand massage. You will leave with a personal face-mapping sheet, as well as a recommended home skincare regimen.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
The salon is glamorous yet edgy. We have concrete floors, high ceilings, open windows that overlook the Pearl District, and chandelier lighting. As a full-service salon, we use and sell only professional products. My facial-and-waxing room is private, inviting, charming, and tranquil.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I love meeting people and making them feel special and beautiful through my facial and waxing services.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love performing facials because they are a great way for my clients to treat themselves. Taking care of our skin and face is an essential part of staying and being healthy, yet it is also relaxing and pampering. It is a treat that should also be a normal part of taking care of ourselves.
La Bellissima owner Martha Bianco invites clients into her spa sanctuary one by one, so she can focus completely on each personalized, boutique-style service. Each guest sips complimentary wine, filtered water, Starbucks coffee, or tea as they discuss their goals and preferences with Martha at a cozy wood table by the fireplace. When the in-depth consultation is finished, she escorts guests to one of two dedicated treatment spaces: a sleek black salon chair surrounded by regal purple curtains, or a pure, white spa bed layered with soft blankets and pillows. The client's choice of music plays in the background, and candles, salt lamps, and a softly trickling water fountain also help set a soothing mood.
In these luxurious surroundings, Martha performs services from classic haircuts and facials to hand-applied balayage highlights, volume eyelash extensions, and color treatments in wild hues. Broad front windows and skylights let sunlight stream into the second-floor space, casting a warm glow on guests' beautified faces and new 'dos. Martha's attentive, professional treatment extends beyond the appointment, too: she checks in regularly with her clients, and even sends cards on their birthdays.