All the stylists at D'Anthony SalonSpa have undergone the studio's in-house apprenticeship program to ensure every cut, color treatment, and texture enhancement meets their rigorous standards. The salon usesPaul Mitchell hair-care and styling products. Estheticians perform pampering facials customized to the unique needs of each client's complexion, and nail techs groom the tips of fingers and toes during speedy express mani-pedis or luxuriously relaxed spa mani-pedis. Threading sessions whisk unwanted stubble from faces, underarms, or palms, and waxing sessions target fuzz in nearly every region. The salon is committed to helping the community, by supporting fundraisers for tsunami and Haiti relief, Locks of Love, and the San Antonio battered women's shelter.
Ara Celi and Robert Godines founded Matador Men's Grooming after gaining years of experience as Rooster's franchisees. They wanted to bring the same quality of service to a venue that felt a little more local, like a classic barber shop. They and their barbers still partner dashing, close-cropped haircuts with shaves, head and face massages, and hot towel wraps. They also offer waxing services particularly focused on grooming the eyebrows, and hair tinting to banish the flecks of grey that show up as people age or slowly become statues.
The stylists and nail artists at Only Nails and Hair boast decades of experience. In their capable hands, clients can relax during a pedicure or prep hands for a visit to the Louvre by adding nail art to digits. Despite the spa’s name, its menu also includes waxing treatments, lash extensions, and deep-tissue massage.
Dominic Alonzo doesn’t know how to slow down. Over the past four years he’s zoomed from a Paul Mitchell student to a behind-the-scenes regular at local photo shoots to the owner of his very own space, Salon DMA. Comparing hairstyling to songwriting, the passionate stylist doesn’t view the daily salon grind as work, but rather as an outlet for expressing his inner thoughts, feelings, and hatred for split ends. When not readying models for various publications, such as Papercut magazine and Stilo, Dominic can be found treating everyday men and women to expert cuts and color treatments. He creates awe-inspiring shine with full and partial highlights and graduates hair color from light to dark using the ombre technique. Dominic also keeps hair strong and healthy by soaking it in deep-conditioning glosses, treating it with Awapuhi products, and tying it around dumbbells.
A certified Redken colorist, DeeDee Olk radiates self-assurance whenever she has scissors in her hand, clipping and dyeing hair with the expertise that earned her the runner-up award for Best Stylist in the Bay Area Citizen’s 2010 Best of the Bay Area listings. At True Vanity Salon, she oversees services that range from color correction and foiling to permanent hair extensions, a more sustainable alternative to balancing a mop on your head. She is also certified to exterminate frizz with Brazilian Blowout treatments, and she transports her sure-handed approach outside the salon for onsite event styling.
At Solstice Salon & Spa, most of the pampering services concentrate on improving clients' complexions. The menu includes PCA chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, facials, and Red Carpet face-lifts, which can electrically erase fine lines and wrinkles for up to 72 hours, or the duration a blue whale can hold its breath. The staff members provide services for the rest of the body, too. They remove hair during waxing sessions and add it during eyelash extension appointments, which alleviate frustrations caused by eyelash curlers and mascara.