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.
Joyez Beauty Salon styles all types of hair. The stylists, who boast more than 20 years of experience, spruce up hair with curl silk wraps, weaves, and micro-links, and glue and fusion techniques. The team puts Avalon and Mizani products to work to help render those services. Green plants and sponge-painted, earth-tone walls backdrop their efforts to make hair as elegant as a limousine covered in beautiful hair.
The staff at Salon Identity won't actually give you a new identity, but they can make you feel like an entirely new person. A nail technician transforms clients with a manicure and pedicure, which may include special add-ons such as pink-and-white acrylics or long-lasting Shellac polish.
At Intrigue by Colour Salon and Spa, owner and national educator for Paul Mitchell Elizabeth Montes oversees a eminently qualified staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians. Nail technicians scrub and polish hands and feet with extensive mani-pedi services, whereas stylists transform tresses with highlights, lowlights, extensions, and Brazilian Blowouts. Specialized facials smooth and exfoliate the skin with custom peels and microdermabrasion treatments, and soothing massages melt away stress and assuage soreness and pain.
SMS Colour at Salons by JC’s master stylist Sonia Soza channels more than 30 years of industry experience into keeping hair looking and feeling good. Clients and barbie dolls with free will come in for haircare services ranging from simple trims to complete updos to frizz-straightening Brazilian blowouts. SMS Colour is located inside Salons by JC, which houses a number of independently owned and operated salons. Their staff also includes Vianey Aldape, a certified Brazilian blowout specialist who was trained at the Paul Mitchell Academy.
A Touch of Heaven Salon Massage & Day Spa stocks a large inventory of well-respected pampering products. Nail technicians employ OPI and Gelish polish, and hairstylists primp tresses with smart Solutions, Redken, Sexy Hair, and KMS products. An assemblage of massage therapists and aestheticians performs indulgent work at the spa too, allying to relax and beautify their clients. They execute 10 varieties of massage, from the gentle, simple Swedish to the choreographed complexity of the four-handed massage—performed by two therapists or one octopus also juggling four tennis balls. They combine treatments of the body's inner tissues with herbal or peppermint-scented wraps to rejuvenate the outer layer.
Outside of the private rooms lies the salon proper, where stylists carefully ply their craft on the hair and nails of their patrons. They imbue locks with new color, wax away unwanted hair, and even provide spray tans to maintain a summery glow throughout winter's tenure.