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.
As a seasoned stylist of more than five years, Misty Williams knows how to shear and shape a trendy coif. But her services don't end with a cut and style; Misty also perms and highlights hair, relaxes or conditions frazzled locks, and crafts updos for special events. She also waxes away unwanted facial hair.
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.
Built on the styling philosophies of Paul Mitchell Academy, Intrigue by Colour Salon & Spa uses classic and modern techniques to transform hairdos into enviable fashion accessories. The salon's team, which includes a national Paul Mitchell educator and graduates of the aforementioned school, renovates strands with custom haircuts, Brazilian Blowout straightening treatments, and natural hair extensions from Hairdreams. In keeping with the salon's name, though, their signature service is color. They bathe hair in vibrant hues and apply an array of coloring effects, such as dimensional color or 19th century pointillism.
Every treatment at Intrigue is automatically a soothing one, thanks to a color scheme of deep, soothing blues and earth tones. Cushioned reclining chairs set the stage for relaxing foot massages and shellac mani-pedis. In the spa area, custom facials and rejuvenating peels with GloTherapuetics products help soothe skin and clear up severe topical issues.
You won't find any haircutting scissors at Waves Blow Dry Bar, and you won't find any dye, either. But this is a place where hair is transformed. The indulgent experience starts instantly: no sooner does a client walk in the door than a complimentary glass of champagne materializes in her hand, and a flock of cartoon birds delivers an ottoman beneath her feet. Then it's time to decide on a do. The stylists at Waves offer a quintet of options, including the sleek San Francisco, the voluminous Charleston, and the beachy, tousled waves of the Malibu. To achieve these styles, stylists whip hair into a controlled frenzy, blowing and bending strands into the client's desired shape. Blow-dry styles are the specialty, but the salon also boasts services such as scalp treatments, the gentleman-focused Bro-Out, and the Paris, a romantic updo.