At Classic Images Hair Design, both women and men receive striking aesthetic upgrades in a sanctuary of moddish, urban style. Sleek black dryers top leather seats in a tucked-away alcove, and a monochrome floral fainting couch sits at the ready. The stylists, all of whom are color specialists certified by Redken, offer a wide range of services that go beyond haircare to include waxing, airbrush tanning, and professional makeup application.
After Teresa Judd trained with seasoned colorists in San Francisco, she returned to Livermore, her hometown. Today she draws on 16 years of experience in the hair industry—as well as certification in keratin smoothing treatments—as she molds manes inside Strands Salon. She strives to cultivate an urban oasis, where clients can escape the stressors of life, such as traffic, work, and constant attacks by giant sentient insects.
At Stylishious Salon, a smiling staff styles hair, bronzes skin, and expertly applies makeup. The studio's Stylishious factor isn't limited to skin and hair, however; it's also a great-looking space. Local artists adorn the walls with their paintings, like the massive Day of the Dead mural that overlooks black leather couches. Some areas glow with bright-purple walls, and sunshine is the dominant design motif in rooms bordered by floor-to-ceiling windows. A sleek, white look cools the reception area, where the salon's name stretches across the floor in huge industrial letters.
Nestled inside Livermore's historic Old City Hall and Firehouse building, Chantilly Lace stylist Lauren Backer and Angela Mitchell snip, sculpt, and stain strands into fine works of follicular artwork. Upon arrival, clients enjoy a glass of bubbly as they consult with Lauren or Angela to come up with a fashionable look for their head foliage, whether they wish to add bangs to a trendy trim, tailor tresses into a voguish asymmetrical form, or sweep up coiffures into a lifelike model of their favorite marsupial. Customers with less-than-lustrous locks can have dull rooted dreads touched up or accented with partial highlights, and all face-framing makeovers end with a professional blow-dry to freeze the new 'do into place and keep it fresh past its expiration date.
After achieving top industry honors and styling hair and makeup for the cover of Rolling Stone, an A-list stylist lured other industry greats to open Blowout Bar Salon. As guests sip flutes or piccolos of champagne, stylists coif manes at low-profile stations illuminated by natural light. The cheerful red brick building houses private treatment rooms for facial services, a hair-washing station overseen by crystal light fixtures, and shelves packed with bright bottles of product. Stylists grab Bumble and bumble shampoos, conditioners, and styling salves to pamper strands during volume-enhancing blowouts and on-trend clips. Two aestheticians round out the team of beautifiers, offering waxing services and facials with deluxe Darphin products from France.