Sarah Conner loves a lot of things about being a stylist, but her favorite part, hands down, is the people. Beyond techniques and products, her primary focus is to ensure that her clients are happy with the way they look––a philosophy that has been cultured during 14 years in the industry. Now, at Salon 77 West, Sarah can manufacture sleek layers and enliven bland stands with bold color highlights. Clients may also solicit Sarah for a swift eyebrow wax, skincare advice, or ask questions such as “what kind of products should I use?” and “how does my uncle keep pulling quarters from behind my ear?”
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.
Inside Bella Nails & Hair Salon, nail specialist Cuong Cao provides digits with expert pampering. Manicures and pedicures leave nails glossy and skin as soft as a domesticated marshmallow, while luxurious spa packages also treat limbs to exfoliating scrubs and hot-stone massages. Sessions conclude with an application of vibrant polish, in either standard formulations or shellac tints that can resist chips for up to two weeks.
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 Fancy Eyebrows, a salon located in the heart of Livermore, aestheticians use loops of organic thread to quickly and precisely remove unwanted hair. They groom eyebrows into clean arches and de-fuzz upper lips, chins, sideburns, and other areas of the face. Patrons can also opt for waxing sessions, skin-rejuvenating facials, or organic henna hair coloring that leaves tresses full and glossy.