Jodene Gomez founded Evolution Salon with a single goal in mind: to treat individuals to hair and skin services tailored to their needs. As she has learned from her diverse base of clientele—"I have customers that are tattooed guys and customers that are 70-year-old ladies," she recently explained to the Valley Journal—those needs are not always the same. To achieve the look that each client has in mind, Gomez’s stylists augment their own skills with several lines of professional salon products. Among their favorite product lines are the plant-based White Sands and the Zerran hair-smoothing system, the latter of which straightens locks without the use of formaldehyde or a repurposed electrical outlet. Before or after their treatments, clients can browse the salon’s inventory of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and MidiQueen handbags.
The steady-handed beauticians at Eyebrow Art meticulously neaten eyebrows, upper lips, and other areas of the face with an ancient hair-removal technique that reveals smooth, fuzz-free skin. At their seven salon locations, they roll twists of cotton thread quickly over clients’ skin to remove hair at the follicle––a safer method of hair removal than standing next to a sneezing dragon. Throughout the process, clients lean back in comfortable chairs as the staff gently escorts unwanted stubble from the premises.
The certified specialist at Laser Center of Nipomo smoothes out hirsute surfaces with customized laser hair-removal treatments for all types of skin. During each session, the technician will scan the afflicted area with a gentle laser that beams hair follicles with light energy, resulting in the permanent reduction of unsightly strands and stick-on mustaches. The laser glides along skin surfaces with a cool tip, so the treatment causes only minimal pain. Depending on density, sessions can last from 15 minutes for small areas to up to one hour for large areas, and three or more sessions may be required at four- to six-week intervals to achieve maximum dolphin-like results.
Visages get a boost inside Adara Med Spa. Specialists iron out unsightly wrinkles with Botox Cosmetic injections, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. They also remove unwanted body hair using a special laser that emits controlled pulses of energy and eviction notices. Newly revamped bodies can further relax during custom massages that using a combination of deep-tissue and Swedish techniques.
California runs through Kellie June’s veins. She was born on the Central Coast, and only left briefly to get a professional skincare education and beautify models on photo shoots and fashion shows in Austin. But as soon as she returned, she quickly funneled her newfound skills into helping people in her home state. Today, she flaunts her professional techniques in rejuvenating facials and peels, elegant makeup services, and wink-boosting eyelash extensions and tinting procedures. She also excels at waxing, wielding a gentle touch and thorough post-care instructions for each of her bikini, Brazilian, body, and facial waxing services to ensure skin stays smooth and comfortable.
Precious Slut's body artisans help clients express their individuality with colorful tattoos and piercings. Customers can arrive at the studio with a personal tattoo design in mind or choose a piece from an artists' gallery, who will render the image onto any part of the body. Staff can also bestow body parts with attractive, sanitary piercings, from standard ear piercings to dermal anchors to nose rings for hanging important to-do lists.