Having worked as an independent stylist in Silicon Valley for 20 years, Bliss Katopothis has absorbed a library of behind-the-scenes tricks. Rather than hoard them for herself, however, she teaches them to her clients at Scandalous Salon, empowering them to create their own salon-caliber 'dos at home. Her 60-minute lessons each commence with a consultation and shampoo. As Bliss discusses and then observes the patron's standard primping routine, she doles out advice and easy-to-perform techniques that result in a professional look. She also recommends products for specific hair types and fashion goals. By the end of their one-on-one or group appointment, guests can typically replicate their desired style with fresh confidence.
The expert stylists at Drywalk Blow Dry Bar believe that mastery comes from singular focus, and that philosophy drives the concept of this blowout bar, which offers that treatment exclusively. Still, Drywalk Blow Dry Bar doesn't suffer from a lack of variety. Blowouts come in many styles here: the classic Strike a Pose treatment, the Paris Flair blowout for curls, and London Rush, described as "artfully messy." These statement looks help elevate all hair types, from straight to wavy or curly, in 45 minutes or less. The space is chic and elegant: long marble counters, ornamental mirrors with tufted leather bordering, and overstuffed armchairs in the lobby.
Licensed aesthetician, Lashes by Dalal founder Dalal Ammar, works to maximize each woman's natural beauty by bolstering eyelashes with feminine fringe. She carefully attaches mink extensions to individual eyelashes, securing them with tiny dollops of formaldehyde-free, FDA-approved medical-grade adhesive. Dalal also beautifies faces with makeup and trains other aestheticians in the art of elongating eyelashes. Aside from offering services at her facility, which has plentiful parking, Dalal can also travel to customers' homes or other desired locations to prettify clients.
Dedicated exclusively to hair design, 227CRUZ offers any service pertaining to tresses. The staff relies on professional products from Redken and other top brands to fortify single-process color treatments and subtle ombre highlights. They also offer styling for men, using name brand serums to put the finishing touches on sharp, contemporary cuts. After a cut or color service, clients can opt to have their hair simply and elegantly styled, or request special treatment, such as flat-iron work or an updo.
As a clinical aesthetician for more than 25 years, Deborah Berry has seen every skin problem under the sun. Inside Just Perfect Threading, she devises custom skincare regimens for each of her clients, whether they need to shrink enlarged pores, clear up acne, or erase fine lines. Like a reversible tuxedo, Deborah is versatile. Her approach includes facials, chemical peels, and LED light therapy treatments. She even has a host of waxing, body trimming, and other grooming services specifically for men.