With locations throughout California, including LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Jose, Inland Empire, Ventura County, and Orange County, the knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store?s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and K?rastase. Skincare potions from Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
Beginning her career as an aesthetician, Carolyn Peters worked as part of the team at the flagship skincare center of the renowned Dermalogica brand in Marina Del Rey. For six years, she worked alongside other specialists, honing her craft and learning the ropes of the skincare industry. Striking out on her own, she established Carolyn Peters Skin Care, and has worked independently for 17 years while receiving specialty training in skin care technologies, Reiki, and waxing poetic. Today, she oversees a host of services, from facials and peels to manual lymphatic drainage and Reiki massage.
Color Me Green's nail experts aim to use polishes and beauty supplies that are as natural as the nails they adorn. The boutique salon's manicures and pedicures soothe hands and feet with products that contain organic essential oils, fruit and herb extracts, and vitamins and minerals. Rather than hiring kittens to lick off nail polish, the staff uses a vegan, soy-based, acetone-free remover. This commitment to customer care is reflected even in the waiting area, where guests can settle in with tea and homemade cookies.
At ZENKA, fusty fingers and petrified pavement pounders receive beautifying and refreshing treatments using all-natural and organic products. Shimmy up to the manicure bar and sip a glass of champagne as dusty digits prepare to recover from the everyday wear and tear of smart-phone pummeling. The luxurious 24 karat treatment starts with a gold leaf soak, meticulous grooming, and exfoliating natural gel peel for both hand and feet, while tired toes are treated extra sweetly with an invigorating sugar scrub. Next, newly softened phalanges will get a moisturizing mask, with a hot towel wrap to seal in hydration, followed by a soothing massage that gilds extremities with pure gold lotion and a hot lava shell. Once hands and feet have soaked up enough gold to be worth their weight, they can choose a final ornamentation of either a shine buff or perfect polish that will leave them priceless in the eyes of appendage appraisers.