At Tim Jon Salon, stylists recharge their client’s looks with a bevvy of salon and day spa services. Haircuts kickstart beautifying makeovers that are complemented by color treatments and Brazilian Blowouts from products by Kerastase and Shu Uemura. In the day spa, technicians perform waxing and deluxe mani-pedis as well as eyelash extensions. The stylists also offer formal up-dos and bridal consultations to help brides prepare for their big day.
Europa Salon & Spa helps clients define their aesthetic image by creating well-crafted coiffures. During a men's or women's cut, experienced stylists take up their shears and shape head-hedges into neatly trimmed frizz, pausing often to water thirsty stems with moisturizing Aquage and Biolage products. In addition to the follicle chopping, clients have the option of pairing their haircut with a professional Redken dye to refresh worn-out colors and impress the fickle drawing room mirrors.
At Rene's Lagniappe Hair Salon, owner Rene Teague-Osuna and her team of coiffure-curators bolster crumbling exteriors with a bevy of doting salon services. Surrender locks to expert scissor wielders for a shampoo, cut, and style (up to $50) with Redken and Pureology products, a gravity-defying updo ($60+), or a single-application color ($60+) to preen for an upcoming party or alter your appearance while evading the police. The 30-minute mini-facial treatment can quell rebellious faces with exfoliation, moisturization, and toner ($50), and an array of waxing services helps chase away trespassing follicles from the underarms ($25+), brow ($15), lip ($10), and more.
Inside Salons of Volterra, Samantha Wood stands ready to transform clients' looks using only her keen eye, a pair of scissors, and a coloring brush. When working with clients, she helps creates styles that work well with their face shape and desired level of maintenance. For clients who just want a simple, shiny do, she trims and conditions hair, while clients looking for close up-ready hair can take advantage of her expertise in placing subtle highlights and extensions. And her styling skills aren't just for everyday wear. When special occasions come around, she can be called upon to take up her makeup brushes and curling iron to create looks that make clients feel like a million bucks worth of fancy cupcakes.
Kari Epperson likes to make people feel beautiful, and she translates her passion into a career through Kari Epperson Salon at The Ritz. She specializes in stylish cuts and color treatments with products from her Keune and Color America training. Her knowledge of styles and color palettes allows her to create hairdos designed for each client's unique personal features.
Kari lent her talents to the October 2011 issue of Living Magazine. For the Deserving Woman Makeover feature, she helped working mother Jay Calloway frame her face with a textured style complete with highlights and lowlights. She did such a remarkable job, in fact, that Jay remains a client to this day.
Lexxy Leigh knows her way around a head of hair. Her extensive list of services—performed exclusively at Salons of Volterra at Stonebridge Ranch—included everything from trims and highlights to Brazilian blowouts and Venus Hair Extensions. In fact, she shines in the extension department, choosing Venus because it requires a delicate touch, but no heat, to fuse to the hair without damaging it. Even with all her expertise, it’s the people she gets to work with that keeps her coming back. "My favorite part of my job is giving someone that instant transformation, seeing that big smile on their face, and knowing I did that," she says. "That's why I’ve stayed in the business for 20-plus years!"