Walls the color of champagne partition the styling stations at Coarsegold Salon and Nails—a subtle hint at the staff’s penchant for crafting sparkly acrylic nails and expensive-looking haircuts. In addition to signature manicures and pedicures that refresh appendages with lavender scrubs and hot-stone massages, the salon revivifies tired tresses with hairstyling services for men, women, and children. It may be difficult for customers to pay attention to their hair—or anything else, for that matter—once the work of nail technicians Genna and Monica catches their eyes. True artists at their craft, the two push the boundaries of their acrylic medium with designs that by turns recall a starry night sky, a tropical coral reef, and a zebra seen through 3-D glasses.
When it comes to pampering, the staff members at The New Image - Chowchilla Hair Salon have you covered from head to tie. Hairstylists capably tackle everything from haircuts and coloring to keratin treatments and extensions. Nail technicians, meanwhile, cover the periphery?hands and toes pop with color after a Rockstar nails treatment or a relaxing mani-pedi. Other beauty enhancements include tanning, facials, and teeth whitening, while massage therapists are on hand to subdue tense muscles and calm worried minds by perfoming bodywork treatments and the occasional lullaby.
BC’s Salon is run by a crew with more than a decade of experience in the beauty industry, which allows them to create services for clients that get them looking their best. The salon's stylists craft sleek new hairdos, and manicurists doll up digits with gel and acrylic nails as well as rock-star glitter tips. Nancy Perez, a certified lash artist, accentuates eye regions and makes two-eyed winking acceptable with her lengthening lash extensions. Hair extensions are also available, and stylists only use 100% real hair.
With Salon Del Monaco as her backdrop, Kristi Georges takes hold of scissors. The blades thrum together as she styles hairdos, drawing on more than a decade of experience in the industry. Beneath shelves laden with Redken and Enjoy haircare products, her customers recline on the cushy chairs of the salon, where the friendly stylist and an absence of haggard mariners with long stories of woe create a welcoming atmosphere.
At Central California Fencing, head coach Clinton Kershaw puts his 20 years of foil-fencing experience to work. His experience includes time on the US Senior National team, three World teams, and three US World teams. He’s also a three-time US national champion at the cadet and junior levels. He teaches the form to those seeking to master it as well as those interested in a new means of fitness.
Signature Service: Cosmetology, hair styling
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Matrix
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Fashionable hairstyles are constantly changing. How do you keep up-to-date on popular trends?
I take fashion classes [to keep up with] new and old styles.
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Hair color, highlights, streaks, and styling.