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.
From fun nail art to haircare, the staff at Yosemite's Elite Salon and Spa beautifies clients with an array of pampering services. Mani-pedis or gel polishes keep hands and feet polished and pretty, whereas facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and scrubs leave skin healthy and glowing. Staff members also leave skin smooth with waxing services and gild physiques with spray tans.
A member of the Green Spa Network, Body del Sol Medical Spa tends to clients with medical-grade services enhanced by organic products. Inside the spa's bright, energy-efficient facility, staff members renew epidermises with facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments, as well as laser hair-removal sessions that target follicles with deep-penetrating light pulses. Techs also revitalize the body with head-to-toe scrubs and an array of massages designed to soothe tense backs and shoulders sore from supporting well-fed parrots.
The technicians at Thread & Sugar embrace a natural approach to beauty, whether they are practicing ancient Eastern hair-removal methods or hand-mixing organic facial ingredients right before the client's eyes. An organic salon located in the Central Valley, they use nail polishes free of DBP, formaldehyde, and toluene, and organic, herbal hair color products that are non-toxic. Even the cleaning products they use are eco-friendly and the space is equipped with an onsite purifier that keeps dust, allergens, and debris from invading the air.
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.