Scarlett De Citores's resumé tells the tale of her certification from Lancôme's École de Soins Esthétique of Paris and two decades working as an aesthetician in the United States and Europe. During the 15-minute light-therapy session, the international skin savant wields a mechanism that emits red, blue, and infrared lights, each of which targets specific tokens of aging from deep within the skin. This effulgence stimulates a cellular-renewal response that shoos away dead and impaired cells while coaxing new ones to the forefront. The quick process can reveal a juvenescent exterior that would make a porcelain doll shatter with envy.
As one of the few people lucky enough always to know what she wanted to do, Daniela Cavalieri marched out of her high-school graduation and straight into cosmetology school. That was in 1986, and she’s been diligently keeping up to date on the latest trends and techniques ever since, attending classes in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Today, Daniela shapes up the hairstyles of men, women, and children with her precision haircuts and thorough consultations. In rendering her tinting and highlighting services, she mixes up natural-looking hair colors to ensure that manes complement both guests’ complexions and the flowers a pranky florist might tape to their backs. To add a little visual splendor to clients' existing styles, Daniela also offers keratin smoothing treatments and extensions.
The staff of stylists at Aziza's Salon and Spa cuts and colors the hair of their male and female clients using products from Pureology. Stylists add body and curl to manes with texturizing perms or smooth frizz more efficiently with keratin straightening treatments. In treatment rooms, aestheticians purge pores of dirt and oil with express and full facials and whisk away unwanted hair with waxing services, which yield longer-lasting results than shaving, and carry less risk than felling each hair individually with a miniature battle-ax.
Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
The work of the skillful stylists at Hair International has garnered top praises from the readers of Palo Alto Weekly five years running, earning the salon a spot in the publication's 2012 Hall of Fame. Their scissors and dyes treat locks of every texture and their blow dryers create special looks for weddings and other dressy events. Nail techs pamper paws with spa mani-pedis and depilatory experts shape brows with waxing, threading, and hair-sized mousetraps.
Fifth Avenue Salon's master stylist is a teacher for Matrix Color, and only the finest Matrix coloring products are used in the salon. Every haircut for women ($40) and men ($35) begins with a professional consultation, during which the stylist discusses possible styling and color options and interpretations of Inception. The salon's expert color artisans, meanwhile, can transform your scalp into a Technicolor musical with a full color service (starting at $75) or highlights (starting at $75 for partial and $100 for a full set). Color touch-ups start at $50. Fifth Avenue also offers conditioning ($15) and scalp ($25) treatments for customers who are tired of having their hair chewed on by horses. Waxing services such as upper lip ($15) and eyebrows ($18) make sure clients stop getting mistaken for the Swedish Chef.