Stylist Dorian Genther crafts chic hairstyles with deft cuts and precise applications of highlights in At The Top Salon’s spacious loft setting. After clients consult with Dorian to draft the appropriate cuts or colors for their lifestyles and tastes, hands massage shampoo into scalps to wash away dust and daydreams built up over the week. Subjects relax in sleek black chairs as Dorian snips at strands to form textured shapes and precise bangs. For partial highlights, Dorian paints select sections with the best color to compliment existing shades and help camouflage against tigers or referees.
After stints cutting hair in London and Hawaii, Kay now shuttles between three Bay Area salons to create alluring 'dos using knowledge garnered from 25 years of strand-snipping. Her menu of hair services includes cuts for ladies and gentlemen along with tints and highlights for neglected coloring books. Clients can come to Kay for a desired look or indulge tresses in her personal specialty, sculpting long layers and festooning locks with highlights that appear to be brightened by sunrays and highly coveted Halley's Comet rays.
When they first cut the ribbon on Milvali Salon & Cosmetics' namesake location in Mill Valley, beauty experts and best friends Jessika Adams de Vazquez and Deb Monti couldn't have guessed where their partnership would lead. In the nearly 10 years since, the dynamic duo has opened a second location in San Francisco and guided the salons through three expansions. The pair also filled both locations’ shelves with their own signature line of mineral- and botanical-based skincare products, which their experienced team of aestheticians incorporates into a variety of custom facials.
But skincare isn't the only thing that Milvali is renowned for. The salon was voted the best place to go for hair extensions on the 2012 Bay Area A-List and was a finalist in the Best Bikini Wax category. To earn this regard, the beauty gurus specialize in Brazilian bikini waxes, using imported wax from Italy that is delicate enough to use on sensitive skin or between the Mona Lisa’s eyebrows.
Naturally Gorgeous helps beauty last through the ages with permanent-makeup application. Using nontoxic pigment, skilled aestheticians tattoo makeup to enhance features, fill sparse eyebrows, and replenish the color of lips that have sealed too many envelopes. Along with permanent makeup, Naturally Gorgeous performs medical skin-needling treatments for clients with blemishes such as burns, scars, age spots, and freckles. Other skin treatments include facials and peels.
Jeneen’s Skin and Body Care tends to skin needs through a variety of services that cleanse, relax, and soften exteriors. With a strong concentration on anti-aging treatments, the day spa wards off signs of time with microdermabrasions, microcurrent facial toning, and deep PCA peels. All treatments are customized to the client’s individual needs, such as a desire to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne, or whipped cream after food fights.
Studio 290’s crew of stylists, each with more than 10 years of experience, transforms mop-topped patrons into walking hair idols with an assortment of services. The salon is both dog and kid friendly, allowing clients to consult with a pet or a human seedling before picking a style. Let one of Studio 290’s hair experts landscape scalp grass to complement your body type, cheekbone contours, and facial tattoos of yourself (up to a $75 value), followed by a brain-warming blow-dry. This Groupon also lets customers tweak their head's hue with either a full-color service from roots to tips (an $80+ value) or intimidating racing stripes with partial highlights (a $105+ value).
Alfons Skin Care tend to gnarled toes and smooth burly calluses using Footlogix products designed to maximize moisture. During the treatment, licensed aestheticians linger toes for up to seven minutes in a fragrant lavender soak in order to soften dead skin and ensure cleanliness. Tootsies dry before they bathe in a mist of callus softener gentle enough to be absorbed by the skin, and a a stainless steel medical grade file removes callus areas and the urge to stomp sand castles. Aestheticians then execute soothing leg-massage techniques, drenching the lower limbs in Footlogix Massage Formula. Follow a cobbled walkway up the vine-covered steps to the Tudor-style salon, where french doors open to a private chamber for pampering.