The color pink dominates Gemz Salon, from the walls and furniture to a glamour girl runway that invites visitors to strut down the catwalk and show off their new looks. The spot's fuchsia interior appeals to both children and adults, as does its menu of prettifying services. Rockstar and glitter toe treatments glamorize feet after aestheticians sprinkle glitter onto a gel base, creating an eye-catching look and reflecting sunlight to scare off wayward cave lizards. Shellac manicures preserve the refined states of fingernails with nail-strengthening shades that remain chip-free for up to two weeks.
In addition to nail care, the staff performs an array of salon services. Gemz Salon's stylists clip hair into chic silhouettes and accessorize strands with feather extensions to make them more appealing to pet parakeets. Organic spray tans leave skin both gilded and firmer as a result of green-tea leaves and coffee-seed extracts, and waxing services rid follicles of unwanted hair.
Stylist and Streaks Salon co-owner Daydre Eastwood believes in the confidence-boosting power of a great hairdo. She and her stylists stay up-to-date on the newest techniques, offering guests traditional and cutting-edge ways to update their look with haircuts, color, and styling services. They harness a wide range of professional products to help make hair look and feel great, including vegan Pureology shampoos and conditioners and non-comedogenic, allergy-sensitive Glo Minerals products, which are not tested on animals. Streaks Salon's aestheticians, meanwhile, pamper guests with nail services, facials, waxing, and VersaSpa spray tans.
And if a paraffin wax treatment isn't enough to leave a guest relaxed, they can indulge in a massage?the salon's massage therapists are proficient in deep-tissue, myofascial, and shiatsu techniques.
As the vibrant, swirling skirts of belly dancers entrance patrons' eyes, Skewers' chefs slice up lamb, filet mignon, chicken, and salmon for the restaurant’s namesake kebabs. To sate carnivorous cravings, their flavorful meats—which are marinated for 48 to 72 hours in tangy Mediterranean spices and oils—are roasted over the open flame of a stove or a snoring baby dragon. Bartenders craft potent martinis and pour international wines that complement both the punchy flavors of the kebabs and the plumes of sweet, aromatic smoke that dance through the hookah garden. On select nights, the kebab house brims with the catchy beats of live jazz bands, late-night DJs, and brave karaoke performers, and belly dancers take center stage with their sensuous dance moves on Saturday evenings.
At Mena & Co. Salon, owner Filomena Nault draws on two decades of experience in the beauty industry and specialized training in keratin, Difiaba color, and haircuts to beautify and nourish client's tresses. In addition to embellishing dos with expert coloring and natural hair extensions, salon and spa professionals also cleanse complexions with Aveda facials.
Salon owner and stylist "Downtown" Laura Brown and her talented staff pamper guests from follicle to foot in a fun, inviting atmosphere in the heart of downtown Modesto. The salon's certified scissor wielders take their time to listen to their client's hairy desires and craft personalized cuts and colors. Prices for a cut start at $45 but vary depending on hair length, thickness, and stubbornness. The salon also offers all-over color ($55+), highlights ($65+), and tri weaves ($95+), although Starlite makeovers remain subject to the availability of rainbow-vapor dye. Get your priorities crooked with a perm ($65+), or drench thirsty tendrils with a deep-conditioning treatment ($30+). For a special night out on the town, ask the ladies at Valin for a blow-dry and style ($30+) with a makeup application ($35+). Though there is no such thing as a perfect shape in nature, brides and prom-goers can have hair sculpted into a sphere that's been calculated by multiplying pi by the cube of the radius then multiplying again by four and dividing by three.
A certified massage therapist, Jamie Faria performs multiple modalities and services designed to heal and detox the body. Jamie’s relaxation massages soothe muscles, while athletic and deep-tissue massages can more easily target specific issues and improve the body’s future performance, be it in playing football or running from a ref who claims massage tables don’t belong on a football field. Alternatively, she also offers spray-tanning services as well as detox body wraps and ear-candling sessions, which use aromatic lavender candles.