Sixteen years in the hair industry means a lot of scissor time, bowls of hair dye, and pin curls. That is Sonia Padilla’s world. As a master stylist and color specialist who keeps up with current techniques, she transforms clients’ hair into chic styles and executes trends from simple bobs to vibrant red coifs and blunt bangs. Her keratin treatments leave hair soft, shiny, and smooth, and her updos prepare clients for proms and half-birthday parties.
Dulce Cielo Salon's decor evokes an old, glamorous, Hollywood boudoir, with chocolate-wood floors, lavender walls, and a sparkling chandelier. Clients are led from the purple front desk to a plush, leather salon chair, where the salon's expert staff rewires hair circuitry. A skilled stylist can gild strands with bold highlights or tailor a cut to the individual's unique face shape and personality. Waxing and threading sessions are also available.
Massage therapist Rebecca Downing induces relaxation from head-to-toe by invoking the powers of Swedish massage. She uses long, flowing strokes to gently loosen muscles and undo tension wrought upon the body by the daily stresses of work and nightly stresses of dreams that you're still at work. Rebecca performs massage therapy inside Andre David Salon, a modern space populated by a team of stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians.
Sleek white frames holding mirrors lean up against Salon Vanity’s taupe walls. A line of modern salon chairs sits under a show-stopping shabby chic chandelier painted jet black. The blend of aesthetics extends to the stylists’ skills. Cathryna Ruiz cuts classic and modern haircuts on men and women, executing perfect bobs and clean hairlines. She adds face-framing highlights and a shine treatment that turns heads into moving mirrors.
A Paul Mitchell–trained stylist, Alissa Mahnke snips, teases, and colors coifs into custom, fashion-forward styles from the homey confines of Stone Fox Salon. Her skills encompass everything from simple trims, to Keratin-enriched conditioning treatments, to highlights and coloring. Armed with a pair of scissors and a sunny chair-side demeanor, Alissa engages with each client for a personalized cut that meets their needs.
As both a licensed esthetician and massage therapist, Sandra has relaxation in the bag. She customizes each European facial to one’s skin type, and erases signs of aging with microdermabrasion scrubs and chemical peels. To soothe muscles, Sandra performs long, fluid Swedish strokes or quickly loosens knots with expedited chair massages. Sandra also offers a variety of waxing services for clients, including Brazilian.