Kathryn Gunderson at Salon Milano offers more than your typical cuts and styles. Using the unique chalking technique, Kathryn applies bright pink, blue, purple, and green chalk to hair for a splash of color that’s less permanent than the hues applied by traditional hair dyes or peacock feathers super-glued to your skin. For those interested in a less whimsical look, the salon is also skilled in elegant updos that coil and braid hair into classic styles with a modern twist. Once you're sporting a fresh new do, continue the beautifying process at the salon with everything from facials and waxing to professional makeup application.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Rebecca Roberts knows her way around a head of hair. A licensed stylist, she specializes in rich, vibrant coloring techniques and fashion-forward looks. Stop in her window-lined, upscale Tease It Studio in Irvine to have shiny highlights streaked into locks in a way that complements your face. Or try a Brazilian blowout treatment, which straightens and silkens strands for up to three months of frizz-free, bedhead-proof wear. Rebecca's customers appreciate her friendly, laid-back demeanor, which has earned her countless referrals.
Overseen by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Santillanes—whose UCLA and USC credentials have also led him to instruct fledgling surgeons in his specialties—The Skin Care Clinic's staff unlocks the inherent natural beauty in clients with age-defying services. They specialize in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including injectables and dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane, chemical peels, and photo rejuvenation. They also refine entire bodies through laser hair removal, scar removal, and VelaShape cellulite-removal treatments that, like a shy SWAT team, are also minimally invasive.
Tease It Studio helps firm up faces with an expansive menu of services. Facials include advanced treatments such as exfoliation and extractions, which are blended with massage techniques to help stimulate the skin and relax the face. A variety of masks can treat multiple problems such as acne, wrinkles, fine lines, and dryness.
Rebecca Roberts bills herself as a creative hairstylist with an eye for modernity. At her salon, she combines that creativity with expert technique to craft styles that complement each client's features and solve their hair concerns. Rebecca specializes in color, and she adds dimension to hair with a variety of treatments, including ombre highlights and full color. She even offers ultra-convenient "Drive-By Quickly-Color" services, which take just 5–10 minutes to process, thanks to a color accelerator. Beyond color, Rebecca also performs both classic and cutting-edge haircuts, and can revitalize hair with conditioning treatments or smooth locks with Brazilian Blowouts.