Just as wisterias bloom in the early spring, clients take on new shades of beauty after a trip to Wisteria Salon. Whether they’re sprucing up fingers with pumice stones, massages, or french tips, the salon’s nail technicians pay close attention to detail from the first file to the final stroke of polish. Even as clients free their minds from worry and relax in plush pedicure thrones, the technicians make a constant effort to adhere to strict health and sanitation standards. They use only nontoxic lacquers to promote nail health and dispose of all their tools after a single use. Aside from mani-pedis, Wisteria Salon offers waxing services to rid skin of unwanted hair without having to tie each individual strand to a rotating ceiling fan.
There's a party every weekend at Heroes and Hairoines. People chat between sips of wine, beer, and mimosas, and when they leave, they walk out with chic new hairstyles and nail designs. Located in the heart of San Rafael, Heroes and Hairoines greets its clients with comforts well beyond the complimentary drinks at other salons, day spas, and best-host competitions. All someone needs to do is step up to the blow-dry or waxing bar or one of several salon chairs.
As a René Furterer flagship salon, Heroes and Hairoines relies on the Parisian haircare line of natural products as well as additional treatments from the likes of Bumble and bumble., Aveda, or Kérastase—whatever is required to create looks worthy of gracing the cover of a fashion magazine. Men's grooming services are also in the team's stylish wheelhouse, as are hot-stone massages and aesthetic treatments. Aestheticians can administer facials, wax the face and body, and sculpt nails during mani-pedis.
The professionals at Leaf Beauty Salon have been beautifying and pampering customers for more than a decade. Eyelash extensions and nail services are the shop's specialty. When it comes to nails, the seasoned techs are just as adept at caring for natural nails as they are applying silk wraps, gel sets, or glitter tips. Signature mani-pedis, meanwhile, are a truly luxurious experience as hands and feet are treated to soothing soaks with flower petals, sugar scrubs, moisturizing treatments, and even minty masks. As for eyes, the shop offers several different types of extensions, including individual ones made from silk, and can further enhance each eye's allure with eyelash perms, eyelash tints, and and eyelash blowouts.
For 15 years, Loann Mai has transformed clients? hair from familiar dos into breathtaking new styles with her precise, professional cuts. In addition to her deft work with the shears, she is also a certified colorist, with skills honed using professional-grade Italian color treatments inspired by the beautiful locks of Galileo.
A calming oasis a few miles off Petaluma Boulevard on Bodega Avenue, Tammy's Beauty Salon cocoons visitors in a relaxing environment for all kinds of body pampering. Contained in one of Petaluma's historical shingle houses from the 1920s, Tammy's provides a touch of vintage charm to their modern treatments. At Tammy's, a friendly and skilled staff waits perched to get every customer's digit cap shined and polished; manicures start at $15 and pedicures for $25. Facials are $60, primed to deforest clogged pores, while haircuts start at $16, ready to prune forests that need keeping. Spa goers with miniature versions of themselves in tow don't need to worry about finding a babysitter, as a separate play area for kids filled with toys and games is readily available. When leaving, doff a hat with a polished hand to Old Nacho, the neighboring horse, and rest assured that the twinkle in his equine eyes is a compliment to a newly gleaming and stress-free visage.