Amid the relaxing scene of Channel Islands Harbor sits Bella Mar Day Spa & Salon. Here, the staff matches its location's outdoor beauty with beautifying treatments, such as permanent makeup, hairstyling, tanning, and nailcare. The staff also counts soothing massages and body wraps as specialties.
At ArchiTexture, coloring specialists are just as likely to infuse a client's hair with a dusky glow as they are to stencil in some neon-pink lightning bolts. Owner Erika Harding values technical expertise as well as artistic expression—an attitude that's also shared by her team of seven hair stylists, an aesthetician, and two licensed massage therapists.
All visits begin with a consultation, during which staffers work with clients to determine their style goals. While colorists infuse hair with colors ranging from subtle to avant-garde, stylists perform custom cuts for men and women. In the spa, steady hands massage visages with an array of organic facials and PCA peels. The salon's creative atmosphere also extends to its in-house art gallery.
Getting your nails done is a simple way to make yourself feel more put together, and as a result, a simple way to feel ready to take on the world. At Salon Elite, nail artist Olivia boosts the confidence of those in need of a quick pick-me-up through manicures and pedicures. She pushes down cuticles and trims and shapes nails, as well as kneads feet, ensuring they are as relaxed as a sock puppet cleaned in a sink instead of a washing machine. Olivia then brushes bright polishes and shiny topcoats onto nails.
Olivia works alongside several cosmetologists and aestheticians, who also boost confidence through their hair and skincare services.
Fresh lilies blush on Rebe Belle Salon de Colour’s front desk and cards peek out of a whimsical shoe-shaped business card holder. The salon’s playful sensibility belies its meticulous attention to detail, which stylists to each hairstyling or makeup session. In the waiting area, customers relax on zebra print chairs or carefully paint monochromatic stripes on their bodies until they blend into the fabric. In the styling room, products peek out from between the leaves of lush vines that creep across high wooden shelves.
The Vanity Shoppe presents a full roster of salon services, including spa pedicures and Shellac two-week manicures, but its specialty is hair. Surrounded by marble-hued counters and coppery red walls, stylists with Paul Mitchell training augment strands with color, remove frizz with keratin smoothing treatments, and lengthen locks with hair extensions.
The precise haircutting and straight-razor-shaving techniques of the expert grooming staff have earned Legends Barbershop numerous accolades, including praise as the Best Barber Shop, Best Shave, and second in Best Haircut under $20 in the Ventura County Reporter.