Bridging the gap between study and practice, every stylist at Ricasha Salon continues to train in contemporary techniques despite each wielding more than 15 years of salon experience. After hosting complimentary consultations with clients to discuss haircare goals, the staff members set about recreating a preferred style or inventing a new one. While performing a variety of beautifying services, they'll pluck professional-grade products—including Moroccanoil and Rusk haircare balms and chip-resistant Shellac nail polishes—from the well-stocked shelves lining the salon.
Besides getting a haircut or learning the art of quantum leaping, clients can adopt a fresh new look by donning a piece of owner Rick Innocenti's handcrafted jewelry. Featuring burnished metals and soft, pastel hues, his works have adorned the necks and lobes of celebrities, including Carter and Bea Arthur.
Hairstylist Amy Bryant sculpts 'dos amid white walls and seafoam-green accents inside the aptly named Turquoise A Salon. In addition to traditional salon services such as haircuts, highlights, and color, she straightens tresses with Pravana treatments that simultaneously tame frizz and add shine. Bryant has been using the Pravana system for more than two years and has seen results that last up to six months. For special occasions, she twirls hair into sophisticated updos suitable for prom night or a teen's first trip to the DMV.
The science behind the impressive results of Fabulous Tranzformations is complex and nuanced, but its aim is simple: enhance a naturally occurring metabolic process. Dr. Delilah Parker uses the Yolo Curve and Lapex Lipo Laser target fat cells with noninvasive laser energy, causing them to release water, fatty acids, and glycerol, which results in smaller fat cells and inch loss.
University of Southern California grad Dr. Armound Mahmoudi brings more than 15 years of dentistry experience to every tooth he polishes and every cavity he boards up. He and his team offer both routine and cosmetic care, including digital x-rays and composite fillings, as well as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.
Contour Dermatology bolsters patients struggling with friction-inducing strands and stubble with safe, comfortable laser hair-removal techniques. Over the course of three sessions, medically trained staffers teleport black or brunette fuzz from the face or body to a far-off galaxy by aiming a low-energy GentleLase beam at follicular bases. Charged particles carry enough energy to blast away the melanin inside errant bristles but leave the surrounding skin healthy and unharmed. Like planning a date for your parents, the procedure can be slightly uncomfortable, so technicians employ a cool laser tip, gel, or spray to soothe the skin and help spare nerves undue unpleasantness. Most complexions are acceptable candidates for laser hair removal, but clients with a very dark complexion may be subject to a spot test to ensure effective treatment. Clients need three to six sessions on average to impede ill-placed tufts during the active phase of each follicle's growth cycle.
Within the Andreas Hotel, guests lounge in provided robes and slippers at The Spa at Andreas while aestheticians coddle their complexions with a variety of services. Microdermabrasion gently ushers dead skin cells from visages to reveal a healthier, younger-looking façade. Skin experts focus the treatment's power on fine lines and wrinkles to gently stimulate collagen production and help erase skin fissures to leave mugs untouched by time or the stress of living with an adolescent cuckoo clock. Microdermabrasion can also reduce the appearance of minor scars, enlarged pores, or help neutralize uneven pigmentation. After the treatment, technicians employ a noninvasive wand that emits waves at a frequency intended to tighten and lift skin, followed by a hydrating mask to nourish glowing complexions and grant entry to jack-o'-lantern speakeasies.