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.
Led by Dr. Timothy Jochen, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center’s trained specialists dusts off weary features with chemical peels designed to exfoliate surface-dulling cells and reveal the smoother, softer skin beneath. After gently cleansing the areas to be treated, deft hands apply a topical solution of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol with ethanol before rinsing it away a few minutes later. Jessner formulations achieve medium-peel depth, making results more noticeably effective than quick lunchtime peels but less irritating than sculpting an entirely new face out of peach skins. Postpeel results delight mirror-trapped selves with a soft glow, reduced hyperpigmentation, and faded sun damage. Clients should slather newly smoothed veneers with regular infusions of moisturizer and sunscreen to retain suppleness and prevent skin from evaporating. Minor peeling may continue for a few days after treatment.
The tight-knit posse of stylists and aestheticians at Hi-Lites Aveda Salon spike every service with an extra dose of relaxation. Aveda's Pure Plant Essental Aromas send all-natural smells wafting through the air as clients weigh which complimentary spa extra will best suit their styling or waxing session: hand or neck massage, steam-towel treatment, or five-minute makeup application? Candlelight flickers in the secluded Hair Spa, where each snipping starts with a neck massage and a spell in a full-body massage chair that loosens up tense muscles and over-tight neck bolts.
Certified as Master Trainers by the State of California, the salon's owners mold their protégées in-house to ensure a shared camaraderie and uniform standard of quality. Hi-Lites' professional ethic includes eschewing tips and bribes to surreptitiously chop a political opponent's locks, with the team favoring higher wages and the simple rewards of satisfied customers.
Pink Tanning & Body Spa’s sole aesthetician, Danielle Pinkerton, has been featured in ieStyle Magazine for her results-driven, personalized facials that leave human frontispieces glowing with the help of organic and vegan Osea products. When applied by such a professional, Osea's skin-nourishing salves seep into pores to deliver vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids derived from the earth, sea, and cereal-box prize pouches. The seasoned aesthetician's repertoire of epidermal services also includes organic body scrubs that render skin silky smooth and merciful waxing treatments that oust unwanted hair with fragrant Escential wax. Her steady hand can also augment skin color during custom spray-tanning sessions held in her salon or in the comfort of the client's home through her mobile service.
With 18 years of experience, the aestheticians at Haven Skin Studio turn to nature for their inspiration as well as for their tools, relying on organic products whenever possible. Their dedication to natural ingredients might explain why skin of all types takes so readily to their pore-cleansing facials, streak-free airbrush bronzers, and vitamin-infused enzyme peels. Moisturizing skin treatments eschew parabens and chemical additives in favor of fruit oils; in a similar vein, waxing treatments swipe away hair with the help of sticky fruit rolls. Promoting a tranquil atmosphere of privacy and comfort, customers enjoy services with candle light and soothing eucalyptus aromas while receiving care full customized to suit their needs.