Salon Envy's staff cossets hair, skin, and nails with natural Aveda products and expert techniques. Stylists imbue hair with highlights and alluring cuts, smooth strands with Brazilian blowouts and Juvexin, and twirl curls into updos for special occasions such as weddings and proms. As aestheticians exfoliate, massage, polish, and imprint appendages in Grauman's cement, water swirls in a hexagonal pedicure tub and guests recline in a plush leather armchair. The beauty buffs also enliven complexions with facials, eyelash extensions, whisker-slaying electrolysis, and massages.
Picasso Day Spa & Salon takes its name from salon founder David Manaute's favorite artist. In many ways, the stylists channel the painting paragon by treating their clients as though they were canvases, using haircuts, color, waxing, and airbrush tanning to achieve an artistic personal aesthetic. The team makes its process collaborative, though, soliciting input from clients when coming up with a style, unlike Picasso—he pretended not to hear the things his canvases said. Their services take place in a building as equally beautiful as the custom looks they craft for clients. The spa's decor showcases a European atmosphere, and reproductions of Picasso's artwork hang on the walls.
The vibe at Cortello Hair Salon is one of controlled chaos. An assembly of eclectic decorations such as plush green chairs, hanging chandeliers, and red accent walls contribute to the open space’s energetic ambiance. Facing full-length framed mirrors, stylists consult with clients before snipping hairs in custom styles or selections from the salon’s curated list of looks. To augment their designs, they add hair extensions, which can fall as naturally as the original hair, or add color in a five-step sequence that includes a consultation and ongoing maintenance. To ease the getting-ready process for dates or big events, the stylists lead clients to the efficient StyleMe blow-dry bar, where they whip hair into different looks such as beachy, glam, or wife-of-Frankenstein chic.
California Trends Day Spa & Salon’s eclectic team—which encompasses hairstylists and an aesthetician—reflects their dual nature as both day spa and hair salon. Their hair services range from custom cuts and chemical texture changes to color, which stylists can apply to the full mane or specific strands with foil highlighting. For 14 days after their coifs, clients can return for free touchups, snipping away any stray strands or the lingering effects of having transformed into a werewolf. Spa services include ear coning, mani-pedis, body wraps, and waxing, as well as facials tailored to women, men, and teens.
Upon entering this luxurious but unstuffy salon, clients may be struck by any number of elements—the framed pictures of classic movie stars that line the shampoo-room wall; the modern light fixtures; the oversize vases brimming with plants; the sleek, art-deco couches and chairs. But what really sets Sutra Salon apart from its competitors is its staff. The 10 beauty experts pride themselves on their teamwork and their dedication to staying on top of trends through education, whether they are permeating strands with all-over color or performing a makeup application on volleyballs serving as companions. Equally dedicated to quality, they wield handpicked products by renowned lines including Moroccanoil, Bumble and bumble, and Aveda when lovingly styling tresses.