Fifth Avenue Salon's master stylist is a teacher for Matrix Color, and only the finest Matrix coloring products are used in the salon. Every haircut for women ($40) and men ($35) begins with a professional consultation, during which the stylist discusses possible styling and color options and interpretations of Inception. The salon's expert color artisans, meanwhile, can transform your scalp into a Technicolor musical with a full color service (starting at $75) or highlights (starting at $75 for partial and $100 for a full set). Color touch-ups start at $50. Fifth Avenue also offers conditioning ($15) and scalp ($25) treatments for customers who are tired of having their hair chewed on by horses. Waxing services such as upper lip ($15) and eyebrows ($18) make sure clients stop getting mistaken for the Swedish Chef.
For 16 years, Farzana Farzam has used her beauty expertise to style models for photo shoots, create camera-ready looks for TV personalities, and primp runway models for hair and fashion shows. At Farzana?s Hair Design & Make-up Artistry, she gives the same celebrity-level treatment to her clients as she snips away dead ends or sweeps hair into a whimsical updo. She adds color or waves to dull styles and creates fuller looks with hair extensions or hairpieces and wigs made from 100% human hair.
The staff of stylists at Aziza's Salon and Spa cuts and colors the hair of their male and female clients using products from Pureology. Stylists add body and curl to manes with texturizing perms or smooth frizz more efficiently with keratin straightening treatments. In treatment rooms, aestheticians purge pores of dirt and oil with express and full facials and whisk away unwanted hair with waxing services, which yield longer-lasting results than shaving, and carry less risk than felling each hair individually with a miniature battle-ax.
The work of the skillful stylists at Hair International has garnered top praises from the readers of Palo Alto Weekly five years running, earning the salon a spot in the publication's 2012 Hall of Fame. Their scissors and dyes treat locks of every texture and their blow dryers create special looks for weddings and other dressy events. Nail techs pamper paws with spa mani-pedis and depilatory experts shape brows with waxing, threading, and hair-sized mousetraps.
Trained in the Brazilian-blowout process, the Coppola line, and the Yuko hair-straightening system, the staff at Hair Work Studio knows all about creating lush, frizz-free hairdos. Rather than limiting themselves to one brand, stylists can steer clients toward the product that works best for their particular hair type.