The technicians at Thread & Sugar embrace a natural approach to beauty, whether they are practicing ancient Eastern hair-removal methods or hand-mixing organic facial ingredients right before the client's eyes. An organic salon located in the Central Valley, they use nail polishes free of DBP, formaldehyde, and toluene, and organic, herbal hair color products that are non-toxic. Even the cleaning products they use are eco-friendly and the space is equipped with an onsite purifier that keeps dust, allergens, and debris from invading the air.
With Salon Del Monaco as her backdrop, Kristi Georges takes hold of scissors. The blades thrum together as she styles hairdos, drawing on more than a decade of experience in the industry. Beneath shelves laden with Redken and Enjoy haircare products, her customers recline on the cushy chairs of the salon, where the friendly stylist and an absence of haggard mariners with long stories of woe create a welcoming atmosphere.
The long corridor at Electric Beach Tanning & Salon is lined with doorways, each one leading into a world without traffic, deadlines, or ringing alarm clocks. Some of the rooms are dedicated to skincare treatments, others to tanning and hairstyling. But in one of them, licensed massage therapist Elaine brings time to a slow crawl while she loosens tense muscles with relaxing massages.
Though Elaine customizes her massages to meet your exact needs, she's especially skilled in Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques. If stress is what ails you, try the relaxing Swedish massage; if you pulled a muscle while barking furiously at the mailman, you'll likely benefit most from a sports massage.
The gleaming mirrors of Leytha's Day Spa & Salon serve a simple purpose?to show patrons the results of the salon's hair artists, nail technicians, and skin specialists. Ornate frames and expertly placed lighting draw the eye to each of the mirrors, just as the elegant hairstyles, micro-bead extensions, and protein treatments can add drama to hair as it frames and highlights the face. The opulence of the mirrors is matched by the diversity of the beauty services: nail technicians transform hands with detailed manicure and pedicure services or add sparkle with nail art, rhinestones, or tiny, battery-powered LED signs that flash "I have pretty hands" over and over again.
Throughout the last decade, the trilingual beauty professionals at iNail Care & Spa have simultaneously broadened and honed their skills. In addition to manicuring nails the traditional way, technicians upgrade fingertips with gel polishes and intricate designs—they can paint nails with miniature Frankenstein faces on Halloween or decoupage fingertips with W-4 forms to celebrate tax season.
The spa’s aestheticians add expertise in skincare, whether that means softening signs of aging with facials or grooming brows with precision waxes. They also alleviate the physical signs of stress with leg massages, hot-stone treatments, and warm footbaths.
At Allure Salon & Supply, Simone Ruiz and other nail techs and stylists take a bold approach to haircare and nailcare. Sarah Bristol revamps hairstyles and with custom cuts and edgy coloring using brand-name products from Enjoy, Kenra, and Alterna, which help keep tresses healthy and shiny. Simone's specialty, however, is creative nail art. She draws attention to talons with gel manicures in vibrant colors, then tops them with everything from polka dots to rhinestones. Acrylic nails, UV manicures, and soothing pedicures round out the salon's nail treatments.