Vinita Vineet, owner of Vinita's Beauty & Threading Studio, hails from India, bringing Eastern depilation techniques to the West Coast. She and her staff of trained threading experts whisk hair from men's and women's faces, creating perfectly shaped brows, silky upper lips, and cheeks that are smoother than a newly polished bowling lane. For body parts south of the face, they rely on waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair. Artistically applied henna tattoos adorn arms, legs, and décolletage; henna is also used to tint hair.
The Factory Studio is the end result of the high-flung aspirations shared by two eccentric salon veterans. Every day, stylist and musician Alfonso Afanador teams up with makeup artist and singer Nina Lares Fetter to lead a team of industry experts in the quest for aesthetic excellence. Team members combine their skill sets to perform hair services, makeup services, facials and peels, and waxing sessions. They also supercharge the salon by hosting occasional art exhibitions and allowing the resident DJ to soundtrack haircutting sessions with songs that encourage toe tapping, rather than head bobbing.
Sit down in Sonik's spacious and immaculate glass-and-mirror studio and chat with the nice plant while you wait. The skilled and lovely Sonik ladies know all the latest styles and all the gossip before it even happens. They continue to train themselves for hours in the beauty gym, curling the latest trends and bench-pressing the newest techniques, ensuring clients will leave with a look that exceeds expectations, like somehow enjoying a book with an unsightly, easy-to-judge cover.
Every stylist at Bokaos has their specialty, and for Courtney Ward, that specialty is precision cuts. The Vidal Sassoon alumnus proves her talent with both male and female clientele, using client consultations or her own expertise to create uniquely appropriate styles for each person, or, in the event of a dystopian takeover, the same style for everyone. She's also rather skilled with keratin treatments, using them to help hair return to a more manageable texture. As part of the Bokaos team, she works with Aveda's collection of plant-derived color and styling products.
Licensed aesthetician Jenny Sampson clears skin of unwanted hair and blackheads and combats paleness with a collection of skin services. Using Rhonda Allison skincare products, she performs custom facials that help remove dead skin cells and sleepover graffiti from the skin’s surface. Her swift hand also swipes unwelcome strands of hair from the body, leaving behind smooth skin to be coated in a sun-kissed bronze from head to toe with airbrush tanning.
Faccia Bella Beauty Studio’s staff primps clients with a diverse selection of aesthetic services—they can render anything from a simple brow wax to body-slimming therapy. Aestheticians can whisk guests past the wood cabinetry-outfitted styling area to the skin treatment area for microdermabrasions and enzyme peels that mitigate visible signs of aging, and their permanent makeup applications can fill in brows, darken eyelines, and add color to lips. With Aveda products, hairstylists render exquisite styles, or they can manipulate texture with perms or Japanese straightening treatments. Alternatively, nail technicians adorn digits with crackle and long-lasting gel polish—they can even do a Chuck Taylor sneaker design that looks uncannily real. The staff even goes beyond aesthetics, offering personalized massages that address any problem areas, such as an attic that has so many cobwebs you have to contort your way through it and hurt your back.
Salon Sessions Studio is an extravagant hair salon in Old Town Pasadena that provides world-class service for each and every client. Our stylists sustain name brand recognition and have attained numerous accomplishments through their careers. Our 6,000 square foot facility contains a photo studio, spa room and cafe area.