At Hot Looks Hair Salon, stylists aim to discover each client's personality and create a haircut that tells his or her story. Led by 30-year industry expert Carol Colantuono, the team specializes in adding texture and shape with razor cuts and accentuating natural hues with color and highlighting techniques. Colantuono designs clients' looks with a sense of style influenced by her apprenticeship with stylist Barry Leonard at Crimper, one of the top salons in Center City, and all of her staff have undergone extensive training in the Vidal Sassoon and Sexy Hair lines. She hands clients a complimentary cup of coffee or glass of wine before beginning specialty treatments such as hair extensions that add length and volume or feather extensions that help clients blend in with migrating flocks of ornithologists.
Helmed by sisters Chris Powell and Linda DelRosso—a duo with more than 35 years of salon experience—Hairtique Designers Inc. revitalizes hair and skin with an array of salon and spa services. An in-depth consultation kicks off every tress transformation, with guests imparting haircut ideas and personal style goals before scissors work through mops to sculpt face-flattering 'dos. Color touchups, foils, and all-over color fix up pesky roots or add subtle dimension to manes, creating hues as flawless as mathematical proofs written inside a diamond. The salon builds on the sisters' 35 years of experience and keeps current on coloring and styling trends through its dedication to continuing education. Their tenacious talents earned them a 2012 reader's choice award in Trib Total Media for best beauty salon in Pleasant Hills.
Aestheticians soothe a panoply of skin issues with vitamins, steam, and European techniques during facials, and free pelts from unwelcome fuzz with waxing for eyebrows, underarms, bikini areas, and other spots. Spray tans give bodies that just-beached look and make glossy manicures and pedicures pop. For additional comfort, the Hairtique Designers staff greets all clients with a daily assortment of beverages and baked goods, including coffee, tea, and cheesecake.
Spray tanning can often be a daunting journey full of unpronounceable ingredient lists and suspect hues. That's why Organic Tans owner Lorena Herrera uses an all-organic spray-tan formula that brims with aloe, vitamins, and DHA—a sugar derivative that turns skin cells tan naturally without the need for UV rays. To stave off orange complexions, Lorena and her team craft custom hues in an array of shades to suit fair complexions and veteran tanners alike. Meanwhile, the studio's collection of organic skincare products helps maintain tans and keep skin healthy whether airbrushed, UV tanned, or simply adjusting the color balance on TV-set T-shirts.
Sun Your Buns keeps its clean studios stocked with tanning technology, making it easy to imbue skin with a radiant glow through a variety of methods. The UV-averse can try VersaSpa spray tanning, completing 60-second sessions that darken the dermis with a light cosmetic color that lasts for several days. For a sun-inspired look, recline inside the Sun Angel tanning bed, which customizes your light bath to the exact UVA and UVB your skin needs based on sensor scans and automatic lamps that adjust intensity. Your body's resulting bronze will turn out lovely, dark, and deep.
The Spa at Spring Ridge features a wide variety of medical and traditional spa services performed by an experienced staff that includes nationally certified massage therapists and aestheticians, all supervised by a board-certified plastic surgeon. The epidermal entertainments begin with an hour-long massage that combines Swedish techniques with hot stone therapy to stimulate circulation and relieve deep muscle tension. The face's body envy is soon soothed with a steamed cleansing that employs natural enzymes to impel cellular renewal, and a hydrating mask that exfoliates pores, revitalizes skin tone, and removes all traces of fake plumber moustaches, all while clients enjoy a light hand and arm massage. The final chapter is a Visia Complexion Digital Analysis, which peers into the depths of your skin's soul to spot wrinkles, spots, and other facial boogiemen.
Salon Bronze bestows customers with a sun-kissed glow in light-letting tanning beds and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. The salon?s staff meticulously cleans and inspects their traditional and standup UV tanning booths' lights, changing bulbs regularly to ensure that each tan achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried Golden Gate Bridge. The standup VersaSpa spray-tanning booth imbues skin with a coppery glow in minutes. After selecting up to three solutions?a pretan pH balancer, a customized bronzer, and a postsun hydrator?clients step into the booth and succumb to a soothing mist spritzed directly onto the skin.