Inside Devine's Salon Spa, clients aren't greeted with the thick chemical odor of formaldehyde, ammonia, or some laboratory's version of lavender. What they do smell are natural, aromatic botanicals wafting from a line of Aveda products. The team of stylists and aestheticians utilize these products throughout their full menu of men's and women's haircuts, facials, and body treatments, including complementary Aveda sensory rituals designed to put stressed minds and bodies at ease. And since Aveda products are manufactured with environmentally friendly wind power, it's not unusual for guests to emerge from Devine's looking and feeling beautified, and greeted with a hug from a tree.
One hour. In the time it takes to watch one prime-time drama, the trained technicians at Pure White Lounge can whiten teeth by up to eight shades. Armed with a hydrogen-peroxide or carbomide-peroxide gel and a safe—yet powerful—LED lamp, the team transforms less-than-white grins into radiant smiles without the cold sterility of a traditional dental office. A rundown of proper aftercare—such as avoiding soda for 24 hours or using only crocheted mouth guards—concludes each treatment, guiding clients to up to two years of whiter and brighter smiles.
Our bodies are constantly subjected to the stresses of work, family, and clingy shadows, so the staff at Color Me Bella Spa and Salon works hard to ensure clients look and feel their best. Stylists transform tresses with cut and coloring treatments and aestheticians swiftly remove fuzz from brows during waxing sessions. In addition to hair services, clients can opt for a mani-pedi or botanical facial, or retreat to a private room for a therapeutic hot stone massage at the hands of the spa's licensed massage therapist.
The eponymous rituals of Salon Rituals seem simple enough. Staff members speak with each client and assesses what defines them, from face shape and skin type to hair texture, sense of style, and dictionary of choice. Then they unleash their font of Aveda-backed knowledge to color hair, perform facials, or teach clients how to apply their own makeup for a flawless style.
Twenty years have taken master stylist Mida from Paris to Glendale, and she can tell you about it in English, French, or Vietnamese. The shearsmith taps into her Parisian education and her experience managing a bridal boutique in California to beautify each client. Her services run the gamut from basic bang cuts to designer haircuts, weaves, and Japanese thermal straightening. To render those services, Mida calls upon products such as Biomega, Pureology, Enjoy, Aquage, and Matrix. She also uses human hair extension to add length, volume, color, or all of the above for as long as one elephant burp?roughly six weeks. Her salon matches the elegance of outgoing clients with its light orange and cream swirled paint, sheer curtains, and an ornate analog clock.
More than 30 years ago, Maryann Matykowski was styling hair professionally. Today, she still primps locks, but with the added benefit of having seen thousands of clients. In the interim, she added the title of licensed cosmetologist and certified lash technician to her resumé. As the owner of Destiny Hair Designs, she uses all the arrows in her quiver of skills to oversee a diverse salon menu. With Redken products, Maryann can render partial or full highlights or full color treatments. She can also augment eyelashes with extensions ranging from 45 to 75 per eye, one for each time a person blinks per minute when a butterfly lives on his nose.