The certified stylists at Bellezza Salon have specialties ranging from extensions and makeup to Brazilian blowouts. But when it comes to client attentiveness, they are of one mind. Before whittling away any unwanted tresses, the team consults with clients, listening to their wildest hair dreams and getting a sense of the clients' style. Then, they refurbish looks with cuts and color, sprinkling heads with professional products by Redken, Paul Mitchell, and Moroccanoil. Apart from the full menu of hair services, Bellezza Salon's versatile staff also primps clients with facials, full-body waxing, and acrylic nails.
The hairstyling skills of salon stalwarts Michele Saenz and Nate Siam outshine the brightest chandelier in the spacious Vizion Hair Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus salon. With a keen eye for style, an always-open ear, and scissors for hands, each stylist listens closely to clients’ ideas to help them achieve their hairstyle aspirations. Each visit begins with a personal consultation before stylists snip strands, fight frizz with Japanese straightening treatments, and enliven dulled locks with Paul Mitchell color products. Throughout the coiffure renovation process, the knowledgeable stylists also explain various styling tips, so clients can easily maintain their new looks at home.
Daniel Dimesa is part of the team at Shear Envy Salon that provides edgy looks and rejuvenating haircare. He shears locks into trendy cuts, paints strands with vibrant color, infuses hair with moisturizing deep-conditioning treatments, and smoothes frizz, all with the aid of high-end products from Aveda, Unite, and Brazilian Blowout. In addition to cutting and coloring strands, Daniel can also add length and volume to manes with binded, cylinder, or flat-track hair extensions.
Clocks, picture frames, and padded chairs glisten cherry-red, like licorice adorning a witch's candy cottage. A row of trapezoidal mirrors reflect a pair of velvet-covered thrones that wouldn't look out of place in a royal horse and buggy. But this isn't make-believe; this is On the Cutting Edge, a salon where beauticians wave blow dryers, nail files, and brushes in lieu of magic wands. Within their fantastical surround, staffers deftly trim and color manes or bedeck acrylic nails with designs as funky as zebra prints or as informative as last year's tax returns. The staff also gives bodies a healthy glow with various levels of spray tanning ranging from silver to platinum.
The stylists, skin soothers, massage therapists, and nail and makeup artists at Lavish Hair Salon & Day Spa have seen their fair share of media buzz. So has owner, master stylist, and senior Goldwell hair-color educator Samantha Murguia, whose color-correction skills found themselves under the spotlight on ModernSalon.com. In 2010, OCFamily.com editor Susan Belknapp blogged that not only was her Brazilian Blowout with Murguia "a relaxing, fast-moving treatment," but also that she found the result to be "fantastic." Murguia and her team have also been featured multiple times in Inland Empire Magazine and, in 2011, graced CBS?s list of LA?s Best Blow-Drys.
Perhaps the high praise is a result of the expertise with which Murguia's crew performs their services. Or perhaps it?s the fact that they keep a close eye on the latest youthful trends. The staff includes a teen blogger who has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry, and the salon has been accepting donations of gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories to help girls attend the prom in style. They have even offered teen makeup tutorials that explain how to complement natural facial features and use a smartphone?s blush-administering app.