A calming oasis a few miles off Petaluma Boulevard on Bodega Avenue, Tammy's Beauty Salon cocoons visitors in a relaxing environment for all kinds of body pampering. Contained in one of Petaluma's historical shingle houses from the 1920s, Tammy's provides a touch of vintage charm to their modern treatments. At Tammy's, a friendly and skilled staff waits perched to get every customer's digit cap shined and polished; manicures start at $15 and pedicures for $25. Facials are $60, primed to deforest clogged pores, while haircuts start at $16, ready to prune forests that need keeping. Spa goers with miniature versions of themselves in tow don't need to worry about finding a babysitter, as a separate play area for kids filled with toys and games is readily available. When leaving, doff a hat with a polished hand to Old Nacho, the neighboring horse, and rest assured that the twinkle in his equine eyes is a compliment to a newly gleaming and stress-free visage.
Prepping for a big event usually requires multiple salon stops: one for the updo, another for the nails, and the last for a spray tan. Not so at Solar Flair, where stylists perform all these services and more. They bring about bronzy glows with a choice between 11 tanning beds or a UV-free Mystic spray-tan booth. The full-service salon also polishes exteriors with glycolic peels and waxing treatments. This one-stop beautification frees up time before big events for relaxing at home or making googly eyes at the mirror’s handsome new reflection.
The spacious salon is decked out in a vintage 1920's vintage theme, complete with tan walls and 11 vintage styling stations, which goes a long way towards invoking a warm and unique atmosphere. Amid these accents, owner Jessica Cruz and her crew of highly trained stylists renovate tresses with high-end Pureology and Redken brand products. Clients may also solicit the salon for a deep-conditioning treatment or elegant new color highlights.
The art that Shadi Monfared creates at Ever Lasting Make-Up didn't start on facial canvases. The aesthetician began as a fine artist, who to this day skillfully renders realistic images with both chiaroscuro and stylized techniques. In 1996, she began her aesthetics and cosmetology career, which has since gained the respect of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists who refer their patients to Shadi because of her artistic prowess and emphasis on safety. In addition to cutting down on time spent in front of the mirror, Shadi's permanent-makeup services can improve the lives of people with unsteady hands, makeup allergies, or frequent outbreaks of invisibility. The specialist also offers other aesthetic services, including haircuts, hair styling, keratin hair-smoothing treatments, color treatments, and facial threading.
Healthy, beautiful skin shouldn't be a luxury. That's the presiding philosophy at Always Pampered, where the staff of skincare experts provides teens and adults with personalized skincare treatments and customized mineral makeup. Each person's skin?and skin woes?are unique, so the facial treatments at Always Pampered target a wide range of concerns, from aging to dehydration to acne. Paraffin smoothie facials leave even the driest faces soft, supple, and able to laugh freely at dinner parties. Steam and clean treatments, meanwhile, deep-clean pores to help calm breakouts, while vitamin C facials help even skin tone and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Of course, most people don't just want touchably smooth skin on their face, which is why Always Pampered also offers waxing services for the full body.
When not transforming the manes of her clients, Michelle Whiteside dispenses her hair knowledge as a teacher of color education for Schwarzkopf International. She also specializes in slathering Keratin Complex over locks for a smoother, straighter 'do, and works as a permanent makeup artist, tattooing eyeliner onto lids and shapely brows over existing eyebrows or anywhere else on the face a client wishes.