Jennifer, a skilled stylist who tends to manes within the cozy confines of Calipso's Salon, keeps her tool-chest well-stocked. In addition to the shears, combs, brushes, and blow-dryers used by most of the people in her profession, Jennifer adds luster and eases frizz from locks with Kerastase products and transforms the hue of hair with color products, including roots touch-ups.
From behind Gamma Salon's futuristic, chocolate-hued salon chairs, skilled stylists attend to manes with Kérastase, L'Oréal Professional, Inoa, and Schwarzkopf products. Before the first snip, they consult with clients to determine the best cuts and hues to complement face shapes, lifestyles, and humidity levels inside spacesuits. Additionally, stylists texturize hair with perms, add volume and length with extensions, and soften and unwind curls with relaxer treatments.
Amid the copper-toned walls and classic Spanish-style architecture of Salon Saavy, stylist Velma Villanueva transforms headscapes with Matrix Biolage products. Patrons pass through rust-colored archways before sinking into Velma's styling chair, where hair artist and client discuss the desired style, coif characteristics, and hair's previous exposure to lightening agents such as bleach or ghost sightings. Scissors shear through manes to slim down bulky layers and trim frayed ends before a conditioning treatment steeps strands in hydrating cream to strengthen and polish. Semi-permanent dye infuses locks with a chosen hue before seamlessly washing out after a few weeks. Alternatively, clients sip on complimentary champagne as Velma weaves highlights throughout manes, showcasing multidimensional head topiary that appears sun-kissed or Midas-touched.
Eight years ago, stylist Patrice Linan started her hairstyling career on the right foot by training at such recognized institutions as Sassoon, Vivao, and Bumble and bumble. Today, she has settled into the role of color educator for Goldwell, sharing her knowledge of the very techniques with which she beautifies her clientele at the exclusively Bumble and bumble Salon 77 West.
Gary Patrick Salon has been continuously serving Pleasanton since 1989 with only top-shelf technology and talent. The salon offers a variety of services aimed at organizing disheveled noodle nests of both men and women. Snip frayed head threads into shape with a haircut ($35–$85 for women, based on the experience of the stylist; men's cuts are $30–$55), or aim for tonal transformation with thorough hair coloring ($55–$95 for semi color, $65–$110 full for women). Get a stylish updo ($65) for a special event, such as a summer wedding, kindergarten reunion, or high-flying art heist.