When the body is in pain, it?s difficult to clear the mind of stressful thoughts; but the body can?t fully relax until the mind first achieves inner peace. The therapists at Namaste Healing Arts seek to unravel this conundrum by relieving clients? pain in a peaceful setting. They do this with an array of treatments, including aromatherapy, which uses scents to quell thoughts about work or overflowing hampers of clothes that now trail you to work. To match inner peace with outer beauty, an on-site shower rinses away any remaining oil, and stylists renovate strands with blowouts.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
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.
"I will take the time to give you a thorough consultation and make sure I fully understand what you are looking for as well as offer my professional opinion where needed," vows Christi Butler. The reason the veteran stylist makes this promise to her clients is that she knows the most common complaint in the hair industry is a stylist not listening to their client. This means customers can wind up leaving other salons with too-short, botched-colored disasters. Christi avoids this during services that include men's, women's, and children's haircuts, highlights, updos, and hair extensions, adding emphatically, "my mission is to help you love your hair again!"
Toni?s Hair Salon & Skin Care has been an East Bay fixture for more than 70 years. Under the ownership of Sue, a native of Beijing who took the helm more than a decade ago, the salon has integrated some Eastern charm into its atmosphere, and it?s now an oasis for relaxation and physical and emotional rejuvenation. Services such as haircuts, keratin straightening treatments, and featherhead braiding help clients reinvent their image. Full-body massages offer one-hour sojourns into relaxation and bliss. And European facials, herbal peels, and brow, lash, and makeup treatments give clients a radiant glow that could inspire the sun to wake up early to watch them rise from bed.
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.