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.
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.
Cut and Beyond is a full-service hair salon with a laid-back vibe. Friendly licensed stylists guide clients into leather styling chairs for face-flattering new cuts or to apply vivid highlights. They can also render updos for special occasions such as a wedding or prom—even if you're going to your prom and wedding on the same day. With thermal straightening and professional makeup applications also on the list of services, the cheerful green-painted salon leaves no stone unturned vis-a-vis beauty.
Located in Dublin, Hollywood Hair Style is an intimate full-service hair and beauty salon with a laid-back vibe. Stylists offer numerous hair services, which range from edgy a-line bobs and sun-kissed highlights to special-occasion updos and perms. The salon also offers spa services, such as facial waxing and mani-pedis.
From the classic to the cutting edge, the staff at House of Style approaches every hairstyle request with fundamental styling prowess and the ability to fashion a customized look that suits its wearer. This versatility stems from owner Sue Holmes, a 30-year industry veteran whose knowledge and artistry has been queried by runway style agencies. Whether clients bring in a photo of their ideal look, an idea to work from, or a well-coiffed radish, the stylists will fashion a savvy 'do that matches the image while adding a tailored touch and brushstrokes of color, straightening treatments, and products from Sebastian and Redken. Hair and lash extensions, European waxing, and mani-pedis round out the salon options.