Pink and turquoise accents brighten the interior of Rock n' Hair, a retro-styled salon where stylist Gabriela channels inspiration from modern trends and years past to help clients look their sharpest. She replicates classic 1950s hairstyles such as lush finger waves, thick Betty Page bangs, and voluminous beehives like the one worn by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Gabriela can also give clients an edgier look by infusing strands with colors such as lavender or candy pink. Although vintage styles are Gabriela’s specialty, she also skillfully decorates tresses with modern styles such as ombre color.
Within the pampering confines of Diva's Beauty Studio, aesthetician Monica Hernandez makes it her mission to help clients feel their best. Her skincare treatments include intensive PCA Skin chemical peels, which exfoliate dead skin to liberate the glowing dewiness beneath. Her pumice-assisted microdermabrasion offers a gentler take on exfoliation, and her de-stress facial aims to gently replenish guests' energy and lift their moods. Other facials include the classic facial, the vitamin C facial, and the back facial, which clears dorsal pores and keeps wings clean. Monica also waxes, keeping faces and bodies free of unwanted hair.
The tanning attendants at Aloha Tan customize mists from DHA-based tanning solutions. The techs don't only customize for color; they also wield an impressive array of formulas designed for various types of skin, such as age-defying formula, natural formula, and rapid tan. Aside from airbrush tanning, the team also takes care of unwanted facial and body hair with waxing service and preps faces for nights out with professional makeup services.
Juliet Bettencourt draws on years of experience in skincare and massage therapy to soothe bodies with treatments that blend the principles of both within a relaxing spa environment. After her own struggles with acne compelled her to help others, Juliet enrolled in beauty school, where she began to augment her uncommon empathy for patients with vast reserves of skincare knowledge. Today, she matches that unique combination of compassion and clinical precision with products from Raya Cosmetics and other trusted brands that cater to normal and sensitive skin types. When she isn’t flushing out pores and polishing cheeks during facials, Juliet unties knots of tension with massages, waxes away unwanted fuzz, and waters tattoos of roses that have begun to shed their petals.
Inside Lacquer Beauty Lounge, technician Veronica Romero beautifies clients' digits with specialty gel nail enhancements as well as mani-pedis with traditional polish. Her custom designs add dazzling glitter, jaguar spots, and flowers to the gels, which can enhance any manicure or pedicure on the Lounge's menu. More in-depth treatments hydrate, exfoliate, and massage hands and feet to support radiant skin.
As Veronica works, patrons can enjoy the amenities of Lacquer Beauty Lounge's private pedicure area. DirecTV and free Wi-Fi entertain eyes as feet soak in metal pedicure tubs sanitized after each use. In addition, salon owner Lona Martinez stocks her nail stations with cruelty-free and vegan Nubar products to balance out manicured hands' inexplicable affinity for juggling cheeseburgers.
Give Michelle De La Torre 25 minutes, and in exchange she'll give you 90 days' worth of glamorous glances. The deft lash expert outfits peepers with water-resistant lashes––applied individually for a more natural look––and even stocks varying lengths, allowing customers to choose their preferred level of drama. Victorian vanities and stuffed leopard-print chairs pepper the professional home she shares with the other aesthetic experts and time-traveling big-game hunters at Bella Salon & Spa, where guests can further refine their looks with treatments that range from moisturizing body wraps to microdermabrasion.
Veronica Romero snips locks at Curl Up & Dye, a salon where the stylists are as skilled as the name is cheeky. There, she adds shine and subtracts frizz from hair using California Smooth's formaldehyde-free brand of keratin hair smoothing. She also fiddles with hair's tint knobs, shading manes to rich chestnuts and adding highlights to give hair more depth than a debate with Socrates at the bottom of the ocean.