Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
More than a dozen stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians work within Legends Hairstyling Co. on Santa Margarita Pkwy. Men and women come in to get their hair wrangled and their skin soothed, as do a lot of brides—the wide variety of services under one roof makes Legends a natural spot to gear up for a big day. The salon's inventory of products is nearly as wide, including organic options and lines just for guys' testosterone-soaked scalps.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Signature customized facials
Brands Used: Dermalogica
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The Yogi Spa's experienced aestheticians apply yogic philosophies to spa treatments in an effort to promote total-body wellness. They use organic products during their signature facials, customizing the blends of vitamins and minerals to suit individual skin needs. They also perform soothing body treatments such as mud wraps and ear candling.
The threading specialists at Muskan Threading & Beauty Bar uses a cotton thread to shape eyebrows and remove hair from the upper lip or full face. It's a gentler process than using hot wax or thousands of stickers to remove body hair. The beauty bar offers eyelash extensions, too, including individual, semi-individual, and strip lashes.