Though she started out playing “beauty shop” with her grandmothers, Courtney Phillips knew she had real talent when her family members kept requesting that she “play” with their hair too. Their confidence in her styling skills inspired her to attend beauty college and continually build up her talent with Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Vidal Sassoon classes. In 2006, Courtney oversaw renovations on Rocklin's "old church" building, which now houses San Francisco Street Salon & Spa—the realization of her childhood dreams.
Now, by the light of a glimmering chandelier, Courtney and her team of fellow stylists renovate hairstyles with Unite Eurotherapy and Aquage products. The spa's nail technician tends to digits with aloe scrubs, marine foot masks, and OPI's durable Axxium Gel, which can withstand rough-and-tumble games of patty-cake.
Inside the glass-ensconced Selah Day Spa, beauty experts, including skincare professional Suzanne Ivey, pamper clients with beauty services ranging from traditional to technological. Laser hair therapy boosts hair growth through the use of cool lasers that intermingle red light with cellular metabolism, leaving each strand thicker, healthier, and hungrier. In the day spa, permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, and spray tans embellish outward appearances; meanwhile, in the hair and nail salon, services such as highlights, bridal updos, and manicures ready clients for special occasions.
Since 2002, aesthetician Lori Ivey has helped clients reach their full beauty potential through skin treatments, massage, and nutrition and wellness advice. She bolsters this whole-body approach by using organic Sjolie and Rhonda Allison products during skincare services, such as sunless tanning and her specialty facials. From within her private room at Selah Day Spa & Salon, she also helps clients ward off signs of aging with advanced LED treatments, which are designed to stimulate collagen production. As a trained certified massage therapist, Lori can ease tension from the muscles and mind with customized massages that incorporate traditional Swedish and deep-tissue techniques.
As part of the salon team at Selah—which comes from the Hebrew word for "pause"—Corinna Rose performs an extensive selection of salon treatments supported by research on the most current styles and techniques. She specializes in cuts and color, and can adjust hair hues with all-over color gloss or meticulously placed highlights. There are also texturizing treatments, such as body waves and keratin infusions, as well as weave and extension applications that are more en vogue than a powdered wig or a salted cornrow.
At Advanced Care Foot & Ankle, Dr. Craig Wilkes's 20 years of podiatric expertise are bolstered by a broad spectrum of diagnostic and restorative technologies that treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, fractures, bunions, and tendinitis. In addition to maintaining surgical privileges at some Mercy and Sutter hospitals in the Sacramento and Roseville area, Dr. Wilkes examines feet with x-rays and ultrasounds to construct a complete image of each patient's foot, uncovering pain-causing biomechanical faults or migratory ears. He then treats aches with as little invasiveness as possible, opting for simple solutions such as customized orthotics or noninvasive shock-wave therapy before drawing on his repertoire of reconstructive surgeries.
A pinched nerve. A tweaked muscle. An out-of-whack joint. For most people, these ailments represent an inevitable facet of the aging process; for massage therapist Karin Ward, they represent an opportunity for improvement. No matter what brings clients into her corner of Sunset Wellness Spa, Karin uses her sessions to jumpstart the healing process with therapeutic bodywork learned over a 13-year career. Whether she's easing nagging pain with gentle Swedish strokes or targeting deeper discomfort with the help of soothing hot stones, Karin delivers treatments that leave her clients rested, relaxed, and ready to face the day's next challenge.
Traditionally, the exclamation “ooh la la!” is reserved for moments that blend luxuriousness and surprise. Comments like that often fill the air at Ooh La La Salon and Day Spa, where a team of stylists and technicians delivers pampering treatments that span the entire beauty spectrum. At 14 hair stations, stylists help clients part with unwanted length and say hello to new hues. Treatment rooms provide privacy during massages and facials, and a small fleet of nail stations set in alcoves welcomes the polish-illuminating light of nearby chandeliers. Guests can also top off looks with cosmetic services including makeup applications and airbrush tans.