As a practitioner of the Aveda arts, Kriza Aveda Salon Spa stocks its shelves, cosmetic counters, and salon stations with natural, botanical serums and salves. To pamper clients, the staff peppers each service with luxurious flair—stylists treat guests to a head, neck, shoulder, and hand massage with every haircut, before touching up makeup for ladies. Between appointments, they’ll even trim up bangs to keep cuts stylish or keep head hair from weaving itself into eyelashes. In addition to applying makeup for brides or for special occasions, makeup artists also consult with clients to teach them how to enhance their features and pick the shades that suit their particular skin tone during lessons. Plant-based facials leave skin radiant, diminish wrinkles, or address acne. In every location, the decor mirrors the commitment to naturalism with a light, airy feel, characterized by mostly white walls and plenty of mirrors and glass.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store?s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and K?rastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Expert mane mavens at Blo-Out Lounge, which has garnered shout-outs from LA Girl, help guests choose one of five blow-out options, including Big Sexy Hair, with volume and curls, or the straight, sleek look of Urban Girl. Before sudsing up and styling locks, tress tamers evaluate the hair's condition and select a preexisting Bumble and bumble hair mask or whip up a custom creation. The masks soak into strands beneath a hot-towel wrap for about 10 minutes, and, depending on the mask, quench parched skull grass, bolster thickness, or make hair shinier than a bald head dipped in liquid gold.
Attentive staff, minimalist furnishings, and open, uncluttered spaces place the focus on each client's needs at this chic Aveda concept salon. A 60-minute elemental nature facial begins with a consultation to address skin concerns with a choicely worded letter. Next, a customized selection of products goes to work to make your glower glow. A gentle exfoliation scrubs away skin's epi-most dermis, leaving a clean, fresh layer of skin that hasn't been seen by the naked eye since you were 3. Then, moisturizers hydrate thirsty cells, avoiding the crispy edges of the oily-dry spectrum in favor of a pleasantly neutral spot in between. After 60 minutes of face time, your aesthetician will move to its ancillaries with a 15-minute, chakra-balancing massage. Expert fingers realign wandering chakras—energy centers in the body— with the help of a balancing blend of aromas, then a deep tissue massage of the back and spinal muscles matches inner balance with outer balance. Unlike the time you got stranded on an interstate island, leave prepared for any challenge your face might face with $20 worth of Aveda skincare products.
Regardless of whether its guests are seeking help with their hair or skin, Brow Bar Spa is ready to accommodate each client's particular needs. Founder Angela Palmer opened the spa with five years experience as a licensed aesthetician under her belt, as well as familiarity with medical-grade cosmetic treatments. In addition to performing traditional facials, she also offers exfoliating chemical peels and therapeutic-grade doses of oxygen to improve the skin's tone and texture.
Other services include airbrushing, which provides a UV-free alternative to tanning, and hair-removal treatments that make use of chocolate-scented waxes to uproot unwanted stubble and create a more pleasant experience. Amidst all of these options, the spa's stylists also offer their services, creating trendy hairdos by adding color, texture, or layers to existing styles.
C Salon's staffers render a diverse set of hair, nail, and skincare services. So it's important to them that they stay on top of their game. By taking continuing-education classes, they improve their hair-related skills, such as cutting and styling strands, coloring them with highlights or single-process treatments, or applying custom color extensions. The skilled stylist are consistently on top of their game for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, and quinceañeras. C Salon carves out a piece of its menu specifically for those services—bridesmaid upstyles and bride trial runs, to name a couple. A couple of C Salon's stylists even have experience working for film and television, since it's crucial that the cords running from the camera to the monitor look keratin-treatment-level shiny.