With locations throughout California, including LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Jose, Inland Empire, Ventura County, and Orange County, 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 Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
With a month's all-you-can-clip-clean-and-trim privileges at The Head Game, you'll be free to turn a bowl cut into a Mohawk into a faux-hawk into a North Pole soul patch, all while enjoying contemporary comforts within The Head Game's classic "1940s barbershop" studio space, complete with black leather recliners, flat-screen TVs, exposed brick, and framed sports photos. If forcefully lopping off your locks every few days sounds impractical, you can instead enjoy weekly touch-ups before summer weekend events such as weddings, barbecues, barbecue mitzvahs, international soccer tournaments, or nights out with a lucky lady.
Aryn Taylor and Brittany Scott trim, sculpt, and color tresses into chic styles using high-quality Bumble and bumble products. Scissors in hand, the stylists prune head hedges into wondrous hair sculptures, then follow up with a hair dressing that crafts a new cosmopolitan look. A two- to three-hour dyeing session plunges locks into a coloring concoction that can include a toner and a bleach highlight process. Lowlight coloring streaks head rugs with darker, natural shades to add three-dimensional appeal, and performing the process backwards through time adds four-dimensional appeal as well. Stylists can also kiss locks with bright partial highlights to enhance their vibrancy. The stylists work their magic inside The Garage Salon's 3,300-square-foot interior, where high ceilings and glossy hardwood floors frame a spacious industrial design.
If you're looking for a versatile shorter style, you might opt for a bob. Brush up on this timeless cut with Groupon's exploration.
In 1909, a Polish-born Parisian hairdresser known simply as Monsieur Antoine one day found inspiration in Joan of Arc's pageboy hairstyle, a cropped cut she snipped herself to blend in with the knights of her era. Thus the bob began its trajectory into an iconic do. Easier to style and less traditionally feminine-looking than the long styles of the time, the cut maintained an edgy reputation for decades to come. It spread like wildfire among artistic, independent-minded women, and European ladies as prominent as Coco Chanel began chopping off their tresses.
In the same decade, a new wave of popularity swept through the United States by accident. Dancer Irene Castle, known for popularizing ballroom dance and for her fashion savvy, cut off her hair prior to having her appendix removed to avoid having to comb it while recuperating. Once healed, she ventured out in public with chin-length, slightly curly locks and set off scores of imitators.
The cultural persona with the most enduring connection to the bob may be the 1920s flapper as exemplified by silent siren Louise Brooks, for whom the hairstyle complemented more streamlined dress silhouettes and an image as a fun-loving rule-breaker. After that, the bob went decidedly mainstream: Hollywood starlets of the 1930s begin sporting softer, more feminine bobs on screen, and the style took on more volume?and even more hairspray?with the teenagers of the 1950s. Today, the style has lost its rebellious edge, but it still evokes female independence?as many a powerful boss or businesswoman of TV or film can demonstrate.
In a way, Aubree Jackson's education just began when she finished school. Although she received her aesthetician's license a decade ago, Aubree has plowed through a multitude of continuing-education courses, picking up enough certificates to merit a fifth office wall. She?s honed her skills in skin nutrition, jessner peels, Dermalogica skincare, diamond-peel microdermabrasions, and even thai massage.
Inside Love Your Skin Day Spa, these diverse practices culminate into a sweeping service menu of facials, body wraps, and cosmetic treatments. Hot oil and hand treatments complement the ultimate european facial?a relaxing treatment that brings out healthy skin color?whereas the hydra-derma facial combines a deep-cleansing facial, diamond peel, photorejuvenation facial, and neck and shoulder massage into a skin-spoiling treatment that could soften the face of the Lincoln Memorial. Love Your Skin Day Spa also offers body polishes, nourishing mud wraps, and permanent makeup services.