The hairstylists at It's My Hair Salon handle all types of hair, from thick, curly locks to stick-straight strands. The salon is helmed by lead stylists Mi and Natae, who transform styles with chic cut and color treatments, keratin treatments, or simple wash and sets—which ready ladies for a night on the town and erase bull’s-eyes from bald heads. Waxing services remove fuzz from lips and chins or transform bushy brows into polished arches. The beauty team also pampers skin with special-occasion makeup applications, and they even share their secrets during makeup lessons.
New Body MD's staff specializes in combating the body-ravaging effects of time and enhancing patients' naturally radiant appearances by offering a range of procedures intended to bolster confidence. Dr. John Burnett and Dr. David Bowen combine their decades of experience in the fields of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery as they perform everything from face-lifts to body-contouring liposuction. Surgeries aren't the only options available, though. The center's technicians also use cosmetic laser systems to rid bodies of unwanted stubble, improve skin tone and texture, or conceal the appearance of blemishes such as wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars. Additionally, the team can target unsightly cellulite with skin-firming doses of unipolar radio-frequency energy, and injectable dermal fillers leave faces looking as youthfully taut as a freshly inflated balloon animal.
Julie Vang works alongside the other talented staff members at Friends for Hair Beauty Salon, where her specialties include pampering mani-pedis and waxing services. The salon—which caters to men and women—offers a full range of services, from custom cut and color services to advanced treatments like Keratin smoothing and hair-enhancements such as wigs, extensions, and removable moustaches. But aside from making them look better on the outside, the business also strives to make clients feel better inside. To that end, they frequently support charitable organizations such as "Locks of Love" and collect hair clippings and nylons for use in oil spill cleanup.
Though threading primarily deals with hair removal, the real focus of the service is the skin. Many depilation methods extract unwanted strands, but leave skin irritated and subject to wrinkle-producing tugs and yanks. Threading combats these unwanted effects with a 100% cotton thread that loops and uproots unwanted hair, eliminating the need for chemicals that can cause breakouts and require the placement of hazard stickers on faces. Beauty By Thread’s expert technicians wield strings with the utmost precision, creating sultry eyebrow arches and removing hair from upper lips, sideburns, or infringing hair lines.
Threading leaves brows expertly shaped for up to three weeks, and the staff also offer Lizette Mineral eyebrow-makeup kits, which combine 10 shades of water-resistant powders and six stencils that allow clients to maintain beautiful looks at home. Clients can also add an exotic touch to their look with the shop's showcase of ankle bracelets, bangles, and tiaras instead of filling out the endless paperwork required to adopt a pet tiger.
A participant in numerous area fashion shows, Sassy Salon shares that same chic touch with clients who come to the studio. Services such as a designer haircut, Brazilian blowout treatment, or full color can add runway-level luster to any head of hair. This salon specializes in hair extensions. And Sassy mani-pedis do more than just add polish to the digits—with moisturizing paraffin treatments and hot-towel mud masks, recipients' hands and feet become silky smooth and buttery soft.
A Paul Mitchell Partner School, The California Academy tends to the talents of student tress tamers and skin sparklers with a range of supervised hair, wax, and skincare services. The 8,500-square-foot training facility excavates unwanted hairs with waxing of the eyebrows ($10), chin ($7), or back ($30). A 30-minute pumpkin resurfacer ($45) smoothes, renews, and brightens the complexion without the embarrassment of taking an entire pie to the face. Students manipulate manes with everything from a basic cut and style ($12+), which comes with a five-minute stress-relieving scalp treatment, to a perm ($30+) or full highlight ($40+).