Pale blue walls and snowy white accents lend Salon Xcess a cloud-like aura that reflects the fun yet relaxing atmosphere fostered by its staff. Throughout the day, the snips of their scissors mingle with the cheerful laughter of a pedicurist chatting with patrons as she gilds toes in bright polish. This welcoming ambiance translates into personalized services, such as pre-cut consultations conducted so stylists can analyze each client’s face shape, complexion, and dream journal to help determine a flattering hairstyle or color. Along with an abundance of friendliness, the staff possesses a wealth of tress-based know-how, including an arsenal of tricks and treatments to restore radiance to rough, dry, oily, and frizzy hair.
Customers who walk into the urban setting of Glo Salon immediately know that artists are at work within. The entrance is through an industrial, rolling door, and inside, exposed beams and original brick walls are complimented by contemporary art and glowing chandeliers. Each stylist is an independent booth renter with different expertise, but most offer haircuts, highlights, straightening and extensions. One of Glo’s more well-known coiffeurs, Chance Salaz, is skilled in hair coloring and a pioneer in extensions, having crafted a micro-bonding technique that gives clients enduring tresses with little stress and no breakage. Walk-ins are accepted, but due to high volume, men and women are encouraged to contact the salon for appointments.
A cowboy boot full of blooming flowers interplays with wall-mounted horseshoes and wagon wheels to create a sepia-tinged Western ambiance at Lady Luxe Hair Saloon. Despite the vintage setting, the salon's stylists stay current on the most recent hairstyling trends, creating up-to-date looks and showing clients how to style at home. A nail technician can glaze fingertips with a coat of chip-resistant Shellac polish, and the spa's esthetician uses everything from naturally derived skincare balms to microdermabrasion technology as she rejuvenates and revitalizes dermal layers.
Trickling waterfalls set a soothing scene inside Artesia Day Spa & Salon, situated on the Terrace of the Hilton Gaslamp. The licensed aesthetic specialists here can treat clients to hair, nails, skin, and body treatments using Aveda products. Licensed stylists work to perform flattering haircuts and shimmering color treatments with Aveda color products, and the certified aestheticians offer facials, waxing, and spray tans. If you want to get pampered, come in for an 80-minute hot stone massage or a Hydration facial in one of six treatment rooms. Among the many other services offered: deluxe spa mani-pedi or eyelash extensions or and a Sweet Sugar scrub session, which makes the skin glow without covering it in hologram stickers. After the luxurious spa services, customers may take advantage of the steam room or relaxation room.
A L'Oreal Professionnel Salon, Ronk Hair Design is helmed by 25-year haircare consultant MaryBeth Dick, who honed her own skills with training at Vidal Sassoon, Sebastian, and Toni&Guy. While doling out the precision cuts, corrective color treatments, and Brazilian blowouts that have made the salon a staple of the downtown area, her styling team reaches for the full L’Oreal Professionnel line of products, and can point happy heads toward tonics to help replicate results at home. To treat dry or oily scalps or hair that has become weak, damaged, or mistrustful of hats, stylists also depend on organic formulas from René Furterer, which are specially designed to repair and re-condition manes with essential oils and plant extracts.