Jaqueline F. Tum doesn't give makeovers. Instead, she consults with each client, then subtly enhances their most flattering features. These changes tend to be small and focused—a half-set of eyelash extensions, for example—but because they call attention to one's natural beauty, they often result in a dramatic increase in confidence.
Jacqueline's services span waxing, hairstyling, and airbrush makeup. She combines these offerings into bridal packages as well, prepping brides-to-be, bridesmaids, and even flower girls to walk down the aisle without stopping en route to self-trim their bangs. Her eyelash extension services, meanwhile, are meticulous and customized. She applies each extension to the individual lash, creating looks from the natural "Belle" to the glamorous "Majestic."
David Feiling became a massage therapist in 1996, and began his career working with clients at salons and spas. There, he developed an appreciation for the mental peace that beauty treatments could provide, especially when paired with the physical relaxation of a massage. So, he earned his cosmetology license, and decided to combine both practices under one roof. He offers four different massage modalities, including deep tissue and shiatsu, with add-ons such as thermal heat or a deep scalp treatment available with each service. He also provides skincare and hairstyling services, helping newly relaxed clients look as a good as they feel. And to treat the mind directly, he uses hypnosis to help clients with stress, compulsive behaviors, and phobias of swinging pocket watches.
Given Salon Sol's name, the space is fittingly illuminated with natural light from from large front windows. A warm shade of yellow also covers the salon's walls and cabinetry. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists renovate tresses with hair treatments aided by products from Bosley, Pureology, Enjoy, American Crew, and Moroccanoil. The salon also offers invigorating facials, which penetrate deep into pores to rid the skin of dirt and grime, along with waxing and threading. In addition, Salon Sol pampers guests with mani-pedis, each of which come with a complimentary reflexology treatment.
Studio A Salon's name may stop at the first letter of the alphabet, but its lengthy treatment menu encompasses a full slate of services for the hair and skin. Women and men alike are welcome at the sunny salon in the heart of University City, where stylists craft contemporary hairstyles with Pureology and Paul Mitchell products. Friendly chatter permeates the salon floor throughout the day, but there's also a private room reserved for waxing, back facials, and being alone with your feelings.
Often armed with products from AG Hair and Marrakesh, Ingrid Hernandez expands on cutting and coloring by specializing in hair extensions. She hails from Los Angeles, where style reigns supreme, and she has done her part to keep her clients' hair looking fresh and modern. Within Salon Sol's cozy confines––whose dark, hardwood floors contrast with beige styling stations and black-leather salon chairs––Ingrid continues to cultivate new looks with treatments such as Brazilian blowouts.
As the hair stylist and aesthetician behind Lola's Hair & Skin Designs, Dolores Castillo relies on an array of specialized tools, serums, and masks. Hot towels and a deep cleansing add luxury to the mini facial's half hour, while the blemish control facial uses acids, enzymes, and an antibacterial mask to quell inflammation. Dolores uses wax to banish undesired hair, and a pair of scissors to shape wanted tresses. Highlights and coloring options craft new looks without any snipping.