Janusz Stanisz maintains a strict policy with his stylists: No Attitude Allowed. So unlike your typical salon, Hair Studio Janusz hosts no cat fights, no flame wars, no pudding throwing—so clients can come in, even on Sundays, to escape the perpetual stress of normal life. In his chic space with modern monochromatic tile and streamlined red salon chairs, Janusz's team performs trend-savvy cuts, colors, and texturizing treatments with only the highest-quality products. Staff colorists dunk their dye brushes into Framesi’s color line, which comes infused with the rich antioxidants of grape stem-cell extract to protect hair from the sun’s harsh rays while adding bold tints to hair. Color creams and Framesi IDentity keratin treatments set underneath the heated gusts of a retro, red hair-dryer chair, which fuses treatments to hair to reveal a dramatic new look without conducting a casting call for the other half of a drama mask.
Renew You believes in treating you from the inside out because beauty is more than skin deep. Licensed aesthetician Michelle Cullum, owner of Renew You, is passionate about nurturing, educating & supporting women to practice self-care for both body and face. Having performed over 1,200 body treatments, she applies her 25 years of aesthetic and beauty experience toward just two services: cellulite reduction and Synergie facials. Both of these treatments employ a combination of vacuum suction and massage, which concurrently drain fat-cell fluids and boosts collagen production. The Synergie facial goes two steps further, exfoliating the skin with microdermabrasion and fading signs of age and skin damage with LED light. Before either treatment, Michelle consults with clients, explaining the procedure and answering questions.
NiCole Guiliani knows a lot about looking good inside and out. Her career began in fashion, which she studied in San Diego and Paris. After years in the industry, however, her ongoing struggle with adult acne inspired her to become a licensed aesthetician and learn how to beat blemishes for herself and others. Now, inside Siti Med Spa, Guiliani performs custom facials with Cosmedix products. The facials are geared toward results, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also pamper—each includes perks, such as massages and aromatherapy. Guiliani teams up with a nurse practitioner, who offers cosmetic injections that invite youth to stay awhile. The duo also performs services such as body wraps and waxing, which removes hair more quickly than lying on the beach and waiting for erosion to do its thing.
"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who’s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that’s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
Since 1992, dearinger Hair Salon's stylists have fought rampant overprocessing and overstyling by focusing on hair health and natural growth patterns. As stylists clip strands in low-maintenance haircuts or perform deep-conditioning treatments, they steer clear of damaging round brushes, curling irons, and hot rollers, ensuring that hair's volatile ends don't split or file for divorce. The salon's advanced training program helps stylists hone their cutting and coloring craft with the extreme concentration of a juice cocktail. The precise results of the extensive training have earned dearinger Hair Salon praise from Marie Claire, Hairstyle, and San Diego Magazine.
The aestheticians at Mariya’s European Skin Care know that no two faces are the same. Their services menu customizes facial treatments for women, men, teens, and complexions combating acne or aging. Waxing treatments paves smooth, supple skin over errant hair; and threading provides a natural hair-removal alternative for those averse to waxing, tweezing, or Bunsen burning. For weddings or special occasions, make-up applications accentuate the cut of the cheekbone and the jewel of the eye. And for each client and each service, the aestheticians navigate their stock of products by Christina, Jadience, and Epicuren to choose the optimum formulation.