The owner of LA Touched Salon set out into the world of fashion with one goal: to bring the City of Angels to the Bay Area. While living in Los Angeles she learned the tricks of the beauty trade from master and celebrity stylists, then brought her newfound skills back to her hometown. Today, she and her staff highlight and color hair, snip away split ends, and lend locks a straightened sheen for up to 12 weeks with low-heat, keratin-based Brazilian gloss blow outs. For more permanent straightening, the beauty gurus use a new Zen Care treatment from
Korea, where a red-wine-based serum relaxes strands so that customers can stop pressing their hair under a stack of dictionaries every morning.
For more than 30 years, Always Tan Skin + Body's skilled staff of technicians has been devising its ever-changing menu of advanced spa treatments to restore stressed clients. The spa gets its name from a lineup of UV-centric tanning beds that gently bronze bodies in 12- to 20-minute sessions, but the staff of aestheticians and massage therapists run a full-service spa. Luxuriously heated massage tables cradle clients' cloth-draped bodies as certified therapists summon knots from the deepest layers of the muscular system with a variety of massage styles, including shiatsu and craniosacral. Though they specialize in therapeutic massages, the dexterous therapists easily adjust their kneads to accommodate clients' injuries, soreness, or migratory pancreases. To revive vivid or dull complexions, the spa administers microdermabrasions and custom facials backed by skincare lines such as DermaQuest, Image, and Le Mieux. Between treatments, clients can take a breather in the spa's quiet lounge, lined with black leather chairs and vibrant, lily-pad-themed paintings, while indulging in hot herbal teas and filtered mineral spring water harvested from the room's personal Niagara Falls–size waterfall.
Our mission is to create a salon environment where inner and outer beauty, wellness, diversity and laughter are celebrated in a relaxing fashion forward environment.
We are the ultimate boutique salon in the Castro offering a complete range of hair, color, skin & makeup exclusively using Aveda beauty products.
What makes it great: During this service, artificial nails made of fabric are applied to the natural nails. The wraps help protect nails so they can grow longer and stronger, making this a good choice for people with nails that are short or brittle.