There's a party every weekend at Heroes and Hairoines. People chat between sips of wine, beer, and mimosas, and when they leave, they walk out with chic new hairstyles and nail designs. Located in the heart of San Rafael, Heroes and Hairoines greets its clients with comforts well beyond the complimentary drinks at other salons, day spas, and best-host competitions. All someone needs to do is step up to the blow-dry or waxing bar or one of several salon chairs.
As a René Furterer flagship salon, Heroes and Hairoines relies on the Parisian haircare line of natural products as well as additional treatments from the likes of Bumble and bumble., Aveda, or Kérastase—whatever is required to create looks worthy of gracing the cover of a fashion magazine. Men's grooming services are also in the team's stylish wheelhouse, as are hot-stone massages and aesthetic treatments. Aestheticians can administer facials, wax the face and body, and sculpt nails during mani-pedis.
The year was 1999, and master barber Joe Grondin was nostalgic for a bygone institution. The barbershops of old were more than a place for a man to get his hair cut: they were a place to relax, share a conversation, and sneak a bite of the peppermint-flavored pole out front. But men's grooming establishments seemed to be a thing of the past?until Grondin founded his first Roosters in Lapeer, Michigan. The new-old trend caught on, and today, the throwback barbershops can be found coast-to-coast. Men can stop by for timeless services, from haircuts to full shaves to golf advice.
A graduate of Bjorn's Hairstyling Academy, Renee Rathaus spent the better part of the ‘80s apprenticing under Marin stylists and supplementing her education with Redken, Matrix, and Sebastian training courses. In March of 1990, she opened 2nd Street Hair Designers, where she continues to expand her skill set by attending advanced stylist courses. Renee specializes in perms and color treatments, but also expertly matches clients of varying hair textures with low-maintenance hairstyles that do not require a beauty school degree or scissorhands to maintain.
Kim was already cutting hair at age 3. Although back then she was snipping her Barbies' strands, she's since moved on to cutting, coloring, and styling life-sized tresses. Today, Kim has more than 20 years of experience and a flurry of ongoing education courses under her belt. She draws on this knowledge while working at Bellissima Salon, where she boosts clients' confidence and beauty with the aid of products from Redken, Kevin Murphy, and Simply Smooth.
For 15 years, Loann Mai has transformed clients? hair from familiar dos into breathtaking new styles with her precise, professional cuts. In addition to her deft work with the shears, she is also a certified colorist, with skills honed using professional-grade Italian color treatments inspired by the beautiful locks of Galileo.