The team of Carlton-alumni stylists at ALKALI boast more than 50 years of combined experience. Versed in South African, European, and American looks, the team trims hair before sculpting everything from intricate braids to fully functional beehives. The ALKALI crew?s other services include brightening locks with highlights, elongating strands with natural extensions, and smoothing frizzy hair with keratin treatments.
More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
With locations throughout California, including LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Jose, Inland Empire, Ventura County, and Orange County, the knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store?s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and K?rastase. Skincare potions from Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
For a blend of east and west, check out this salon owned by an experienced Japanese stylist with an eye for detail. The customer service is consistently top notch, and you’ll feel like a true VIP throughout your visit. From a simple cut to highlights and color, they’re prepared to take care of whatever you’d like done to make your silky locks just the way you’ve always imagined. The location is a bit off of the beaten path, but it is worth the trip for the team of excellent stylists on staff. If you’re happy with your cut, consider prescheduling your next visit when checking out for a huge discount on your next appointment.
A&S Skin Care's cadre of certified aestheticians specializes in alleviating epidermal ailments such as acne, discoloration, sun damage, and fine lines, all through a variety of visage-rejuvenating services. Med-spa treatments, such as microdermabrasion, shower skinscapes in a deluge of microcrystals to slough off the topmost layer of dead cells and reduce the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, and sun damage. A variety of facials?including classic European, renewing collagen, and mineral-packed seaweed?work to restore and cleanse an array of skin types, including sensitive, oily, and dishwasher-safe.