While Blue Ox Hair Color Salon boasts membership in the Professional Beauty Association and the National Salon Association, its stylists have represented the business by competing in the North American Hairstyling Awards every year since 2004. These experts in the field specialize in accentuating their chic cuts with a wide variety of color treatments, such as corrective color, balayage, and ammonia-free color gloss. In doing so, they call upon both their years of experience and products from high-end brands such as Paul Mitchell.
Signature Service: Massage therapy, bodywork, spa services
Brands Used: Organic coconut oil
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out a quick one-page intake form.
A massage from Jessica Yvette is like two spa treatments in one. Jessica slathers bodies with organic coconut oil during her kneadings, which include Swedish massages or her personal favorite, lomi lomi massages. The coconut oil is primarily used to help her hands glide effortlessly over the body, but it also acts as an intensive moisturizing treatment for the skin. Plus, because it has anti-bacterial properties, it may help fight acne much more effectively than coating the back in toothpaste.
However, Jessica doesn't use the oil during every massage. Sometimes, she needs to use focused pressure to work out deep kinks, such as with her deep-tissue massages, and sometimes, her clients stay fully clothed while she stretches out their limbs, such as with her Thai massages.
When she's not reducing stress through massages, she's doing it through body-scrub sessions with aromatherapy, spa facial therapy, and reiki energy healing.
A full-service salon and spa, Shell Beach Salon & Spa strives to meet all of its clients? beauty and relaxation needs under one roof with a range of services. In the salon, hairstylists create striking ?dos with expert cuts, perms, relaxing treatments, extensions, and updos for special occasions or to help clients meet roller coasters? height requirements. For nail services, customers can request natural and organic products. Aestheticians renew faces with specialized skincare treatments such as ultrasonic anti-aging facials, microdermabrasion, and TCA chemical peels. Shell Beach Salon & Spa uses GlyMed Plus products, which are distributed only to select licensed skincare providers.
Jodene Gomez founded Evolution Salon with a single goal in mind: to treat individuals to hair and skin services tailored to their needs. As she has learned from her diverse base of clientele—"I have customers that are tattooed guys and customers that are 70-year-old ladies," she recently explained to the Valley Journal—those needs are not always the same. To achieve the look that each client has in mind, Gomez’s stylists augment their own skills with several lines of professional salon products. Among their favorite product lines are the plant-based White Sands and the Zerran hair-smoothing system, the latter of which straightens locks without the use of formaldehyde or a repurposed electrical outlet. Before or after their treatments, clients can browse the salon’s inventory of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and MidiQueen handbags.
Chiffon Boutique?s blend of vintage furnishings and white-feather decorative accents set a glamorous mood for customers looking to decompress and feel pretty. The beauty studio offers not only spa treatments, but also take-home luxuries such as bareMinerals makeup, nail polish, handbags, and other feminine accessories. And though the spa is helmed by a small staff, its service menu can rival that of a larger business with a full spectrum of haircare treatments, body and facial waxing, and eyelash extensions.
The scent of custom-blended essential oils mingles in the air with the bright, natural fragrances of Aveda shampoos and styling products at Salon Lux's two San Luis Obispo locations. All stylists must complete advanced training at the Salon Lux Academy before they're qualified to perform the signature treatments—haircuts, highlights, and special-occasion styles for weddings or formal jazzercise classes.
On the spa side of the salon, massage therapists and aestheticians begin each service with a warm footbath and aromatherapy treatment. Wielding their arsenal of Aveda products, the technicians pamper clients with polishing body wraps, plant-based waxing, and facials revved up with gemstone powders and glucosamine treatments. Full-body massages come with customized pressure and foot-reflexology techniques, and can be shared by two friends or a pair of mortal enemies looking to rekindle their hatred for each other.