Los Angeles. London. Hong Kong. This may sound like a globetrotter's dream itinerary, but it's really a list of locations where hairstylist Ivy Bailey trained. In addition to gaining experience in the world?s style capitals, she also studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy?a network of schools that imbues practical, everyday beauty techniques with international sophistication. Now more than a decade into her career, Ivy owns Euphoria Salon. At stations back-dropped by exposed brick, her stylists renovate 'dos, quenching dry ends with Moroccanoil's omega-3 oils and antioxidants or granting a gift of frizz-free months with Brazilian Blowout's straightening system.
As a flight attendant, Sherry found herself casually studying the skin types of her passengers. She eventually left her stewardess career, but continued jet setting around the world to immerse herself in the field of aesthetics. Today at La Beaute Skin Day Spa, she and a team of licensed beauty professionals pamper their clients' pores with various facial and skin treatments. They make use of Dermalogica products and intense pulsed light to fight acne and the signs of aging, as well as ultrasound energy to smooth out cellulite. Stylists and techs take care of the center's salon services, cutting hair and polishing nails in a peaceful day-spa setting.
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.
The official day spa and salon of the 2011 American Music Awards, J. Nicole's Day Spa and Salon calls upon its stylists' hair expertise and its technicians' skin savvy to pamper clients within a rock 'n' roll–themed lounge. The staffers, who can sometimes be seen jamming on the guitars that adorn the salon's scarlet walls, beautify heads with hair services and eyelash extensions or relax bodies with treatments such as massages and craniosacral therapy. Aestheticians also exfoliate faces with Obagi chemical peels and abrasive punk-rock drum solos.
Nestled quietly above the Third Street Promenade, Salon Viva is home to a cadre of trained stylists, many of whom received education at Vidal Sassoon, Toni-n-Guy, Aveda, and Pivot Point schools. In addition to leveraging years of experience, the stylists revive strands with Aveda, Privé, and Moroccanoil products. And as they maneuver their shears beneath a high-vaulted ceiling lined with glowing pendant lights, they often encourage clients to imbibe beverages that are as free as a baby born in international waters.
Located on "the fringe" between Santa Monica and Venice, Fringe Hair Salon admits beach breezes as well as customers through its glassy front doors. Inside, stylists wield quality products such as 97% natural Aveda color, whose gentle formula minimizes damage to locks. Along with cuts and color, the stylists also revamp styles with Brazilian blowouts and Keratin Complex treatments for sleek, shiny tresses.