Morning light pours through the towering salon windows as the six experienced coiffeurs therein ready their styling stations for the day’s appointments. Upon the first guest's arrival, the hum of blow-dryers and bursts of laughter set into motion throughout the elegantly appointed, pastel-hued space in a joyful symphony that fills the salon until it closes. So passes another day at Mint Hair Studio, where the team of stylists performs all manner of hair-beautifying service, from cuts to coloring to keratin treatments. Patrons sink into styling chairs as staffers add dimension to their strands via partial highlights or install long, flowing hair extensions in preparation to be scaled by local princes. Along with salon services, the crew also executes facial waxing treatments to streamline brows, chins, and lips.
At Quantum Contact, a personal trainer gets bodies sweating and muscles groaning with cardiovascular workouts and strength training. Once exercisers hit their limit, they turn to the massage therapist. He uses Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and reflexology techniques to eliminate lactic acids that accumulate in muscles during exercise, resulting in pain relief and muscle repair.
Amid the bustling streets of Santa Rosa sits Passions for Hair & Spa, its staff of stylists busily evicting the stresses of bustling life from clients' scalps, feet, and hands with practiced techniques and therapeutic product lines. During hair and scalp treatments bolstered by botanical-infused Aquage Biomega serums and Kenra and Schwarzkopf hair products, stylists update manes and brighten the color of tresses dulled by sun damage and heat with demi-permanents, semi-permanents, or color glosses, leaving noggins as dazzling as a diamond-encrusted street magician. Skilled nail techs ensure hands, legs, and feet receive their fair share of coddling with soothing massages, exfoliating scrubs, and vibrant coats of nail polish from Gelish, OPI, and China Glaze. Massage therapists also knead knotted muscles, and aestheticians wax unwanted hair and perform relaxing facials.
At Soleil Beauty Bar, a team of aestheticians keeps customers comfortably bronzed with custom spray tans from heated Evolv airbrushes. The brushes prep skin with streams of warm air, keeping bodies warm as they’re imbued with an even, custom tan that lasts for up to eight days.
At Touch Face & Body Studio, licensed aestheticians employ award-winning Peter Thomas Roth products in services that polish and primp clients. During facials, patrons perch upon cushy salon seats and select from six rejuvenating treatments, such as the Touch signature peel, a deep clean that aims to reduce signs of wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage to produce third-grade picture-day-perfect skin. Touch Face & Body Studio also specializes in eyelash extensions and uses its spray-tan system to bronze sun-parched bodies.
Debra's Corner's stylists straighten strands and eliminate up to 95% of frizz in kink-prone locks with the protein-based Coppola keratin blowout treatment ($200). During the one-hour treatment, mane technicians scrub scalps with a clarifying shampoo to wash away hair product residues, oils, and the lingering scents of nesting ravens. Newly cleaned curls drink in the hair treatment, absorbing the keratin protein deep into the cuticle and smoothing frizzed follicles. After their release from plastic captivity, tendrils run through the wind of a hair dryer and slide through a flatiron until they emerge as glossy and sleek as a new driver's license.