Krystal Salon & Day Spa's brightly lit, two-story digs whisk guests into a haven of head-to-toe rejuvenation with keratin treatments and other luxuriant spa services. The multitalented staff can effectively handle most service requests from basic cuts, color, and facials to airbrush tanning and teeth whitening. In addition to their services, the spa also pampers clients with low-cost valet parking, 13 plasma TVs, and a complimentary cappuccino bar with gourmet coffee, tea, and pastries that offer free legal advice. Clients can also take a break between services to surf the free WiFi.
Familiar with the nuanced personalities of all types of hair, the trained barbers at The Blade Barbershop groom guests with a full repertoire of techniques and tools. Equipped with scissors, straight razors, and trimmers, they can orchestrate an array of hairstyles, including fades, perms, and braids. Plush barber chairs enable guests to spin around to test the centrifugal motion of their bangs or view the shop's leather couches and cherry-oak floors.
The interior at Snip-its Kids Hair Salon & Spa looks like a kids' playhouse, highlighted by colorful, floor-to-ceiling murals. Those surroundings are enough to make kids forget that they're getting a haircut, and that's part of the point. Kids enjoy educational video games during haircuts, or try services that they're actually excited about, such as manicures and updos. Trained stylists boast safety measures such as safety straps for toddlers, and parents can sit next to children the entire time.
All of the products at the salon are specifically crafted for kids, and there are lots of other touches that go far beyond those old coloring books. This approach has landed the company in publications that range from the Washington Post to LA Parent. Their unique approach also includes themed beauty parties for kids such as Glamour, Trip-to-Hollywood, and Rock Star & Spa, during which youngsters romp through the space wearing costumes and robes and sipping juice boxes.
"The personality of the client should always be considered by a stylist," notes Shane Hawkins on the Shane Hair Style Color Facebook page. He goes to on describe how he refrains from overexposing shy personalities with pulled-back styles and avoids stifling creative spirits with traditional, classic cuts. Shane's follicular expertise—now on display inside Salon Republic on Sunset Strip—comes from his education from Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy and 15 years of practicing his craft.
At Shane Hair Style Color, he not only cuts and tints men's and women's locks, he also offers Cadiveu Brazilian blowouts. To keep his and his clients' lungs safe, he has installed an Aerovex chemical-source capture system, which uses a vacuum hood to suck up vapors that can harm lungs and attract hungry wolf packs.
Larisa Krylova’s vast knowledge of beauty standards and techniques is due to her industry experience in both the United States and Russia, although she’s been settled in the former for more than 15 years now. To keep her Californian clients looking their best, the licensed cosmetologist and her staff use only high-end products, including the Margy’s Monte Carlo skincare line and haircare products by Matrix, Sebastian, and Vavoom. The service menu ranges from haircutting and straightening to waxing and nailcare, for which technicians adorn fingers and toes with more than 100 color options. There’s also a skincare offering for every inch of the body; aestheticians administer facial microdermabrasion and fat-burning body wraps among numerous other treatments that help clients feel vibrant and healthy.
Much has changed in the beauty industry since Charlotte Cloutier began working more than 30 years ago. But, in spite of the change, the salon specialist stays sharp, scouting out the latest trends and innovations, and refusing to let her clients fall behind. At Cloutier Le Salon, Charlotte leads a team of professionals versed in services ranging from manicures, pedicures, and nourishing facials to haircuts and color services. To achieve desired hair effects, the salon stocks professional-grade products by Redken and Moroccanoil, as well as Thermafuse—which works in conjunction with heated styling tools to protect hair—and Therapy-G—which neutralizes toxins, free radicals, and DHT to protect thinning hair and stimulate new scalp blossoms.