Noelle Campbell-Goodrich made her foray into the hair industry by working as an apprentice at Sugar Salon. With that experience under her belt, she went on to study at Toni&Guy in New York City and Vidal Sassoon San Francisco. When she returned home, she became the head stylist at Sugar Salon and eventually the owner. After five years of leading her own staff, her continual curiosity about hair prompted a move to Sonoma and a new job at Cheveux, which means "hair" in French and "I can't hide my ears" in Elvish.
Housed inside a historic yellow house, Cheveux's remodeled interior features black-and-white checkered floors, white wainscoting, and inset shelves. A fireplace keeps patrons warm during the winter and entertains eyes with four portraits of the Beatles as seen through the eyes of an actual beetle. Amid these posh furnishings, Noelle performs services such as extensions, straightening treatments, and bridal updos under the watchful gaze of owner Sharna Haver. In addition to molding manes with products by Redken, Wella, and Agadir, the stylists at Cheveux also raised funds for Voices, an organization that provides education, housing, and employment for young adults transitioning out of foster care.
At the full-service La Pelle Skin Spa & Boutique, complexion experts wield high-end products from brands such as Physiodermie and Duchess Marden, which they apply during massages, body treatments, and facials. The staff works with a constantly friendly demeanor, whether performing whole-body exfoliation treatments or full-body waxing. Facials that last 45–90 minutes, another of the spa’s specialties, cleanse, moisturize, and protect the façade, unlike doing the worm all the way across a corn field. Massage therapists practice a number of modalities to reduce bodily tension and promote detoxification.
Pure Skin Spa's expert tress tamers fashion a silken smoothness with an armada of beautification services. The spa's most popular service, the Brazilian waxing, safely applies a soothing wax to nether manes before its speedy removal, bringing with it a horde of fugitive follicles and squashing the chance of a local Sasquatch spotting. Patrons can luxuriate among the couches and floral décor of Pure Skin Spa's relaxing facility. Boasting a commitment to local philanthropy, Pure Skin Spa enthusiastically partakes in community fundraisers dedicated to advancing local schools, youth organizations, and aspiring wax-museum curators.
The sunless-bronzing mavens at Let's Glow Spray Tan—including a licensed aesthetician—get epidermises glowing with custom, hand-applied color. During the 15- to 20-minute appointment, an experienced airbrush artist thoroughly evaluates the client's skin type to determine a natural shade, ranging from a light, subtle sun-kissed color to a bold, dark sun-french-kissed hue. Next, aestheticians mix up a tailored solution—made with paraben-free, 99% organic ingredients—that bronzes as well as tones skin with firming agents and nourishes with aloe vera and vitamins A, C, and E, tinting pelts for up to 7–10 days.