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.
Exposed brick walls welcome patrons into Eliot James Salon, a hairstyling destination for more than 17 years. Vidal Sasson-certified stylist Nori relies on high-quality products to style both men's and women's coifs. Her treatments range from men's cuts, to women's cuts, highlights, and special occasion hair design.
The pro pamperers at Endless Summer Salon LLC brighten faces with a seamless fusion of Old World beauty traditions and modern techniques during a one-hour European facial. Once knowledgeable beauty gurus choose suitable supplements from a trove of top-shelf skin elixirs, pores surrender their hoarded impurities to a firm but gentle exfoliating scrub. A coddling hydrating or refining mask blankets squeaky-clean cells with protective barriers against future dehydration, textural unevenness, and complexion-defiling grease from insurgent french fries before gentle massage strokes expel delinquent tension from the face, the scalp, and the shoulders.
The art that Shadi Monfared creates at Ever Lasting Make-Up didn't start on facial canvases. The aesthetician began as a fine artist, who to this day skillfully renders realistic images with both chiaroscuro and stylized techniques. In 1996, she began her aesthetics and cosmetology career, which has since gained the respect of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists who refer their patients to Shadi because of her artistic prowess and emphasis on safety. In addition to cutting down on time spent in front of the mirror, Shadi's permanent-makeup services can improve the lives of people with unsteady hands, makeup allergies, or frequent outbreaks of invisibility. The specialist also offers other aesthetic services, including haircuts, hair styling, keratin hair-smoothing treatments, color treatments, and facial threading.
Hair is an essential aspect of beauty—the right cut can frame a face in such a way that highlights its best features or suggests a cool, confident demeanor. The stylists at Essentials Salon appreciate this, which is why they offer contemporary haircuts for men, women, and children, along with Coppola's Keratin Complex Hair Therapy, a specialty treatment that diminishes frizz and curls for more manageable styling.
Styling is only one aspect of Essentials Salon’s menu, however. While facial-waxing treatments eliminate unwanted hair from the chin, lips, and brows, technicians brush nails with a chip-resistant Shellac polish that protects them from teething finger puppets.
Salon 12 has earned the title of Aveda Concept salon, which means that they carry Aveda?s line of haircare, skincare, and body products, but their allegiance to the brand doesn?t end there. The styling staffers?all of whom hail from Sonoma County?regularly attend Aveda training classes to ensure that they remain abreast of the latest innovations in both products and techniques. With these freshly honed skills, they build out an extensive roster of hairstyling services, including cuts, highlights, and extensions. They also perform keratin treatments, which make unmanageable locks sleeker and smoother than a successful trash salesman. While their hairstyling services form the backbone of their salon, the team also renders a handful of spa-centric treatments, including waxing, makeup application, facials, and plant-based peels to exfoliate the skin.