The stylists and aestheticians at Botanicals Salon & Spa believe that even with all the high-tech serums, lotions, and hair products that exist in the world, nature is the best for hair and skin. The Aveda concept salon eschews harsh chemicals and uses all-natural Aveda products during hair cuts and colors, facials, waxing services, and mani-pedis. To further support nature and make dolphins high-five each other with joy, clients can bring in their empty Aveda product bottles and have them refilled.
Twenty years have taken master stylist Mida from Paris to Glendale, and she can tell you about it in English, French, or Vietnamese. The shearsmith taps into her Parisian education and her experience managing a bridal boutique in California to beautify each client. Her services run the gamut from basic bang cuts to designer haircuts, weaves, and Japanese thermal straightening. To render those services, Mida calls upon products such as Biomega, Pureology, Enjoy, Aquage, and Matrix. She also uses human hair extension to add length, volume, color, or all of the above for as long as one elephant burp—roughly six weeks. Her salon matches the elegance of outgoing clients with its light orange and cream swirled paint, sheer curtains, and an ornate analog clock.
Redken-trained stylist Jennifer Holden always gives 110%. This means she does more than merely cut her clients' hair––she helps create a one-of-a-kind style tailored to each person's lifestyle and look. This includes giving careful consideration to what's working (or not) with the client's current style and taking into account factors such as how much time the they can give to styling each morning or how often they charter a speedboat to work. Along with cutting and styling, Jennifer also specializes in hair coloring, and has created stunning up-dos for groups preparing for prom, weddings, or fashion shows.
Some hair can go months without needing a cut, while other 'dos can barely last days. High Effects accommodates those latter locks with its BlownAway package, sessions of shampooing, conditioning, and customized blow-drying held once a week for one month. Adept with any type of men’s, women’s, and children’s hair, High Effects’ stylists can update looks with everything from simple bang trims to intricate bridal updos. For coloring services, they rely on Aveda products, whose sunflower, castor, and jojoba oils help maintain each strand's hue, condition, and shine.
Signature Service: Specialist hair color technique ombré
Brands Used: Redkin, Morriccanoil, Pureology, and Pravana's color line
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: We offer child care for all salon guests for $3 an hour.
Licensed cosmetologist Tess Secor-Cantrell loves making people feel beautiful. At her newly opened studio inside Vivaldi Salon Suites, she offers hair, skincare, and waxing services, while specializing in age-defying organic skincare and holistic treatments. Clients can also get formal updos twisted in place, have a site-specific body wrap designed to tighten and tone skin, or relax during a chair Reiki session before having a holistic nutritional consultation.