Not content to let their dream be anything but memorable, owners Sonny and Debbie Carroll brought modernist flourishes to the space they selected to serve as a home for their salon. Beneath soaring vaulted ceilings and full-length windows, the existing Brazilian zebra-wood floor glowed the shade of rich molasses, ideal for the sleek haircare stations that the couple would bring in.
Now, with the salon in full swing, light fixtures with the metallic complexity of alien flora shine over potted plants near skilled stylists, who snip and sculpt tresses. As patrons survey the nearby Ronald Reagan Sports Park, the aesthetes wield a selection of products by lines such as Enjoy and Eufora. A fleet of services fills the salon with the busy chorus of humming hair dryers, snapping scissors, and paper clips asking for career advice.
The skilled team at Karen Allen Aveda Salon & Spa cares for clients with skincare, hair, and nailcare services that promote inner and outer beauty in an atmosphere that celebrates wellness, diversity, and laughter. The salon operates under the Aveda umbrella, tending to clients with products known for their high-quality, plant-derived ingredients.
Guided by socially conscious principles for more than 30 years, Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous-makers such as shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded, earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging, cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
Amore Day Spa?s owner Kelly Kim spent years honing her craft by working as a licensed aesthetician and product specialist before opening her own day spa in 2011. Born and raised in South Korea, she spent the first eight years of her career traveling between her home country and Seattle, making her particularly well-suited to address the needs of other busy women who often forget to make time for themselves. Together with her staff, Kelly doles out relaxation in the form of everything from tailored hot-stone massages to whole-body steam treatments that leave skin feeling soft and polished with help from salt or sugar scrubs. She can also cut down morning makeup routines with permanent eyeliner or employ full-body waxing services to trim seconds off long commutes by playground slide.
Perfect Tan prides itself on having some of the industry's most advanced equipment, including tanning beds with luxury features such as red-light facial therapy, and were early-adopters of Sun Angel Duo sensors that read skin type in order to prevent burning. Those who prefer a UV-free glow can opt for a custom airbrush tan applied by a trained technician or a VersaSpa booth with a multi-step process that includes a moisturizer and tan extender. With either option, clients may choose their desired shade. In addition to tanning, Perfect Tan offers iBrite teeth whitening and red-light facial therapy that can reduce fine lines, acne, and critical red-light deficiencies.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.