At Drybar, a pair of scissors or hair-coloring foil is nowhere to be found. That?s because the business?s founder, Alli Webb, opened the shop strictly for blowouts after her in-home business skyrocketed. Featured extensively in the media, each of the more than 25 white-hued, airy shops revolves around a center bar where customers sit for around 45 minutes as stylists blow-dry, straighten, and curl their hair. From a menu booklet, clients select a cocktail-themed hairstyle, such as The Mai Tai, which imparts beachy waves, and The Manhattan, which streamlines locks with a sleek finish that mimics the straight lines of downtown New York and can be outfitted with a tiny doorman who hails cabs for you. The staff at Drybar also crafts updos, travels on location for an additional fee, offers high-end products and tools available for purchase, and tallies bar tabs so that customers can pay for multiple blowouts at once.
Led by chiropractor, certified sports physician, and jack-of-all-musculoskeletal-trades Doctor of Chiropractic Ben Drillings, the instructors and staff at a2zHealth Massage Schools train students in the principles and techniques of massage. The school is certified by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and is a member of the California Massage Schools Association, allowing it to produce massage technicians, massage therapists, and holistic bodywork practitioners. The massage-technician course requires 300 hours of specialized study, whereas massage therapists engage in 500 hours and holistic bodywork practitioners complete 1,000 hours to graduate. Students also gain firsthand experience practicing their lessons on the public at a2zHealth Massage Schools? student Swedish-massage teaching clinic. After their massages, clients assist in the learning process by giving students valuable feedback.
The team at Savvy Salon The Studio aims to furnish clients with both everyday and runway-ready looks, earning the opportunity to style Elite model photo shoots as well as a visit from KCAL 9's California Adventure TV. As stylists pamper tresses with Schwarzkopf, K?rastase, and Bumble and bumble products, the salon's d?cor pampers the senses with richly hued wall hangings and striking black-and-white photographs. Besides hair services, specialty facials infuse mugs with a youthful glow previously attained only by participating in all-day kick-the-can competitions. Next door, Savvy's beauty studio brims with a dizzying assortment of handpicked products from renowned brands such as Bumble and bumble, L'Or?al Professionnel, ?minence Organic skincare, and bareMinerals cosmetics.
Because alternative healing was a fundamental source of medical care for her and her family, Maria Josephine Cavanah has dedicated her professional career to practicing holistic healing techniques on others. These days, as a licensed, hands-on therapeutic practitioner, she relaxes sore muscles and stiff necks with seven massage techniques, each customized around the needs of her clients. Maria applies pressure to meridian lines during Thai massages, relieves aches and pains in pregnant women during prenatal sessions, and practices skipping rocks over tense muscles with hot-stone massages. Along with massages, Massage 2B Fit's extensive salon-style services pamper visitors with sunless tanning, hydrotherapy baths, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Kalologie, a beauty franchise with headquarters in Arizona, won a spot on Elle magazine's 2008 list of Top 10 Beauty Boutiques for the dedication of its dermatological team and selection of spa treatments. A line of lab-engineered skincare products targets skin issues such as acne, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation. Registered nurses fight wrinkles with injections of Botox or Juvederm. Facial treatments range from peels that accelerate exfoliation with lactic, salicylic, and glycolic acids to men's facials that bolster handsome looks with antioxidant-enriched masks. A registered nurse counters unwanted hair with the StarLux laser system by Palomar, effective on nearly all hair and skin types.
With locations throughout California, including LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Jose, Inland Empire, Ventura County, and Orange County, the knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store?s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and K?rastase. Skincare potions from Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.