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.
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.
Kalologie's expert beauty gurus offer a first-class selection of pampering services, earning the franchise a spot on Elle magazine's 2008 list of Top 10 Beauty Boutiques. The staff exfoliates faces with more than 10 varieties of facials and peels, using the boutique's own line of products custom formulated from medical-grade ingredients free of parabens and sulfates. Therapists also treat clients with massage modalities such as Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue, as well as waxing treatments that use specially formulated hard and soft wax for all areas of the body. Airbrush spray tans round out the menu of services, leaving bodies with a bronze hue similar to that achieved by bathing in a tub of melted-down doorknobs.
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.
Summer Breeze offers high-quality body bronzing and spa services in a sleek, relaxed, and trendy atmosphere. Clients can repose as they soak up the rays in UV beds or enhance their natural skin tone with a UV-free, airbrush tanning alternative. In addition to boasting traditional bronzing services, Summer Breeze pampers guests with an array of spa services, including infrared body wraps, facials, and microdermabrasion. This 22-room salon's recent aesthetic expansion has kept technicians brightening beauty beyond the surface for all guests.
Before moving to California 14 years ago, Kristine Marcey worked as a professional makeup artist in the fashion industry and she also worked as an educator for Rhonda Allison Skincare. But today, this Licensed Aesthetician and California certified massage therapist owns and operates KM Skin & Body Solutions. Opening her own business has given Kristine the opportunity to share her knowledge with clients. And her spa offers scrubs, deep chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facial waxes to benefit skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, sun damage, and photoaging.