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.
Kristine Marcey began her career prepping models for the catwalk. As a professional makeup artist in the fashion industry, Kristine honed her craft to a photo-ready science. Once she moved to California in the mid-2000s, she decided it was time to build up her skill set, and she naturally looked to her canvas—the skin.
Now a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, Kristine treats all visitors to KM Skin & Body Solutions to her carefully cultivated atmosphere of calm, with exotic aromas wafting through the air, the sound of water trickling over rocks, and soothing tea filling teacups. She pairs these tranquil touches with expert skincare services and massage therapy. Kristine addresses clients' concerns—from blemishes and sun spots to dryness and fine lines—with gentle, effective treatments including an exfoliating pumpkin-enzyme mask that works to fade away damage naturally.
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, Kérastase, and Bumble and bumble products, the salon's décor 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'Oréal Professionnel, Éminence Organic skincare, and bareMinerals cosmetics.
Kalologie 360 Spa'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.
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.
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 Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.