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.
Each of Hollywood Tans' 140-plus locations, scattered from coast to coast, houses UV tanning booths that allow patrons to tan while standing for 8–11 minutes. With an average of 15 hygienic booths per salon, patrons rarely encounter waiting times and can stop in without an appointment. Hollywood Tans also offers UV-free methods of adding color to one's skin, including Mystic Tan's DHA-infused spray tans, tanning lotions, and public readings of guests' teenage diary entries.
Lookfine Beauty's Upland and Montclair beauty professionals vanquish blemishes with chemical peels and more contemporary techniques, including electrical microcurrent treatments and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, as well as a passion for threading, the ancient art of sculpting eyebrows into shapely arches with a cotton strand. Meanwhile, the graceful curlicues and camouflaged exam answers characteristic of henna tattoos temporarily infuse complexions with a fresh aesthetic.
Massage therapist Laurelle relies on the certified skills of her nimble fingers to gift backs with deeply relaxing treatments. During the hot-stone therapy massage, Laurelle heats smooth stones and places them at energy points along the body, warming muscles and boosting blood circulation. Laurelle cossets guests for 40 minutes, 60 minutes, or 90 minutes, allowing them to match their massage to how long they are comfortable leaving vintage Lego sets alone in the car. Purple accents speck the cool color scheme of the salon, where diaphanous plum curtains complement sage-green walls.
Dr. Angel DeMola uses noninvasive methods to guide patients toward their cosmetic goals at Paradise Laser Institute. Both bolster their international medical education with training in naturopathic and cosmetic techniques. They use lasers not only to remove unwanted hair, but also to restore hair to thinning areas by stimulating the cellular metabolism of the scalp's skin and increasing blood flow to the follicle, just as gardeners increase plant growth by pouring blood over the roots. Other treatments work from the inside out, such as an array of injectables designed to smooth and tone faces from beneath the skin.