Getting your nails done is a simple way to make yourself feel more put together, and as a result, a simple way to feel ready to take on the world. At Salon Elite, nail artist Olivia boosts the confidence of those in need of a quick pick-me-up through manicures and pedicures. She pushes down cuticles and trims and shapes nails, as well as kneads feet, ensuring they are as relaxed as a sock puppet cleaned in a sink instead of a washing machine. Olivia then brushes bright polishes and shiny topcoats onto nails.
Olivia works alongside several cosmetologists and aestheticians, who also boost confidence through their hair and skincare services.
As Renaissance's resident nail artist, Lori Gonzales wields thoroughly sanitized equipment to trim nails and dress them up in flattering coats of color. Feet ease into a tub padded with disposable liners as they undergo a toe-coddling pedicure, and fingertips receive similarly luxurious treatment above sea level as Lori deftly swabs nails with eye-grabbing shades of polish. Because she emphasizes safety through sterility, Lori employs mostly single-use tools.
Alongside the rest of the team at Silhouettes By The Beach, Jamie Wyllie performs her aesthetician duties in the privacy of a tucked-away suite. Out front, light streams through floor-to-ceiling windows that face Ventura Harbor, and clients lounge in custom-made purple chairs lined up in front of head-to-toe mirrors during hair appointments. The decor is no accident—Silhouettes By The Beach was designed to make clients feel at ease, unlike the queen in a rugby scrum. The salon’s manicure stations, meanwhile, set fingers at ease with OPI nail lacquer that blankets fingernails and toenails with bright pops of color.
A little bit of nature lurks around every corner inside Vital Body Salon & Spa. Green plants and flowers decorate not only the haircutting stations inside Vital Body, but spa areas too. Such accents make the salon and spa feel like a home away from home—if only your home had massage therapists and aestheticians there, too. Inside the relaxing atmosphere, specialists get to work with massages, facials, waxing, haircuts, and body wraps that help bodies feel just as good inside as they look outside. The center also offers energy-healing sessions that can help you begin the day with recharged batteries.
Michael Kelley Salon & Day Spa's team of aestheticians and hairstylists pamper clients' skin and manes with an array of packages and ? la carte services. Staffers soothe faces with a range of natural makeup and facial products. Spa technicians employ diverse training as they blend four massage types, rearranging clients' muscles using techniques from Swedish, deep-tissue, shiatsu, and reflexology modalities. Clients undergo spa services in private massage rooms, under the gentle spray of a Vichy shower, or in special treatment areas such as a steam room.
Alejandro Salon is always thinking of its customers. It's held three client appreciation and charity events and even offered clients discounts during the month of March for bringing in peanut butter, which was donated to Food Share. Most importantly, however, the salon provides its clients with the work of experienced stylists, such as Jessica Haas. Jessica performs a variety of services, including painting manes with color or highlights, adding volume with weaves, snipping strands into chic coifs, and nourishing strands with conditioner.