Below you’ll find the people who help us feel good and look, well passable: hair stylists, manicurists, massage therapists and so forth.
Karen Cazares, Tranquility, La Canada, 818.790.9701. Artful facials, eyebrows, waxing, etc.
Melinda Dely, Madison 101 Salon, 626.683.1188, 427 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Fantastic European facial that includes a scalp and foot massage; waxing and brows.
See Waxing below for additional referrals.
Ben’s Barber Shop, 444 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, 626.441.6084. Ben may not be Floyd, but this is a real old-school barber shop, and the cuts are great.
Christopher Carole Designers, 122 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, 626.836.6733. A highly skilled husband-and-wife team offering cuts, coloring and styling.
Ecco Hair Studio, 1017 El Centro St., South Pasadena, 626.799.6446. Charming old South Pas building, nice vibe, good prices, and great stylists and colorists.
Essence Salon, 100 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena, 626.395.9900. Beautiful salon with many popular stylists, including Eden, CC, and Erica.
The Gates Salon, 2545 Mission St., San Marino, 626.441.1188, thegatessalon.com. A long-established but not stodgy full-service salon: cuts, color, manicures, even makeup.
Gene Martin Salon, 2479 E. Villa St., East Pasadena, 626.792.0817, genemartinsalon.com. A small-town salon whose stylists have big-city skills.
Salon Aguayo, 1202 E. Green St., Pasadena, 626.792.9981, salonaguayo.com. Where some of Pasadena’s most elegant and important women go, and for good reason.
The Hair Angels, 626.577.4247, thehairangels.com. Certified, nontoxic, removal in your own home by local moms.
Lousey Nitpickers, 877.456.8739, louseynitpickers.com. It happens to the cleanest kids.
De Lacey Beauty Shoppe, 48 S. De Lacey Ave., Old Pasadena, 626.577.4809. Busy, clean and inexpensive, with good massage chairs.
Han’s Beauty Stør, 3849 E. Foothill Blvd., East Pasadena, 626.351.4776; 475 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, 818.952.9588. Also a beauty-supply store.
Rex Nails, 2667 E. Colorado Blvd., East Pasadena, 626.793.9192. Experienced manicurists, moderate prices.
South Lake Nail Salon, 350 S. Lake Ave. #106, Pasadena, 626.577.9783. Great mani/pedis at low prices.
PJ Ford, 818.219.8717, 47 W. Bellevue, Pasadena, Deep tissue, reflexology, stone, shiatsu, pre-natal. Call for appt.
Jill McArthur, 818.426.1810. Comes to your house; moderate prices.
Heart and Sole, 163 W. Green St. Old Pasadena,626.578-9933, heartandsolepasadena.genbook.com. Amazing foot massage that really is a fully body massage for $25 for 1 hour. The therapists aren’t highly skilled, but their hands are strong, and did we mention that it’s just $25?
Sole So Good, 801 E. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, 626.307.1788. Excellent foot massages for unbelievably low prices in a spotless place. Whole body, too.
Zen Spa. 960 E. Green St., Suite 214, Pasadena, 626.796.4472, zenspamanagement.com Med spa setting. $45 an hour for a good Swedish massage; ask for Alem.
Jake Nelson, 818.434.9120, email@example.com
Brau Haus, 45 E. Union St., Old Pasadena, 626-683-3308. Ask for Zoey. brauhauscosmetics.com.
Rosalina Guzman, the Lake Salon, 502 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena 626.833.2761. Excellent waxing and electrolysis at reasonable prices.
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