Summer is officially here and you know what that means! Weekend trips, weddings and casual gatherings flood our calendars and because of this, there is no time like the start of a new season to freshen up your look and get yourself party ready for those planned, and unplanned events! While working full-time after graduating college, I have really begun to value the convenience of a one stop salon for getting all the things I need to get done. There is free less time to do things nowadays and unlike ever before, time demands are at an all time high. Luckily for those that live in a city, we are surrounded by other like-minded companies, salons and delivery options that can provide high quality salon service without sacrificing the extra touches that make an experience impactful. Besides, why not indulge in a little self-care every once in a while?!
As I began to think about the last time I had my hair trimmed, I realized it had been just the right amount of time to pop into the salon that has long caught my eye. In the heart of San Francisco is the ultra fun yet relaxing and hip salon known as Cinta Salon. I quickly became aware of the salon during my morning coffee runs before work, as the salon is just one block from my office and I got reintroduced to them at a recent event where Cinta hair stylists were setup at a hair braiding bar (how fun, right)?! I knew at that moment after I saw the results of my hair being styled that I wanted to experience not only hair services at Cinta, but also nail treatments and a skin service. Once I had the opportunity to browse their menu of services online, I was sold! A full service salon that I can hop into after a long day of work and get everything that I need to done? Sign me up!
My first service I had done at the salon was a shampoo, haircut and style by the lovely Jackie and a few others that assisted in helping shampoo and style. Upon arrival, I was greeted kindly by the front desk and show back to a room to hang my coat and change into a styling smock. Once I was changed, Jackie walked me over to the styling station to discuss what type of style I was looking to attain. After, we walked over to the shampoo station where an assistant shampooed, conditioned and even gave me a scalp massage- talk about a perfect way to begin a haircut! During the cut, I sipped on pippin’ hot tea and watched the stylist work her magic! Once the trim was done, I was offered to have my hair curled, and so I opted for soft beachy waves. One the service was complete, I was on my way back to work with a fresh new do!
Following the haircut, I went in the next day to meet with Vivian for a gel manicure and relaxing, classic pedicure. Let me tell you, it was the best mani/pedi experience I have been treated to in many years! While the services are a little more spendy than other traditional nail shops around the city, the clean, relaxing atmosphere and quality of the services was stellar. The semi-private pedicure space was just the perfect way to start my second set of appointments at Cinta and Vivian even offered a complimentary foot and toe hair removal during the pedicure! Once the pedicure was finished, we made our way to the second level of the salon where manicures and facial services take place. It was a fun experience and a new perspective on the buzzing salon, to say the least!
The final service I had done at the salon was a rejuvenating facial by Christina. Her esthetician skills were on point from the moment she began treatment to the very last minute of the facial. As with most facials I have had in the past, the small room where facials are preformed was clean, relaxing and played smoothing sounds to encourage a state of bliss. After cleansing my skin and allowing steam to open up my pores, Christina preformed a series of masks followed by extractions and a round of different serums and eye creams that allowed my skin to feel ultra hydrated and fresh even after a few weeks! All in all, I cannot say enough good things about the services, team and environment created and maintained over at Cinta Salon! I can’t wait to return to try out their other services that include skin bronzing, make up application and even a blow dry bar!
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