These local salons made the best of pandemic restrictions by taking their hair styling services to the great outdoors.
If you’re looking to add some length to your tresses, Insignia Salon still offers extension services beneath the hot pink tents at its outdoor hairstyling facility, along with men’s and women’s haircuts and blowouts. For families going back to school, stylists also cut children’s hair. Walnut Creek, insigniahair.mysalononline.com
Voted Best in Silicon Valley by Mercury News in 2019, Special FX Salon is determined to keep providing award-winning trims and styling to guests at an al fresco salon. Currently, the salon offers haircuts, keratin treatments, deep conditioning and extensions. For those who still prefer to refresh their hair from the safety of their homes, Special FX’s website has a selection of professional quality hair care brands such as Redken, Pureology and Dermatologica available for 10% off retail price. San Jose, specialfxsalon.com
The outdoor setup at diPietro Todd Salon
Winner of L’Oreal’s Color and Style Trophy Awards, diPietro Todd Salon has turned a challenging situation into a spa-like oasis, complete with decorative plants, umbrellas and string lights. Although the salon can’t offer its renowned color services, dePietro Todd’s team of stylists is able to provide blowouts and cuts while safely abiding by social distancing protocol. Keep your hairdo looking fresh long after your appointment with a variety of products such as Furterer hair sunscreen, organic Innersense leave-in conditioner and Oribe root touch-up spray. Mill Valley, dipietrotodd.com
With funky, tree-like chandeliers and blooming walls of greenery, Tribez Salon has turned Blackhawk Plaza into a chic, nature-inspired hairstyling garden, complete with velvet ropes and gently draped canopies. Given that shampooing isn’t possible under current restrictions, Tribez asks their customers to come in with freshly washed hair, and talented stylists don masks to give their customers safe and stylish hairdos outdoors. Danville, tribezsalon.com
Photography by: From top: Kylie Pazon/Unsplash; courtesy of diPietro Todd Salon Mill Valley