One of the hardest parts of moving to a new place is finding replacements for beauty services like hair stylists and lash specialists. I came from Atlanta, where it already took me what feels like forever to find a stylist, so I was not excited about being on the search again. After scouring social media, Yelp, and local referrals, I found two AMAZING gals that I just had to come on here and tell you all about. If you are local, I just solved all your problems. You are welcome in advance.
Dani at Hen House Salon is your girl. I actually found her through her Instagram by searching hashtags! I was desperately seeking someone who seemed to know current trends, specifically: balayage. She is not only the cutest and most fun to hang out with for a couple of hours, but this chick KNOWS hair and does exactly what you dream up for yourself. I could not have been happier with the makeover she gave me a few months after having Lincoln. I desperately needed less hair to fix and a more natural color to maintain. She totally hooked me up with a long bob, deepened my root, and added balayage highlights. I was (and still am) obsessed with the new look. Her space in downtown Napa is inviting and cute and I always love my time with her.
You can make an appointment with her on the Hen House website.
Julie at Clean Slate Esthetics is freakin’ made for this work. Just walking in to her work space will melt you into the floor. Between the serenity of the space itself and Julie’s calming, careful energy, the entire experience is heavenly. Her lash skills are no joke, either. I really wanted lashes before Lincoln was born so that I would have a low maintenance makeup routine (aka NONE) for a few weeks. I got SO many compliments on my lashes while in the hospital it was hilarious! Every nurse that came in my room just HAD to say something about how gorgeous my lashes were. I have slacked off on keeping them maintained, but if you are in the market for lash extensions whether for every day or a special event, Julie is the best. She is also a licensed Esthetician who provides spa facials and other services. Here’s my before and after with lash extensions:
There are a few things I like to do from time to time that make me feel boosted, beautiful, and recharged. These are two of them here in Napa, and I look forward to sharing more in the future! What do you do for “you” time?