Please arrive 10 minutes early so that you have plenty of time to find parking, get settled in, relax and enjoy a tasty beverage before your salon or spa experience.
CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING: Because salon and spa appointments are reserved especially for you, you must notify us at least 24hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
To cancel or reschedule with more than 24 hours notice, you may go online at www.lateliersalon.com or call 831-423-4247.
If you have to cancel or reschedule with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged the full value of the service unless reception is able to schedule another customer into your original appointment.
If you do not show up for your appointment you will be charged the full value of the service.
Same day bookings will be charged at full value if canceled.
PARKING DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ: There are several options for parking in downtown Santa Cruz. Free short term parking is available directly in front of the L'Atelier Salon, this is a 3-hour lot enforced Monday through Saturday. There is metered parking all throughout downtown for shorter visits. Parking meters with blue poles are good for up to 12 hours, and each hour only costs $0.25! And for longer appointments there are pay-by-space parking lots, one is located directly behind the L'Atelier Salon through the Pearl Alley on Walnut St. This lot is 50 cents per hour or $5 for a full day.
HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR COLOR SERVICE: Please come with freshly washed hair (preferably use a deep cleansing shampoo) and well hydrated hair (preferably use a deep conditioning treatment) and refrain from using any styling products prior to your appointment. In order to get the best LIFE out of your color service, refrain from washing or wetting your hair for 72 hours or at least 24.
HOW TO GET THE BEST HAIRCUT POSSIBLE: If you are coming for a reshape/ trim, please come with your hair freshly washed and styled so that we may see how you like it best, how you are styling it at home and get a sense of your life style. If you are coming in for a shape change please come in with photos of your new idea. If you are not sure, please come in early to look through our magazines and start to get a sense of what you desire. Still not sure what you want? Don’t worry, we’ll help you to find that perfect new style just for you!
FOR WAXING: IMPORTANT! Hair must be 1/4 inch long to be waxed. Please do not trim; that is part of a waxing service.
Waxing may NOT be done if you are or have recently taken any prescription skin care drugs, such as Accutane, Retin A, Renova, blood thinners or diabetic medications.
Minimum age for Brazilian and French waxing services is 18 years, 15+ for bikini with a female parent in the room.
Caffeine and medications both topical and ingested may compromise the integrity of your skin and alter your waxing results.
During your menses cycle you may experience higher levels of discomfort during a waxing service. Feel free to take ibuprofen 20 minutes prior to any waxing service.
We recommend that you avoid exercise, heat, sauna and sun exposure for 24 hours after your waxing service.
FOR FACIALS: You will be asked to undress to just your lower underpinnings for massage purposes.
Please wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes that are stain resistant, as essential therapeutic body oils may be used during your service.
If you have another engagement directly after your facial, you may book a shampoo, blow dry and style at the salon, accompanied by a complimentary make-up application should you choose.
Depending on the type of facial performed, your face may be red and/or "activated" for a few hours post facial. We do not recommend facial peels within two weeks of a special event.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CND SHELLAC/MANICURE: If you are a first time client, come in 15 minutes early so you have time to fill out your "client intake form." This form helps ME to help YOU receive the best service possible, and the extra 15 minutes assures that we can have you in the room and the service is started on the dot of your appointment time (we don't want to deprive the quality of your service due to lack of time).
Nails may have polish on them already; removal is included in your service.
If you currently have CND shellac on your nails, make sure you are booked appropriately to include time for removal.
If you currently have any other product on your nails that is NOT CND shellac (off-brand gel polish, traditional gel nails, acrylic), please inform reception at the time you are booking your appointment, as our nail technician does not have the materials to remove acrylic or any other artificial nail varieties.
-If you would like French polish or nail art, please inform reception at the time you are booking your appointment as these services take additional time.
-If booking a "Delux" manicure/shellac, please be prepared to remove any jewelery that you do not want product on.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PEDICURE: If you are a first time client, come in 15 minutes early so you have time to fill out your "client intake form." This form helps ME to help YOU receive the best service possible, and the extra 15 minutes assures that we can have you in the room and the service is started on the dot of your appointment time (we don't want to deprive the quality of your service due to lack of time).
Nails may have traditional polish on them already; removal is included in your service.
(NOTE: L'Atelier does not offer CND shellac application on TOES, only on fingernails. Also, our nail technician does not have the materials to remove acrylics or any other artificial nail varieties.)
If you would like French polish or nail art, please inform reception at the time you are booking your appointment as these services take additional time.
Please arrive wearing bottoms that will work with service, preferably shorts, capris, or loose-legged bottoms that can be rolled up out of the way of the water level. Please, no skinny jeans or pants that are too fitted to roll up.
Sandals that expose all toes are preferable. If you arrive with closed toe shoes or sandals that hide any toenails, temporary take-home sandals can be provided at no extra charge.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR LASH EXTENSION APPOINTMENT: In order to prepare yourself for your appointment please come without eye make up and prepared to not shower or wash your face for at least 24 hours.
Some fun add-ons to your appointment that you might enjoy:
Lash and/or brow tint. Lashes $30, brows $25 or $45 for both. You must have already enjoyed this service or come in for a predisposition test 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Kevin Murphy Therapy Experience. A deep conditioning treatment customized specifically for your hair type, texture, protein and/or moisture needs. $30
A mini makeover using our award winning Jane Iredale makeup, COMPLIMENTARY!
A clear OR color glossing service starting at $60. This service will guarantee gorgeously shiny hair that is smoother, color balanced and will even out hair texture and porosity. Also a great alternative to gray blending!
A styling lesson where your stylist will give you step by step instructions on how to style your hair at home and what hair care products and tools are best for accomplishing this, $60.
If any of these services appeal to you, please call the salon at 423-4247 and request one or more to be added to your already scheduled appointment, as they will require additional time, approximately 30 minutes for each.