Located in River Village shopping center, Lucca Hair, Skin and Nail Salon goes beyond full service. With a collective 165 years of experience, the stylists at Lucca exceed expectations by delivering personalized treatments for each client’s specific and unique needs. As their loyal clientele will confirm, the efficiency and friendly atmosphere at Lucca is consistent.
John and Suzanne Chadwick, a husband and wife team who are hairstylists at Lucca, relocated from the Los Angeles area to Fallbrook five years ago after visiting a family member who resides in town. Suzanne immediately liked Fallbrook and Bonsall very much, she said. When speaking about the location of the salon, she remarked that “River Village is in a very convenient area for clients who come from the coast, San Diego, and even the Los Angeles region.” The Chadwicks joined the renowned salon in August of 2012, and offer a training program for stylists as well as clients who would like to learn how to style their own hair at home.
With an impressive background in hair care, the Chadwicks have been featured in commercials and on talk show engagements such as Good Morning America and Merv Griffin. They have also received over 300 awards in the industry. Having worked with numerous designers over the years, including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Chanel and Dior, their efforts have been seen in top fashion magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, People, InStyle, and G.Q.
Throughout their careers, the husband and wife team have also taught hair techniques. Suzanne explained, “We had the Advanced Academy in London and another in New York. They were called The Hair Development Centers. Once a year I would select and teach the members of Shiseido advanced hair techniques to develop a team, based at the Academy of Hair and Beauty Sciences in Tokyo. This team was led by (makeup artist) Masa Ohtake. He then traveled with my father globally, presenting shows and events.”
The Chadwicks also have a book available entitled “The Chadwick System: Discovering the Perfect Hairstyle for You.” Suzanne offered a summertime tip: “To help your hair avoid absorbing chlorine from a swimming pool, saturate your hair with tap water first, thus sealing it from the undesired effects such as dryness and turning green.” She also said that in the near future, the salon will offer a new product by Loreal, which is a steam pod. This new invention conditions and infuses the hair with moisture.
Hairstylist Karen Allevato remarked, “The other stylists at Lucca are inspired working with the Chadwicks, who both offer great connections through all of their travels and education.”
Teamwork and unity which are vital in a workplace, especially one that demands a creative environment, and are evident at Lucca, where all the stylists work together very well and help each other out.
With such a strong internal support system, the relationship with clients is what really promotes the salon. Allevato also said of Suzanne, “No one can do an updo hairstyle like Suzanne. She commands updos!”
Presenting high quality product lines such as Deva, Goldwell, Wella, Lanza and Tri, the salon is constantly researching the latest in hair care. Allevato uses the Deva product containing lavender water for curly hair, and also applies a dry-cut technique.
Cut, color, deep conditioning, hair additions, and wigs are hair services that Lucca offers. Because the Chadwicks have extensive knowledge and experience in the wig industry, they are able to provide the best quality and options to their clientele. Other hairstylists at Lucca are Brenda Perez and Georgina Robinson.
Lucca not only provides services for special occasions such as weddings, but also events such as the recent Fallbrook International Film Festival, Miss Fallbrook and Miss Teen Fallbrook pageants. On May 9, the Bonsall Woman’s Club held a fundraiser at Pala Mesa Resort. This hair and fashion show showcased talents from the salon, bestowed upon 15 models who are members of the Bonsall Woman’s Club.
“Being a member of the Bonsall Woman’s Club is rewarding, knowing that they give so much hard work to all of the charities they are involved in,” said Suzanne, who is also a member of the Bonsall Chamber of Commerce. Lucca is very active in participating with functions that represent Fallbrook as well as Bonsall.
Esthetician Misty Comaduran provides facials and waxing.
Lisa Drew is the certified electrologist for permanent hair removal and Lucca’s manicurist is Brandy Cabrera.
Permanent makeup, and eyelash tint and extensions are provided by Ellita Gridley.
Lucca’s boutique contains a variety of accessories to complement the client’s styling experience.
Lucca Salon is located at 5256 S. Mission Road, Suite 705, Bonsall. Call (760) 630-6330.