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Local Beauty Salon “Makes a Difference” in the lives of Physically and Emotionally Battered Women

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference in the way we feel. For those who are at their lowest, emotionally, the little things can be monumentally big.

For homeless, battered and emotionally abused women, the gift of caring is powerful; and it’s a gift that Northridge merchant, Karla Walker, owner of Secrets Salon, along with their caring staff, gives year after year.

On a day (Monday) when beauty shops are traditionally closed, 45 women from Haven Hills and the Family Violence Project streamed into the salon, if but for a moment, to feel special, as the staff of Secrets Salon volunteered their time, as they do three times a year, to pamper and treat their guests to a special moment. Their guests also leave with a supply of hair care products, makeup and other beauty aids, provided this year by Sebastian and Matrix hair products companyies.

Joining the Secrets Salon staff this year were Janice McCarthy, an independent…

Staff of Secrets Salon of Northridge Donate Complete Makeovers to the Develop-mentally Disabled

For years, Karla walker, owner of Secrets Salon, and her dedicated staff have freely given their time and talents to brighten the lives of developmentally disabled people in their Northridge community. Karla and her staff have been providing a “Day of Beauty” to clients from local regional centers and residential homes. These clients are treated to free hair cuts, styling, manicures, facials, makeovers, etc. on a regular basis. The majority of these “Beautiful People”, as the staff refers to them, have lived in the shadows most of their lives and a visit to Secrets is the very first time they have ever been to a salon.

Valley Scene’s Annual “Top Spas of the Valley”

Secrets Salon and Spa

Secrets Salon and Spa combines beauty and relaxation to create one of the premier full-service spas of Northridge. What began five years ago as a hair and skin care salon, has become a luxury spa with such services as: massage treatments, body wraps, facials, hair and nail care.

Secrets’ most popular treatments are their spa packages, where one is able to sample different aspects of the pampering experience. The most favored of such sessions is the “Spa Package”, which includes: a steam bath with water jet massage, body polish, warm oil aromatherapy facial, spa pedicure and warm blanket wrap. This treatment makes for an afternoon of relaxation, as it lasts for four hours.

Traditionally spas are known for catering to female interests, but Secrets believes that men should also indulge their senses with spa treatments. Offering gender neutral amenities, such as massages and body wraps, as well as their “gentlemen’s package,” Secrets encourages all to participate in the rejuvenating experiences that the spa has to offer.

Making Secrets unique is the wide range of services offered, their boutique stocked with unusual gifts, as well as the finest hair and skin care products. Secrets recommends an appointment but also welcomes walk-ins.

Secrets Salon and Spa is located at 9545 Reseda Boulevard in Northridge, and can be contacted at (818) 772-2211. Secrets is open five days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.