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Spa facials are clinical with a twist. The treatments are based on your concerns, and goals for your skin health.

743 San Pablo Ave
Albany,
CA
US

It looks so simple: a length of twisted cotton glides across the face, grazing the upper lip, eyebrows, and hairline. This is threading, an ancient hair-removal art with roots in India and the Middle East. Masters of this art, M&M Thread Salon’s staff members quickly ensnare bristles in their threads, creating lines as sharp and clean as the battle ax that chops soap into bar form. The treatment is particularly beneficial for people with sensitive skin, as it uproots hair without chemicals or harmful products. The salon also performs waxing and facials.

1951 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley,
CA
US

Beyond Malimor Skin Care’s yellow awning and shrub-lined façade, Mali awaits, ready to beautify clients. Using warm wax, Mali sharpens eyebrows, de fuzzes faces, and clears full legs, removing the hair by its root so it to will grow back slower and finer. Alongside Mali, her staff of skilled make-up artists applies special event make-up and exhume buried tension with full body therapeutic massages that, like the any well-played game of tic-tac-toe, can last for 30 or 60 minutes.

1740 Solano Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

The stylists at U.C. Hair Salon and Waxing have several techniques to help their clients' new styles last as long as possible. They use ionic blow dryers, which are designed to eliminate frizz and boost shine better than their nonionic counterparts. They also rely on ceramic curling irons to emit just the right amount of heat, which results in less damage to hair.

During each of their signature haircut, perming, and highlighting services, they employ professional products from lines such as Bed Head, Joico, and Modern Organic Products. Once styles are finished, the team gives clients tips and tricks on how to re-create the salon look at home.

2440 Bancroft Way
Berkeley,
CA
US

Zen Organic Salon fulfills the promise of its name with a full slate of organic products and an atmosphere that promotes Zen-like relaxation. It all starts with the stylists, who cut and color hair in ways that complement their clients' natural beauty. Not far from the styling chairs, nail technicians soften skin and apply polish during luxurious mani-pedis. Some of the salon's other services include waxing and bridal makeup, which is extremely helpful for those planning a beachside wedding with bathing-suit attire.

6333 Fairmount Ave
El Cerrito,
CA
US

Director Tony DeMartile—whose favorite Aveda product happens to be the glossing straightener—leads the skilled staff of stylists and aestheticians at Solé Salon and Spa Aveda. He and his team employ an arsenal of botanical Aveda products as they wrangle hairdos, shape brows, and refresh skin. Solé's goal is a simple one: to make the experience of each client relaxing, fun, and memorable. To that end, its facials and skincare services for men and women alike imbue epidermises with moisture while unclogging pores. Stylists treat hair the way a pro football team's grounds crew treats grass: they cut it, color it, and perform conditioning treatments on it with Aveda hair products.

5689 Bay St
Emeryville,
CA
US