Award-winning About Face & Body, Berkeley, was the Critic's Choice for Best Waxing in the East Bay and also won Reader's Choice for Best Massage. They offer facials, waxing, massages, manicures, pedicures and even threading. Their hot stone massage is sure to relax even the most stressed of muscles, while their deep tissue massages rid your body of even the toughest of knots. Facials can help treat acne, discoloration, or other skin ailments, leaving your face refreshed and rejuvenated. They also offer services specifically catered for men, so women aren't the only ones who can be pampered. About Face & Body is open seven days a week and is located in the Rockridge District in Berkeley.
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.
Eponymous spa owner Lucia believes that a person’s beauty is a reflection of his or her own health and inner happiness, and that happiness should shine as brightly as possible. To help clients up their wattage, Lucia supports a healthy glow with a repertoire of technologically enhanced beauty treatments that echo Eastern and Western philosophies—traditional natural remedies coexisting with modern beauty solutions.
Lucia's favorite service is the microphototherapy treatment, during which gentle pulses of light dissipate traces of age and acne while purging pores with a blast of light bright enough to help follicles catch up on their reading. Dedicated to helping her clients find the best skin solution for them, Lucia also helps reap clearer skin with a natural herbal peel, which she massages into the skin with detoxifying kneading actions.