Although they’re greeted by the sound of snipping scissors and the sight of a light-yellow room filled with black leather stylists’ chairs, guests of Natural Image Salon and Day Spa can get much more than just a haircut. In addition to stylists who specialize in creative hair color and keep abreast of the latest trends—such as the feather hair extensions that secret agents use to blend in while spying from trees—Natural Image staffs aestheticians who perform a full range of spa treatments.
These experts dab skin with products made with natural ingredients, relying on botanical plant peels and Swedish body wraps that blend herbs, minerals, and sea clay. As well as pampering skin with Aveda facials and sea-salt-glow exfoliations, the aestheticians render it hairless during waxing sessions. Nail technicians add the final touch to appearances with gel manicures or layers of OPI polish.
Choose between one of three relaxing massage techniques including the deep tissue, Swedish, or signature. The deep tissue is a pressurized, full-body technique that seeks the deepest knots and unties them with the proficiency of a Boy Scout with adult hands. Go with the Swedish if you prefer traditional, long strokes tied to a gentle muscular overhaul. The signature treatment includes a total body pampering with extra attention given to comforting the hands and feet using heated spa treatments.
Bloom Boutique's crystal chandeliers, carved pink and cream furniture, and fresh orchids create a fairy-tale backdrop for the work of a team of lash extensionists, who help women look and feel beautiful for weddings and other special events. The shop, which was founded in 2006, has grown into a temple for getting dolled up, with a particular specialization in lash extensions. Here, coifs are curled and styled for events, unwanted hair is waxed away, and NovaLash mink eyelash extensions augment elegance. The mink extensions are applied lash-by-lash and each mink strand is curled, replicating the look of natural lashes. In the boutique, Swarovski crystals and seed pearls make veils glow amid a trove of accessories fulfilling requirements for old, new, blue, and, for daring patrons, borrowed.
The team brings their calm, reassuring demeanor to client events for on-location glamorizing as well as contributing makeup and hairstyling to photo shoots for magazines such as The Knot. Staff members welcome anyone prepping for a big night and stay on trend by researching constantly changing fashions so they can nimbly respond to requests from trend-hunting prom-goers and prom-patrolling undercover parents.
In 2008, Tish founded Our Sacred Space Wellness Center with a simple goal: bringing a range of workshops, massage therapy, acupuncture, and other holistic treatments to the surrounding community. Having trained at various institutes, worked with the San Jose Sharks, and learned treatments such as reiki and reflexology, Tish's broad range of experiences are reflected in the center?s extensive service menu. She specializes in sacred native hot-stone massage therapy. Together with a team of eight other practitioners, they help clients redirect energy flow with acupressure, brighten skin with facials, and relax with multiple types of massage. Tish and co. also invite guests to check out the handmade jewelry, DoTerra Essential Oils, and the wide range of Sacred Blessed items in the welcoming room. Our Sacred Space's peaceful outdoor courtyard area is also ideal for those who want to unwind, meditate, or for those who want to enjoy the sun's energy and rejuvenate. The wellness center also has showers onsite for customers who wish to shower after treatments.
Most Popular Service: Botox, Juv?derm, laser treatments
Brands Used: Botox, Juv?derm, Fraxel, Venus Freeze, Skin Medica, PCA
Minimum Age Requirement: 17
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Aspire Laser & Medspa's huge range of services definitely impresses, as do the qualifications of the staff that perform them. Dr. Mittal Patel, for instance, puts her degree to work in aesthetic medicine, particularly specializing in anti-aging treatments. The registered nurse backs her up at the Medspa, most often performing beauty injections, laser skin resurfacing, and Venus Freeze skin tightening. The aesthetician, on the other hand, specializes in caring for only one part of the body: the skin. She performs chemical peels, facials, and even microcurrent radio-frequency treatments that teach your body what it feels like to be a beautiful antenna.
In business since 2002, Day Dreams Massage Therapy is a thriving spa due in large part to the 15 years massage experience each of their therapists possesses as well as being nationally certified. This deep knowledge of bodywork informs them as they completely customize treatments for each client. They draw on a variety of techniques??deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone??in order to ease stress or target specific areas of concern, such as chronic pain or joint immobililty. In addition to massage, they invite guests to bask in the beneficial rays of the infrared sauna, where radiant heat and the whispered encouragements of a cool towel aim to increase blood circulation and decrease stress. In addition to this, the spa offers carbon heated and cedar wood box saunas.