Skilled scrubbers slather your entire body, smoothening and revitalizing your skin with a blend of cane sugar rich in anti-oxidants. The activating essentials are born out of the nectars of organic pomegranate juice, whole cranberries, and apples that fall close to the tree of eternal life. With the grace of a swan and the deliberately smooth stroke of a paddleboat resembling a swan, a skilled spa specialist will work the moisturizing exfoliant into your body and soul, leaving you significantly less mad than a wet hen.
The nail technicians at Bella Piaz Salon & Spa focus on beautifying natural nails. Eschewing acrylics—and the fumes and damaging drilling that come with them—they daub their clients’ fingertips with non-formaldehyde polish or CND Shellac. Elsewhere in the salon, a trio of stylists cuts, colors, and adorns hair with feather and tinsel extensions. In the spa, staffers whip up customized facials to target acne and rosacea, or treat guests to other services such as waxing, aromatherapeutic massages, and spa parties for all occasions.
Eman, better known as Mrs. B, has spent her 30-year career as a cosmetology instructor learning just what makes a salon work: quality products and quality education. After taking the reigns of Be⋅You⋅tiful Salon⋅Spa⋅Supply in 2012, Eman stocked its shelves with products from Paul Mitchell, Sebastian, and Nioxin, and made sure her staff received ongoing training from the likes of TIGI and Wella. Within the kid-friendly space, the team takes a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, whether they are straightening hair with formaldehyde-free products, clearing out pores with European facials, or painting nutritional advice onto nails using chip-resistant Shellac polish.
Joseph Alex spent more than five years as an apprentice and stylist at salons throughout the Bay Area. Although his apprenticeship is over, he continues to educate himself on new trends while staying practiced in classic styles. He puts this knowledge and experience to use deftly sculpting chic new dos, weaving braids, attaching extensions, and adding color.
Sunlight streams in through the giant windows, illuminating expert stylists as they diligently evict split ends from hairstyles. The stylists offer a variety of services which they perform using expert products. They specialize in chemical and thermal hair straightening and perform aesthetic services as well, such as makeup application, facials, and eyelash enhancements.
Peggy Poveda-Sipe's mother was a hairstylist, so her childhood was set to a soundtrack of whirring hairdryers, snipping scissors, and split ends vanishing with tiny pops. She followed in her family's career footsteps, and today treats patrons of Level 5 Salon to haircuts and color treatments. A proud possessor of curly hair, she specializes in bringing out the best in the unique texture and teaches her clients how to maintain their new salon look at home. Peggy also excels in creating updos—in fact, she took home the prize at an international updo styling competition. But she's dedicated to education just as much as she is to beauty, and frequently attends classes to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and coloring techniques.