For more than 20 years, The Beauty Source has helped shoppers strengthen their hair, cleanse their pores, highlight their eyes, and generally look their best. The shop's stock encompasses popular and respected lines such as Pureology, Redken, Matrix, and Jane Iredale. The Beauty Source's appreciation of its patrons extends beyond its knowledgeable customer service to its reward and VIP programs, as well as an agreement to split any treasure found on Paul Mitchell's pirate ghost ship.
Launched more than three decades ago, Site for Sore Eyes now operates in more than 35 showrooms throughout the Bay Area. Staffers at every location share their dedication when pairing customers with head-turning eyewear and contacts. The company offers a $25 warranty that secures all of its products, replacing broken frames for free and furnishing half-price replacements for glasses that are lost, stolen, or transformed into an acorn squash. In case eyes require prescription tweaks, each shop sits next door to California-licensed Sterling VisionCare doctors of optometry.
Elfreda Love opened A Love's Touch - Gifts & More as a way to share her handcrafted gifts and scented sugar scrubs with others. The boutique grew too large for her home, so she moved it to a cozy storefront in San Leandro. Today, her gift shop is a treasure trove of aromatic spa products, colorful jewelry, and whimsical accessories. Elfreda assembles her products into extravagant gift baskets and works with customers to customize designs to their tastes.
Lara Matthews, the licensed aesthetician at True Skin Face and Body Studio, has one goal: to coax the most radiant glow and the softest texture from her clients' skin. She achieves this with nutrient-rich facials and peels that treat skin issues ranging from acne to signs of aging. Her facials utilize antioxidants and vitamins, whereas her peels take a more clinical stance against blemishes and skin damage. To complete the pampering beauty experience, True Skin Face and Body Studio also offers massages and body waxing.
Most popular service: One-hour "learn to meditate" class
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: You're here because you're ready for a life change. Dress comfortably, eat before your session, and schedule additional sessions as needed.