For nearly 20 years, the tan technicians at Soleil Tanning Salons have transformed pasty soul sacks into bronze living statues using UV and UV-free tanning techniques. Before tan sessions, friendly staffers educate patrons on how to get the most out of tans by using tanning lotions designed to stimulate melanin and extend the life of darker dermises. Soleil Tanning Salons are equipped with standing and horizontal tanning beds as well as UV-free MagicTan booths. The automated process typically takes 60 seconds and gives skin a golden glow thanks to micromists of custom tanner. No matter what bronzing method is chosen, tanners can rest easy knowing they will avoid burns associated with sunbathing atop radioactive beach towels.
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.
Newly founded by renowned aging expert, inventor, and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Super Boutique uses the techniques and products pioneered by Dr. Perricone to help skin look and feel healthier and younger. The 50-minute Afterglow facial uses ultrasonic exfoliation that removes the outermost layer of skin with high-frequency sound waves, leaving the face as smooth and dewy as a newborn slip 'n' slide. Skull wrappers then get stimulated by muscle-training microcurrents and plumped by advanced wrinkle-comb technology, helping once-droopy visages appear visibly rejuvenated without relying on invasive procedures or impulsive motorcycle purchases.
Body Time has stocked the Bay Area with local, artisan body products since 1970. Earth-concerned patrons can indulge their bodies’ consciences by using Body Time's Botanicals line, which is made from quality plant-derived ingredients, many of which are sustainably and locally produced in addition to being 70% certified organic, and includes aromatherapy olive-oil soaps ($8.50) and rosemary-and-mint conditioner ($14). Mark limbs with cologne ($16.50) or moisturizer ($8–$21) scented with the famed China Rain fragrance to add a fresh, floral, and lightly musky aroma to your person and stand out in aromatically sensitive crowds. Sensitive-skin owners can pamper with perfume-free unscented products and particular patrons can craft custom scents using perfume ($1.60/item) and essential oils (starting at $3/item) to enchant a football team captain without becoming a teen witch.
Vitamin C and peels aren’t just words used to describe oranges—they’re also descriptors of one of La Tour Salon’s six specialty facials. The Peeling & Vitamin C treatment lasts 90 minutes, and it renews the visage with an EZ Peel, AHA mask, and a massage of the face, neck, and shoulders. But the salon presents an array of services for hair and nails, as well. A backdrop of light wood tones matches the pleasant aesthetic imparted by stylists who cut, color, and straighten tresses with Moroccanoil and ColorProof products. Not far off is the nail area, where technicians scrub and hydrate hands before coating nails with a colorful polish from OPI or essie. And in private treatment rooms, aestheticians lend their expertise to gently wax strands from more than 15 areas across the body. They can also use an ancient cotton threading technique to pluck unwanted hair from facial areas, such as the hair a boyfriend taped to your chin to make matching goatees.
The sunny, seasoned corpus-and-countenance caretakers at Elixir Salon holster an array of prestigious awards alongside their Aveda armaments and nimble digits. Brick walls, arched windows, and high ceilings greet pore proprietors to the Berkeley salon and spa's inviting, unassuming setting, where you'll be open to the choice of a one-hour facial or massage. Entrust the visage to the holistic healing powers of skin specialist Erika Bunnin for the Elixir Facial, the facility's signature facial. During the deeply relaxing treatment, she'll take into account your skin's needs and conditions before choosing a customized procedure that fits best, employing rejuvenating products and massages to eliminate toxins and impurities. If the shrieks of an aching muscle mass stir tossing and turning in your straw cot, licensed knead therapist Amanda Whitehead can apply her therapeutic, powerful palms and lilting coo to soothe afflicted areas with the choice of Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, or postpartum techniques. The combination of a comfortable environment and calming, flowing pressure renews and balances, restoring your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.