The stylists at Ritz Spa and Hair Studios specialize in slicing and texturizing techniques, prepping and finishing follicle makeovers with Chi Royal Treatment and organic Alterna products. Sure-handed staff members spend between one and two hours crafting aerodynamic new looks for customers, tailoring snips so that they flatter facial features as well as match the client's degree of determination to out-sprint an ostrich. Post-shaped strands shed residual moisture with the help of a blow-dryer, whose confident purrs can also help humans waiting in the turquoise-tinged salon to escape from awkward cellphone conversations. With a serene interior and luxurious third-floor vantage point, Ritz Spa and Hair Studios caters to inner calm as adeptly as it does to outer beauty, ensuring that even appendices leave feeling loved.
Salon Infusion offers a rejuvenating environment stuffed to the aquaducts with trained professionals. Pale sea-hued walls dotted with eastern-influenced artwork calm the mind and cool the senses, paving the way for a marvelous spasperience. With today's Groupon clenched in stressed-out fist, choose four of six spa treatments. An exclusive manicure ($44) and express pedicure ($44) tidy the finger and toe gardens for spring, while a 30-minute massage ($42) combines massage techniques, reducing aching muscles to so much spreading ectoplasm. A focus facial ($45) lasts 30 minutes, a much-needed refreshment for cached pores, and a full face wax ($44, eyebrows not included) takes care of stiff upper-lip fuzz, itinerant sideburns, and cheek-warmers. For the hair that you'd like to keep, partake in a men's or women's haircut and style (up to $65) for tamed tresses and carefully knitted head-yarn.
The medical team at La Vraie Beauté Aesthetic Clinic, under the leadership of plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. James M. Landeen and aesthetic nurse injector Melanie Fulton-Ruiz, helps patients to reveal tighter, smoother, more sculpted versions of themselves with a menu of cosmetic services. The medical-aesthetics clinic's laser treatments resurface skin, stimulate collagen, and play Blu-ray discs, and its facials and injectables scare away wrinkles.
The licensed specialists at Hair Tech Plus channel their talents and extensive knowledge of styling trends to sculpt hair and face clay into artistic treasures. Entrust tangled mop tops to skilled scissor fingers and experience the betterment of a finely tailored cut for women ($27) and men ($18). A deep-conditioning treatment will uplift those whose lives are suppressed under the reign of consistently frizzy follicles, prompting smooth-haired parties complete with split-end shaped piñatas ($12). Express your inner self by altering imparted hues with a single-step coloring ($53), bringing unscathed blond locks to a temptress red or temptress red locks to a clowny rainbow. Those with insufficient fluttering abilities can elongate eyelashes (a $140 value) to an ample, Bambi-like length with the aid of extensions and artificial intelligence. Hair Tech Plus also offers waxing services to rid the chin ($8), eyebrows ($12), or lip areas ($8) of unwanted fuzz, revealing the pristine planes beneath.
Ara Celi and Robert Godines founded Matador Men's Grooming after gaining years of experience as Rooster's franchisees. They wanted to bring the same quality of service to a venue that felt a little more local, like a classic barber shop. They and their barbers still partner dashing, close-cropped haircuts with shaves, head and face massages, and hot towel wraps. They also offer waxing services particularly focused on grooming the eyebrows, and hair tinting to banish the flecks of grey that show up as people age or slowly become statues.
A certified Redken colorist, DeeDee Olk radiates self-assurance whenever she has scissors in her hand, clipping and dyeing hair with the expertise that earned her the runner-up award for Best Stylist in the Bay Area Citizen’s 2010 Best of the Bay Area listings. At True Vanity Salon, she oversees services that range from color correction and foiling to permanent hair extensions, a more sustainable alternative to balancing a mop on your head. She is also certified to exterminate frizz with Brazilian Blowout treatments, and she transports her sure-handed approach outside the salon for onsite event styling.