Beauty & Spas in California

Up to 76% Off Zero-Gravity Massages

Refine Body & Skin Care

Mission Valley East

$100 $25

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Clients recline in a padded zero-gravity massage chair for a deep, relaxing massage session

Up to 55% Off at Touch to Heal Massage Center

Touch to Heal Massage Center

San Jose

$109 $54

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Scented oil blends help massages ease sore muscles and relieve tension

Up to 58% Off Facials and Massages at Spa J'Adore

Spa J'Adore

Downtown

$236 $105

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Skin-rejuvenating facial treatment followed by a Swedish, deep-tissue, or shiatsu massage

$139 Off Spa Package for Two at Lavender Hill Spa

Lavender Hill Spa

Calistoga

$378 $239

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Try a luxurious bath treatment with volcanic mud, Moroccan clay, or seaweed, Thai, or lavender mineral salt, followed by therapeutic massage

70% Off Beauty Packages

Skinglow

Westlake Village

$125 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Facials

Sylvia Shapiro Skin & Body Care

Santa Monica

$85 $39

Customized facial includes cleansing, hydration, massage, and mask to improve skin tone and promote collagen growth

55% Off In-Studio Makeup Application

Lipstick And Lashes

San Clemente

$75 $34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Full-Body Acupressure Sessions

Walk Out Feeling Better

Encinitas

$100 $49

Practitioners apply pressure across the bodies trigger points to stimulate natural processes which can help treat chronic pain and stress

Up to 58% Off Facials at Sharpe Image Beauty Salon

Sharpe Image Beauty Salon

Newark

$60 $29

Facials deep cleanse, exfoliate, and refresh the skin to help diminish the signs of aging and acne

Up to 52% Off Facial or Peel

Ziba's European Skincare & Nail Salon

Woodland Hills

$69 $34

European facial includes a gentle peel and hydrating mask; organic phytic peel fights dark spots; foot reflexology targets pressure points

55% Off an Aroma Oil Massage

Angel Reborn Beauty Spa

Pacifica

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

54% Off Botox at Desert Plastic Surgery Center

Desert Plastic Surgery Center

Culver - West

$299 $139

Doctor determines eligibility during consultation, then may inject up to 20 units of Botox

Up to 58% Off at Rock Spa

Rock Spa

Gaslamp

$282 $119

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Spa package includes body wrap and exfoliation, an express facial with an eye treatment, and use of the spa's pool and fitness center

Up to 65% Off AromaFace Massages

YaYou - Sacred Art of Living & Healing Studio

San Jose

$250 $95

Soothing fragrances accompany one-hour therapeutic massages

Up to 60% Off Thai or Swedish Massage or Couples Massage

Voila La Familia

Mission

$100 $49

Swedish massage involves gentle, continuous strokes; Thai massage targets pain with deep pressure and stretches the limbs and back

Up to 58% Off Brazilian or Bikini Wax

TERAMAI Waxing Studio

Marina Del Ray

$55 $25

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Technician carefully removes hair using organic wax from small Australian company opened in 1965

56% Off Specialty Massage

Renew Thai Spa

Hollywood

$90 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing

The Laser Cafe

Hillcrest

$399 $199

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Laser uses light technology to remove the outer layers of damaged skin, reducing wrinkles, brown spots, acne scarring, and enlarged pores

57% Off Makeover, Wine, and Chocolate

Lipstick & Bullets Beauty Bar with Sherman Cellars

Downtown San Jose

$290 $125

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Stylists specialize in latest color and texturizing trends, but they're also well versed in classic 1950s pinup and bohemian-inspired styles

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Earthly Body's collection of natural, vegan, and paraben-free skincare and bodycare products has caught the eye of an array of media outlets, such as Allure and Lucky magazines, with its hydrating hemp-oil bases and cruelty-free lineup. Candles melt into a candle pot with wax that can also be used as a warm massage oil, postcleansing moisturizer, or elbow cream for dry pet elephants. Earthly Body’s haircare line, Marrakesh, infuses each tendril-smoothing solution with Moroccan argan oil and three signature scents (original, High Tide, and Dreamsicle) to bolster frizz-free manes. Mineral-based makeups dust across facescapes without the harsh chemicals or pore-clogging guilt found in animal-tested products.

21512 Victory Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Skin Alive and its aesthetician school, Mequon Thiensville School of Esthetics, are devoted to the study and practice of skincare. Clients can choose to visit the hands-on student-learning center for aesthetic services performed by students under instructor supervision, or head to the Skin Alive spa for services performed by a licensed professional. Both offer basic beauty services, such as facials, peels, and waxing, but the licensed aestheticians at Skin Alive can also slough off dead skin cells with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, rejuvenate skin with lasers, and vanquish unwelcome hair with laser hair-removal treatments that leave skin smoother than a cue ball smothered in olive oil.

7610 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.

925 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose,
CA
US

The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear.

But what many don't know about the brand—despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase—is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment.

Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.

365 Grant Ave
San Francisco,
CA
US

Élan Salon encourages relaxation with its skin-rejuvenating treatments and upscale, tranquil atmosphere. Faces smattered with blemishes or remnants of pizza binges can enjoy a 50-minute deep-pore cleansing facial, during which licensed aesthetician Ludmilla refreshes visages by employing exfoliating natural fruit enzymes, antioxidants, and hydrating agents. Shed dead skin with a deep-cleansing scrub, unclog overflowing pores with a gentle, non-irritating extraction, and keep surfaces soft with a soothing coat of moisturizer. Throughout, soft music gently plays in the background, mitigating stress and quieting inner voices that won't stop quoting Brendan Fraser films.

2017 W Bullard Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

The collection of high-quality consignment clothing at vintage ysj allows trendsetters to reach into fashion's back pocket for inspiration to create truly unique looks. Trendatarians can find inspiration on the ysj blog or by perusing the in-store stock, which is as ever-changing as the colors of Batman’s mood ring. Dresses ($24–$79) incorporate delicate details such as boho ruffled collars, Americana fringe, and ’50s secretary-inspired fitted frocks, and blazers, coats, and jackets ($20–$128) show off fur-lined collars, grunge-inspired plaid, and full-back depictions of former Vice President John Nance Garner.

924 12th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

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