Beauty & Spas in California

One or Two Brazilian Waxes at The Beauty Below Skin Care (Up to 53% Off)

The Beauty Below Skin Care

San Diego

Waxing expert can quickly and efficiently remove hair from nether regions during Brazilian waxes

$45 $22

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$39 for 60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage at Splendid Spa ($80 Value)

Splendid Spa

San Jose

Therapists correct muscle imbalances and postural concerns using specialized massage modalities that alleviate chronic pain and stress

$80 $39

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One or Two 60-Minute Therapeutic Massage and Chiropractic Packages at SoulWorks (Up to 79% Off)


Cow Hollow

Release stress and decrease muscle aches with a soothing massage; optional chiropractic services gently align spines without pops or cracks

$250 $53

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A 90-Minute Hot Stone Massage at KNOT AWAY THERAPY (60% Off)

Knot Away Therapy


From the merchant: Gentle watered-heated stones are placed on body for enhanced relaxation.

$225 $90

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$49 for One-Hour, Two-Layer Facial at Desi Threading & More ($85 Value)

Desi Threading & More


Licensed cosmetologist purifies congested skin with seaweed, exfoliation, and customized masque; include neck and shoulder massage

$85 $49

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Keratin Treatment with Optional Color Gloss at Hydrate Thirsty Hair with Mario Gross Hairstylist (Up to 69% Off)

Hydrate Thirsty Hair with Mario Gross Hairstylist

Multiple Locations

Stylist uses keratin to keep hair smooth and shiny for several months, adding pizazz with optional color gloss

$250 $89

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 33% Off Of A $75 Therapeutic Massage at Husk Integrative Medicine

Husk Integrative Medicine


For $5, receive a coupon for 33% off of a $75 therapeutic massage


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Swedish Massage or Reiki Treatment at Compassionate Dragon Massage & Reiki Therapy (Up to 54% Off)

Compassionate Dragon Massage & Reiki Therapy

Compassionate Dragon

James “Dragon” Colley, a licensed massage therapist, soothes sore muscles with massage or treats energy imbalances with reiki

$65 $30

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$99 for an IPL Photofacial at SkinDeep ($350 Value)

SkinDeep - Bakersfield

Multiple Locations

IPL diminishes sun damage, fine lines, acne scarring, and uneven pigmentation, leaving skin clearer and smoother

$350 $99

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1 or 3 Microdermabrasion Sessions with Optional Peel at True Image Holistic Beauty by Ladan (Up to 69% Off)

True Image Holistic Beauty by Ladan

Santa Ana

Microdermabrasion gently exfoliates the complexion while light-peel treatments revitalize the skin to help minimize signs of aging

$135 $65

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$29 for Five Sessions of Whole-Body Vibration Therapy with a Health Consultation ($175 Value)

Vibrate for Health


Muscles in the whole body rapidly contract as patients stand on a vibrating platform during five 10-minute sessions

$175 $29

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One or Two European or Deep-Pore Facials at Glam Bar Express at Bloom Wellness Lounge (Up to 58% Off)

Glam Bar Express at Bloom Wellness Lounge


Facials cleanse or deeply exfoliate the complexion to leave skin noticeably brighter and help reduce the appearance of fine lines

$65 $29

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Haircut and Conditioning with or without Partial or Full Highlights at Hair by Erika (Up to 56% Off)

Hair by Erika

Central Chula Vista

Stylist trims and hydrates locks and adding optional pizazz with partial or full highlights

$75 $37

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off Any Laser Treatment at Aveda Integrative Medical Center

Aveda Integrative Medical Center

Central Downtown

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off any laser treatment


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$29 for One 1-Hour Relaxation Massage from an OolaMoola Preferred Provider (Up to a $90 Value)


Multiple Locations

Licensed muscle melters soothe tight tendons and reduce stress with one-hour massages at clinics, wellness centers, and health spas

$90 $29

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Massage Packages at Inland Chiropractic Healthcare Clinic (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Inland Chiropractic Healthcare Clinic

San Bernardino

Massage therapists help rid body of pain and stress during massages; sauna visits aid in relaxation

$50 $25

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UV and Spray Tanning at R U Tan (Up to 68% Off). Five Options Available.

R U Tan

Multiple Locations

Get a golden glow with unlimited UV tanning, or opt for a UV-free bronzing with custom airbrush tanning or a Mystic spray booth

$39.90 $19

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Brazilian Blowout and Haircut from Maria Montellano at Cabelos Salon (45% Off)

Maria Montellano @ Cabelos Salon


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$350 $193

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Haircut and Conditioner with Optional Partial Highlights at Savy Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Savy Salon

West End

Stylists cut and condition hair for refreshed looks, plus option for partial highlights

$35 $17

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Salon Services at Sadity at La Bella Diva Salon (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Sadity at La Bella Diva Salon

Moreno Valley

Stylists reshape coifs with cuts, add dimension with highlights, or combat thinning with hair-restoration treatment

$85 $39

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Laser Hair Removal on an Extra-Small, Small, Medium, or Large Area at 7Q Spa & Medical Center (Up to 53% Off)

7Q Spa & Medical Center


Lasers reduce hair on such body parts as the lower arms, upper back, bikini line, and full chest

$150 $90

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One or Two Men's Executive Haircuts at 18|8 Fine Men's Salons (Up to 48% Off)

18|8 Fine Men's Salons

Huntington Beach at Bella Terra

Stylists finish executive men’s haircuts with five-minute massages

$42 $25

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$35 for a Signature-Facial Treatment at Live, Love, Skin ($75 Value)

Live, Love, Skin

Santa Clarita

Facial treatments are customized to cleanse and moisturize individual skin types for a smoother and softer complexion

$75 $35

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One or Two Brazilian Waxes at OM Day Spa (Up to 65% Off)

OM Day Spa

Garden Grove

Experienced skincare techs wax nether regions, leaving skin smooth and hairless

$79 $29.99

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Swedish or Hot-Stone Massage with Champagne and Warm Oil Treatment for Two at Me Spa (Up to 45% Off)

Me Spa

Santa Rosa

Woo your valentine with a glass of champagne in the relaxation room and massage—performed in separate rooms—complete with warm oil treatment

$290 $159

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$5 for 0% Off Your Purchase of Up to $150 at Wilshire Beauty

Wilshire Beauty

Multiple Locations

Beauty products from top American, European, and Japanese brands


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One, Three, or Six Infrared Body Wraps with Mineral Tightening Boosters at Segue Body Wraps (Up to 74% Off)

Segue Body Wraps

Multiple Locations

Infrared body wraps work to burn calories & detoxify the body by prompting it to release stored fat & water; new Oceanside location now open

$125 $35

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One or Two Mani-Pedis or One Gel Mani-Pedi at RC Spa and Beauty Center (Up to 58% Off)

RC Spa and Beauty Center

Rancho Cucamonga

Tech tends to nails and cuticles before applying a choice of polish, optional gel stays glossy for weeks

$50 $21

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One Month of Tanning in Level-Two Bed or One or Three Mystic Spray Tans at Royal Tanning (Up to 57% Off)

Royal Tanning


Tanning beds imbue skin with a sun-kissed hue and Mystic spray-tan booths provide a UV-free tanning alternative

$65 $32

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$125 for a Hair-Extensions Package with Styling from Shamica at Fine Hair Extensions ($290 Value)

Fine Hair Extensions


A professional stylist creates new looks with braided extensions that include shampoo, blow-dry, trimming, and flat-ironing

$290 $125

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Gel Manicures and Deluxe Pedicures for One or Two, or a Spa Package for Two at Wynn Nails & Spa (Up to 57% Off)

Wynn Nails & Spa

Elk Grove

Durable gel manicures accompany deluxe pedicures with sugar scrubs, hot-towel wraps, massages, and paraffin wax; spa package pampers pairs

$52 $25

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$699 for Liposuction Treatment on One Area at Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery ($2,500 Value)

Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery

Multiple Locations

Medical professionals remove unwanted fat from upper back, lower back, upper abdomen, and lower abdomen

$2,500 $699

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$69 for a 50-Minute Facial and Infrared-Sauna Session at Facial Lounge at Shape-Up ($150 Value)

Facial Lounge at Shape-Up

Corona Del Mar

Detoxifying infrared-sauna session is followed by a cleansing facial

$150 $69

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One, Three, or Five FIT Body Wraps at Tanners Cove (Up to 71% Off)

Tanners Cove - Salinas


During each 60-minute wrap, you may lose inches from your waist

$99 $29

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One or Two Organic Facials at Capermanent Makeup (64% Off)

Capermanent Makeup


Aestheticians rejuvenate skin with organic facials

$85 $31

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One or Three Infrared Body Wraps at New Image Day Spa (Up to 53% Off)

New Image Day Spa - Torrance


Infrared waves penetrate and warm deep under the skin without harming sensitive tissue; body wraps help boost the metabolism and skin health

$25 $12

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off Any Hair Service at Beauty Secret Salon

Beauty Secret Salon

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off any hair service


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Haircut and Conditioning with Option for Mask or Highlights at 100% Beauty Salon (50% Off)

100% Beauty Salon


Salon offers more than 20 years of experience

$60 $30

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One, Two, or Three 60-Minute Deep-Tissue Massages with Aromatherapy at Dr. Lomori Chiropractic (Up to 55% Off)

Dr. Lomori Chiropractic

Heritage District

Massage therapists use intense pressure combined with aromatherapy to ease tension in the back and body during each hour-long session

$95 $45

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$99 for Three Noninvasive Body-Contouring and Cellulite Treatments ($750 Value)

Athenix Body Sculpting Institute

Multiple Locations

Technicians help vanquish flab and cellulite with VelaShape’s noninvasive combo of radio frequencies, light energy, and mechanical massage

$750 $99

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One or Two Brazilian Waxes or Sugarings with Optional Brow Threading at Kawehi Skin (Up to 62% Off)

Kawehi Skin


Waxing artists clear bikini zones of unwated hair, with a complementary brow threading for those who purchase two waxes

$65 $29

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One or Two 60-Minute Massages at Cornerstone Chiropractic Family Wellness (Up to 50% Off)

Cornerstone Chiropractic Family Wellness


Licensed massage therapist tailors strokes to relieve tension or pain

$60 $30

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One or Three Blowouts and Styles from Kylie Carreno at Serendipity The Salon (Up to 44% Off)

Kylie Carreno at Serendipity The Salon

Westlake Village

Stylist Kylie Carreno infuses hair with sleek texture and styles hair to each client’s desired look

$35 $20

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One or Three Microdermabrasion Treatments at Sensia Salon & Spa (Up to 61% Off)

Sensia Salon & Spa


A licensed aesthetician banishes the dull upper layer of skin with a diamond-tipped wand to diminish pigment problems and fine lines

$60 $27

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Spa-Day Package with Champagne and Optional Lunch at Me Spa (Up to 39% Off)

Me Spa

Simi Valley

Spa-day packages pamper with massages, facials, nail treatments, and glasses of champagne

$520 $345

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Haircut Packages or Keratin Treatment at Hair by Nicole - Nicole Picazo (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Hair by Nicole - Nicole Picazo


Independent stylist reinvents looks with haircuts, conditioning treatments, keratin treatments, and basic color or partial highlights

$145 $69

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One, Three, or Six Microdermabrasion Treatments and Cooling Masks at Wake-UP with Make-UP (Up to 82% Off)

Wake-UP with Make-UP


Microdermabrasion treatments gently exfoliate the face to minimize signs of aging with cooling masks to rejuvenate the complexion

$175 $45

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Up to 52% Off Massage at Nirvana Massage

Nirvana Massage

Santa Clara

From the merchant: The massage therapist will do an intake to find out your needs, each massage is tailored to the client.

$80 $39

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$50 for VIP New-Patient Special: Checkup, Teeth-Whitening Kit and Gift at Angels Dentistry ($555 Value)

Angels Dentistry

Multiple Locations

Dental team maintains health of teeth and gums during a checkup that includes a custom whitening kit and a VIP gift bag

$555 $50

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One, Two, or Three Infrared Body Wraps at J. Michaels Salon and Day Spa (Up to 56% Off)

J. Michaels Salon and Day Spa


About one hour in the infrared body wrap's warming glow helps detoxify, relax, and promote circulation while assisting in body contouring

$80 $35

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Laser Hair Removal for a Small, Medium, Large, or Extra-Large Area at Plush Derma Laser Clinic (Up to 86% Off)

Plush Derma Laser Clinic

Downtown El Monte

LightSheer Duet laser removes unwanted hair

$250 $96

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Three Eyebrow-Threading Sessions or a Full-Face Threading at Style Eyebrow Threading and Heena (Up to 57% Off)

Style Eyebrow Threading and Heena


Aesthetician uses a twisted strand of thread to quickly and deftly shape eyebrows and remove unwanted facial hair

$36 $16

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Haircut and Style with Optional Partial Highlights or Full Color from Ashley Peralta at Beauty Lounge (53% Off)

Ashley Peralta at Beauty Lounge


Stylist with seven years of professional experience tames manes with cuts and conditioning, adjusts hues with highlights and coloring

$60 $30

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One or Two Shellac Manicures at Pazazz Nails (50% Off)

Pazazz Nails

Costa Mesa

Decorate nails with long-lasting Shellac polish

$42 $21

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Four or Eight I-Lipo Treatments at Anphon Medical Center (Up to 75% Off)

Anphon Medical Center


Noninvasive laser light targets localized fat deposits

$600 $189

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Women's Haircut with Conditioning Treatment from Salon Silhouette (55% Off)

Salon Silhouette

West Covina

From the merchant: Your scalp will be stimulated, washed & deep conditioned & followed up with a trim or shape up. Leaving healthy hair.

$150 $68

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Two or Four 30-Minute Foot-Detox Sessions at 5R Health (Up to 51% Off)

5R Health


Feet soak in warm ionized water which aims to draw out bodily toxins

$70 $35

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$229 for a Meditation Weekend March 7–8 at The Chopra Center ($475 Value)

The Chopra Center


Escape life’s stresses at a two-day meditation retreat that includes a Primordial Sound Meditation course and daily yoga classes

$475 $229

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120-Minute Lash-Extension Treatment from Trendy Girl Hair and Lash (68% Off)

Trendy Girl Hair And Lash


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

$300 $96

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Full Set of Natural or Glamorous Faux-Mink Eyelash Extensions with Optional Fill at beautilash (Up to 56% Off)


Studio City

Long, lush faux-mink eyelash extensions enhance natural lashes with up to 100 extensions, with optional two-week fill

$165 $75

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One or Three Basic Mani-Pedis at Miyuko Nails (Up to 31% Off)

Miyuko nail shop


During 60-minute treatments, experienced nail technicians trim and shape nails, tend to cuticles, and finish them with a coat of color

$35 $24

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Haircut Package with Optional Partial or Full Highlights at Countree Glamour Salon (Up to 54% Off)

Countree Glamour Salon


Stylists trim and shape hair to create a new look with the option for partial or full highlights to add definition and depth to locks

$40 $20

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Spa Package for Two or Couples Package with Chocolates and Wine at Relax Spa and Beauty (Up to 57% Off)

Relax Spa and Beauty


Spa packages for pairs or couples with facials, massages, and wine

$300 $129

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Brow or Face Threading, or Cut and Conditioning with Optional Highlights or Full Color at Designer Cuts (Up to 57% Off)

Designer Cuts


Expert stylists whisk away unwanted hair from brows and faces with threading treatments; haircuts can be paired with highlights or color

$50 $25

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$129 for In-Office Teeth Whitening from Dr. Kim Lucas Benton D.D.S at Vista Pacific Dental ($499 Value)

Dr. Kim Lucas Benton D.D.S at Vista Pacific Dental


Quick, in-office treatment brightens smiles up to 8 shades in one visit

$499 $129

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One or Two Manicures and Deluxe Pedicures at Extension Bar Salon (Up to 46% Off)

Extension Bar Salon & Boutique


Nail technicians trim, shape, buff, and polish fingers and toes during relaxing manicures and pedicures

$45 $25

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Mens Haircut and Eyebrow Maintenance with Optional Color with Adam at Salon En. V (Up to 63% Off)

Adam at Salon En. V

Santa Maria

Stylist trims heads, coifs brows and enlivens looks with optional color treatment

$25 $10

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One or Three Brazilian Waxes at The Skin Boutique (Up to 54% Off)

The Skin Boutique....

Rancho San Diego

Waxing specialist swiftly removes hair from the entire bikini area, leaving behind smooth, silky skin

$40 $20

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Facials, Peel, or Microdermabrasion Treatments at Advanced Aesthetics (Up to 68% Off). Four Options Available.

Advanced Aesthetics


Diminish fine lines with anti-aging facial; chemical peel and microdermabrasion remove dead skin cells to reveal clearer complexions

$120 $49

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60- or 90-Minute Reflexology Treatment, or 60-Minute Massage and Reflexology Treatment at Massage Pro (Up to 53% Off)

Massage Pro

San Mateo

Reflexology addresses ailments and imbalances throughout the body by applying pressure to energy points in the feet

$40 $19

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$53 for Haircut and Highlight Package at Katwalk Salon

Katwalk Salon

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

A cosmetologist with seven years of experience shapes new haircuts and specializes in highlights and color

$115 $53

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Three or Five Medical Spa Services at True Health Medical Spa (Up to 60% Off)

True Health Medical Spa

Carson/Compton Border

Med-spa staff pampers clients with services including detox foot baths, oxygen therapy, far infrared body wraps, and pain-relief treatments

$150 $69

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One or Three Facial Waxes or Full or Half Leg from Maria Tran at Conter Fleurette Day Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Maria Tran at Conter Fleurette Day Spa


Skin specialists remove hair from faces and legs with warm wax and careful techniques

$35 $17

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Eyelash Extensions with Optional Fill at Eyelash Extensions Carlsbad (Up to 72% Off)

Eyelash Extensions Carlsbad


Extensionist adheres semi-permanent extensions to individual lashes, instantly adding length and volume

$200 $60

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One or Two Spa Mani-Pedis at Salon Eyeconic (Up to 55% Off)

Salon Eyeconic

Mission Viejo

Pamper fingers and toes with nail shaping, cuticle work, massage, and polish

$50 $25

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Deep-Tissue or Swedish Massages at Allure Face and Body Rejuvenation (Up to 56% Off)

Allure Face and Body Rejuvenation


Inside a private treatment room, a massage therapist works to melt tension and muscle knots with flowing strokes or firm, focused pressure

$75 $37

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Thermal Texturizing, Press, and Flat Iron Packages at Shoclate Hair Design (57% Off) Two Options Available.

Shoclate Hair Design


Thermal texturizing and clear cellophane treatments increase hair's manageability and versatility

$90 $39

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$14 for $25 Worth of Electrolysis — Bare Smooth Electrolysis

Bare Smooth Electrolysis


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

$25 $14

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$192 for Two Cool Blue Light Teeth-Whitening Treatments from whiten up (68% Off)



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

$599 $192

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Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

245 S. Main St

When Kate Danta opened P.B. Yoga & Healing Arts, she envisioned more than a simple yoga studio. Her holistic health center would offer both Pilates and yoga classes that explored different types of practice along with a range of wellness services such as massage and acupuncture. Kate is a holistic health practitioner, a massage therapist, and a yoga instructor with 30 years of experience, herself, so she was in a unique position to make her dream become reality. Rather than doing everything herself, Kate assembled a staff of certified massage therapists, naturopathic healers, and yoga instructors to add their knowledge of Svaroopa, Kripalu, and Kundalini yoga to the studio's repertoire.

Visitors to the holistic studio can choose to better their bodies and minds by choosing to attend classes or visiting one of the staff's variety of physical and spiritual healers. During yoga sessions, instructors lead students through guided relaxations, breathing techniques, and yoga poses to help clients build flexibility and relax deep spinal muscles. Pilates mat classes are taught by an experienced instructor who sold her thriving studio in order to move to San Diego and join the staff at PB Yoga and Healing Arts to challenge clients' muscles with small isometric movements, which work to improve posture and protect the back by building strength throughout the core. The studio also has a Pilates Specialist whose background includes the New York Ballet Co. She works one-on-one with the help of the Gyrotonic equipment and the Pilates Reformer. The studio's on-staff licensed acupuncturist specializes in sports medicine, and can relieve chronic pain by carefully placing needles in strategic points along the body. Clients can achieve spiritual balance with visits to a Sunday morning meditation class facilitated by an ordained Zen Buddhist monk, Tenshin; who also teaches the Tai Chi classes. The center also offers sessions with an on-staff practitioner who can deliver both psychic readings and spiritual counseling to help clients reach inner peace.

961 Turquoise St
San Diego,

Bodies twist and arch through space in a series of progressive rotations. Participants cycle their shoulders, leap into crouches, and even swing club-shaped weights that resemble a clown's juggling pins. Watching a Circular Strength Training class at Chrome Fit might call to mind scenes of a mesmerizing circus performance, but the intent of the workout is anything but laughable. Rather, its dynamic actions help to broaden range of motion while simultaneously building muscle.

Circular Strength Training is one of five specialized classes led by Chrome Fit's coaching team. Though they utilize different tools—including gymnastics rings, kettlebells, and yoga techniques—they all have a holistic focus on increasing poised and powerful mobility. Their practical applications range from reducing chronic pain and competing in marathons to, in the case of TACFIT sessions, learning to tackle and safely recover from the crisis situations faced by police, military, and emergency personnel.

Owner Sheri L. Covey and her staff supplement these group classes with private personal-training sessions, as well as customized duo or small-group seminars. They adapt their instructions to suit clients of all fitness backgrounds, instead of simply telling newer students to watch the older ones until they feel ready to lift the same weights. Through boot-camp and corporate-wellness programs, they also encourage achievements in a more general community setting, drawing from the entirety of their class curriculum to plan varied drills.

1701 S 7th St, Ste 7
San Jose,

When Earthbody looks to hire new massage therapists and licensed aestheticians, it doesn't consider recent graduates?rather, it's looking for people with years of training and experience beneath their belts, and who still love what they do. It wants people who are healers at heart, able to lavish each client with skillful services and attention. Each detail at Earthbody has been carried out with similar mindfulness?from the spa's own line of organic body and facial products, all crafted in small batches in San Francisco, to little luxuries such as heated and infused foot towels and complimentary tea service.

To set the mood, the staff lights soy candles and tea lights, which burn cleanly so that even those with allergies can breathe easily. Surrounded by this soft glow, aestheticians renew skin with facials or treat bodies to massages that not only make muscles feel great but also uproot deep-seated tension. After each session?be it a couples massage or hot-oil Indian scalp treatment?the staff can compost, recycle, or launder everything used during the sessions. Dr. Shawn Goozh, a licensed clinical psychologist, also offers somatic-psychotherapy sessions that use bodywork to deepen traditional psychotherapy.

The staff's attention to detail hasn't gone unnoticed by the media. "This intimate Hayes Valley spot is more healing center than mere day spa," writes the San Francisco Bay Guardian. "Therapists are trained in several modalities and develop custom sessions for every client, including consultations before and after treatment." In 2010, SF Weekly named Earthbody its pick for best day spa, citing its "ecological sustainability and ancient holistic rites."

534 Laguna St
San Francisco,

While all good doctors are thorough, Dr. Babar Rao takes the detection of skin cancer a bit further than most. As a pioneer and international authority on dermoscopy and confocal microscopy—two techniques that afford him highly magnified 3-D views of skin-borne lesions—Dr. Rao is able to discern with great accuracy whether epidermal aberrations require biopsy. His 20 years of experience as a pathologist and surgeon, as well his numerous publications and research projects, provides him with a deep understanding of advanced treatment methods, including MOHS micrographic surgery.

This knack for high precision also extends to his clinics' cosmetic offerings, carried out by his cadre of physicians across three state-of-the-art facilities. The team minimizes wrinkles and discoloration through a range of minimally invasive treatments that includes Botox and chemical peels, and also banishes unwelcome stubble or glued-on sideburns with laser hair removal.

Dr. Rao and his staff's expertise also reach abroad in their effort to give back to communities. Dr. Rao spearheaded an effort to open a burn center in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, which has significantly reduced the mortality rate for major burns, and his staff holds free cancer screenings both locally and in the Dominican Republic.

7055 N Fresno St

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

1689 Arden Way

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