Face & Skin Care in California

20 Units of Botox at Syner-Chi Day and Med Spa (Up to 50% Off)

Syner-Chi Day & Med Spa

North Clairemont

Botox injections relax facial muscles, causing wrinkles to fade for a period of up to four months

$280 $139

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One Spray Tan or Three UV Tanning Sessions at The Beach Club (Up to 51% Off)

The Beach Club

Cambrian

Get an instant glow with a spray tan, or build up a bronzed tone during three UV tanning sessions

$30 $15

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off One Anti Aging Facial at Vivie Beauty

Vivie Beauty

Cow Hollow

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off one anti-aging facial

$5 $5

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Two or Four Spray Tans at Aesthetic Beauty (50% Off)

Aesthetic Beauty

Fresno

Licensed aesthetician uses natural DHA ingredients during customized, UV-free spray tans

$80 $40

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$225 for Permanent Eyebrow Makeup at Secrets Salon ($395 Value)

Secrets Salon

East Sacramento

Certified makeup artist inserts natural pigments into dermal layer to enhance eyebrows without downtime or aggravating skin conditions

$395 $225

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$19 for $35 Worth of Beauty Products at 2nd Street Beauty Boutique

2nd Street Beauty

Multiple Locations

Hair, skin, and nail products from high end brands such as Murad, Joico, Paul Mitchell, and Jane Iredale

$35 $19

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LED Facial with Optional Hydrating Bio-Brasion Treatment at Rainforest Skin Care (Up to 52% Off)

Rainforest Skin Care

Grand Lake

Aesthetician works to even skin tones with LED facials and boosts moisture and minimizes fine lines with Bio-Brasion

$140 $69

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One or Three SkinMedica Vitalize or Rejuvinize Peels at Skinsation Medical Aesthetics (Up to 53% Off)

Skinsation Medical Aesthetics

CSU Bakersfield

Specialized SkinMedica peels clear away dead skin cells, uncovering clearer, younger skin below

$140 $69

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Threading for Eyebrows or Face at Silver Lining Threading Studio (Up to 53% Off). Six Options Available.

Silver Lining Threading Studio

Silver Lining Threading Studio

Threading specialist gently and precisely sweeps away unwanted hair using a loop of pure cotton thread

$24 $12

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One or Two Syringes of Juvéderm at Precision Aesthetics (Up to 40% Off)

Precision Aesthetics

Santa Ana

Injected dermal filler works to smooth lines and restore volume to the face

$500 $299

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One Acne Facial or One or Three Microdermabrasions with $10 Product Credit at Pacific Acne Clinic (Up to 52% Off)

Pacific Acne Clinic

Riverside

Diamond-tip microdermabrasion wand removes dead skin; facial cleanses, moisturizes, and exfoliates to potentially reduce blemishes and scars

$60 $29

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Eyebrow and Lip or Full-Face Threadings from Rashma Rani at Salon Serendipity (Up to 51% Off)

Rashma Rani @ Salon Serendipity

Pacific

Cotton threads twist around unwanted strands and rapidly pluck them, causing less pain than tweezing or waxing

$15 $8

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Kiss Me Tenderly Lady's Acne Facial or Gee Whiz Lady's Back Polish at SKIN by Frances (Up to 61% Off)

SKIN by Frances

Chula Vista

Acne facials target blemishes while nourishing and balancing skin; peppermint and algae back polishes cleanse and decongest pores

$90 $35

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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

$5 $5

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60-Minute Clinical Custom Facial from Lee Wellness Center (59% Off)

Lee Wellness Center

Irvine

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

$120 $49

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$49 for Microdermabrasion Facial with Oxygen Rejuvenation Facial at Be Love Skin Spa ($110 Value)

Be Love Skin Spa

Modesto

Aesthetician with more than a decade of experience buffs away fine lines & scars before infusing skin with plumping & glow-inducing oxygen

$110 $49

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One or Three Spray Tans or One Spray Tan with a Body Scrub at Bella Mar Day Spa & Salon (Up to 59% Off)

Bella Mar Day Spa & Salon

Hollywood

Staff hand-spray clients skin to create streak-free tans and slimming contour lines; optional scrub to prolong tan's lifespan

$45 $19

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Two Eyebrow Threading Session with Optional Lip Threading at Be-ya Brow Bar Threading (61% Off)

Be-ya Brow Bar Threading

Fontana

Skilled aesthetician interlaces sterilized cotton threads to swiftly remove unwanted hair from the brows and upper lip

$20 $8

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One or Three Acupuncture-Facial Treatments at Alcocer Acupuncture Medical Clinic (Up to 57% Off)

Alcocer Acupuncture Medical Clinic

Moreno Valley

Acupuncturist gently inserts hair-thin needles into the skin to help rejuvenate facial skin, leaving clients looking more youthful

$140 $60

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One or Three One-Hour Custom Facials at Kristine at A La Mode Hair Studio (Up to 52% Off)

Kristine at A La Mode Hair Studio

A La Mode Skincare

Custom facials cleanse the skin and correct complexions

$80 $40

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Eyelash Extensions with an Optional Two-Week Touchup Service at Brianna G. Skin Care and Lashes (Up to 53% Off)

Brianna G. Skin Care and Lashes

Washington

In a two-hour service, a licensed specialist applies a full set of lashes for a come-hither look that requires no mascara

$175 $85

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One or Three Airbrush Tanning Sessions at Tippy Toes (Up to 53% Off)

Tippy Toes

Santa Clarita

Technician coats the body with a sunless tanning formula, creating a uniform, just-from-the-beach glow

$30 $15

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$42 for an Deep Pore Cleansing Facial and a Brow or Lip Waxing at OM Day Spa ($105 Value)

OM Day Spa

Garden Grove

Aestheticians cater to oily, acne-prone skin with targeted products and clean up brow and lip lines with a swift waxing

$105 $42

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One Full-Body Spray Tan or Two Gold Shimmer Tans from Brittany Acosta At Seasons Of Skin Day Spa (Up to 51% Off)

Brittany Acosta At Seasons Of Skin Day Spa

Seasons of Skin

An experienced aesthetician manually sprays skin with a solution that renders a golden glow without streaking

$40 $20

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One, Two, or Three 60-Minute Dermalogica Skin Treatments at Skin Space (Up to 55% Off)

Skin Space

Valley Village

Custom skin treatments draw on quality Dermalogica products in 60-minute treatments

$95 $47

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Permanent Eyeliner or Eyebrow Powder-Filling at Timeless Artistry and Permanent Make Up (Up to 73% Off)

Timeless Artistry and Permanent Make Up

Oceanside

Add color, shape, and definition to eye lines or brows with permanent pigments

$350 $119

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Tanning at Hollywood Tans (Up to 71% Off)

Hollywood Tans

Rancho Cucamonga

High-pressure upright tanning booths get skin glowing in as little as eight minutes

$84.99 $39

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Brazilian Keratin Treatment or Haircut and Deep-Conditioning Treatment at Divine salon (Up to 60% Off)

Divine salon

Ontario

Experienced stylists work to straighten strands or nourish them with deepconditioning treatments

$250 $99

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$35 for Two Custom Spray Tans at Endless Sun Tanning Salon ($80 Value)

Endless Sun Tanning Salon

Laguna West

Two spray tans give recipients a sun-kissed glow without harmful UV rays

$80 $35

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$23 for One Custom Airbrush Tan from EO Tan ($39 Value)

EO Tan

Multiple Locations

Custom airbrush tan is hand-applied by a certified technician using airbrush equipment

$39 $23

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60-Minute Custom Facial from Sheer Skin Care and Day Spa (50% Off)

Sheer Skin Care And Day Spa

Salinas

Facial is designed to meet clients' skin needs, ensuring that the skin is feels vibrant and refreshed; includes brow wax

$103 $52

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One or Two Organic Facials at Capermanent Makeup (59% Off)

Capermanent Makeup

Pomona

Aestheticians rejuvenate skin with organic facials

$85 $35

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One or Three Microdermabrasion Treatments at Beautiful Image South Bay (Up to 76% Off)

Beautiful Image South Bay

Torrance

Microdermabrasion targets acne, sun damage, and raised scars by buffing away dead skin

$180 $49

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One or Three European Facials at ANA a skin care spa (Up to 47% Off)

ANA a skin care spa

Hayward

European facials help clients achieve a healthy complexion with steam, exfoliation, extractions, a skin-type-specific mask, and moisturizer

$55 $29

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One, Two, or Three Airbrush-Tanning Sessions from Flawless Color Sunless Tanning (Up to 54% Off)

Flawless Color Sunless Tanning

Escondido

A certified airbrush technician uses Body Bronze products to create a customized tan that lasts 7 to 10 days

$50 $25

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One or Three Deluxe Facials with Eyebrow Threading at Akme Skin Care (Up to 58% Off)

Akme Skin Care

Sunnyvale West

Facial targets skin imperfections with two rounds of exfoliation; threading helps contour the brows and eliminate unsightly stray hairs

$135 $59

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One, Three, or Six Facial-Rejuvenation Acupuncture Treatments with Consultation at Points of Life (Up to 53% Off)

Points of Life

West Central

Hair-thin acupuncture needles are inserted into the face to help increase collagen production, improve muscle tone, and boost circulation

$210 $99

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One or Two Brazilian Waxes at Kawehi Skin (Up to 69% Off)

kawehi skin

Orange

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

$65 $23

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Eyebrow-Threading and Optional Lip-Threading Services at Natural Brow & Beauty Salon (Up to 54% Off)

Natural Brow & Beauty Salon

Fullerton

Threading technician sculpts eyebrows or sweeps upper-lips free of fuzz using a twisted loop of pure cotton thread

$24 $11

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$69 for a Full Set of Synthetic Mink Eyelash Extensions at Luxe Lashes ($165 Value)

Luxe Lashes

Thousand Oaks

Certified extension stylists create thicker, longer lashes with synthetic mink eyelashes applied one by one to natural lashes

$165 $69

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One or Three Microdermabrasion Treatments at Sensia Salon & Spa (Up to 56% Off)

Sensia Salon & Spa

Mooney

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

$60 $30

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$299 for a Hands-On Airbrush-Tanning-Certification Program at Colour Couture ($600 Value)

Colour Couture

Naimes Beauty Center

Monica Blanco explores the equipment, products, and techniques needed to become a certified airbrush-tanning artist

$600 $299

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$15.99 for Three Eyebrow Threading Sessions at Eyebrow Art ($30 Value)

Eyebrow Art

Concord

Staffers sculpt shapely brows by twisting cotton thread around errant hairs, and swiftly lifting them out of the follicle

$10 $5.33

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European Facial, Gentleman's Facial, or Three Facials of Choice at Beauty Spa Secrets (Up to 54% Off)

Beauty Spa Secrets

Roseville

Facials with exfoliation and massage, skin-tightening qualities, or hydrating masque to brighten skin

$50 $25

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One or Three Custom Facials with Optional Resurfacing Peels at Belleza Day Spa (Up to 52% Off)

Belleza Day Spa

Santa Clara

Custom facials and peels provided in relaxed atmosphere

$80 $45

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Eye Enhancement Spa Services at Inner Beauty Source - The Salon (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

Inner Beauty Source - The Salon

Vallejo

Technician applies synthetic strands individually to existing lashes for a full, lush look that eschews the need for mascara

$179 $79

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One Month of Unlimited Tanning or Three Spray Tans at Soleil Tanning Salons (Up to 78% Off)

Soleil Tanning Salons

Multiple Locations

Staffers guide patrons to their best tanning options, including UV beds or UV-free spray tans

$100 $22

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One or Two 60-Minute Custom Facials at FlyGirls Skin Care (Up to 58% Off)

FlyGirls Skin Care

Costa Mesa

Facials include double cleansing with steam, exfoliation, extractions, and a specialized hydration, acne, or sun-damage treatment

$65 $30

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Omega Peel and European Facial with Option for 60-Minute Swedish Massage at Flora Day Spa (Up to 55% Off)

Flora Day Spa

West Covina

Facial and peel help cleanse, exfoliate, and revitalize the skin; Swedish massage can gently relieve muscular tension

$110 $50

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One or Three European Deep-Pore-Cleansing Facials at Bella Rosa Skin Care (Up to 55% Off)

Bella Rosa Skin Care

Carlsbad

Aesthetician uses Biomani and Guinot skincare products for custom european facials

$80 $39

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

Trendy Girl Hair And Lash

Fairfield

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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One or Three Custom Airbrush Spray Tans at Glow skincare by Kasey (Up to 54% Off)

Glow skincare by Kasey

Studio City

Custom spray tans grant skin a sun-free glow

$50 $25

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Permanent Makeup at Natural Look Permanent Cosmetics (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

Sherry Bridges at Natural Look Permanent Cosmetics

Multiple Locations

Sherry Bridges enhances facial features with subtle, natural applications of permanent makeup designed to reflect individual style

$300 $99

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Full Set of Mink Lash-Extension Treatment from Eye candy Lashes LA (68% Off)

Eye Candy Lashes La

Burbank

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

$325 $104

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Brow and Lash Enhancements at iCandy Eye Salon & Academy (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

iCandy Eye Salon & Academy

Brentwood

Beauty specialists focus on eyes with lash lifts and tints, brow tint and design, and lash extensions with infills

$33 $17

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Microdermabrasion or Stem Cell and Oxygen Lift Facial by Mary at Bellezza Salon and Spa (Up to 54% Off)

Mary at Bellezza Salon and Spa

Old Town Temecula

Aesthetician Mary’s microdermabrasion and facial treatments slough off dead skin cells and refresh mugs

$300 $149

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60-Minute Custom Facial from Beauty Connection (45% Off)

Beauty Connection

Santa Maria

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

$65 $36

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20 Minutes of Tattooing, or Permanent Makeup for Eyes or Brows at Blue Tattoo Cafe (Up to 67% Off)

Blue Tattoo Cafe

El Cajon

Fully customized tattoo designs, including permanent eyeliner or eyebrow makeup

$50 $20

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

Advanced Aesthetics

Rialto

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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Full Set of Silk Mink or Silk Eyelash Extensions with Chini @ Visible Changes Salon & Day Spa (51% Off)

Chini @ Visible Changes Salon & Day Spa

San Mateo

Silk mink or silk extensions are applied to the natural lashes, one-by-one for a natural, yet dramatic effect

$200 $99

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Pumpkin Facial or One or Two Signature Facials at The Beauty Garden (Up to 65% Off)

The Beauty Garden

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Specialists beautify and nourish skin on the face with pumpkin enzymes and customized facials

$90 $45

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One or Three Full-Body Airbrush Tans at Glo Face & Body (Up to 54% Off)

Glo Face & Body

Inside Jessi B's

Spray-tanning tech with 12 years of experience coats skin with regular or organic Norvell tanning solution that lasts up to seven days

$120 $55

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Eyelash Extensions with Optional Fill at Eyelash Extensions Carlsbad (Up to 65% Off)

Eyelash Extensions Carlsbad

Vista

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

$200 $75

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Full Set of Eyelash Extensions with Optional Touch-up from Ooh La La Lashes by Amy (Up to 68% Off)

Ooh La La Lashes by Amy

Mission Viejo

Eyelash extensions add length and thickness to natural lashes

$200 $65

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One or Two Laser Skin Rejuvenation Sessions at Dr. LASER (Up to 81% Off)

Dr. LASER

Multiple Locations

Treatments make skin glow by stimulating collagen production to reduce the appearance of age spots, pores, discoloration, and acne scarring

$395 $85

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Three, Five, or Seven Microdermabrasion Facials at iBlanc Spa (Up to 56% Off)

iBlanc Spa

Westminster

Aestheticians buff away dull, dead skin cells to reveal more youthful and rejuvenated complexions

$240 $119

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One or Two Bio-Brasion Trinity Wet/Dry Microdermabrasions at Treat (55% Off)

Treat

Santa Barbara Downtown

Bio-Brasion Trinity microdermabrader uses diamond tip to slough off dead skin, which is then vacuumed away, leaving skin more radiant

$110 $49

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One or Two Spa Packages with 30-Minute Reflexology Session and Facial Peel at Body Resort (Up to 59% Off)

Body Resort

Chico

Spa promotes relaxation with 30-minute reflexology sessions and facial peels that brighten skin

$170 $79

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Half or Full Set of Eyelash Extensions at Lashes on Broadway (50% Off)

Lashes on Broadway

Multiple Locations

Individually applied half and full sets of lash extensions beautify eyes for up to four weeks

$110 $55

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One or Two Resurfacing Peels at Epic Skin (Up to 51% Off)

Epic Skin

West Newport Beach

Resurfacing peels in glycolic, lactic, and pumpkin enzyme varieties aim to even skin tone and texture, decrease acne, and make skin youthful

$85 $42

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One or Three Facials at Love Your Skin By Germa (Up to 58% Off)

Love Your Skin By Germa

San Leandro

Aesthetician deeply cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes clients' skin with facials

$75 $35

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1 or 3 TNS Hydrating, Purifying, or Calming Facials at Before-N-After Weight Loss and Wellness (Up to 56% Off)

Before-N-After Weight Loss and Wellness

Multiple Locations

Choose a facial to help heal your skin, whether it needs hydration, anti-aging attention, or help fighting acne

$60 $29

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5 or 10 Red-Light Therapy Sessions, or One Month of Unlimited Red-Light Therapy Sessions at I B Tan (Up to 70% Off)

I B Tan Tanning Resort

Sunrise East

Red-light therapy rejuvenates collagen to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and other blemishes

$120 $49

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One or Three European Facials at New Vogue Beauty (Up to 67% Off )

New Vogue Beauty

Multiple Locations

Feel tension seep away as an aesthetician cleanses your skin and clears pores while bringing the glow back to your face

$95 $35

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Custom Facial with Optional Chemical Peel at Begin Again Skin (Up to 57% Off)

Begin Again Skin

Tracy

Aesthetician customizes facials and peels to her clients' skin; peels combat signs of aging, including wrinkles and sun damage

$115 $49

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One, Two, or Three Eyebrow Threadings at Brow Designs (Up to 58% Off)

Brow Designs

Livermore

Experienced threaders gently sculpt brows into elegant arches by using an ancient technique

$12 $6

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One or Two IPL Photofacials at Lotus Beverly Hills Skin Center (Up to 68% Off)

Lotus Beverly Hills Skin Center

Multiple Locations

Intense pulsed light diminishes sun damage, fine lines, acne scarring, and uneven pigmentation, leaving skin clearer and smoothe

$199 $69

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One Month of Unlimited UV Tanning or One or Three Mystic Spray Tans at California Tanning (50% Off)

California Tanning

Multiple Locations

Level 1 UV tanning beds turn pale skin into bronze hues; Mystic HD spray helps skin glow without UV rays

$89.85 $45

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Facial or Microdermabrasion at Forever Natural Permanent Makeup & Spa (Up to 57% Off). Five Options Available.

Forever Natural Permanent Makeup & Spa

Hemet

Anti-aging facial hydrates with essential oils, or microdermabrasion intensively exfoliates to obscure signs of aging

$89 $45

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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
Venice,
CA
US

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.

169 Horton Plz
San Diego,
CA
US

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,
CA
US

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,
CA
US

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
Fresno,
CA
US

When Pamela Troyan opened Salon Secrets Spa in 1993, she set out with a clear goal: to provide clients with a refuge from their daily pressures via the best possible salon and spa experience. She staffed her salon with highly trained stylists and technicians, many of whom studied at elite academies such as Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, and Aveda. She also enrolled Salon Secrets Spa as a certified Aveda Signature Salon, meaning that all of their services (except nail coloring) would employ all-natural, organic Aveda products. With the salon fully staffed and stocked with elite stylists and luxe products, it was time to open. Since then, not much has changed: Pamela still oversees a team of well-educated stylists and technicians who’ve developed a loyal following of repeat customers and amateur paparazzi. Stylists customize looks with organic Aveda color services, as well as mani-peds, paraffin treatments, waxing, and Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions. The spa staff soothes bodies with facials, peels, and microdermabrasion, as well as massages and body wraps. The med spa also beautifies patients with cosmetic services such as skin rejuvanation, VelaShape cellulite reduction, and spider-vein treatments performed or supervised by a certified plastic surgeon.

215 Alhambra Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US