Face & Skin Care in California

$89 for a Deluxe Queen Bee Hydrating Peel at SKIN by Frances ($185 Value)

SKIN by Frances

Multiple Locations

$185 $89

Medical-grade peel designed to hydrate and exfoliate the skin while addressing uneven pigmentation and fine lines

One or Two 60-Minute Custom Facials at Beaute Spa (Up to 52% Off)

Beaute Spa

San Jose

$150 $75

After a personalized skin analysis, custom facials rejuvenate complexions using organic products

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

Vivie Beauty

Cow Hollow

$5 $5

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

Back Purifying Treatment or Acne Facial at Viu Spa (Up to 60% Off)

Viu Spa

Bullard

$50 $29.99

Smooth, blemish-free backs with a relaxing back purifying treatment or acne-free, balanced skin with an acne facial

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

Secrets Salon

East Sacramento

$395 $225

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

Two or Three Microdermabrasion Treatments with Mini Facials at XOXO Wax and Spa (Up to 63% Off)

XOXO Wax and Spa

Naples Plaza

$360 $149

Crystal-free microdermabrasion and facials smooth and revitalize the face, neck, and chest with gentle exfoliation and custom skin remedies

Eyebrow, Lip, and Full-Face Threading at Eyebrow Queen Salon (Up to 62% Off)

Eyebrow Queen Salon

Oakland

$15 $6

Skilled aesthetician uses sterilized cotton threads to remove unwanted hair from the eyebrows, upper lip, and whole face

One or Three SkinMedica Vitalize or Rejuvinize Peels at Skinsation Medical Aesthetics (Up to 62% Off)

Skinsation Medical Aesthetics

CSU Bakersfield

$140 $56

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

Threading for Eyebrows or Face at Silver Lining Threading Studio (Up to 65% Off). Six Options Available.

Silver Lining Threading Studio

Silver Lining Threading Studio

$24 $9

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

Three, Five, or Seven Microdermabrasion Facials at Serene Day Spa (Up to 87% Off)

Serene Day Spa

Costa Mesa

$300 $46

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Aestheticians exfoliate the face to unveil cleaner, brighter layers of skin hidden beneath dull, dead cells; customized to your skin type

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

Pacific Acne Clinic

Riverside

$60 $29

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

Permanent Makeup for Brows, Upper or Lower Eyelids, or Lips fromTeri Eisert at Kharma Spa Boutique (50% Off)

Teri Eisert at Kharma Spa Boutique

Kharma Spa Boutique

$200 $100

A micro-pigment specialist uses a tattoo-like procedure to apply custom pigments to lips, brows, or eyelids

Three or Six Lipolaser Sessions at Lipolaser Mission Valley (Up to 75% Off)

Lipolaser Mission Valley

Central Chula Vista

$750 $199

Cold lasers penetrate the layers of fat sitting just beneath the skin, shrink it, and help it drain naturally through the lymphatic system

Spa Package for One or Two at Fremont Day Spa (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Fremont Day Spa

Central Downtown

$120 $79

Awaken faces with a facial from the spa's energetic aestheticians, ease tension with foot reflexology, and soften skin with a body scrub

6, 9, or 12 Zerona Body-Contouring Treatments at MS Slim (Up to 72% Off)

MS Slim

Multiple Locations

$1,170 $350

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Powered by cold lasers, each Zerona treatment works to prompt the body's fat cells to release their contents so they can be flushed out

Two Microdermabrasions or One Microdermabrasion with Oxygen Facial at Be Love Skin Spa (Up to 65% Off)

Be Love Skin Spa

Modesto

$110 $40

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

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

$45 $19

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

Two Eyebrow Threading Session with Optional Lip Threading at Be-ya Brow Bar Threading (50% Off)

Be-ya Brow Bar Threading

Fontana

$20 $10

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

$75 for $150 Worth of Body Contouring — The Body Sculpting Spa

The Body Sculpting Spa

Moreno Valley

$150 $75

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

One, Three, or Five Microdermabrasion Facial Treatments at CarMa MedSpa Centers (Up to 58% Off)

CarMa MedSpa Centers

Glendale

$75 $35

30-minute treatments cleanse and exfoliate the outer layers of skin to reveal smooth layers and a fresh, healthy glow

Full or Half Set of Eyelash Extensions at Amazing Lash- Orange County (Up to 70% Off)

Amazing Lash- Orange County

Huntington Beach

$250 $79

Experienced stylists carefully line eyes with fuller, darker lashes courtesy of extensions affixed with medical-grade adhesive

One or Two Anti-Aging or Acne Facials with Ultrasonic Treatments at Skin by Lynn (Up to 52% Off)

Skin By Lynn

Valencia

$60 $29

Ultrasound waves help faces appear firmer, brighter, and free of fine lines; facials target acne or make faces appear more youthful

ReFirme Laser Skin Tightening at Forever Young Medical Day Spa (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Forever Young Medical Day Spa

Garden Grove

$490 $245

Anti-aging ReFirme laser treatments work to reduce wrinkles, smooth and tighten skin, and improve skin's texture

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

$40 $20

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

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

Skin Space

Valley Village

$95 $47

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

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

Timeless Artistry and Permanent Make Up

Oceanside

$350 $119

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

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

Hollywood Tans

Rancho Cucamonga

$84.99 $39

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

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

Divine salon

Ontario

$250 $99

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

$40 for Two Custom Spray Tans at Endless Sun Tanning Salon ($80 Value)

Endless Sun Tanning Salon

Laguna West

$80 $40

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

One, Three, or Six Microdermabrasion Treatments at Beyond Bella Skin Care (Up to 69% Off)

Beyond Bella Skin Care

Corona

$100 $39

Diamond-encrusted microdermabrasion wand gently exfoliates away dead skin cells on the face to improve skin's tone and texture

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

Sheer Skin Care And Day Spa

Salinas

$103 $52

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

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

Capermanent Makeup

Pomona

$85 $35

Aestheticians rejuvenate skin with organic facials

Two or Four i-Lipo Body-Contouring Treatments at South Bay Med Spa (Up to 83% Off)

South Bay Med Spa

Southeast Torrance

$562.50 $99

Trained staff use targeted lasers to shrink fat cells to sculpt leaner physiques

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

ANA a skin care spa

Hayward

$55 $29

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

Dysport or Restylane at Brain, Beauty & Beyond (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Brain, Beauty & Beyond

Escondido

$200 $94

Dysport and Restylane injections help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and make faces appear smoother and younger

One or Three Facials at Naz Beauty Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Naz Beauty Salon

Sunnyvale

$70 $35

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Aestheticians perform a range of facials, such as an oxygen treatment, a two-layer cleansing facial, and a gold facial for glowing skin

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

Points of Life

West Central

$210 $99

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

One or Two Brazilian Waxes at Kawehi Skin (Up to 61% Off)

kawehi skin

Orange

$65 $29

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

Three or Six Venus Freeze Skin-Tightening and Cellulite-Reduction Treatments at Precise Care (Up to 80%)

Precise Care

Fullerton

$1,085 $299

Noninvasive skin-tightening treatments combine radio frequency and magnetic pulse technologies to help reduce wrinkles and cellulite

One or Two PCA Chemical Peels at Beauty and Therapy By Gia at Studio C Salon & Spa (Up to 60% Off)

Beauty and Therapy by Gia at Studio C Salon & Spa

Studio C Salon & Spa

$150 $69

Chemical peels help to reduce fine lines, combat sun damage, and brighten complexion

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

Sensia Salon & Spa

Mooney

$60 $30

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

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

Colour Couture

Naimes Beauty Center

$600 $299

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

One or Three Airbrush Tans at Sun City Tanning (Up to 43% Off)

Sun City Tanning

Concord

$40 $24

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Airbrushing artists uniformly mist pale figures with moisturizing solution for UV-free tans

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

Beauty Spa Secrets

Roseville

$50 $25

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

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

Belleza Day Spa

Santa Clara

$80 $45

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Custom facials and peels provided in relaxed atmosphere

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

Inner Beauty Source - The Salon

Vallejo

$179 $79

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

One Month of Unlimited Tanning or Three Spray Tans at Soleil Tanning Salons (Up to 75% Off)

Soleil Tanning Salons

Multiple Locations

$100 $25

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

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

FlyGirls Skin Care

Costa Mesa

$65 $30

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

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

$110 $50

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

One or Three European Deep-Pore-Cleansing Facials at Bella Rosa Skin Care (Up to 65% Off)

Bella Rosa Skin Care

Carlsbad

$80 $30

Aesthetician uses Biomani and Guinot skincare products for custom european facials

Three or Six Lipo-Light Body-Contouring Treatments for Two Body Parts at Genesis Health Institute (Up to 93% Off)

Genesis Health Institute

Fairfield

$999 $79

Noninvasive L.E.D. light penetrates skin to shrink fat cells, resulting in lost inches

One or Three Eye- and Lip-Softening Treatments at Kalologie Spa 360 (Up to 57% Off)

Kalologie Spa 360

Studio City

$350 $199

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Dermapen treatment creates microscopic holes in skin to activate collagen and elastin growth for smoother, healthier-looking skin

One or Three Diamond-Tip Microdermabrasion Treatments at Ginger Springs Day Spa (Up to 43% Off)

Ginger Springs Day Spa

Point Richmond

$135 $79

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Aestheticians use a diamond-tip microdermabrasion wand to exfoliate faces and help dull signs of aging and acne scars amid soothing decor

$49 for a 60-Minute Facial with a Microdermabrasion Treatment at Magic Brow Threading Salon ($138 Value)

Magic Brow Threading Salon

Multiple Locations

$138 $49

Choose from an herbal ayurvedic facial, mixed-fruit facial, or 24-karat gold facial with a deeply exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment

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

Eye Candy Lashes La

Burbank

$325 $104

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

Brow and Lash Enhancements at iCandy Eye Salon & Academy (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

iCandy Eye Salon & Academy

Brentwood

$33 $18

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

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

$300 $149

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

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

Beauty Connection

Santa Maria

$65 $36

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

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

Blue Tattoo Cafe

El Cajon

$50 $20

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Fully customized tattoo designs, including permanent eyeliner or eyebrow makeup

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

Advanced Aesthetics

Rialto

$120 $49

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

60-Minute Aveda Massage, Facial, or Both with Steam-Room and Sauna Access at Rêve SpaSalon in San Mateo

Rêve SpaSalon

Downtown

$120 $59

Natural, botanically based Aveda products fuel custom treatments at an extensive product boutique

One Spa Facial and Chemical Peel at It's All About Me at The Blow Dry Bar (54% Off)

It's All About Me at The Blow Dry Bar

Oak View

$140 $65

Seasoned aestheticians cleanse complexions with luxurious spa facial; chemical peel lifts away dull layers of skin to obscure aging

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

Glo Face & Body

Inside Jessi B's

$120 $55

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

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

Eyelash Extensions Carlsbad

Vista

$200 $75

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

Full Set of Eyelash Extensions With or Without Touchup from Ooh La La Lashes by Amy (Up to 64% Off)

Ooh La La Lashes by Amy

Mission Viejo

$220 $79

Eyelash extensions add length and thickness to natural lashes for up to three weeks

One Eyebrow-Threading Session with Option of Upper Lip Threading at Beauty By Thread (40% Off)

Beauty By Thread

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

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Threading artists wield nonirritating cotton thread to create precise arches and hair-free upper lips

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

Dr. LASER

Multiple Locations

$395 $85

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

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

iBlanc Spa

Westminster

$240 $119

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

One, Three, or Five Custom Spray Tans at Cloud 9 Treatments (Up to 53% Off)

Cloud 9 Treatments

Inside Studio S Salon

$49 $24

A custom spray tan outfits skin with a natural-looking, nuanced glow

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

Body Resort

Chico

$170 $79

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

$69 for an Anti-Aging Oxygen Facial with Microdermabrasion at The Skin Room ($140 Value)

The Skin Room

East Whittier City

$140 $69

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Aesthetician with nearly a decade of experience combats signs of aging with an oxygen facial and microdermabrasion

3 or 6 Portrait PSR3 Skin-Tightening Treatment Areas from Kelly Hannigan, RN at NewportNeckLift (Up to 93% Off)

Kelly Hannigan, RN at NewportNeckLift

Newport Necklift @ BLUSH

$1,900 $149

Thermal heat penetrates the skin, stimulating cell growth and erasing fine lines around the eyes, mouth, chin, or forehead

Four, Six or Eight Microdermabrasion Treatments at You Have a Glow by Tk Morrow (80% Off)

You Have a Glow by Tk Morrow

San Leandro

$380 $76

Aesthetician deeply exfoliates the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark spots and other blemishes

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

$60 $29

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

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

$120 $49

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

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

New Vogue Beauty

Multiple Locations

$95 $35

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

Custom Facial with Optional Chemical Peel at Begin Again Skin (Up to 66% Off)

Begin Again Skin

Tracy

$115 $39

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

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

Brow Designs

Livermore

$12 $6

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

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

Lotus Beverly Hills Skin Center

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

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

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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