The Face Bar’s personalized skin treatments cater to each client’s skin type. Custom facials conquer myriad skin problems, including fine lines, enlarged pores, and stubborn acne. The staff also specializes in men’s skincare and mustache-watering services. The Face Bar carries a range of skincare prouducts including Image, PCA, Bioelements and Repechage.
A believer in natural skincare, aesthetician Rani of Rani’s Organic Facials and Threading shudders when she reads the unpronounceable ingredients inside many skin products. That’s why she sidesteps harsh chemicals altogether and relies on all-organic ingredients for her chocolate facials, salt glow back treatments, and fruit facial bleaches.
Rani’s belief in natural spa services extends to facial hair removal, which she performs with pure cotton thread. Drawing on 20 years of threading mastery, she deftly sweeps across upper lips, chins, and eyebrows. Through her efforts, Rani gently removes hair while keeping irritation to a minimum, unlike when metal bands play libraries or crowd members read sonnets at metal concerts.
Inside a studio half immersed in tropical tones and half ensconced in an opulent Parisian scheme, Le Belle Nails & Spa's technicians refine both halves of the human body with luxurious nail services. Clients bask amid island hues as pedicurists soak and soften feet for 30 minutes. After filing toenails, buffing them, and lavishing them with a polish chosen from nearly 100 colors, nail mavens escort clients to the deep burgundy surroundings of a manicure station. A photo of the Eiffel Tower, which hasn't been trimmed in decades, gazes longingly at nails and cuticles as they're groomed and buffed into shape. Clients can adorn fingers with standard polish to complement gleaming tootsies or opt for a 60-minute shellac manicure that drapes finger helmets in a sturdier coat. A quick stint beneath a UV lamp holds the lacquer fast, ensuring weeks of smudge- and scuff-free high fives, back pats, and bongo-drum solos.
Nails Forever owner DJ West bounded into beauty school at the tender age of 16, and by age 18, she had her license, a job, and a dream that would lead her to San Francisco. There, her skills were sharpened in salons studding Union Square and Polk Street. Her desire to open her own salon brought her back to Contra Costa County, where she's been keeping fingertips looking tip-top since 1981. Her passion for painting and fine art is reflected in her hand-based handiwork, which often includes one-of-a-kind looks ranging from leopard-print nails to bejeweled holiday designs, and she's won no fewer than five trophies at nail-design competitions. She also specializes in Shellac application and excels in acrylic extensions, which typically hold up better than the old-fashioned wooden kind.
I have been going to Michelle for 10 years and she has kept my hair very healthy which is extremely important for black haircare. Michelle is a dedicated beautician who understands her craft and the importance of keeping her clientele happy with her unmeasurable customer service. I never sit in her shop more than two which
At trioSkincare, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Hicks and his team of registered nurses reverse the outward signs of aging with a full slate of beautifying treatments and small surgical procedures. He's joined by Daryl Mossburg, a national trainer for Sciton who prides himself in staying abreast of developments in the company's technologies and protocols. He and his team put these gadgets to use during treatment sessions, which range from laser treatments and injections to Forever Young BBL treatments that reverse aging at a cellular level. No matter the treatment, each session begins with a thorough, complimentary consultation, in which staff members address each client's specific skin conditions and plot out the most appropriate treatment plan.
The steady-handed beauticians at Eyebrow Art meticulously neaten eyebrows, upper lips, and other areas of the face with an ancient hair-removal technique that reveals smooth, fuzz-free skin. At their seven salon locations, they roll twists of cotton thread quickly over clients’ skin to remove hair at the follicle––a safer method of hair removal than standing next to a sneezing dragon. Throughout the process, clients lean back in comfortable chairs as the staff gently escorts unwanted stubble from the premises.