Patrons who visit either of South Bay Xpress Spa and Wax’s two locations rest easy knowing that they've entrusted their skin to expert aestheticians. That's because the staff undergoes continual training in alternative waxing techniques, facial treatments, and lash enhancement procedures. With this knowledge in hand, the staff pampers clients from head to tail with microdermabrasion, brow tinting, lash perms, and body waxing.
At ZENKA, fusty fingers and petrified pavement pounders receive beautifying and refreshing treatments using all-natural and organic products. Shimmy up to the manicure bar and sip a glass of champagne as dusty digits prepare to recover from the everyday wear and tear of smart-phone pummeling. The luxurious 24 karat treatment starts with a gold leaf soak, meticulous grooming, and exfoliating natural gel peel for both hand and feet, while tired toes are treated extra sweetly with an invigorating sugar scrub. Next, newly softened phalanges will get a moisturizing mask, with a hot towel wrap to seal in hydration, followed by a soothing massage that gilds extremities with pure gold lotion and a hot lava shell. Once hands and feet have soaked up enough gold to be worth their weight, they can choose a final ornamentation of either a shine buff or perfect polish that will leave them priceless in the eyes of appendage appraisers.
Aqua Salon owner Kathy Snyder loves a challenge. When asked what she likes best about her job, the veteran hairstylist told Our South Bay, “So many of us are particular about exactly what we want our hair to look like but haven’t any idea how to articulate it to someone. It’s my job … to ‘get it’ when a customer reaches out for help.” A former employee of celeb-favorite Cristophe Salon, Snyder spent 10 years meeting the often daunting needs of Hollywood’s most demanding heads. Today, she doles out that same level of service in an environment that is decidedly more relaxed, complete with a soothing ocean view and skylights that allow the sunshine to stream in.
As guests sip wine and watch the waves roll along the sandy shoreline, Snyder’s team of master stylists care for hair with cutting-edge cuts, extensions, and balayage coloring techniques. Makeup artists employ the Jane Iredale line of mineral makeup to beautify visages, and spray tans by Infinity Sun provide a golden glow to help prep bodies for the beach or a stint on James Cameron’s mantel.
For 30 years, the experienced allure artists at Hermosa Nail Co. have conjured smooth skin, elegant appendages, and eye-catching countenances with the beauty industry's latest techniques. During 30-minute Brazilians, a tide of warm wax consumes rouge bristle to leave ladies' nether regions silky, clearing men's Amazon-like areas for an additional fee of $20−$25.
Mimosa's team of dedicated scissor-smiths offers look-updating services in a stylish setting. Opt for hair services to lavish love on manes, complete with a nourishing Kerastase treatment and expert shaping to leave locks luscious. A savvy stylist will teach you how to correctly blow out your hair to recreate your look at home or on a commuter platform. A Brazilian wax efficiently deforests unwanted body thickets to leave skin smooth and bare. The detail oriented may choose the Shellac manicure to define their digits with a vibrant hue. Slick on the polish to enjoy up to 14 days of chip-free wear and add pizzazz to general gestures, impatient tapping, and staid shadow puppets. In addition to your professional pampering, you get 25% off products purchased the same day you redeem your Groupon, and if you book your next appointment that day you'll receive 10% off that service as well.