Choose the pomegranate antioxidant, chocolate, or mint sugar-scrub treatment and a professional beauty maven will reward you with a crystal-scrub solution that gently exfoliates the top layer of skin across your entire body. The smooth-spanning treatment stimulates new skin-cell growth and improves tone and hydration. After your skin is left glowing like the thermal image of a stampeding elephant, it's soothed with hot towels and tender compliments. A licensed massage therapist will then employ shiatsu massage techniques for 30 minutes, applying firm pressure to meridian points throughout the body to relieve pain and increase blood circulation.
One of Bakersfield's largest day spas, Essentiels Spa et Beauté offers clients an array of services targeting the hair, skin, nails, and muscles. Turn your torso over to one of the spa's lead kneaders for a fully customized hour of integrative massage, which can incorporate hot stones, focus on particular regions of your body, or otherwise tailor itself to your wants, needs, and muscular event horizons. Those who mostly hold tension in their face can opt instead for a 60-minute European-style Essentiels signature facial, a multifaceted pamper party that leaves necks and shoulders rubbed, hands and feet coddled, and cranial facades soft, smooth, and glowing with the sort of radiance impossible to achieve through glow-stick earrings. Essentiels complements its satisfying services with the ambient assets of an urban-chic environment, giving guests an elegant escape from the frenetic pace and gauche mimes of everyday life.
A haircut shouldn't be considered a chore. It should be thought of as a re-inventive experience, an open opportunity for a new appearance, and a chance to lose the nickname of "Mr. Shaggy McHirsute." But most of all, a haircut should be relaxing. A proper dosage of pampering, but not too frilly, with just a touch of friendly chit-chat to go with the cut. At PhatHeads Barbershop, kids and adults can kick back as their coifs are carefully shaped by a crew of experienced barbers. That old-fashioned style rings truest with PhatHeads hot-towel shaves, which couple warm cream and a straight-razor shave to leave necks and cheeks smoother than a baby's bowling ball.
Privato Salon & Spa is filled with sleek, modern decor, from plush leather chairs to long wooden tables, highlighted by pops of green and purple. Amiee's nail services mirror the salon's lustrous, contemporary atmosphere. She exfoliates feet with Bella Luccè scrubs and pampers them with hot-towel treatments during spa pedicures and combines crushed rice, sea kelp, green tea, coconut, and lemongrass to soothe feet during Touch of Thai pedicures. Hands and fingers aren't left out, either. After shaping, trimming, and buffing them, Amiee decorates digits with vibrant lacquer from butter London or chip-free polish from Gelish.
The stylists at Hair Fusion love a good makeover. They create fresh new looks with haircuts, color treatments, and makeup applications, making adjustments that match the style of each individual client. Their Keraluxe smoothing services take a cut and style to the next level by making tresses sleek and shiny. Staff can also transform locks with hair extensions and perms; even a simple bang trim can dramatically update a style, especially if that style involved weaving bangs into a knit cap.
At Chop Shop Salon, Tammy Abbott's clients often leave her manicure table with digits featuring custom drawn designs, such as jack-o'-lanterns, baseballs, and sparkles. Other clients opt for simple solid colors, and that's OK, because Tammy stocks a wide assortment of hues. Either way, after Tammy is finished, she primps and protects clients' nails with durable, glossy Gelish polish or eye-catching acrylic nails.