As its name suggests, Beyond The Spa has more going for it than relaxing facials, massages, and permanent-makeup applications. Owner Eileen strives to elevate her clients? experience with complimentary amenities, such as a tea lounge that harbors teapots and cups from around the world. Eileen shares something in common with this cross-cultural collection of porcelain; she began her career halfway across the globe in Taiwan and China, helping manage her family's 23 spas throughout that country. Her most recent stateside endeavor has attracted notable clientele such as KRON4 news anchors and former Cupertino Mayor Kris Wang. They come for the stress-relieving treatments, though it doesn?t hurt that the spa is located inside a historic mansion on The Alameda that regularly hosts stuffed-animal tea parties.
Licensed master hairstylist Sonja loves the moment her clients see their new 'do for the first time. With nearly 10 years of experience at Tao Blaze Salon, she specializes in precision haircuts and rich, ammonia-free color treatments that illuminate clients' best features. When patrons walk into this upscale Los Gatos salon, they can instantly feel the warmth of the cushy leather chairs and sunlit rooms, all enhanced by the friendliness of the salon staff.
The stylists at Salon Vie Jehe—overseen by owner Rezi Zare, an internationally trained master stylist—draw upon their up-to-date schooling to design hairdos that mirror each client's unique image. Each haircut appointment begins with a consultation, during which stylists outline a fashionable style based on the client's features. From there, they bring the style to life with the help of Privé organic haircare products, scissors, and skeins of yarn. Inside the modern-minimalist salon, where angled ceilings apex above dangling globe lamps and chic furnishings, the staff also performs coloring and straightening treatments, makeup applications, and nail services.
Between her time in Europe and America, cosmetologist Elena has spent a decade beautifying clients with her soothing, meticulous skin treatments. At The Gorgeous Lady, she uses certified organic products in facials to even skin tones and improve texture. Her other specialties range from hand-and-foot treatments with steamed-towel wipes to body waxing.