Rêve SpaSalon, an Aveda spa, is defined not only by its natural and sustainable products, but also by the conviction and vision of owner Mostafa Karim. Under his leadership, the spa has blossomed into what Karim describes as the largest Aveda spa into northern California. The reason for this expansion isn't rooted in mere business savvy or walls made with stacks of Stretch Armstrongs. Karim has partnered with Aveda for 25 years because of their mission to give back to the community, the example they set for environmental leadership, and the relaxing benefits unique to Aveda services.
Clients can sip complimentary tea or browse the spa's expansive Aveda products boutique as they wait for their services. Each treatment is preceded both by a questionnaire and consultation with the aesthetician to customize treatments to individual needs and desires.
As one of the first certified-green day spas on the peninsula, The Spa Studio keeps both its clients and the earth beautiful by reducing waste and conserving resources while carrying out a range of skincare, massage, and wellness services. During airbrush-tanning sessions, a solution infused with botanicals and antioxidants coats the skin and bronzes it over a 12-hour period, resulting in a glow that doesn’t require exposure to the sun’s harmful UV comets. The Organic Bliss facial rejuvenates skin with minerals and omega-9 nutrients, and permanent, nonlaser hair removal uses an enzyme called trypsin to prevent hair from growing back.
Inside Sola Salons, the expert threading technicians at Wind Brow Bar sharpen and reshape eyebrows and de-fuzz faces and necks with safe, effecting threading techniques. Threading, a hair removal method in practice for more than 1,000 years, gently tugs out unwanted strands without the use of harsh chemicals or heartless eviction notices. Instead, threading technicians twist a loop of pure cotton thread and zip the twisted point along eye brow edges, upper lips, jaws, and other areas, which evicts hair by the roots so quickly that discomfort is minimized.
Reviance Plastic Surgery's board-certified surgeons and physicians work to improve physiques and complexions, drawing from an extensive menu of cosmetic services that includes skin treatments, laser treatments for hair and scar removal, injectables, and plastic-surgery procedures. Unlike the before and after pictures at pie-eating competitions, Reviance's gallery of before and after photos showcases tightened and toned outcomes.
At Salon Fantasy, guests unwind at hair stations equipped with LCD TVs and free WiFi. Haircare services cultivate up-to-date coiffures with spiral-wave treatments and japanese thermal straightening. When arm hair loses its novelty, aesthetes can permanently dock locks by means of electrolysis in 15-minute increments. A menu of luscious skincare services encompasses quick facials, an anti-aging treatment, and body waxing.
During the laser hair-removal treatments, LuminaSkin's trained technicians blast follicle hedgehogs burrowing along hirsute human prairies with the LightSheer laser system. Each treatment package zaps hair across the body and requires two sessions; the women’s package deforests fuzzy quadrants from toes to upper lip and the men's package takes aim at stubborn upper torso tufts and escaped topiaries hiding on backs. The low-energy light beam blasts through the epidermis and down to the follicle’s root, helping to disrupt and diminish each strand’s growth cycle. The ChillTip of the LightSheer's wand works in tandem with numbing cream to help bone blankets stay cool, comfortable, and collected throughout the heating process. Depending on the hairs' density and ability to dodge lasers like gym-class kickballs, five to eight treatments maybe needed for optimal results.