Every treatment at Serene Serendipity: face to face, LLC begins and ends in a private suite with decorative candles and soft music foreshadowing the pampering to come. Here, a licensed aesthetician revives tired skin with treatments that incorporate various serums, masks, and techniques. For instance, the 90-minute relaxing luxury spa facial relies on steam to open pores, rotary brushes to dislodge toxins, and various massage techniques to keep the therapist’s hands from high-fiving each other. The butter back body J-Lo glow treatment, on the other hand, renders skin soft and radiant through thorough exfoliation and a moisturizing seaweed wrap. On top of these lavish treatments, the center also offers microdermabrasions and waxing with soft and hard waxes from GiGi and Berins, respectively.
As the stylists at Royal Salon Organic Care whittle away at unruly coifs, they eschew common ammonia- and paraben-laden chemical products in favor of natural, vegan Organic Salon Systems products. Under the leadership of owner Indre Roy, the experts wield these products while adding depth with highlights, razoring layers, and twisting tresses into updos for weddings or neck model auditions. Organic nail polishes also adhere to the salon’s philosophy, brightening fingertips after the nail technician draws on her background in reflexology to massage hands and arms. Extremities also get a treat in the form of homemade sea salt or sugar scrubs. Sugaring is offered for clients wishing to get rid of body and facial hair.
Barbara and Clint, Hang Zen’s massage therapist and aesthetician, respectively, work to create an environment of pure pampering at their spa. From welcome refreshments to the aromatherapy fragrances in the air, they set a scene that soothes the senses and creates an escape from the stresses of the outside world. Barbara specializes in deep-tissue massage and myofascial release, therapies that focus on rooting out entrenched tension, whereas Clint makes his clients' skin glow brighter than a lightning bug’s brief self-esteem with facials and scrubs.
Eye Candy Salon & Spa’s team of hair sculptors trims tresses and transforms head-hues in an upscale, welcoming environment. Each session commences with a shampoo and condition service. Next, stylists craft custom 'dos based on the client’s wishes, facial shape, and number of horns. Specialists also apply their extensive knowledge of hair care products to imbue strands with partial or full highlight treatments. For those with bulkier or lengthier locks, additional highlights are available for an add-on fee of $4 per foil.
Once you have your Groupon, you can get an appointment with one of Viva's staff of master hair shamans, who know how to snip and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Each professional stylist routinely soaks in the trends and styles to ensure the utmost tender care to needy noodle nests, and he or she will happily work with your particular whims or offer whims of their own free of charge. After a thorough shampoo, your stylist will keenly sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then direct careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out ($40 value). Soon after, the scalp will receive a deep conditioning treatment using high-end Eufora products to hydrate and preserve new 'do ($20 value). Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling dark alleyways.
Since opening their first spa—Sassy SunTan & Oxygen Bar—Heather and Adam Larribas have added a second sunning sanctuary called Sassy Tan & Spa. In addition to providing tanning services, the original location features an aromatherapeutic oxygen bar, while its counterpart on Star Ranch Road offers massage therapy. Visitors to the oxygen bar inhale air that's 90–95% oxygen, as opposed to the 21% usually found in everyday air. Meanwhile, aromatherapy scents such as vanilla, piña colada, and orange bolster the energizing effects of the vapor as soothing eucalyptus scents attract curious koalas.
Both locations offer bronzing via UV beds as well as airbrush gear. In accordance with a mission statement prioritizing cleanliness and comfort, staffers stock each private treatment room with tissues, water, deodorant, and candy. Here, tanners bask in the glow of beds equipped with varying levels of intensity, or close their eyes as a cloud of bronzing mist settles on their skin during an airbrush tan.