As an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, So-Pure Salon and Spa performs haircare and spa treatments with the essential oils and natural herbal ingredients found in Aveda products. Stylists accompany restorative conditioning treatments and color services with calming herbal tea and relaxing Aveda mind-body rituals. The team can enhance full-body massages with aromatherapy and deeply hydrating wraps or soften hands and feet with milk baths and sugar scrubs during Caribbean Therapy mani-pedis that, like a day in Carmen Miranda’s fruit hat, manifest the citrusy fragrances of the tropics.
The salon and spa's decor is as botanically based as its products. The earth-toned space boasts natural wood furniture and floors and pops of bright green from potted plants. The walls are a testament to the beauty experts' support of their community, displaying the work of local artists, including those of Pyramid Incorporated—a nonprofit organization dedicated to training adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in the visual and performing arts.
At Fremont Laser MedSpa, Dr. James Kojian is as one of the first doctors in the Bay area to utilize this new laser treatment, and Fremont Laser Med Spa has treated more than 18,000 clients of every skin type, including more than 3,000 iLipo and Cavitation patients for fat reduction. He oversees a team of laser technicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians' assistants as they administer FDA-approved beautification services that keep skin looking youthful. Dr. Kojian draws on his experience in the fields of anti-aging and longevity as well as aesthetics, calibrating his arsenal of lasers to target everything from wrinkles and rosacea to unwanted hair and rebel spacecraft. Fat-liquifying lasers safely circumvent the skin to liquefy fat cells, aiming to let the body flush them away for a potential loss of inches.
The aestheticians at Beauty Legend wield products from Dosha, Menard, Bioline, and T&J during basic skin-clearing facials and professional sessions enhanced with lasers. During basic facials, aestheticians cleanse pores of dirt and excess oil or target stubborn blemishes during specialized acne-treatment sessions. Professional facial treatments include the Menardo, which is infused with red and black reishi mushrooms and works to renew skin cells, and the Dosha, which aims to brighten and deep clean skin. The aestheticians also offer special treatments including eyelash perms to semi-permanently curl lashes and remove the need to set them in curlers every night.
With its mint-colored walls, plush lounge area, and dark-wood curio cabinets, Azure Skin & Wellness immerses visitors into luxury the second they walk through the door. Beyond that initial introduction, the spa's team of veteran aestheticians takes over, combining expertise with the industry's latest technologies to deliver effective, non-invasive cosmetic treatments. They keep skin looking young with facials, chemical peels, and skincare remedies such as Botox and vitamin injections, and help clients maintain ache-free muscles with massages from a therapist with more than a thousand hours of training.
Since its inception in 1983, Schroeder's family-run hair salon outfit has beautified the scalps of men, women, and children with routine trims and stunning restyling. Visitors step in at any time, without the need for appointments, while professional stylists snip away split ends and perfect bangs with precision trims and remove neck scruff with clippers.
Getting a tan typically requires a sunny day, a beach, and most importantly, an open schedule. When time becomes an obstacle to achieving a summery glow, Tanner’s Paradise expedites the tanning process with its four levels of high-powered beds, from the level 1 Genesis beds to the level 4 Saturn beds. Those wishing to eschew UV rays altogether can step into Tanner's automated Mystic Tan spray booths, which engulf bodies in a mist of DHA, bronzers, aloe, and moisturizers resulting in a streak-free tan that lasts up to 10 days. The salon’s Smart Tan–certified staff helps clients further darken their complexions with a range of Designer Skin and Luminary accelerator lotions, which boost the effectiveness of bronzing sessions and render bodies slippery enough to escape awkwardly long hugs.