Licensed electrologist Bobbie Jacques hopes to render shaving cream obsolete. At Bobbie's Electrology, she consults with clients of every hair and skin type, prescribing them a custom regimen of electrolysis that strives to permanently eliminate unwanted hair. The procedures target areas including the chin, legs, underarms, and bikini region with a specialized probe. During sessions, an electrical current zaps each hair root with heat, chemical action, or both, thereby robbing the hair of its ability to grow back and weave itself into your vengeful doppelgänger. Bobbie encourages her patrons to report back for repeated sessions, as the treatment's efficacy increases over successive appointments.
Ideally, Teri Eisert might not see a client again for a decade. That's because she specializes in permanent makeup, a tattoo-like method for enhancing facial features that—if maintained with a follow-up session and proper care—can last 8–12 years. Customizing the look to be as subtle or dramatic as the client likes, Teri can use the technique to augment eyes, brows, lips, or full faces with pigments that won't smudge or spontaneously change color in the rain. And, in addition to replacing traditional makeup, the procedure can also be used to create beauty marks, restore areolas, or camouflage scars.
Certified massage therapist Queenie Sashington-Grant doesn’t just help people relax; she also provide therapeutic relief from superficial aches and deep-seated body pain. She crafts her custom massages with the help of her vast knowledge of bodywork modalities. Her hot-stone massages use smooth basalt stones that, like an oven that’s on strike, simmer with a high temperature of 140 degrees. For a more intense way to target tension, she can dole out deep-tissue massages.
Tiffy Davanis is no stranger to style. She’s built a deep understanding of hair thanks to Salon Avanti's color-technique classes, advanced education workshops, and her presence at numerous professional photo shoots. She’s also one of nearly two dozen stylists who sharpen their shears at Salon Avanti, a haircare haven that floods with light thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows. Under this warm lighting, Tiffy molds manes at stations divided by stately wooden cupboards, which provide the privacy required to shoot the breeze without the cops ever finding out whodunit.
Named 2010's best hair salon in San Joaquin County by the Record, Salon Genesi employs stylists who create indefectible 'dos for every head, drawing from more than 24 years of collective cutting experience. Both men and women can enjoy a haircut and style with today's deal. Cut coifs can opt to change hair hue with a professional color treatment to better match monochromatic wardrobes or shake pursuing private eyes.
Drawing on her 18 years of bodywork experience, Marie Gillit adapts each massage session to accommodate the client's unique needs. Varying the amount of pressure to ensure comfort and relaxation, the Swedish massage (a $55 value) and its long, self-assured strokes stimulate skin and nerves to reduce stress and pacify cranky muscles. Alternatively, the deep massage (a $55 value), recommended for chronic pain sufferers, penetrates into layers of muscle and connective tissue, relieving fatigue and evicting squatting toxins from their cramped muscular apartments. The deep massage also incorporates stretching and bodywork techniques to further relieve tension and improve range of motion.