The countenance curators at Abundance stare down surgical anti-aging services by guarding maturing faces with a litany of noninvasive facial services that calls upon innovative devices and top-notch skincare products. The 45-minute premium anti-aging facial defends mugs with a trifecta of skin treatments, beginning with an alpha-hydroxy-infused peel exfoliation—harvested from sugar, milk, fruits, and vegetables—that gently exorcises pore-clogging, comatose skin cells. Then an LED photomodulation treatment lights up expression makers, employing the GentleWaves system to help increase natural collagen production and battle hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and skin loosened by excessive use of rocket-powered riding lawn mowers. Lastly, wayward facial muscles are returned to their long-lost homes, navigated by the microcurrent-emitting NuFace handheld toning device, which can contour cheeks, raise eyebrows, and dissipate under-eye puffiness, all without the use of overbearing skin sherpas.
The kind, experienced beautifiers at Bamboo Hair & Body help tired, sore bodies get back into their groove with a full roster of relaxing services. Prices for each service vary by staff member, but all prettifying procedures happen in Bamboo's calm, serene environment. Tame unruly locks with a sleek, professional haircut ($55–$85), or moisturize, sugar-scrub, and deliver wandering vitamins to hands and foot-hands during a manicure and pedicure ($80). A custom, 60-minute massage eases knots, tension, and backs' pressure to continuously offer moral support ($80–$85). Give skin a new, softened coat with a 60-minute classic facial ($80) or stimulate proper energy flow with a pain-relieving, 60-minute acupuncture and massage session ($80). This Groupon can also be used toward the cost of upgraded services, such as a longer massage or acupuncture treatment.
Zack Philpot would be the first to tell you that he does not in fact possess any magical powers. However, as a facilitator of healing, Philpot works on a muscular, cellular, and spiritual level to help clients tap into to the healing powers of their own mind and body. The state-certified massage therapist helms Kinetic Synergy, where he aids patients with an array of alternative massage therapies and personal training. Philpot backs each session with decades of martial-arts and fitness-industry experience that lend him an increased understanding of the human body. Under his able hands, clients can receive the benefits of acupressure, a 5,000-year-old practice in which fingers press key points on the body to stimulate healing, or chi kung, which is aimed at alleviating hypertension, diabetes, and depression. Philpot also dishes out helpings of reflexology, craniosacral balancing, and vibrational healing massage—an amalgamation of multiple healing modalities and a large subwoofer.
Ninel Brodsky-Ladizhensky, a California board-certified aesthetician, draws upon 15 years as a cosmetologist and permanent-makeup artist to execute long-lasting cosmetic services. Known as Nelly to friends and clients, her extensive credentials include more than 350 hours of advanced permanent-makeup instruction as well as continuing education. She wields this expertise to intensify natural beauty and diminish the appearance of blemishes and scars through permanent eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip-liner treatments. Nelly applies hypoallergenic, iron-oxide-free, MRI-safe, and FDA-approved pigments to skin while matching colors to skin tone, features, and third-eye color.
In Nelly’s sterile and spotless spa, she follows OSHA standards and regulations, performing skincare treatments such as a pumpkin peels and back facials alongside waxing services that utilize Cirepil products.
Inside Euro Nail Spa, touches of antiquity—Doric columns, a tiered fountain, and hanging European scenes—blend with the modern mainstays of television and WiFi. The pedicure chairs are sleek and contemporary, yet guests submerge their feet in a separate bowl of water and flowers in a way that evokes an ancient royal pampering. Steam and hot towels coax pores into relaxation during skincare services, many of which pair a traditional cleansing facial with an aromatic mask—such as strawberry, mint, or green tea—and a shoulder massage. Additional massages sap tension from the feet and scalp with focused kneads. At the hairstyling stations, modernity reemerges in the form of abstract art and simple black furniture. The staff trims, colors, and texturizes strands as clients sip on one of the spa's complimentary beverages: coffee, tea, or soda.
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.