As seen in press outlets including the San Mateo County Times, Peninsula Beauty stocks its stores with professional beauty supplies and salon products culled from a sprawling 10,000-square-foot warehouse. An eclectic array of more than 200 brands, from American Crew to OPI, helps men and women transform hair and nails into polished works of aesthetic art. Cosmetics and lotions stand ready to adorn epidermises, and an arsenal of flat- and curling irons allows for more believable quick-changes during impromptu performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
At Te & Ashi Spa, great nails are a family affair. The family owned and operated spa welcomes clients in for relaxing, meticulous manicures and pedicures. Technicians shape nails, care for cuticles, and smooth skin. They finish by applying colorful coats of regular or chip-resistant shellac polish, which can last for up to two weeks, depending on how many scratch-and-sniff stickers patrons own.
Michelle Brucato brings 16 years of experience to UK Hair, where she removes split ends and styles hair to desired looks. Though she specializes in working with longer hair and coloring, she's versed in hair of all types, from women's and men's to children's.
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.
Scattered throughout the peninsula, Natalie Salon Inc.'s five locations each house a team of specialists who pamper and beautify guests during nail, waxing, hair, and facial services. Staffers make over bodies from head to toe, rejuvenating faces with facials and treating dull talons to manicures and pedicures. They hone in on hair all over the body, waxing away unwanted fur, arranging lackluster strands into stylish coiffures, and tinting eyebrows to match recently dyed locks or recently dry-cleaned banana suits.
Signature Service: Deluxe Spa Facial with results in one hour
Brands Used: Aubrey Organics Skin Care products
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Confidence?the aesthetician has extensive training and a career spanning over 23 years.