True to its name, Red Chair is filled with crimson seats where clients relax before submitting their hair and nails for pampering. While hairdressers trim tops, sides, and bangs and fashion new dos, manicurists usher hands and feet through soothing soaks to soften dry skin and massage extremities to keep muscles as limber as a cat made of silly putty. A colorful selection of polishes is available to cap off each mani-pedi, and nail technicians can also add extra pop with acrylic nails, Shellac polish, and gel tops.
Amazing Tans furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays—the rays responsible for reddening skin and melting children's ice-cream cones. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
Massage was developed by NASA to help astronauts cope with edgy Tang-induced sugar highs, lack of ESPN, and predatory aliens stowed away in the hangar bay. Achieve its soothing effects outside the soul-crushing abyss of outer space with today’s deal: for $35, you get any one-hour massage at V-ssage located off La Riviera Drive and Watt Avenue (up to a $75 value).
V-ssage provides visitors with an opportunity to acquire high-quality massages in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere that isn’t held under siege by marauding marsupials. Offering the services of the friendly and empathetic Vonda Ricciardi and her nine years of massage-therapy experience, V-ssage boasts an unmatched commitment to relaxation with a variety of massage modalities. Each visitor can choose any one-hour bodywork session, including deep-tissue and sports massages that can enhance muscle performance and relieve injuries; Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, a traditional holistic treatment that mimics a cat's paws to promote digestion and restoration; relaxing Swedish kneads; and targeted trigger-point therapy. Customers will shed stress and anxiety while soothing tense muscles, resulting in a relaxed and limber fleshoskeleton with more pep than a squirrel after a glass of wine.
Part the pea soup with a moment of clarity that will live beyond your visit to V-ssage. Use your newfound clearheadedness and rubberized being to achieve higher productivity, contagiously relax those around you, or finally beat Galaga. Call or send a carrier pigeon to schedule an appointment.
This Groupon is for new clients only.
Vonda Ricciardi made CityVoter's Best Of Sacramento List three years in a row: third in 2007, fifth in 2008, and second in 2009:
- Vonda can work wonders in one session. I can definitely attest to V's kindness, ability & capacity to handle some severe muscle issues. – Richard S., CityVoter
Google Mappers and MassageAnywhere reviewers also recommend Vonda:
- The most relaxing hour I have ever experienced! The setting is so calm and serene, I had a hard time staying awake. I visited Vonda to see if she could help reduce some pain I was having in my right arm. I was wearing a wrist brace when I arrived, and within a very short time at the hands of Vonda, the pain subsided. – no1chauffeur, Google Maps
- If you get the chance to experience Vonda's fabulous talent, please give yourself the gift. I so love and appreciate all she does for my physical well-being. I always feel like a brand new human after a session with her. – Anonymous, MassageAnywhere
At Array of Motion, certified massage therapists strive to educate their clients as well as help them relax. They consult with each person they see to find out what ails them and then discuss the right direction for treatment. Along with traditional modalities such as deep-tissue, hot-stone, and shiatsu massage, the practitioners also provide salt and sugar scrubs, mud wraps, and herbal foot soaks.
Judy Christen, the massage therapist behind Loosen Up, spends her days kneading and rolling tense muscles, using gentle techniques and aromatic oils to ensure complete relaxation. She specializes in Swedish massage, though she can incorporate a variety of techniques to improve flexibility or release muscles that keep flashing back to old temper tantrums.
For those opting for option one, your visit to Salon Cabochon will begin with a thorough consultation with one of the salon's skilled stylists, followed by a fuzz-flattening Brazilian blowout to further ensure follicular agreement. The keratin treatment lasts about 90 minutes, and similarly to the system used to prepare a candy bar for interstellar travel, coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness to eliminate frizz and smooth cuticles. The formula is chemical-free, so it actually improves the health of hair and imparts lovely radiance that lasts for up to 12 weeks, or up to 13 weeks for grown-up babies who were born on a leap year. Men looking to shine up their looks may opt for a shearing by one of the Salon Cabochon's skilled styling experts, who frame faces with cuts to best highlight a distinguished brow line or luxurious mustache.
The handy hair mavens at Prima Salon assail heads with high-quality cut and color treatments using popular products including Bumble and bumble. A salon visit includes enough waiting-area gossip mags to line a full-length fashion catwalk, a complimentary consultation, and the service of your choosing. After conferring over coiffure options with a friendly beautician, settle back as a stylist snips stretched-out strands during a haircut ($45–$60), and extol the virtues of all the rainbow's hues while you narrow down to your favorite during a color treatment ($65–$85).