Ensconced in a bamboo-lined courtyard with a shrunken waterfall, Pure Radiance Skincare staffs seasoned skin shamans who work epidermic wonders with a variety of rejuvenating services and organic skincare products from Eminence. During a 60-minute Eminence facial ($75), spa-goers get a customized mask that addresses each face's individual needs and insecurities, as well as a neck and shoulder massage and hand treatment. Those lacking self-cleaning frontispieces can opt for a 60-minute Di-Vine facial ($80) loaded with antioxidants from Hungarian grapes. Smoother body surfaces can be achieved with an array of waxing services that remove unwanted hair from numerous bodily regions—including the brow ($20), lip ($10), arms ($45), and back ($50)—and shave valuable seconds off personal waterslide records.
Angela Peck thinks we shouldn't put anything on our skin that we wouldn't eat. Staying true to her background in dietetics and Chinese medicine, the licensed aesthetician only works with organic, food-grade, GMO-free products. She pampers faces with balms from Sequoia Beauty—which are made from organic, locally sourced ingredients, blended by a master herbalist, and supported by unionized cucumbers. Along with custom facials, Angela specializes in manual lymphatic drainage, a gentle treatment for lessening rosacea, acne, and eczema, as well as relieving headaches and congested sinuses. She's currently working towards her certification in oncology aesthetics, a field devoted to the skincare of those undergoing cancer treatment.
The aestheticians at Dragonfly Esthetics demonstrate their love of bringing out skin's natural radiance by focusing on two areas: facials and waxing. They deal with a variety of skin issues through the former, combating the signs of aging with an ultra tightening mask, or clearing up breakouts with a medicated amino mask. The team can target deeper issue with manual microdermabrasions or lactic plus peels, when they're not rendering waxing to groom bikini areas, legs, lips, or carpeted 1970s coffee tables.
Licensed aesthetician Alexis Biondi brightens days by brightening complexions at Safari Skin Care, which is nestled inside Pristine Clinical Skin Care. She exfoliates away dead skin cells with manual microdermabrasions and deep cleans neglected areas with back facials. Her facial services can also reduce signs of aging or clear up acne. She even offers a teen facial that includes an at-home skincare regimen.
Acrylics and shellac are just one facet of the creative salon services offered by seasoned pros at Capitola Hair & Nail Designs. They also liven up limp hair with perms, iron out frizz during straightening treatments, apply hair extensions, remove unwanted facial hair with wax, and color locks to complement skin tone or match your nation’s flag.
Thirteen may be an unlucky number, but not for men, women, and children hoping to update their looks, as that's the number of staffers at Inspire Salon. Twelve hairdressers and one aesthetician fill the salon, trimming split ends, straightening curly locks, adding hair through extensions or removing it through waxing, and brightening appearances with face-framing highlights or clarifying facials. Hair and makeup can also be styled for special events, using products from lines such as Enjoy, Loreal Professional, and Derm Organics. Stylists keep their skills as sharp as their shears, with classes on precise haircuts from Label M and applying extensions from Hotheads.