Dr. Rebecca Small helms Monterey Bay Laser Aesthetics, where she harnesses her degrees from Harvard Medical School and Cambridge University to personally consult with each client. After the consultation, a nurse will perform a Botox treatment or diminish crow's feet and acne scarring with laser skin resurfacing. She also employs medical skincare to greatly reduce the appearance of sun damage caused by harmful rays or hyperpigmentation due to giving pigment too much coffee.
The sound of snipping scissors echoes throughout the airy interior of Rumours, where fresh fruit-infused water, gleaming wood floors, and the fronds of potted plants greet men and women alike. The glimmer of gold and chestnut reflects the inspired glint in stylist Kayln Pascal’s eye as she expertly shifts mane shades with highlights or full color treatments. Though known across Capitola for her skills with color, Kayln’s talents extend to all aspects of hair design, from trimming shaggy manes to lengthening tresses with extensions for hoisting up Prince Charmings. Along with the complimentary glass of fruit-infused water, each of the salon’s customers receives a relaxing head, scalp, and hand massage, a paraffin wrap, and access to WiFi.
Serene Skin & Body opened more than 20 years ago, and is now the largest full-service day spa in Santa Cruz. For the body, a scrub made of organic sugar and the client's choice of essential oils both hydrates and exfoliates. And during mani-pedis, the Eco-fin treatment acts as an all-natural add-on, a petroleum-free alternative to paraffin that moisturizes with equal power. The spa boast products from Jan Marini and Jane Iredale, as well as a full line of organic skin-care offerings. Serene Skin & Body is a full service day spa with eight treatment rooms and offers a variety of services ranging from facials, massage, waxing, airbrush tanning, bridal services, and spa parties.
Healthy teeth and gums are important for more than just your smile—they also impact your overall wellness. Dr. Phillip Zeip strives to educate patients about this connection while he and his staff perform a full complement of general and cosmetic dental services. Even after more than a decade in the industry, Dr. Zeip continues to stay current by studying new techniques and adopting new technologies, including digital x-ray systems and intra-oral cameras. Dr. Zeip and his team also update the appearance of teeth with the help of implants, crowns, and veneers. Should patients wish for additional aesthetic adjustments, the specialists can also inject dermal fillers or host symposia on advanced winking.
The doctors at the helm of Smile Dental Care have been practicing dentistry for about two decades, but their learning process never stops. To perfect their craft, the two continue to train in advanced cosmetic dentistry at UCLA and attend lectures and hands-on courses. At the clinic, they specialize in services that range from implant and crown installation to root canals, dentures, and cosmetic treatments such as Zoom! whitening and Invisalign. In an effort the beautify both smiles and skin, the dental center also administers Botox injections.
Yon-Ka Paris, Dermalogica, and Jan Marini skincare products pack ingredients such as vanilla, olive oil, and citrus. With helpful tools such as these, the massage therapists and aestheticians at The Village Spa pamper the body from forehead to toes. Their facials for teen, mature, and manly complexions incorporate a customized cleansing and a complimentary lip and eyebrow wax, if desired. Body-waxing services, alternatively, whisk unwanted hair from underarms, legs, and bikini zones—government-designated property in which only bureaucrats in bikinis are allowed. The team can also lavish guests with body-polish treatments that combine body brushing and salt scrubs to exfoliate the entire birthday suit.