A shower of crystal chandeliers and golden baroque workstations exemplify the air of sophistication at Tranquille Spa. Fresh herbal tea and an aromatherapy neck-and-shoulder pack accompany the myriad salon-and-spa services, including haircuts, waxing, and facials. The staff also travels to brides on their wedding day to set them up with an updo, a makeup application, and a groom to marry.
The Scotts Valley outpost of Faust Salon salves skin with nourishing plant-based products. The 60-minute facial begins with a consultation to determine the quirks and quibbles of your particular pelt using the Aveda Elemental Nature questionnaire, which assesses which of five essential elements or 11 seasons of MAS*H best fit your skin's behavior patterns. Depending on which Aveda products match your needs, facials may include exfoliants, balancing infusions, or hydrating masks to slough off signs of stress. With walls of rough-hewn stone designed for maximum contrast with newly smoothed skin, Faust Salon strives to place customers in a chic and easygoing environment.
Seaweed Hair Design relies on the passion and talents of its stylists to consistently coax forth brilliant, personalized cuts, colors, and waxings for lads and ladies. Each hair service begins with a consultation, during which scalp sculptors and clients discuss ideas, photographs, and sonnets describing the desired cut or color. Snipping services encompass anything from buzz cuts to boho shags, available for both adults ($25–$50) and children ($20). A shampoo and blowout styling lends heads a dynamic aura ($35+), and a waxing for brows ($20) or lips and chin ($12) instills a minimal sleekness. Those looking to accent or revive the chocolate-brown, shimmering blond, or vibrant red hues of their coiffure can use this Groupon toward coloring treatments such as touchups ($60+) and color-sweetening glaze ($60+).
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.