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.
Swan & Company's stylists artfully resurface heads of hair and primp nail beds with salon products and keen aesthetic senses. During haircuts, meticulous scissors snip and shorten any rogue strands before the remaining locks are styled into shapes that fit customers' heads. Along with cutting and styling services, the staff can cleanse complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasion, dress nails in CND Shellac polish, and de-frizz hairdos with Coppola keratin smoothing.
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.
Daniele Uzes and Lishanna Tryllium, the cofounders of People's Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture, saw fit to gather a large team of holistic-health professionals whose specialties are as diverse as the practioners themselves. The roster includes a hypnotherapist, a chiropractor, massage therapists, and numerous acupuncturists and medical qi gong practitioners who have trained in China. The team collaborates to heal clients' physical and emotional ailments through private and community acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and other forms of Eastern and Western medicine. The practicioners also accomodate their beach-loving clientele by specializing in surf-related injuries. Several on-staff aestheticians cater to countenances with facials, peels, and microdermabrasion, as well as full-body waxing services.
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.
Licensed aesthetician Lacy Vincent knows that maintaining the skin is a vital aspect of overall well-being. After attending the Dior School of Cosmetology and the International Dermal Institute, she founded Volto Bella Skin Care. While working toward her nursing degree, she jump-started her professional skincare career. It's a testament to her ultimate vision—to practice clinical methods in a soothing day-spa setting, beautifying and rejuvenating clients while supporting basic health needs. And as a mother, Lacy knows how to care for clients, whether they need a facial peel, leg wax, or bedtime story.