Experts home in on knots with five varieties of massage therapy, as well as acupuncture. During deep-tissue massages, they use a tracing method that stalks pain to its source and triggers relief by pushing into lower-level musculature. Therapists also evict sports- and work-related tension, addressing muscles strains caused by weightlifting, a hard week at the office, or a moderate week at the fireworks factory. Shiatsu and relaxation massages each tackle stress and fatigue with long, soothing strokes, and myofascial therapy and acupressure pinpoint problem areas to realign troublesome tissues and balance energy pathways.
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.
Nearly 30 stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians comprise the crew at Krush Salon. This ensemble works hard to provide their clients with the most modern looks and skin treatments, including ombré color, Brazilian blowouts, and G.M. Collin facials. The salon offers many different styles of massage with Swedish, deep tissue, cranial sacral and sports massage. Makeup artists, meanwhile, perfect looks for weddings and Halloween—the stylists can also do special Halloween hair, though, mercifully, the massage therapists do not offer some kind of horrifying massage.
As a clinical aesthetician for more than 25 years, Deborah Berry has seen every skin problem under the sun. Inside Trends Salon, she devises custom skincare regimens for each of her clients, whether they need to shrink enlarged pores, clear up acne, or erase fine lines. Like a reversible tuxedo, Deborah is versatile. Her approach includes facials, chemical peels, and LED light therapy treatments. She even has a host of waxing, body trimming, and other grooming services specifically for men.
Licensed master hairstylist Sonja loves the moment her clients see their new 'do for the first time. With nearly 10 years of experience at Tao Blaze Salon, she specializes in precision haircuts and rich, ammonia-free color treatments that illuminate clients' best features. When patrons walk into this upscale Los Gatos salon, they can instantly feel the warmth of the cushy leather chairs and sunlit rooms, all enhanced by the friendliness of the salon staff.
Like any small business owner, Ofella Slater started out small. She always loved makeup, and her natural talent with the makeup brush was so evident it inspired family and friends to constantly seek her help as they prepared for big events. That hobby soon turned into a professional calling, and before long Ofella found herself doing makeup for brides and fashion shows––when she wasn't busy strutting the catwalk herself, that is. Her modeling career hasn't gotten in the way of her work at O Spa Salon though––in fact, it gives her a keen understanding of what it feels like to be both in front of and behind the camera, allowing her to build a rapport with the teens, brides, and everyday clients that sit in her makeup chair. She even leads comprehensive makeup lessons where she shows clients the colors and techniques that look best on them and invites clients to bring their home makeup bag so that she may pinpoint which items should stay and which should be cannoned into space.
Ofella and her aestheticians know that makeup is no replacement for healthy skin, and so they offer a slew of skincare services. Ranging from chemical peels to advanced hydrafacials, each and every treatment's goal is to revivify worn down skin or maintain naturally healthy complexions using nourishing ingredients such as pumpkin and vitamin C, as well as advanced tools such as microdermabrasion. To complete head to toe transformations, O Spa Salon also offers hair styling, tanning, and nail services and employs a licensed massage therapists who kneads away stress with five different styles of bodywork.