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.
Though Annabelle Salon & Spa's beauticians possess a number of skills, maintaining an immaculately clean environment is the most prized skill in their repertoire. The salon’s staff, which lists sanitation as its No. 1 priority, disinfects and otherwise tends to each implement used in its sessions. Nail technicians embellish fingers and toes with safe, effective manicure tools and name-brand products from OPI, Essie, and CND. Firmly gripping their shears, stylists zip deftly through manes, crafting eye-catching, face-flattering hairdos and obscuring scalp tattoos of email passwords. Annabelle Salon & Spa’s service menu further beautifies bodies with facials, permanent makeup, and waxing services.
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.
Melanie at Krush Salon is part of a team of 26 experienced hair stylists. She and her colleagues use products by brands such as Unite, Kevin Murphy, and L'Oréal to bring out the natural beauty of their clients. They can achieve such results through ombré hair treatments, waxing or chemical peels for the skin, and deep-tissue or Swedish massages for tense muscles.
Green Beauty Creation's eclectic list of services reads like a grab bag of all things aesthetic. Wreaths of sample acrylic nails fan out behind the manicure station, beckoning to unadorned nails with neon french tips, tiny painted flowers, checkerboards, and other patterns. A salt-crystal lamp purifies the air, whisking away whiffs of polish and the ghosts of slugs, and guests dip their toes into swirling warm water surrounding raised cushioned pedicure chairs. Across the room, mirrors topped with festive flowers reflect stylists as they cut, color, and style 'dos for women and men. Green Beauty Creation also nourishes complexions with facials, relieves tense muscles with massages, and beautifies skin with specialty scrubs and bronzing treatments.