The aestheticians at The Lady Code?formerly known as Lash Lounge?make eyes look their most dazzling with synthetic eyelash extensions that come in a number of lengths, thicknesses, and colors. Before applying a single lash, they consult with clients to create a customized set based on facial features, personal style, and tendency to go BASE jumping. They then apply up to 100 individual lashes to each eye using professional-grade adhesives that won?t damage natural lashes. In addition to making lashes appear fuller and longer, the extensions eliminate the need to further enhance eyes with mascara, eyeliner, or expensive caviar. One set will last as long as your natural lashes, but Lash Lounge recommends touchups every two to four weeks for the best results.
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.
Technicians at Barbarella Beauty greet guests with a snack and complimentary wine or coffee as they sink into Human Touch massage chairs. During pedicures, feet soak in an elegant crystal bowl and pipe-less jet whirlpool technology are designed for both comfort and cleanliness. Because the team members only service natural nails, they avoid the chemical vapors often associated with synthetic applications, so guests won't have to cringe at unpleasant odors. After feet have been citrus scrubbed or peppermint masked, the staff can finish them with a Rockstar glitter-toes look that is as dazzling as the salon's sparkly ceiling.
As their polish dries, clients can explore the boutique's selection of eye-catching jewelry and accessories. Alternatively, they can take advantage of the crew's other talents, including body waxing, facials, and haircuts performed in front of makeup mirrors that are reminiscent of a celebrity's dressing room.
Scattered throughout the peninsula, Natalie Salon Inc.'s five locations each house a team of specialists who pamper and beautify guests during nail, waxing, hair, and facial services. Staffers make over bodies from head to toe, rejuvenating faces with facials and treating dull talons to manicures and pedicures. They hone in on hair all over the body, waxing away unwanted fur, arranging lackluster strands into stylish coiffures, and tinting eyebrows to match recently dyed locks or recently dry-cleaned banana suits.
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.
A Best of the Bay 2010 Viewer?s Choice winner, Herbal Mineral?s four California locations couple a devotion to recapturing youth with a commitment to cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products and practices. An arsenal of vegan, earth-friendly beauty products speaks to their commitment to bettering the planet, and visitors sip fair-trade-certified tea that helps to fund landslide restoration and reforestation. The staff?s diverse palette of skills runs the gamut from waxing and organic facials to candling and herbal body contouring, the latter of which can help shape silhouettes into comely hourglasses or vertical representations of the New York skyline.