Within the pampering confines of Diva's Beauty Studio, aesthetician Monica Hernandez makes it her mission to help clients feel their best. Her skincare treatments include intensive PCA Skin chemical peels, which exfoliate dead skin to liberate the glowing dewiness beneath. Her pumice-assisted microdermabrasion offers a gentler take on exfoliation, and her de-stress facial aims to gently replenish guests' energy and lift their moods. Other facials include the classic facial, the vitamin C facial, and the back facial, which clears dorsal pores and keeps wings clean. Monica also waxes, keeping faces and bodies free of unwanted hair.
To its proprietors, Body Sense is defined as "the ability to pay attention to our sensations, emotions, and movements." They believe that through this self-awareness, a person can find and sustain full-body wellness. The licensed technicians at Body Sense work with guests to determine the source of imbalance in the body and help find a suitable treatment. This may manifest as a customized skincare treatment or a therapeutic bodywork session that eases tension and promotes deep relaxation.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Facials, eyebrow sculpting, microdermabrasion, and light therapy
Brands Used: Skinceuticals, Dr. Jeff
The team at Monterey Day Spa, offers clients the spa services they seek: nailcare, hot-stone massages, gentlemen’s facials, and organic sugar scrubs. The staff provides services with natural, opulent products that incorporate soothing aromatherapy oils and creams where possible.
After spending a handful of years crunching numbers for her family's car business, Doran Poma decided to pursue a passion for skincare that she developed as a teenager. Since completing beauty school in 2006 and becoming a licensed aesthetician in 2007, Doran has used her expertise to clear the complexions of numerous clients, including a woman in her 50s who'd been dealing with acne since her teens. This April, Doran began running her skincare operation out of a gut-rehabbed salon, where she uses phytomer and Jan Marini products to pamper clients with specialized facials designed to treat conditions ranging from acne and discoloration to wrinkles in the time-space continuum.
Armed with ace styling skills, savvy scissors, and friendly personalities, Artisans’ hair whisperers coax and tease manes into top shape seven days a week. Shrewd shears evict split ends at haircut appointments ($55+), while negative ions scare strands straight at Japanese straightening sessions ($150 for the first hour, $100 for each additional hour). An ammonia-free tint touch-up makes dull head threads glow anew, attracting the ghosts of ravers past ($75+). Guests seeking more length or volume may try a bundle of 100% human-hair extensions, adding beehives and mohawks to their list of potential date-night ’dos ($400 for the first bundle). The circlets of a new perm spring from scalps, suggesting youth and energy ($110+).