Aesthetician Monica Lucero was her own first client. As a teenager, she suffered with acne, but resolved to find a solution by studying the science of skin care or by going back in time to kill the first acne bacteria—whichever opportunity would come first. Fast-forward to the present, where she and her clients now show off their flawless skin thanks to her formal training and experience working at area salons.
Monica now offers her signature skin care services at Cosi Bella Day Spa, where clients find tranquility in the team's spa services while the ambient church bells of downtown Martinez ring out. The full-service facility makes it easy to extend the visit into a full soothing day, whether your hairstyle needs an update or a relaxing massage beckons.
Flanked by bright-red walls, stylist Jillian Marker trims and transforms hair, adds depth with color, or infuses dry locks with hydration. Alongside Jillian, the savvy styling staff at Vanity Chair Beauty Salon inspires outer beauty with a gamut of salon and facial services. Aesthetician Alexie Rae Francisco-Siu tends to skin surfaces with facials that brighten tones and correct imperfections. Amid the soothing sage colors of the spa room, a waxing wrangler can lift away unwanted hair, shape brows, or remove improperly placed googly eyes.
For nearly a decade, the skincare professionals at Lan’s Skin Care and Health Spa have maintained a relaxing haven that stimulates the body's capacity to heal. With each service, they attend to emotional and physical needs, adhering to the belief that mind, body, and spirit are as inextricably linked as peanut butter and the roof of your mouth. Aestheticians ease the mind with quiet treatment rooms, and relax the body by punctuating facials with hand, foot, and shoulder massages. Together, these efforts uplift the spirit and foster overall wellness.
Acne treatments and deep-skin-cleaning services dot the menu alongside permanent-makeup applications that enhance natural features. Lending equal credence to the areas beneath the neck, the specialists perform body wraps and offer steam and sauna therapy.
The clinical aestheticians at trioSkincare have always performed facials and peels that take a scientific approach to controlling blemishes and aging. But in 2008, the center added a new dimension, taking on plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Hicks, M.D. With the doctor on board, the clinic has expanded to cover such medical services as Botox injections and photofacials with the Sciton laser system. The center uses only paraben-free products, and their ultramodern machinery works on all skin types with the exception of shedding snakeskin.
Located in Concord, Sun City Spa is a busy full-service salon and beauty spot dedicated to helping clients look and feel their best. A "Glam Squad" of licensed beauty professionals takes care of hair, nails, and makeup, also offering massage, facials, and spray tanning, among many other treatments. Pop in to have permanent eyebrow color applied, indulge in a luxurious salt scrub exfoliation, or go for a daring Brazilian wax. The team is passionate about staying on top of beauty trends, while maintaining a warm, welcoming, and funky ambiance.
The friendly staff at The Tanning Co. ensure that every patron walks out the door with the perfect sun-kissed glow. Eight levels of tanning beds provide the desired level of bronzing for users, while Mystic booths grant golden results with a UV-free spray. And the team takes their work seriously?each individual completes rigorous training in proper sanitation practices and equipment operation. They also learn how to distinguish between different skin types, so they can help clients find the ideal lotion and level of tanning bed.