A day at the spa is designed to be relaxing, and yet the hassle of getting to the salon can be just the opposite. That’s why Judy Chen, the owner and aesthetician of Luminous Spa Studio, designed her services to be undertaken anywhere—whether at her welcoming salon or, thanks to her mobile service menu, at the place of her client’s choosing. Wherever clients decide, she flaunts her skincare skills with facials that use the power of enzymes and anti-aging ingredients to keep faces looking as fresh as the day their parents first removed their protective wrapping. She uses products from brands such as Jan Marini, Dermalogica, Clarisonic, and Perricone MD, and goes beyond the scope of the face to improve the health of the skin on the back and décolletage. Outside of skincare, she works to enhance her clients’ beauty with brow and lash treatments, using Xtreme Lashes to add drama to eyes or warm wax to sculpt brows or depilate faces.
Owner and lead aesthetician Mahin Shafai opened Inspiration Day Spa in 2000, to take guests "away from the stressful modern world and provide a soothing escape to a peaceful place.” A 30-year veteran of the skincare industry, Shafai strives to offer the same type of luxurious spa services typically offered at high-end resorts and most Beverly Hills laundromats, including chakra-cleansing Japanese lava-stone massages and Dead Sea facials. Full-body waxing and slimming body wraps help visitors prepare for real vacations, and makeup services help ready faces for a night on the town, complete with lash tinting and custom-blended foundations.
To encourage clients to carry their newfound tranquility home with them, Shafai and her staff also carry a full line of retail products by Babor, DNA, and Yonka, and can customize an at-home regimen upon request.
Owner Teri Lynne Crandall combines her decades of industry experience with the skills of aestheticians Dayna Raeside and Kaitlin McCoy and certified massage therapists Cody Lam, Indra Castillo, and Stephanie Pedro to help clients to pamper and beautify their bodies. With its Asian–inspired art, Serenity Day Spa provides a relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy services ranging from deep pore-cleansing facials to reflexology massages to permanent makeup applications. The spa's exclusive selection of products, including those from Jan Marini Skin Research, Pevonia Botanica, and Image Skincare, leaves faces immaculate enough to infiltrate even the highest-security porcelain-doll factories.
The relaxation gurus of Rejuvenescence send serenity blooming through the veins of stressed clients with a range of relaxing aesthetic treatments. Body wraps conjure healthy, glowing complexions with such nourishing ingredients as apricot kernels, blueberries, and clay made from volcanic ash. Harnessing microdermabrasion equipment and phototherapy treatments, facials let patrons strut out of rooms free of sunspots, dry skin, and fine lines from visits to the National Corduroy Museum. The haven's menu is completed by massages doled out in 60- or 90-minute increments and augmented by custom blends of essential oil and digital back warmers.
At Medical Aesthetics of Menlo Park, expert technicians use a slew of technological treatments to beautify their guests. The center's centerpiece—an Alma Soprano Ice laser—quickly and comfortably shuts down hair follicles on a wide range of skin types. They also employ the ClearLift laser to resurface skin for a smooth, youthful glow, and inject Botox or Juvederm to combat signs of aging. Their services extend to the full body with treatments including radiofrequency skin-tightening and cellulite reduction to oust the fat that stubbornly refuses to respond to exercise, dieting, or earnest, hand-written notes.