When Alexandria "Lexy" Hernandez isn?t healing minds and bodies with massage and meditation techniques, she's working on human canvases?dusting on eye art, etching out defining features with makeup, and summoning radiance from skin with scrubs and body wraps. Her range of services is wide: she and her staff can twist hair into elegant updos or prepare brides and attendants for memorable wedding days with formal hair and makeup packages. In addition to traditional and airbrush-makeup applications, she offers paramedical cosmetic sessions, which aim to conceal skin imperfections, the aftereffects of plastic surgery, or tattoos proclaiming the love of your ex-favorite mom. She also specializes in deep-tissue massage, which she calibrates to not only relax clients but also to encourage healing.
Dermacare Lounge, Inc. emphasizes relaxation from its soothing black and green decor down to the relaxing scent of the products that furnish its roster of skincare services. Bold, colorful paintings energize visitors in the spa's private treatment rooms, the scene of organic and antiaging facials that melt away damaged skin to smooth faces and encourage a natural healthy glow. Body-slimming and hair-removal services target the torso and extremities to ensure each inch of skin appears renewed. Dermacare Lounge also stocks Paris-based Sothys high-performance masks, moisturizers, and organic exfoliants.
The makeup artists and professional stylists at Epic Artistry have no lack of canvases for their art. Inside their bright downtown Burlingame lounge, they channel their creativity into making over clients during hair and makeup services, including applications and classes. They also add flattering tints to both men and women's features, accented by the arches of artfully waxed eyebrows.
Before their appointments, guests can sip herbal tea to relax. The lounge's lipstick-red dresser and florid patterned couch cast a crisp Victorian vibe over the hardwood floors. Epic Artistry borders several boutiques, enabling visitors to quickly nab a whole new look even without falling into a vat of yellow dye number 5.
Michael Adam, owner of Panache2, channels a passion for coiffure that has lead him to found several salons and invent the Twistmaster, a multipurpose styling tool. Drawing upon more than 50 years of collective experience and certification from groups including Aveda, the shop's stylists reinvent 'dos beneath high ceilings and elaborate lighting, which helped them win a 2013/2014 Burlingame Beauty Salons award. Gleaming stone floors collect snipped tresses, and navy-blue salon chairs support patrons as they admire themselves like butterflies emerging from the gym.
Bellezza Day Spa's specialists evict freeloading tension and impurities with signature spa treatments including facials, waxing, massages, and manicures. Knowledgeable hands slow dance across weary backs during muscle-kneading massage sessions to improve circulation and invoke relaxation. Specialized facials infuse natural facemasks with a variety of cleansing and nourishing treatments including steam extractions and organic, paraben-free products. Nail treatments enhance the health and appearance of back scratchers and often conclude with hot-lavender-oil massages. Diligent depilators uproot unwanted skin sprouts with hard and soft waxes, which make it easy to shape forehead-dwelling caterpillars into beautiful arches.
Not many people would think to perm their eyelashes or slather their faces in caviar to fight signs of aging, but the aestheticians at Beauty Queen help their clients do just that. With more than 10 types of facials, they perform everything from diamond peels to airbrushing skin with a blend of oxygen and anti-aging serum. Though the staff often takes a modern approach, many of their services are still rooted in beauty tradition. They can apply makeup for special occasions or groom nails in express treatments that fly by with the speed of Alex Trebek's beautiful, beautiful mind.