Tiffany Kaiser, an aesthetician with more than 13 years of experience, performs peels, microdermabrasion treatments, etc. Tiffany specializes in permanent makeup, a treatment that safely defines brows, lash lines, lips, and the forehead's SAT words. The center stocks a selection of Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup?brand products for clients desiring to continue their skincare at home.
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At St. Pierre Massage and Spa, staff share a natural approach to health and beauty. Fleece-lined, heated tables and organic-cotton blankets invite guests to relax as licensed massage therapists ease away aches with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, augmented by aromatherapy oils and warm basalt stones. Facial treatments, which range from custom masks to AHA grape-infused peel treatments, rely on organic ingredients as they refresh faces. The Napa Valley Register recently covered St. Pierre Massage and Spa?s move from its former healing haven to its current downtown palace of tranquility. Alongside descriptions of the expanded pampering space, the article notes the uniqueness of the spa?s vegan, organic nail treatments and whisper-only policy. To complement the move, a newly expanded menu of services lures clients in to relax amid the shades of cocoa and green.
The steady-handed beauticians at Eyebrow Art meticulously neaten eyebrows, upper lips, and other areas of the face with an ancient hair-removal technique that reveals smooth, fuzz-free skin. At their seven salon locations, they roll twists of cotton thread quickly over clients’ skin to remove hair at the follicle––a safer method of hair removal than standing next to a sneezing dragon. Throughout the process, clients lean back in comfortable chairs as the staff gently escorts unwanted stubble from the premises.
Several Napa Valley residents may have visited Spa Terra without ever realizing that they were there?or rather, that they were standing on top of it. The 22,000-square-foot hideaway is entirely subterranean and has tucked its 12 treatment rooms into the Estate Wine Cave behind the Meritage Resort. This naturally sequestered locale echoes with the whispers of waterfalls, enticing guests to trace the brick arches and spiraling mosaics of its Florentine design. Chandeliers and candles cast a glow onto stone, tile, iron, and wood accents, all of which were built by craftsmen to fit the underground space without angering its slumbering dragon landlord. The light takes a smoky, ethereal shift inside the steam grottos of the ladies' and gentlemen's lounges, and private soaking pools radiate blue-green tones from beneath the water.
In keeping with the earthy environs, the staff draws from local and organic ingredients during its treatments. Olives, herbs, and honey brighten skin through a variety of body scrubs and facials, which also rely on products from Comfort Zone and ?minence Organic Skin Care. Unsurprisingly, wine has a role in many of the services?the signature Solo Vino package begins with a cabernet-grape-seed scrub, then segues into a wine-cave-mud body wrap. It concludes with a therapeutic Terra massage and a selection of cheeses, served with wine or champagne. Guests can browse a far-reaching menu of massage modalities, including targeted styles for headaches and sore feet, or schedule a romantic couples session complete with chocolates to share.
After a 25-year tenure as a massage therapist, Taja Cox breathed new life into her career by becoming a licensed esthetician. She now uses both sets of talents to help clients at Relaxation Co. Skin Spa and Acne Clinic who come to her with chronic pain, acne, and sports-related injuries. When it comes to skincare, Taja calms skin with custom facials and lullabies, and dampens the effects of wrinkles with chemical peels. Her massages target ailing muscles in need of tension relief, and special techniques help clients undergoing surgery or chemotherapy to relieve their post-treatment fatigue. Further services outside the box include Taja?s facial and massage combinations that can help clients achieve an all-over relaxation more effectively than wearing clothing woven from chamomile leaves.
Like fingerprints, snowflakes, and boy bands, no two skins are exactly alike. That?s why Sumbody & Sumtime Spa's staff custom-blends products using natural ingredients that hail from the very planet we roam upon. Founded by Deborah Burnes, who authored Look Great, Live Green, the spa's signature line of products soothes the hair, body, and nose with natural and locally sourced ingredients. And when Burnes says "natural" she means it. "People tell us every day that they've tried everything on Earth," says Burnes, who quickly turns the question around: "Have you tried the earth itself?" Using elements such as clay, charcoal, sea salt, and honey, she concocts all-natural formulas that she says bring out the best in her clients' skin.