As a boutique-style salon, The Painted Lady Tanning & Spa offers airbrush tanning, Mystic Tan sunless tanning, UV tanning, and anti-aging infrared-light therapy, as well as a range of massage, facial, and waxing services. The staff guides beginners through their first sessions, allowing clients to get acquainted with the equipment, such as the Beauty Angel, before taking it for a spin or on a second date. They also assist guests in the process of selecting their desired level of tan, choosing from three levels of color that range from light to dark?or, as the salon refers to them, from "the Longoria" to "the Kardashian" to "the Snooki."
The sunless-bronzing mavens at Let's Glow Spray Tan—including a licensed aesthetician—get epidermises glowing with custom, hand-applied color. During the 15- to 20-minute appointment, an experienced airbrush artist thoroughly evaluates the client's skin type to determine a natural shade, ranging from a light, subtle sun-kissed color to a bold, dark sun-french-kissed hue. Next, aestheticians mix up a tailored solution—made with paraben-free, 99% organic ingredients—that bronzes as well as tones skin with firming agents and nourishes with aloe vera and vitamins A, C, and E, tinting pelts for up to 7–10 days.
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.
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.
Earth tones and wood accents play their part in creating a calming atmosphere at M.Y. Life Holistic Salon Spa, founded by registered nurse Kyle O'Hara. The salon and spa's experts spruce up manes and use holistic skin treatments to combat the signs of aging. With MTV and BBC styling and makeup credits to her name, award-winning master colorist Mia Burk spoils strands with high-end, organic and vegan-friendly products made from distilled good karma. O'Hara curates a collection that includes serums especially chosen to accommodate a wide variety of skin tones. The products purveyed by the salon spa revolve around a three-prong philosophy of detoxification, rebuilding, and results maintenance.