A stress-free oasis in the heart of downtown Turlock, Blown Away Salon & Spa offers a relaxing counterpoint to the bustling activity just outside its doors. Though long considered a gem by locals, the all-purpose salon and spa can also claim a few out-of-town fans: as recently as May 2011, Joan Rivers dropped in for a manicure and style before her standup show at the nearby Turlock Community Theatre.
In spite of its growing popularity, Blown Away maintains a serene, low-key atmosphere punctuated only by animated chatter and the clipping of shears. The salon’s styling services range from feather extensions to formaldehyde-free Bio Ionic KeraSmooth treatments, which leave strands sleek and straight for months to come. On the other side of the expansive studio, nail technicians highlight digits with vibrant colors, and aestheticians tend to skin with exfoliating chemical peels. A visit to the spa’s resident massage therapist completes the cycle of relaxation as deep-tissue massages work against the muscle grain with firm pressure, and sports massages break up knots of tension with well-placed fastballs and slap shots.
The skin and body experts at A Beautiful Reflection and Day Spa found a kindred spirit in turn-of-the-century scientist Marie Carmichael Stopes, who pointed out that "You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing." With genuine joie de vivre, A Beauty Reflection’s six women go about their favorite tasks, leaving guest's bodies smooth, relaxed, and decorated with cosmetic details that reflect their personal style. Their ebullience has bubbled over from private sessions into parties, which can focus on tanning for adults or incorporate cake and punch in spa days for kids. To cultivate that inner quality so important to Stopes, the team has organized drives for the homeless in which they exchange their services for charitable donations.
A certified massage therapist, Jamie Faria performs multiple modalities and services designed to heal and detox the body. Jamie’s relaxation massages soothe muscles, while athletic and deep-tissue massages can more easily target specific issues and improve the body’s future performance, be it in playing football or running from a ref who claims massage tables don’t belong on a football field. Alternatively, she also offers spray-tanning services as well as detox body wraps and ear-candling sessions, which use aromatic lavender candles.
We are a full service day spa. We have been voted "Turlock's Best" and have been in business for 13 years. We offer a variety of Spa services including, facials, massage, body wraps, spray tanning, and pedicures/manicures. We carry Dermalogica Skin Care Products and Jane Iredale and Youngblood Mineral Make-up lines.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The attentive specialists of Bliss Salon & Spa acquaint themselves with each client's unique personality and beauty needs before bolstering exteriors with their slate of customized aesthetic services. Hairstylists wielding Goldwell and TIGI products sculpt coifs with cuts, highlights, and extensions beneath steel-blue walls decked in abstract art. Pedicure clients ascend three granite stairs to settle into creamy white armchairs and dip feet into warm, sudsy water, cleansing and softening them in preparation for a range of foot-centered services. Meanwhile, at manicure stations, techs embellish fingers with acrylic tips, CND Shellac, and OPI polishes. Within a private treatment room, aestheticians brighten faces and physiques with facials, waxing, and spray-tanning services. The tranquil skincare space brims with nature-inspired artwork and strings of miniature light bulbs, which illuminate the leaves of a small tree to give newly liberated monkeys-on-backs a place to call home.