Created and helmed by husband and wife Eric and Jennifer Howard, Planet Color Salon & Nail Spa keeps clients chic by doling out everything from organic color treatments to special-event updos. Experience as an International Platform Artist for more than 20 years helped Eric hone his perfectionist's touch, further fueled by an acute knowledge of the Matrix, Pureology, and FHI Heat brands. He and his styling team update coifs with precision cuts and Ombre color technique, and are even masters of trendy add-ons such as glossing treatments or clip-in fruit hats. Meanwhile, skilled technicians pamper hands and feet with indulgent spa manicures and pedicures that might include softening paraffin wax or French tips. Fuzzy situations are easily mitigated as the team strips away stray hair from eyebrows, upper lips, and chins.
Whether guests need some extra pampering for a wedding, a special event, or a day spent with a surplus of mirrors, the staff members at Sondarya Health n Spa help beautify them with a wide array of holistic therapies and spa services. The ancient healing therapies of ayurveda work to boost mind, body, and spirit with everything from massage and yoga to mantra meditation and herbs. Alternatively, facials, haircare services, and makeup applications indulge the spirit of beauty first.
De Anza's fashion-savvy stylists cut, coif, and color tresses, tapping into their vast knowledge of formal and casual styles to flatter each client's head. Grant flighty, roving strands a sense of structure with a perm ($100+), or modify the electromagnetic absorption of your cranial cuticles with partial highlights ($85+) or all-over color ($50+). Heads anxious to part with straggly strands or split with ragged ends benefit from a cut ($30+). The stylists utilize organic hair products from Soma Hair Technology, keeping hair as sustainable as a kid doing cannonballs in the fountain of youth.
Elvira McCloskey hails from the Dominican Republic, where she first started out in the beauty industry. Today she works inside Salon 7 Elm, having racked up 20 years of experience in the interim. The licensed aesthetician and expert makeup artist makes it her mission to rescue faces from acne, scars, sun damage, wrinkles, and monster impressions that got stuck that way. She comes to their aid with treatments such as facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and makeup applications. Clients await their rejuvenation in a lobby that evokes a cozy woodland haven on a stormy day, with wooden floors and round brown armchairs backed by a sprawling mural of a tree just beginning to bud.
Andover Electrology and Laser Center's staff has eliminated their clients' spider veins, cellulite, and unwanted body hair for more than 20 years. Their list of services is far ranging, from minimizing the appearance of wrinkles to reducing pigmentation or tattoos in the skin. To find the right treatment for each patient, the staff provides free, private consultations, and offers day, evening, and weekend appointment to fit into each client's schedule. And since the staff uses a laser to administer their treatments, the downtime is far less than more conventional, invasive procedures that can require you to lie on the couch watching nothing but The Price is Right for weeks.