Helene Corrales is a good neighbor. As a resident of the community for more than 30 years, she understands which skincare treatments and massage services tend to appeal to the area's locals. Inside Helene's Body & Skin Care, she helms a team comprised of medical professionals, a massage therapist, and a licensed aesthetician. A collection of facial treatments attacks acne, oil, and signs of aging. Four massage modalities target tension in different ways, from foot-based reflexology to shiatsu massage, which focuses on the body's pressure points and ignores the body's emergency stop button.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Umang Mehta may specialize in rhinoplasty and other facial and eye surgeries, but his practice’s treatment list extends far beyond these services. He and his staff, including a licensed aesthetician, also deliver wrinkle fillers, laser cosmetics, and peels. After visits, complexions leave youthful and glowing like a phosphorescent corsage on prom night, and testimonials reveal that clients appreciate the team’s friendliness as much as they value their aesthetic expertise.
Whether a client needs a trendy long bob or glamourous 1940s-style finger waves, The Paul Mitchell–educated stylists at Le Burge’t Salon know how to do it. They create current and classic looks with haircuts, full-head lighteners, ink overlays, and permanent-wave texturizing treatments. The beauty experts at the salon also even out skin tone with airbrush makeup and remove unwanted facial hair during threading treatments. They perform these services and others for the Warrior Girls, the Golden State Warrior's professional bodyguards.
Dr. Manjul Dixit specializes in helping people to lose unwanted things, whether they're allergies, asthma attacks, or inches. At Body Sculpt Clinics, she and her team use ultrasonic lipo treatments to target fat cells in clients' problem areas—the stomach, thighs, or hips, for example. They also perform radio frequency skin-tightening treatments, which firms up loose skin through noninvasive means, rather than with surgery or scotch tape.
Eliana and Viviane Jardim grew up on the beaches of Brazil, and when they moved to the United States, they brought a little bit of the Brazilian sun with them. The business they opened, Samba Glow, specializes in personalized airbrush spray tans. Armed with a spray applicator, technicians apply either a clear solution that develops over the course of 8–10 hours or a bronzer that’s visible right away. The DHA-based formula for each is free of harsh chemicals, preservatives, white tempera paint, and artificial fragrances, leaving room for certified-organic aloe-vera extracts, vitamin A, vitamin E, and various antioxidants that help leave skin firm and smooth. At their new Menlo Park location, the Jardim sisters decided to branch out into other beautification services—such as waxing and a full lash and brow bar—as well as retail, selling bathing suits and resort-wear designed to show off the tanning techs’ handiwork.
A day at the spa is designed to be relaxing, and yet the hassle of getting to the salon can be just the opposite. That’s why Judy Chen, the owner and aesthetician of Luminous Spa Studio, designed her services to be undertaken anywhere—whether at her welcoming salon or, thanks to her mobile service menu, at the place of her client’s choosing. Wherever clients decide, she flaunts her skincare skills with facials that use the power of enzymes and anti-aging ingredients to keep faces looking as fresh as the day their parents first removed their protective wrapping. She uses products from brands such as Jan Marini, Dermalogica, Clarisonic, and Perricone MD, and goes beyond the scope of the face to improve the health of the skin on the back and décolletage. Outside of skincare, she works to enhance her clients’ beauty with brow and lash treatments, using Xtreme Lashes to add drama to eyes or warm wax to sculpt brows or depilate faces.