Crystal Vargas knows that beauty is more than skin-deep. That’s why the licensed aesthetician doesn’t haphazardly slather her client’s skin with a few lotions and call it a day. Instead, she uses custom skincare regimes to boost confidence, and ultimately beauty, from the inside out. Crystal doles out face and body treatments, from a refreshing facial that uses steam to restore skin’s natural glow to designer peels that gradually diminish pigmentation. She also helps newly rejuvenated skin really steal the spotlight with waxing treatments for the face and body, and cancan lessons for shy legs.
Inside the sophisticated Prisma Salon & Spa—think sleek, mocha-hued flooring and cream-colored salon chairs—Nina Rosales whips hair into shape. Her long list of specializations includes coloring, highlights, razor cuts, men’s haircuts, and updos, which she delivers using products from Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Redken.
Cosmetologist Danielle Stewart specializes in hair design and plies her trade at Dollhouse Salon, where she fashions haircuts with shape, definition, and color. She offers straightening treatments and coloring, as well as facials and microdermabrasions, which help complete the picture of beauty from the neck up.
At Salon DG, stylists understand the widespread impact hair can have. Rather than scrapping trimmed ends, they package them up for the Matter of Trust organization. Matter of Trust transforms the hair bits into absorbent mats, which protect coastal wildlife from hazards by sopping up oil spills and protect bald eagles from ridicule by outfitting them with tiny wigs. They also ship discarded tufts that measure 10 or more inches to Locks of Love.
Along with their philanthropic cuts, the beautifiers augment salon services from coloring to styling with their distinct artistic flair. Their signature treatment, the Pravana Perfection smoothing blowout, foregoes the harsh chemicals of similar processes for a gentle complex that fights frizz without flattening curls. The salon's nail technician welcomes clients into her separate spa pedicure room, complete with a plush pedicure chair, which, like a vampire on prom night, blends into the surrounding pops of black and scarlet. Patrons who opt to book appointments online earn $1 toward future services or products.
Signature Service: Massage Therapy
Brands Used: Biotone Advanced Therapy Massage Lotion & Massage Gel
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
I provide professional, relaxing therapeutic massage services in order to give my clients a variety of benefits. Some of the more common benefits my clients experience are reduced pain, stiffness, and motion limitations, reduced muscular and emotional stress, and increased blood flow that enhances soft tissue healing. The experience my clients love are the benefits of natural, therapeutic massage therapy.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
[We create] relaxing visual surroundings with our waterfall and soothing spa music.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Don't put relaxation, reduced stress, and pain-relief off any longer.
As he revealed in a 2011 issue of Fresno magazine, Jaber Audi first discovered alternative healing methodologies after injuring his back. Rather than risk the side effects associated with modern medication, he sought relief through various holistic therapies, including acupressure, craniosacral therapy, and aqua massage. Deeply impressed with the procedures? effectiveness at naturally relieving pain, he went on to learn their techniques and open his own health spa, Touch of Japan.
By balancing the mind, body, and spirit, Jaber and his resident massage therapist, Sandy, have led clients to health and the spa to two Best Day Spa titles from Central Valley?s People Choice Awards. Clients can stop in for a range of treatments?sometimes incorporated into a single session?including lymph drainage, shiatsu, and relaxing Swedish massages. To alleviate chronic headaches and muscular pain, the spa encourages clients to enroll in preventative maintenance every week or month, depending on how often they want to play hooky from work.