Beauty & Spas in Piedmont

One or Three Bikini or Brazilian Waxes from Kim Hastings at Phoenix Rising Salon (Up to 61% Off)

Kim Hastings at Phoenix Rising Salon

Montclair Business

$25 $12

Waxing specialist swiftly removes all or some of the hair from the bikini area

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Of 1 Hour Or 1.5 Hour Body Massage at Magical Transformations

Magical Transformations

Fairview Park

$0 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 50% off of 1 hour or 1.5 hour body massage

Express Keratin, or Full Keratin with Take-Home Shampoo/Conditioner at Rockridge Day Spa (Up to 55% Off)

Rockridge Day Spa

Rockridge

$150 $75

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Keratin renders hair smooth and manageable for six weeks (express) or four months (full); haircuts redefine looks with accentuating style

Eyebrow, Lip, and Full-Face Threading at Eyebrow Queen Salon (Up to 62% Off)

Eyebrow Queen Salon

Oakland

$15 $6

Skilled aesthetician uses sterilized cotton threads to remove unwanted hair from the eyebrows, upper lip, and whole face

60-Minute Massage or 75-Minute Hot-Stone Massage at Givae Salon (Up to 54% Off)

Givae Salon

Piedmont Avenue

$85 $39

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Enjoy the relaxing strokes of a custom massage, or opt for a more indulgent 75-minute massage that incorporates knot-melting hot stones

One or Three 60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage at Vanesscia's Massage & Scents (Up to 67% Off)

Vanesscia's Massage & Scents

Oakland

$70 $29

Swedish kneads relax tight muscles and curb stress; deep-tissue techniques combat chronic tension and injuries with targeted pressure

Haircut, Cut with Relaxer, or Cut With Relaxer and Deep Condition at Rags 2 Riches Hair Designs (Up to 57% Off)

Rags 2 Riches Hair Designs

Redwood Heights

$95 $45

Stylists beautify locks with cuts, styling, relaxer, and deep conditioning treatments

Two Brazilian Waxes from Be Beautiful by Tina (75% Off)

Be Beautiful By Tina

Oakland

$120 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two 60-Minute Massages at Dawson’s Stress Reduction (Up to 51% Off)

Dawson’s Stress Reduction

Pill Hill

$75 $39

Qualified massage therapist uses various techniques such as shiatsu and trigger point during relaxing, pain-alleviating massages

Hairstyling Services with Tara Cordisco at S. Todd Salon (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Tara Cordisco at Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa

Piedmont Avenue

$100 $45

High-level stylist cuts and conditions hair, then optionally adds single-process color, highlights, ombre, or balayage

60-Minute Massage or Chiropractic Consultation, Exam, and Adjustment (Up to 77% Off)

Piedmont Network Chiropractic

Oakland

$85 $35

Massage therapist soothes muscles during 60-minute treatment; Dr. Julie Orman D.C. gently treats misaligned backs and performs adjustment

Cut, Blow-Dry, and Style, or Cut with Deep-Conditioning Treatment at La Nana Salon & Flowers (Up to 51% Off)

La Nana Salon & Flowers

Glenview

$65 $32

Stylists craft new 'dos and tame frizz with deep-conditioning treatments inside this Aveda concept salon stocked with natural products

One or Three 60-Minute Swedish, Deep-Tissue or Sports Massages with John Porter CMT (50% Off)

John Porter CMT

Uptown

$80 $40

Certified massage therapist treats chronic aches or general tension with long, relaxing strokes or firm, cross-grain pressure

One or Two In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatments with Touch-Up Kit at Laurel Smile Dentistry (Up to 63% Off)

Laurel Smile Dentistry

Redwood Heights

$350 $139

Dentist breaks down dark stains and discoloration using a system that leaves tooth enamel in tact

One or Two Men’s Haircuts with Shaves and Hot-Towel Treatments at Drastic Changes Hair Design (52% Off)

Drastic Changes Hair Design

Downtown

$25 $12

Relaxing men’s haircut packages with shave and hot-towel treatments bring about well-groomed heads and faces

First-Time Brazilian Wax with One or Two Touchups at Cocoon Bare (Up to 43% Off)

Cocoon Bare

Multiple Locations

$120 $79

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Staffers efficiently remove unwanted hair and stubble from the bikini line, and they touchup the area after about six weeks

One or Three Custom Facials at Lucid Skin Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Lucid Skin Studio

Oakland

$95 $45

After thorough consultation, aesthetician customizes facial to address your specific skin-care concerns

One or Three Organic Pure Fiji Facials at Au Natural (Up to 55% Off)

Au Natural

Oakland

$200 $99

Aestheticians employ a choice of organic Pure Fiji products to cleanse and balance skin

Nail Services or Eyebrow Waxes at Face and Body by Taylor (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Face and Body by Taylor

Grand Lake

$25 $12

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Aestheticians decorate fingernails with long-lasting Shellac or Gelish polish, pamper finger- and toenails, and shape brows

Haircut and Coloring Packages with Bertha Solorio at Phoenix Rising Salon and Day Spa (Up to 65% Off)

Phoenix Rising Salon and Day Spa- Bertha Solorio

Montclair Business

$90 $39

Stylists rejuvenate 'dos with cuts, clarifying or conditioning treatment, or coloring services

Blowout Package with Optional Haircut and Steam Conditioning at GlamSity (Up to 53% Off)

GlamSity

Uptown

$65 $32

Contemporary salon with old-Hollywood glamour that was featured in Essence magazine in 2011

One or Three Brazilian Waxes from Celita Davis at Diva Styles Salon (Up to 54% Off)

Celita Davis at Diva Styles Salon

Oakland

$50 $25

Waxing technician taps into five years of experience to quickly remove unwanted hair and stubble from the bikini area

5 or 10 Haircuts at Moler Barber College (Up to 64% Off)

Moler Barber College

Multiple Locations

$7 $2.80

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Barbers-in-training fade, line, and taper hair

Women's Cut with Conditioning and Option for Partial Highlights at Trim On San Pablo (Up to 55% Off)

Trim On San Pablo

Golden Gate District

$65 $29

Stylists sculpt 'dos to suit facial features, hydrate hair, and apply highlights for a touch of color at this multi-cultural salon

Two Women's Haircuts from Love Salon (55% Off)

Love Salon

McClymonds

$150 $68

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Three Airbrush Tans at Ooh La Lah Beauty Lounge (Up to 54% Off)

Ooh La Lah Beauty Lounge

Oakland

$50 $25

Airbrush technician imbues skin with a natural-looking glow using vegan tanning products

One or Three Stem-Cell Facials with Massages or a Gold Facial at Skin Care by Carlita Ballard (Up to 86% Off)

Skin Care by Carlita Ballard

Oakland

$160 $29

Vegan plant stem-cell facials and 24-karat gold facial reduce signs of aging and rejuvenate complexions

60-Minute Massage, or Couples Massage with Optional Jacuzzi Hot-Tub Session at Spoil Yourself Spa (Up to 42% Off)

Spoil Yourself Spa

Civic Center

$55 $35

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Customers relax under the soothing kneads of Swedish, acupressure, aromatherapy, shiatsu, and prenatal massages for individuals or couples

LASIK Eye Surgery Package for One or Both Eyes at The LASIK Vision Institute (Half Off)

The LASIK Vision Institute

Oakland

$1,400 $699

LASIK procedure performed by an experienced specialist with a company that has performed over 1 million eye surgeries nationwide

One or Three Shiatsu Massages or One 60- or 90-Minute Hot-Stone Massage at Back in Action Massage (Up to 62% Off)

Back In Action Massage

Longfellow

$75 $29

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A National Holistic Institute graduate and his staff knead away stress during shiatsu or hot-stone massages

Eyebrow or Full-Body Waxing at Crops and Bobbers Hair Salon - Sarah Teter (Up to 60% Off)

Crops and Bobbers Hair Salon-Sarah Teter

Oakland

$20 $10

Wax technician sculpts brows or clear away unwanted hair from all over the body

One Brazilian Wax or Three Brow Waxes at Rock & Polish (Up to 51% Off)

Rock & Polish

Jack London Square

$65 $35

Aestheticians create clean, smooth bikini areas or groom brows into sultry arches

Microlinks Hair Extensions Application, Sew-In Weave Service, or Hair Bundles at Extensions Rock (Up to 73% Off)

Extensions Rock

Downtown

$650 $175

Experts add length and volume to hair using customer-provided extensions and weaves

One Month of Unlimited Tanning or Three Spray Tans at Soleil Tanning Salons (Up to 75% Off)

Soleil Tanning Salons

Multiple Locations

$100 $25

Staffers guide patrons to their best tanning options, including UV beds or UV-free spray tans

Haircut and Style with Optional Chemical Relaxer or Color at Diva Styles Salon (Up to 54% Off)

Diva Styles Salon

Oakland

$75 $35

Haircut and style with color or chemical relaxer treatment, which permanently alters the hair’s natural wave pattern

$69 for One 75-Minute Rolfing Posture-Alignment Session at Jed Bentley Rolfing ($160 Value)

Jed Bentley Rolfing

Oakland

$160 $69

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Rolfing helps the body to align properly and reduces pain with adjustments of fascia, or connective tissue

Haircut and Style, Flamboyage Highlights, or Keratin Treatment at Lucia's Health and Beauty (Up to 60% Off)

Lucia's Health and Beauty

Oakland

$65 $29

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Stylists skillfully trim strands, infuse hair with Flamboyage highlights, or use thermal reconditioning to treat loose to medium curls

Haircut, Shampoo, and Style; or Three Blowout Sessions at Crops and Bobbers Hair Salon (Up to 57% Off)

Crops and Bobbers Hair Salon

Rockridge

$45 $20

Stylist revamps ’dos with a haircut, shampoo, and style or adds a touch of sleek glamour with blowouts

Cut, Style, and Blow-Dry with Deep Conditioning, Full Color, or Partial Highlights at Ajuda Day Spa (Up to 55% Off)

Ajuda Day Spa

Oakland

$65 $29

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Stylist skilled in both funky and conservative looks shapes hair, conditions strands, and adds color with Redken and Matrix products

50- or 80-Minute Massage at Oakland Massage Therapy (Up to 59% Off). Three Options Available.

Oakland Massage Therapy

Oakland

$80 $40

A massage therapist ousts muscle tension with massage, exfoliating salt glow, soothing hot stones, hot towel, and aromatherapy treatments

Haircut and Optional Color or Highlights from Kayla at Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa (Up to 62% Off)

Kayla at Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa

Montclair Business

$70 $29

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Stylist uses Redken, Pureology, Nicholas, and Unite Hair Care products to fashion new cuts and add vibrant streaks of color

Lash Extensions with Optional Fill at The Pamper Studio (Up to 79% Off)

The Pamper Studio

Multiple Locations

$350 $79

Lash artists individually apply lashes for added volume and length, with an optional fill within two weeks to maintain extensions

One or Three Brazilian Waxes at Moods & Attitudes Too (Up to 56% Off)

Moods & Attitudes Too

Oakland

$75 $37

Staff remove all unwanted hair from bikini zones to get bodies beach ready

Haircut with Option for Highlights or Relaxer with Dominique Wayne at Topps Salon Day Spa (Up to 66% Off)

Dominique Wayne at Topps Salon Day Spa

Multiple Locations

$115 $39

Dominique Wayne can brighten hair with highlights or straighten strands with relaxer treatments

Eminence Organic Signature Facial, Simply Green Spa Pedicure, or Both at Simply Green Day Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Simply Green Day Spa

Cleveland Heights

$98 $49

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Organic polishes from SpaRitual and Butter London pair with herbal foot soak and organic scrub; signature facial brightens complexions

Haircut with Flat Iron or Curl, Highlights, or Keratin Treatment at Solé Salon and Spa Aveda (Up to 60% Off)

Solé Salon and Spa Aveda

Emeryville

$86 $39

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Stylist cuts hair and styles locks with flat-iron or curling iron, adds color, or reduce frizz with keratin treatment

One or Three 60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages at Tranquility Rx (61% Off)

Tranquility Rx

Emeryville

$140 $55

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Both massage modalities aim to promote total-body relaxation and rejuvenation; includes a free vial of aromatherapy oil

One or Two Massages with Optional Chiropractic Adjustment and Assessment at The Vitality Center (Up to 79% Off)

The Vitality Center

Emeryville

$210 $45

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Chiropractors aim to help balance postures to help free up otherwise wasted energy

One or Three Haircuts with Shampoos from Omar Tyson @ DW Barbershop (Up to 57% Off)

Omar Tyson @DW Barbershop

Emeryville

$35 $17

Skilled barber snips away split ends, washes hair, and crafts new style to flatter the features

$2,699 for a Complete Invisalign Treatment at Randhawa Dental Corporation ($6,250 Value)

Randhawa Dental

Multiple Locations

$6,250 $2,699

Invisible braces straighten teeth in 6–12 months

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $25 Off A 90 Minute Massage at Deep Esalen Massage by Zeke

Deep Esalen Massage by Zeke

Southwest Berkeley

$25 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for $25 off a 90 minute massage

One or Two 60-Minute Thai Yoga Massages at Bodywork by Bhaskar (50% Off)

Bodywork by Bhaskar

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Thai-massage practitioner Bhaskar Banerji reunites body and mind during a 60-minute mix of massage and yoga modalities

One or Three 60- or 90-Minute Thai Massages at Satya Bodyworks (Up to 54% Off)

Satya Bodyworks

Elmwood

$75 $37

Long-held stretches combine with meridian stimulation, deep-tissue techniques, and structural alignment to open the body and repair muscles

Haircut Package with Optional Color or Partial Highlights from Hair by Lisa Eve (Up to 67% Off)

Hair by Lisa Eve

Berkeley

$95 $39

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Stylist with more than 17 years of experience makes over clients with cuts and color treatments ranging from conservative to edgy

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 3 60 Min Massages Valued @ $255 For $195 at Being Well Muscle and Massage Therapy

Being Well Muscle and Massage Therapy

Alameda

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 3-60 min massages valued @ $255 for $195

One-Hour Massage or One-Hour Facial Treatment or Both at Body Techniques (Up to 48% Off)

Body Techniques

Alameda

$75 $39

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Massage techniques include Swedish, deep tissue, Thai, hot-stone, or shiatsu; facials treat all skin types

HydraFacial or Mini Facial with Phototherapy Light at The Gorgeous Lady (Half Off)

The Gorgeous Lady

Alameda

$100 $50

HydraFacials exfoliate skin with chemicals or abrasion; phototherapy light warms skin to activate collagen production and reduce wrinkles

One or Three Hydradermabrasion Facials or Winter Facials with Glycolic Peel at The Gorgeous Lady (Up to 63% Off)

The Gorgeous Lady

Alameda

$120 $59

Restore skin with hydrating waterfall facial or 'winter' facial designed to improve all skin-types with deep-penetrating peel

Blow-Dry Style with Haircut, All-Over Color, or Both at Spank Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Spank Salon

Alameda

$60 $30

Hair is lifted to new heights with stylish blowouts that leave coiffures light, bouncy, and shiny

$99 for an Ultimate Massage or Facial Package at Sumbody & Sumtime Spa ($200 Value)

Sumbody & Sumtime Spa

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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Massage package relieves muscle aches and hydrates hands and feet; mask, serum, cleanser, toner, and moisturizer purify skin during facial

One or Two Microdermabrasion Treatments from Chris Tam Esthetics in Alameda (Up to 72% Off)

Chris Tam Esthetics

Alameda

$125 $49

Aluminum oxide microcrystals resurface the skin to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of acne and fine lines.

Haircut Package with Deep-Conditioning Treatment and Optional Color or Full Highlights at About Beauty (Up to 68% Off)

About Beauty

Alameda

$90 $34.99

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A nourishing conditioning treatment with a scalp massage readies guests for stylish cuts and optional color treatments

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 20% off Any Single Service Over $100 at Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Alameda

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 20% off any single service over $100 at Metamorphosis

Moree Track or Single Hair Extensions at Hello Tiara (Up to 60% Off)

Hello Tiara

Orinda

$750 $374.99

Extensionists add length and volume to hair with non-damaging plastic covered silicon ring that hold hair in place for six months

One or Two European Body Wraps at Shape Shifters Pilates and Health Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Shape Shifters Pilates and Health Studio

Moraga

$180 $79

Slim down for bikini season with European body wrap sessions that may help shed 6 inches or more

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Any Single Service at Optimum Skin Care

Optimum Skin Care

Lafayette

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 25% off any single service

$18 for Three Eyebrow Threading or Shaping Sessions at Kalpana Threading ($36 Value)

Kalpana Threading

Lafayette

$36 $18

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Licensed aesthetician uses cotton thread to rapidly remove unwanted hair and shape eyebrows

120-Minute Lash-Extension Treatment from Lashify Studio (50% Off)

Lashify Studio

Lafayette

$175 $88

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One Brazilian Wax, or Three Brazilian Waxes with Depilar Gel Treatments at Stript Wax Bar (52% Off)

Stript Wax Bar

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Skilled aesthetician clears away unwanted hair from intimate areas during swift waxing session; depilar gel helps prevent hair regrowth

$33 for $65 Worth of Services at Daniel Rita's Beauty Intoxication

Daniel Rita's Beauty Intoxication

Downtown Lafayette

$65 $33

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

75-Minute Hot-Stone Massage with Chocolate and Fresh Fruit for One or Two at Anew Day Spa (Up to 57% Off)

Anew Day Spa

Multiple Locations

$146 $69

Chocolate enhances the indulgence of a blissful hot-stone massage enjoyed alone or with a companion

One or Two Microdermabrasion Treatments at A Place For Your face (Up to 63% Off)

A Place For Your face

Lafayette

$150 $59

Specialist exfoliates skin and remove dead skin cells before applying topical nutrients and antioxidants

Permanent Eye Makeup at Doll Face Permanent Cosmetics (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Doll Face Permanent Cosmetics

Trails Area

$200 $99

Makeup artist Janell Lamela adorns faces with permanent eyeliner or eyebrows

$31 for One Pinkies Mani-Pedi, Plus $20 Toward Jewelry at INPINK.com from Pinkies Nail Salons ($64 Value)

Pinkies Nail Salons

Multiple Locations

$64 $31

Classic mani-pedi includes polish in your choice of color, plus credit toward fashionable jewelry

$2,999 for LASIK Eye Surgery at Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center ($2,301 Value)

Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center

Multiple Locations

$5,300 $2,999

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Dr. William Ellis and his staff consult with patients before performing corrective LASIK surgery and monitoring the results for 3 months

Brow Design With or Without Two Touchups at Hibiscus Boutique Spa (Up to 58% Off)

Hibiscus Boutique Spa

El Cerrito

$42 $19.99

Aestheticians beautify eyebrows and help maintain their splendor with two follow-up visits

One or Two Brazilian Waxes at Zen Organic Salon (Up to 59% Off)

Zen Organic Salon

El Cerrito

$55 $25

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Brazilian waxes remove hair from the entire bikini region, leaving behind only smooth skin that stays that way for weeks

$59 for an Initial Reposturing Massage at Foundation 1st ($130 Value)

Foundation 1st

El Cerrito

$130 $59

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Introductory reposturing massage can help those suffering from chronic pain and diminished freedom of movement

One or Three 60-Minute Massages at Bridges Rock Gym (55% Off)

Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

$65 $29

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Massage therapists customize each session to relieve muscle aches, improve circulation, and relax the mind

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If the air seems a little cleaner at Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa, it's not just your imagination. The fresh-oxygen-exchange system is just one of the amenities that make this space feel more welcoming that usual; others include fresh flowers and young bamboo trees at the door, vines snaking up the walls, and coral walls setting a serene mood.

Hairstylist Kayla takes advantage of the atmosphere to breathe new life into her clients' looks. She offers haircuts, coloring, and styling treatments while her colleagues administer nourishing facials and dole out massages for tense muscles and cranky funny bones. The staff uses products from Redken, Pureology, and Pevonia Skin Care during treatments, all of which are available for purchase.

6400 Moraga Avenue
Piedmont,
CA
US

Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa's stylists and aestheticians strive to create a soothing and welcoming place for their clients to have their beauty needs attended to. They welcome visitors with warm coral walls and flower-dotted decor, and offer services that cover the entire body. Skin services include an acne-fighting facial and relaxation comes in the form of a 75-minute hot-stone massage. Meanwhile, classic treatments range from hair-coloring services to pampering mani-pedis.

6400 Moraga Avenue
Piedmont,
CA
US

Almost as long as the list of ingredients that Simply Green Day Spa?s organic nail polishes include is the list of common polish chemicals that they don?t. The colorful hues from SpaRitual and Butter London eschew DBA, toluene, formaldehyde, parabens, and phtalates?and none were tested on animals. By using products such as these, Simply Green simultaneously nurtures both its clients and the environment. While nail technicians wield the nontoxic polishes and acetone-free polish remover, augmenting mani-pedis with sugar and salt scrubs and hot-stone massages, skincare experts turn to natural facial treatments. Antioxidants from blueberries and vitamin C set to work on blemishes along with exfoliation, masks, and steam, which helps patrons clear their clogged pores without trying to suck out dirt with a Shop-Vac. All skincare treatments are performed using Organic Philosophy, Natural and Organic Skin Care, and Eminence Organic products, which are all made using organic ingredients, such as fruit pulp, plants, and spices.

Simply Green Day Spa?s staff also eases aches and stress with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massages. After a thorough coddling, waxing specialists banish leg hair or evict unwanted fuzz from the face, leaving patrons completely made over. Setting the stage for these transformations, Simply Green?s decor lives up to its name?s other meaning with plush green armchairs arranged amid sage-green walls, a rock fountain, and sweeping white curtains.

630 Grand Ave.
Oakland,
CA
US

At Isis Skin & Body, medical director Dr. Noha Aboelata grants her patients' desires for beauty with a gentle touch, exclusively performing noninvasive rejuvenation treatments that employ the latest advancements in aesthetic upkeep. The practice is split between laser-based and topical therapies that both remediate existing problems and stimulate of the body's natural healing mechanisms.

Lasers earn their keep and daily continental breakfasts with work in three principle areas: routing unwanted hair, healing nail fungus, and helping to firm and smooth contours all over the body. To ensure topical treatments are safe for all skin types, Dr. Aboelata handpicks the products used in each service, which range from custom acne-scar treatments to eight types of chemical peels. Online forms dotting the company's website encourage curious visitors to start their restorative journey with a free analysis by identifying their skin and body concerns from a list that will help the staff to suggest a fitting course of treatment.

In tribute to its eponymous Egyptian goddess, the white and gold spa takes rich decorating cues from ancient palace-inspired aesthetics and the advice of style-blogging mummies. Columns capped with gold lotuses rise up to the entry hall's high ceiling, and gilded folding screens backdrop chaise lounges covered in bolts of lustrous, eggshell-colored cloth.

4111 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

As an avid athlete, Megan Brooks looked forward to a lifetime of tight, sore muscles. Physical stiffness did not impede her agile mind, however, which targeted massage therapy to deepen her knowledge of the body and hurdle the side effects of exercise. She formalized her passion at the National Holistic Institute's College of Massage Therapy in San Francisco, and she graduated with a letter of excellence. Currently, she focuses on harmonizing body and spirit with her strong hands and the warm, soothing light emanating from her third eye, knowing firsthand that this balance?different for every client?is critical to general well-being and athletic performance. A specialization in integrative massage reflects this attitude, as the style allows her to respond to individual problems with any stroke from her repertoire, including Swedish, deep-tissue therapy, and rarer styles such as Hawaiian lomi lomi.

As director of the manual therapy program at Inner-Action Sports Rehab in Oakland, she continuously expands her knowledge of how the human body works, fails, and can be righted without jamming limbs into a T-square. Practicing the 3,000-year-old art also sparked her interest in the ancient holistic health systems of ayurveda and Chinese medicine, the study of which she has penned into her continuing-education schedule.

1940 Webster Street, Suite 220
Oakland,
CA
US

The technicians at Bisou Nail Lounge go above and beyond to create works of nail art using gel paint, jewels, and glitter polish. But before intricate designs of butterflies and Gary Busey on a steed are handcrafted, digits are refreshed with organic and eco-friendly products during mani-pedis. A volcanic clay mask and Dead Sea salt scrub help to purify the skin while cabernet grape extract oil and the salon's own line of organic coca butter nourish and moisturize. Harsh chemicals are also exempt from Bisou's footsoaks, enhanced with limes, rose petals, and mint leaves floating in a non-whirlpool, stainless steel bowl, and UV-gels from Bella Forma, Calgel, Bio Sculpture, or Crystal Nails provide chip-resistant polish that is acid-free. The salon's earth-friendly ways are also showcased during Nova eyelash extension services as technicians carefully use a formaldehyde-free adhesive to adhere tree-sized extensions to existing lashes.

Bisou's attention to details can also be seen in the intimate salon's d?cor, a country French theme complete with pale pink wall colors, a gold chandelier, and plush, floral-covered furnishings.

5292 College Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

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