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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

In a world of solemn responsibilities and stern rules, Flirt Nail Lounge stands as a haven of whimsical femininity. Bright pink walls, purple shag carpets, and signs declaring, ?A princess sits here? cast off the grownup world to let guests revel in luxurious nail services elevated by a host of pampering extras. Nail techs sit on plush pink ottomans as their clients melt into tufted white armchairs above them, their feet dangling in the warm water of sinks set into the floor. In addition to performing manicures and pedicures with OPI polish and no-chip Shellac lacquer, the techs specialize in painting ornate designs?replete with 3-D accoutrements such as gemstones, gold accents, and can openers?on natural nails or acrylic extensions. The lounge also features a private room for waxing treatments and a boutique that brims with bath oils and cupcake bath bombs by Sugar Rush.

3411 E 12th St, Ste 100
Oakland,
CA
US

At Skin by Maisha, paramedical aesthetician Maisha Pulliam beautifies complexions with an array of cosmetic and restorative skin treatments. Her passion for beautification emerged from the skin troubles that plagued her from an early age, and she now dedicates herself to instilling clients with the diligence and molten silver necessary to maintain smooth, youthful radiance. Before botanical peels and acne and microdermabrasion treatments, Maisha's keen eye reads the flesh's fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes during consultations. A consultation helps aesthetician and client calibrate each treatment—from waxing to massage—according to the client's needs and the specifications outlined on his or her tattooed care label.

3623 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US

Cocoon Bare?s team of spa technicians understands that a good waxing treatment has two things going for it: precision and speed. That?s why their Brazilian waxes typically take only 20 minutes and leave behind a wide variety of custom shapes and designs. Their threading services offer an even more precise means of shaping eyebrows and removing hair from sensitive complexions. When they aren?t sculpting bushy areas into triangles or iconic skylines, they airbrush skin with natural tanning solutions that result in an even glow.

5326 College Ave.
Oakland,
CA
US

Each member of Stript Wax Bar's staff specializes in waxing, using top-shelf waxing products and artful technique to efficiently strip away hair. Technicians ensure cleanliness through a strict no-double-dipping policy, clearing away hair as guests lounge in soothing environs.

5831 College Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Visiting Lucid Skin Studio may feel more like visiting a friend's house?if that friend were a top-notch aesthetician. The owner Amy Crowley devotes all of her attention to each of her clients during personable, in-depth appointments. Before cleansing and rejuvenating skin with facials and peels, she talks with folks about their needs and analyzes their skin type in order to create a completely customized formula. She also discusses nutritional habits and offers up advice on herbal supplements, stress relief, and skin care routines people can easily incorporate into their at-home skincare regimen.

The aesthetician of nearly two decades doesn't just blend organic ingredients and new technology to revive dull skin and reduce signs of aging. She also sells cruelty-free skincare products, tints lashes with vegetable dye, and removes unwanted hair with French wax, which leaves people with a romantic accent.

4315 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland,
CA
US