Voted Diablo magazine readers' 2009 pick for Best Waxing, La Di Da Beauty Lounge offers an array of aspect-augmenting services and products designed to help Bay-area beauties enhance their natural splendor. ¬Femmes can freshen up their everyday freshen-up with a professional makeup lesson ($75), and special-occasion makeup sessions ($55) ensure looks earn wows at any gala or black-tie barn raising. La Di Da's expert beauticians groom brides for matrimony with its wedding-day packages (starting at $70) and waxing services (starting at $10) groom them for an aerodynamic slip down the aisle. Today’s Groupon may also be used for a wide range of take-home products, allowing radiant looks to be refreshed when that new-face smell starts to wear off.
The skincare specialists at A. Major Delight Day Spa practice what they call "the art of relaxation," and faces are the primary beneficiaries. European facials, customized to each client's skin type and needs, help to rejuvenate cheeks, while antioxidant facials call on the delicious elements in pomegranate and goji berries to remove impurities. In addition to skin treatments, the spa offers waxing sessions to remove unwanted fuzz and paraffin and sea salt to pamper hands and feet.
The team at Luminescent Health Spa believes that massage helps heal the mind, body, and spirit. To that end, they employ a variety of modalities from deep tissue and vibrational healing to Hawaiian loomi loomi massage. Elsewhere, aestheticians busy themselves soothing clients with facials, body scrubs, and body wraps, treatments aimed at refreshing clients and making them glow brighter than a light bulb planted in the world's largest potato.
The porch swing and ceramic flower boxes may suggest that Salon Vivace is an attractive home, but a step inside reveals much more. Natural light pours through pearl curtains onto purple walls and wood cabinets filled with high-end styling products. After being greeted with coffee and biscotti, guests are then led to Monica Villescas Smith's leather styling chair, where she draws on more than eight years of experience to craft custom cuts and decorate strands with bold color treatments.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Our safe pH-balanced teeth whitening.
Brands Used: Spa White and Artiste
Pro Tip: The entire process takes only about 35 minutes, and you see lasting results immediately.
Regina at Vogue Hair Studio works under the auspices of renowned stylist Arzo Nazamy, who's styled the hair of celebrities such as Rose McGowan and Ally Hilfiger. With that top-notch mentorship guiding her, Regina renders resplendent hair services amid sleek hardwood floors and bright red walls with framed art. In addition to standard cuts and styles, she can render keratin treatments with Keratin Complex shampoo.