Scattered throughout the peninsula, Natalie Salon Inc.'s five locations each house a team of specialists who pamper and beautify guests during nail, waxing, hair, and facial services. Staffers make over bodies from head to toe, rejuvenating faces with facials and treating dull talons to manicures and pedicures. They hone in on hair all over the body, waxing away unwanted fur, arranging lackluster strands into stylish coiffures, and tinting eyebrows to match recently dyed locks or recently dry-cleaned banana suits.
Yulia brought her skin-revitalizing talents to Yulia's Skin Care after attaining the status of master aesthetician in Boston, where her work earned her spots on Best of Boston lists in area publications such as Stuff magazine. With certifications in microdermabrasion, enzyme peels, and stone facials, she has the training to adeptly coerce blemishes and discolorations from the face using a slew of skin treatments. For each treatment, Yulia's Skin Care's aestheticians select from their arsenal of nourishing products, and even arm themselves with specialty products, such as heated mittens and pumpkin-enzyme purées, for massages and facials. They also leverage their expertise to exfoliate, steam, and massage the skin on their clients' backs, shape brows, and wax away hair that refuses to take the bait of staticy balloon animals.
The treatment experts at Radiance personalize each of their skincare indulgences in a serene retreat. Cleanse and purify overstressed pores with your choice of soothing facials customized with anti-wrinkle additions, visage-loving vitamins, and glow-goading oxygen. A quick pick me up recharges your radiance in record time so that the time-crunched can get back to their dust cloud of fighting cartoon characters ($70). A just for men facial is specifically designed to clear the boyish barnacles off dudely dermises ($85), and the deep cleansing back facial heals back blemishes and anterior acne ($80). Those with more mature masks may opt for the microdermabrasion treatment, which uses pharmaceutical-grade diamond chips to gently sandblast away fine lines and blemishes and erase the signs of aging. Both opulent options include a complimentary paraffin hand wax treatment to soften skin and relax overly thumb-wrestled digits.
Although she has more than 10 years of styling experience, Rebecca Wraxall of House of Couture at Sola Salon Studios keeps up with the ever-evolving style world. She attends classes at Vidal Sassoon and MAC Cosmetics, learning styling and makeup techniques she immediately puts into practice in her salon. But as much information as she soaks up, she also doles it out. She shares tips and tricks with her clients on how to pick out styles to suit their facial shapes and how to reproduce styles every day using tools such as brushes, curling irons, and white picket fences.
A Best of the Bay 2010 Viewer?s Choice winner, Herbal Mineral?s four California locations couple a devotion to recapturing youth with a commitment to cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products and practices. An arsenal of vegan, earth-friendly beauty products speaks to their commitment to bettering the planet, and visitors sip fair-trade-certified tea that helps to fund landslide restoration and reforestation. The staff?s diverse palette of skills runs the gamut from waxing and organic facials to candling and herbal body contouring, the latter of which can help shape silhouettes into comely hourglasses or vertical representations of the New York skyline.
Skindustry Studio rounds up a staff of trained beauty pros to tend to all client skin needs in a private and tranquil ambiance. An aesthetician blasts through excess oil and acne during custom facials and decorates fuzzy legs and lips with warm wax to swiftly remove hair. Nail technicians borrow guests? hands and feet for a bit of clipping, buffing, and scrubbing. They return digits painted in bright monochromatic hues or with art such as stripes, DNA strands, or polka dots. The studio also provides airbrush tanning and makeup services.