Elegant Image Skin & Laser Spa brings together an eclectic team of cosmetic-nurse specialists, stylists, nail techs, and certified massage therapists to pamper and prettify patrons with a full menu of spa and salon services under one roof. Nurse-administered beauty injections such as Botox and fillers aim to smooth out fine lines, and spa facials and microdermabrasion treatments aim to imbue skin with the elasticity of a spandex-wearing gummy bear. Massage therapists coax out tension with soothing Swedish or deep-tissue strokes, and techs cheer up extremities with manicures, pedicures, and spot-on impressions of Rodney Dangerfield's toes. In the full-service hair salon, stylists spritz patrons' topknots with professional products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken as they update outmoded ‘dos into chic looks.
Voted Favorite Tanning Salon by the Modesto Bee readers for the past four years, Bronze Body Tanning Salon & Spa showers its glow-seeking clientele with the latest in sun-less shading technology. For a more permanent pigment, one month of tanning atop the salon's regular beds darkens the dermis with roughly 100% more efficiency than a copper slip-n-slide. Each tan-getting tryst lasts 23 minutes, but in-booth accouterments––including cooling fans, radios, and signing palm trees––help pass the time.
Singer Katy Perry is known for her candy-colored makeup and over-the-top outfits; it only makes sense that her hairstyles should be just as attention-grabbing. One of the hairstyles she favors—peekaboo highlights that show from beneath layers of hair—are a specialty for Katalyn, a stylist at Mane Attraction Salon. Katalyn's other specialties include chic haircuts, ombre color, and microbead extensions. Smoothing keratin treatments keep hair looking sleek between appointments.
For more than 20 years, the techs at A Plus Nails specializing in adorning nails with miniature works of art. From detailed, three-dimensional designs to coats of long-lasting gel polish and glitter, they beautify hands and feet. Their extensive menu also includes facial waxing, eyebrow waxing and eyebrow repair.
Talented nail technician Teri Estrada fancies-up fingers and toes within the whimsical, creamy yellow interior of Stone Fox Salon. During the 30-minute manicure and 60-minute pedicure, nimble hands flit between beautifying tasks, including a soak, file, cuticle conditioning, and scrub. An invigorating hot towel treatment primes hands and feet for a vibrant glaze of polish, which allows digits to express themselves through something other than song. Groupon customers can also choose to upgrade their salon experience with Shellac gel polish ($10 additional fee) or a paraffin wax treatment ($5 additional fee).