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Massage therapist Rebecca Downing induces relaxation from head-to-toe by invoking the powers of Swedish massage. She uses long, flowing strokes to gently loosen muscles and undo tension wrought upon the body by the daily stresses of work and nightly stresses of dreams that you're still at work. Rebecca performs massage therapy inside Andre David Salon, a modern space populated by a team of stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians.

1150 9th St.
Modesto,
CA
US

Toni?s Hair Salon & Skin Care has been an East Bay fixture for more than 70 years. Under the ownership of Sue, a native of Beijing who took the helm more than a decade ago, the salon has integrated some Eastern charm into its atmosphere, and it?s now an oasis for relaxation and physical and emotional rejuvenation. Services such as haircuts, keratin straightening treatments, and featherhead braiding help clients reinvent their image. Full-body massages offer one-hour sojourns into relaxation and bliss. And European facials, herbal peels, and brow, lash, and makeup treatments give clients a radiant glow that could inspire the sun to wake up early to watch them rise from bed.

6039 W Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton,
CA
US

The stylists of Envy Salon & Spa have partnered with the high-end Kérastase haircare line to bring their clients effective treatments that leave hair shining. Stylists utilize their training from top schools such as Vidal Sassoon to design flattering coifs, add subtle highlights, or lengthen natural hair with weaves. When they’re not grooming strands, beauty specialists wax away unwanted hair and milk moustaches and help clients manage acne and wrinkles with Dermologica and Jan Marini facials.

9320 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Clarity Skin Care For Men & Women banishes clogged pores, brown spots, and breakouts with its lineup of skincare treatments and products. Facials, peels, and microdermabrasions clear away excess dirt and debris using varying levels of exfoliation, and top-of-the-line products?including Knutek, Gunilla of Sweden, and Nature?s Beauty of New Zealand?repair skin damage to keep faces smooth. Lymphatic-drainage cellulite treatments reduce the appearance of cellulite in other parts of the body.

40000 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont,
CA
US

Ultra Fragrance not only stocks a staggering array of perfumes, skincare products, and makeup lines, its staff members help navigate the selection with a slew of online suggestions. A trend-tracking blog points out the scents and unguents recommended by magazines like InStyle and Cosmopolitan. Makeup gurus even share reviews and how-to-wear tips for specific products. With Ultra Fragrance's database of fashion analysis, customers can browse products from brands like Gucci, Donna Karan, and Dermalogica with confidence.

1580 Oakland Rd
San Jose,
CA
US

Whether you've got a flair for flares, an addiction to cigarette jeans, or you push toward pedal-pushing pedal pushers, The Blues Jean Bar has the stone-washed, pre-torn, or impeccable indigo of your dreams. The shop is designed like a tavern, keeping the savory styles of more than 40 top labels (for both men and women) “on tap.” Saunter up to the wood-hewn bar and ask the friendly denim-smith to whip you up a pair that combines your favorite wash, size, cut, and aroma. He or she will rifle through shelves stocked with labels such as Citizens of Humanity, 7 For All Mankind, and Red Engine to find your fittingest fit in the latest fashion, eliminating the drudgery of surfing wave after indistinguishable wave of blue. D Magazine, which recently named the bar the Best Place to Buy Jeans, calls it "almost as fun as a real bar." Prices range from $150 to $225, depending on the label and style.

377 Santana Row
San Jose,
CA
US