Selah Day Spa and Salon derives its name from a Hebrew word that translates to pause. It's an apt motto for the venue?"pauses" here can last up to 4.5 hours, or the length of the Pure Bliss package, which includes a massage, a European facial, a mani-pedi, and a session inside the infrared sauna.
Even though the package covers a wide array of treatments, it still leaves out many of the spa's offerings. Skincare services incorporate products from Pevonia and Bioelements to stave off signs of aging, and permanent makeup and eyelash extensions accentuate facial features. Additionally, waxing and spray tans prepare clients to hit the beach with confidence, even if they don't have pet shark to do their bidding.
Inside the salon portion, stylists trim and color hair or arrange it into wedding-ready updos. They also attempt to elongate and strengthen strands with laser hair therapy. Meanwhile, nail technicians, such as Han Nguyen, paint fingers and toes with vibrant butter London polishes, which are formaldehyde-free and a staple at Fashion Weeks around the world.
With plush carpeting, decorative wall hangings, and cozy treatment rooms, Real Beauty feels more like a welcoming home than a spa. And that's just the way owner Parisa Zandi wants it. Here, she treats her clients to personable, private services that enhance looks while setting clients at ease. She evicts unwanted hair with waxing appointments, shrinks pores and zaps fine lines with microdermabrasions, and bronzes skin with spray tans that don't leave orange streaks behind. She also wields products from IMAGE skincare, which include ingredients that decrease signs of aging.
Though she started out playing “beauty shop” with her grandmothers, Courtney Phillips knew she had real talent when her family members kept requesting that she “play” with their hair too. Their confidence in her styling skills inspired her to attend beauty college and continually build up her talent with Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Vidal Sassoon classes. In 2006, Courtney oversaw renovations on Rocklin's "old church" building, which now houses San Francisco Street Salon & Spa—the realization of her childhood dreams.
Now, by the light of a glimmering chandelier, Courtney and her team of fellow stylists renovate hairstyles with Unite Eurotherapy and Aquage products. The spa's nail technician tends to digits with aloe scrubs, marine foot masks, and OPI's durable Axxium Gel, which can withstand rough-and-tumble games of patty-cake.
From styling celebrity hair to revitalizing complexions with relaxing facials, the team at Willo Aveda, an Aveda concept salon, aims to fill local mirrors with visions of beauty. Stylists of five different experience levels wash and rinse hair before breathing new life into languishing strands with a tailored cut and blow-dry. Alternatively, hair artisans can deploy Aveda's 97%?99% naturally derived formulas to refresh hair with a single-process color or nourish locks with conditioning plant oils that leave hair shinier than a freshly licked ring pop. The stylists at Willo Aveda also stay engaged with their clients through an active blog that celebrates lauded hair happenings. Most recently, the business collaborated with other Aveda salons to help set a Guinness World Record for the most money raised for charity in 24 hours through haircuts alone.
A plump Buddha statue stands guard near the entrance of Chakras Healing and Day Spa. Along with Persian rugs and earth-toned walls, he's part of the award-winning spa's decorative strategy meant to ease clients' minds. Client peace of mind is one of the highest priorities of Chakras' staff, which is composed entirely of veteran providers. They believe Chakras' exclusive use of high-end products and reliably comfortable ambiance are the two chief factors that attract clientele. For example, while treatment rooms at some other spas have sterile, clinical-looking furnishings or are haunted by ghosts, Chakras' treatment rooms sport hardwood floors, ornate wall hangings and drapes, and soft lighting.
Chakras Healing and Day Spa also offers a large array of spa services including manicures and pedicures, massage treatments, facials, and body wraps. Those looking to combine treatments may opt for one of the spa packages.
After a day spent walking around Westfield Galleria, Galleria Nails can look particularly enticing. Inside, owner Tiffany Tran and her team of licensed nail technicians pamper with massages, paraffin wax wraps, sugar scrubs, and mani-pedis. But they can do more than just groom hands and feet, they can transform them with coats of Shellac polish, 3D nail art, or hand-painted flowers that double as camouflage provided you're holding a bouquet.