Lioness Spa & Lashes is a place where people can update their look. Whether that’s through 3D nail art, eyelash extensions, or ear piercing is up to the individual client. Along with these services, the spa provides acrylic nails, spa pedicures, facials, and peels. They also offer microdermabrasions that can turn back time on faces, leaving them bright and youthful like a phosphorescent newborn.
The “ME” in Skin by ME’s name is an acronym for the first names of owners Michelle Chavez and Elisha Basquez. But free consultations, client education, and lavish skincare treatments hint at a second meaning—you, the client. Michelle and Elisha, licensed aestheticians, aim to improve the epidermal health of their guests as well as educate and pamper them. They use Dermalogica and DermaQuest products during treatments such as the signature ME facial, a one-hour regimen that includes a double cleanse and mask and ends with a neck-and-shoulder massage. Michelle and Elisha send clients off with more than just radiant faces; the aestheticians conclude their free consultations with written results of the skin analyses, and they cap off treatments with at-home care tips, product recommendations, and advice on how to wash your face with your mind.
When Sonia Lucas opened the first Mellow Me Out in 2000, it was in a cramped, 1,000-square-foot studio with a broom closet for a break room and no washer or dryer. Since those humble beginnings, Mellow Me Out has grown to encompass two luxurious, fully equipped spas, including a downtown location hemmed into a business high-rise. Their new location on Arden Way near Watt Avenue features amenities such as a Mermaid Room with saltwater fish and a Jungle Room which is adorned with a safari tent. At both locations, Mellow Me Out's team of aestheticians delivers skin, hair, nail, and massage services that earned the business recognition as the Best Day Spa by Sacramento News & Review in 2011.
When it comes to beauty, Luxe Hair Lounge and Day Spa covers all of its bases with an expert for almost every aspect of the body’s appearance. The salon’s stylists, for example, revitalize scalps with precision haircuts and treatments that add volume and texture to wilting strands. Not to be outdone, the spa’s aestheticians smooth away wrinkles with beauty injections and oversee a tanning bed that imbues skin with shades of bronze. There’s a reason all of these services exist under one roof. Luxe’s one-stop beauty emporium saves clients time that would otherwise be spent running from salon to massage studio or tediously melting a wax candle over all of their hairy body parts.
From within an elegant 1907 Victorian building, the styling staff at Details Salon updates looks with help from top-shelf products by Bumble and bumble and Dermalogica. The crew shears away overgrown strands and transforms hair identities with partial or full highlights and full color treatments. Inside private spa rooms, aestheticians call upon Dermalogica serums to cleanse pores and rejuvenate aging or acne-ridden skin. They wax away unwanted fuzz from the face, limbs, and bikini area, and enhance features with lash and brow tinting or makeup applications. Details Salon also styles wedding stars by gussying up brides, bridesmaids, and cake-toppers with trial and day-of makeup applications.
At EyeCandy Sunless Spa’s two locations, the staff specializes in custom airbrush spray tans and eyelash extensions. All spray-tan and eyelash artists are licensed cosmetologists or aestheticians, led by owner Meri, a beauty industry and tanning veteran. Along with bronzing bods and beautifying eyelash fringe, the spa also offers teeth-whitening services.
Behind each door in R U Tan's spa-like facilities lie state-of-the-art tanning beds that vary in strength and style. The tanning center's certified consultants can help bronze enthusiasts select the best bed for their skin type or help assemble a tanning plan that combines sessions in the standup bed, the plush Extreme bed, or the Hydration Station bed that resembles Woody Allen's time-traveling vessel in Sleeper. Experienced spray-tanning techs provide an alternative to UV-ray bathing by instantaneously coating the skin in an even, natural-looking tone.