Boasting more than 20 years of beautifying experience, licensed aesthetician Julie Rush oversees Elite Esthetics and Massage's menu of skin-polishing services. During the 60-minute deep-cleansing facial, pores get introduced to a purifying wash and exfoliator designed to extract impurities and last year's Halloween makeup. A relaxing face, neck, and upper-back massage then instills a sense of calm and comfort before a toner and moisturizer application concludes the treatment, leaving complexions brighter than a neurosurgeon dressed in neon. The European aromatherapy facial takes 90 minutes to deliver the same treatment as the cleansing facial plus an aromatherapy face and neck massage. Extra time is also spent catering to individual skin needs and soothing hands with a toning treatment.
MidTown Deli serves up slices of local pride—swirled rye, sliced sourdough, and sweet french rolls bookend sandwiches named after streets and popular sights in Sacramento. The wraps are named for bodies of water and the salads are named for zip codes––95814, 95815, 95819—and served with a side of stamps. After catching the game on one of MidTown Deli's 55-inch high-definition flat-screen TVs, diners can retreat to the outdoor patio with a hot panini and a cold beer or stay in and surf the deli's free WiFi.
Shanti Lounge offers its clients an escape from the grind of work or secretly watching others work. All of its therapy sessions are by appointment only, ensuring that treatments stay private and relaxing. Some of the lounge's services include custom facials, massages, and sugar scrubs.
Choosing from the myriad of services offered by Alainn Tu is only slightly easier than solving Fermat's last theorem. Ease your muscular woes with a 90-minute Lomi Lomi massage ($90), using ancient Hawaiian healing-touch techniques, or a 90-minute Swedish massage ($90), which enlists firm but gentle pressure to ease aches and improve circulation. For skin showing signs of stress, forget injecting soothing elevator music into your face and instead opt for the 60-minute environmental control treatment ($65), which reduces redness and inflammation in the face.
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.