Named Best Tanning Salon by Good Times Santa Cruz, Tanners Cove bronzes bodies with an array of UV and sunless techniques. Gild your dermal surface to a treasury finish with a month of unlimited low-pressure brownings in one of Tanners Cove's advanced beds, which emit controlled mixtures of UVB and UVA light designed to minimize burning. Or, submit your body canvas to a level-two airbrushing in which a certified spray-tan technician will delicately apply sunshine paint to your exterior, leaving a glow, an even hue, or an abstract rendering of the Eiffel Tower upon request.
Medical professionals oversee beautiful transformations at Iuvenis Clinic, which is nestled away on the lush Salinas campus. Here, under the watchful eyes of Dr. Paul Francisco and registered nurse Christina Francisco, the technicians work to improve complexions with hydrafacials, Botox injections, and exfoliating microdermabrasions. They further rejuvenate faces with peels and IPL photofacials, which are designed to get rid of hyperpigmentation and sun spots, and they combat acne with the power of lasers, which are second to only magic. Arming their clients with the goods to treat themselves on their own, they offer at-home teeth-whitening kits and eyelash-boosting Latisse.
Pink and turquoise accents brighten the interior of Rock n' Hair, a retro-styled salon where stylist Gabriela channels inspiration from modern trends and years past to help clients look their sharpest. She replicates classic 1950s hairstyles such as lush finger waves, thick Betty Page bangs, and voluminous beehives like the one worn by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Gabriela can also give clients an edgier look by infusing strands with colors such as lavender or candy pink. Although vintage styles are Gabriela’s specialty, she also skillfully decorates tresses with modern styles such as ombre color.
Winner of Best Tanning Salon on the Central Coast, Sahara Sun Tanning certainly knows what it's doing when it comes to treating clients to bronzed skin. In its nearly 30 years as a business, the tanning salon has kept up with the changing trends of the tanning industry, offering standup beds, tanning with high-pressure bulbs, and high-quality Mystic spray tans. But that's not all it does. The beauty hot spot also fills its sunny space with boutique clothing in the form of flowy tops and cozy sweaters.
Graciela Gonzalez focuses on blanketing her clients with a deep sense of relaxation during each massage session at Sereneti Massage. She accomplishes this fete with techniques that include Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and reflexology. Graciela also massage clients in the comfort of their own home or a vacationing neighbor’s home.