Bellezza Day Spa's specialists evict freeloading tension and impurities with signature spa treatments including facials, waxing, massages, and manicures. Knowledgeable hands slow dance across weary backs during muscle-kneading massage sessions to improve circulation and invoke relaxation. Specialized facials infuse natural facemasks with a variety of cleansing and nourishing treatments including steam extractions and organic, paraben-free products. Nail treatments enhance the health and appearance of back scratchers and often conclude with hot-lavender-oil massages. Diligent depilators uproot unwanted skin sprouts with hard and soft waxes, which make it easy to shape forehead-dwelling caterpillars into beautiful arches.
As seen in press outlets including the San Mateo County Times, Peninsula Beauty stocks its stores with professional beauty supplies and salon products culled from a sprawling 10,000-square-foot warehouse. An eclectic array of more than 200 brands, from American Crew to OPI, helps men and women transform hair and nails into polished works of aesthetic art. Cosmetics and lotions stand ready to adorn epidermises, and an arsenal of flat- and curling irons allows for more believable quick-changes during impromptu performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
It looks so simple: a length of twisted cotton glides across the face, grazing the upper lip, eyebrows, and hairline. This is threading, an ancient hair-removal art with roots in India and the Middle East. Masters of this art, M&M Thread Salon’s staff members quickly ensnare bristles in their threads, creating lines as sharp and clean as the battle ax that chops soap into bar form. The treatment is particularly beneficial for people with sensitive skin, as it uproots hair without chemicals or harmful products. The salon also performs waxing and facials.
At Salon Mia Bella, a highly trained staff of master stylists renovate tresses with services harnessing products by brands such as Tigi and Wella. Strands float to the ground, liberated by shears in chic trims, and with a few quick flicks of the wrist, wax removes fuzz from lips, eyebrows, and dryer-lint thieves. As patrons twirl in sleek, black leather styling seats beneath potted plants, stylists also ready them for weddings and other formal events with updo and makeup services.
When the sky is cloudy or filled with locusts, clients duck into Electric Beach to bronze their bodies with the glowing bulbs of Dr. Mueller beds. The beds come in high-, medium-, and low-pressure models, and their strengths range from less than 1% emitted UVB rays to 5% emitted UVB rays. Alternatively, the Magic Tan booth uses 37 spray nozzles to mist the body with an even coat of color in less than a minute.
An Aveda Concept salon, Total Concern 2's staff brings close, personal attention to every salon and space service. Each haircut or color (cut $40+; color $95+) starts with a consultation to determine a treatment that not only looks flattering, but complements your personal style and air-guitar skills. Otherwise, clear your flesh-emoticon of pore-clogs and pie-fight residue with botanical ingredients during one of Total Concern 2's facials ($45+) before blissing out with a little professional massage therapy ($45+) that loosens muscles, flushes out toxins, and works out knots formed during vigorous sessions of puppeteering.