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.
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.
Rejuvenate Sun Spa's pampering professionals aim to heal and beautify beleaguered epidermises with a suite of skincare and tanning services. Over the course of two spa visits, enlist one of these seasoned staffers to perform some of their impressive restorative feats, such as enswathing your edifice in a revivifying body wrap or reciting the entire Gettysburg address in pig Latin while shepherding you to one of their tanning beds equipped with state-of-the-art green glow bulbs. During a visit, clients can also hop into the Hydration Station spa unit, an LED-emitting apparatus that gently bathes the body in heat, vitamin-infused steam, and light waves to evict toxins and loitering skin gnomes. Or go for the Lumiere Light Therapy photofacial, a noninvasive, procedure employing red-light particles that may help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, perform first aid on sun damage and small scars, and aid in healing unsightly acne.
If you're willing to let someone operate on your eyes with a laser, what's the one thing they better have? Steady hands are important, sure, but how about experience? All told, The LASIK Vision Institute's doctors have performed more than 950,000 eye surgeries at 46 locations nationwide. Across its network, the company has independent veteran surgeons who are all LASIK experts.
Technology has played a major role in LVI’s success, as well. Each location relies on FDA-approved laser technology that results in minimal discomfort and short recovery times, in addition to helping many patients see 20/20 or better.
RMC Motorcars puts you behind the wheel of some fun-to-drive rides. The fleet—a good mix of luxury and economy—includes models from BMW, Lexus, Audi, Porsche, Toyota, Honda, and more. Before hitting the lot, these vehicles get inspected by ASE-certified technicians. They're also gussied up by a detailing crew, who hand-wash and buff cars with inside-out detailing treatments and offer specialty cleaning packages to prepare them for long road trips or fashion runways.
With hands gripped to the wheels of karts capable of cresting 45 miles per hour, up to 12 racers hum around the hairpin turns and straightaways of K1 Speed's indoor track during adrenaline-spiking sprints toward the podium. This brand of excitement can be found at all 20+ locations, where racers eschew the fumes and inflammatory skywriting of gas kart exhaust for European, eco-friendly electric karts designed to instantly accelerate out of curves, which are bordered by safety barriers that absorb impacts.