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.
Since 2002, the staff at Galleri has taken pride in cultivating a clean and comfortable atmosphere—all the better to make guests feel utterly at ease browsing the boutique's wide selection of toys from high-end brands including Lelo, Je Joue, and Tantus (although buyers keep an eye on affordability as well). Massage oils and bath products further set the scene for romantic evenings indoors. Along the walls are shelves stocked with adult novelties to spice up bachelor and bachelorette parties, and the staff is happy to make suggestions and answer questions about all merchandise. Frequent in-store celebrity appearances and signings increase the expertise on offer.
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 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.
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 18 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.