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Signature Service: Deluxe Spa Facial with results in one hour
Brands Used: Aubrey Organics Skin Care products
Established: 2001
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Confidence—the aesthetician has extensive training and a career spanning over 23 years.

2948 S Norfolk St
San Mateo,
CA
US

A day at the spa is designed to be relaxing, and yet the hassle of getting to the salon can be just the opposite. That’s why Judy Chen, the owner and aesthetician of Luminous Spa Studio, designed her services to be undertaken anywhere—whether at her welcoming salon or, thanks to her mobile service menu, at the place of her client’s choosing. Wherever clients decide, she flaunts her skincare skills with facials that use the power of enzymes and anti-aging ingredients to keep faces looking as fresh as the day their parents first removed their protective wrapping. She uses products from brands such as Jan Marini, Dermalogica, Clarisonic, and Perricone MD, and goes beyond the scope of the face to improve the health of the skin on the back and décolletage. Outside of skincare, she works to enhance her clients’ beauty with brow and lash treatments, using Xtreme Lashes to add drama to eyes or warm wax to sculpt brows or depilate faces.

515 El Camino Real
Menlo Park,
CA
US

The team at Butchart Health Center consists of Dennis Butchart, a doctor of chiropractic, and fellow physicians, Dr. Robert Duplain ND and Dr. Corrine Wang ND. Together they take a deeper a look at the root of patient's surface symptoms to target the underlying cause. The root of many ailments often can be traced to spinal misalignment, which he and his colleague Dr. Jeremy Jones then treat using a variety of adjustment techniques and stern lectures.

Their teammate, J. A. Servatius, a naturopathy specialist, takes a similar holistic approach to his weight-loss and wellness treatments. He aims to help his clients make positive changes in their lives by adopting proper nutrition and healthy habits.

34563 Alvarado Niles Rd
Union City,
CA
US

The multispecialty team at Body Kneads takes a no-frills approach to pampering. Stylists offer guests a complimentary beverage as they get down to business transforming hair and nails. Aestheticians analyze skin during hydrating facials, and massage pros aim to send bodies into a state of relaxation. Whereas the jacuzzi area boasts a wall-length mural depicting a mountainous lake scene, the main salon is simply decorated with plants and flowers. Large mirrors allow patrons to admire freshly tanned skin or check to see if a body-scrub treatment has removed a self-applied chocolate bull's-eye meant for Cupid.

810 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Dr. Richard H. German, FACS, Elite Med Spa's board-certified on-staff physician, has partnered with over 7,000 patients to help reach their weight-loss goals through healthy diet, exercise, and nutritional supplements. He and his staff, winners of Palo Alto Online's 2012 Best New Service Business award, custom tailor slimming plans to each individual client, taking into account medical history, BMI, and nutrition needs, then support dieters with weekly check-ins or long-term guidance. Dr. German also holds certification in facial injectables such as Botox or Juvederm to keep skin looking fresh and supple. Additional services include hormone replacement therapy, laser hair removal, medically supervised weight management, and photofacials. A complimentary consultation is included with each service.

36 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto,
CA
US

The aesthetic professionals at Salon Elizabeth treat skincare as an art as well as a science, wielding advanced products from Repêchage, Cellex-C, DermaQuest Skin Therapy, and glo therapeutics. Over the span of two decades, the staff has cultivated a peaceful environment in which to perform skin-revitalization treatments and break the news to their parents that MTV no longer plays music videos. In private treatment rooms, they help clients erase signs of aging with medical therapies such as IPL photo-facials, biosonic microdermabrasion, and alpha-hydroxy acid peels, as well as spa therapists such as European, herbal-enzyme, and vitamin C-infused anti-aging facials. They also tone whole bodies with seaweed wraps, tangerine-lavender scrubs, infrared sauna sessions, and therapeutic massages.

381 1st St
Los Altos,
CA
US