Tucked inside the Vediya Wellness Center, My Beauty Corner puts nature’s gifts to use by beautifying clients with organic Sothys skincare products. Chemical-free lotions and vitamin oils nourish the skin during facials, bolstered by pumpkin peels and the gentle sweep of microdermabrasion’s fine-mineral crystals. During massage sessions, aromatherapy soothes the senses as therapists knead aching muscles and extremely tough pizza dough with a variety of styles. Technicians also use warm wax to target unwanted strands, pulling them from the root to leave skin smooth.
Tracy Shelor runs the show at Dragonfly Beauty Bar & Spa, where she relies on nearly a decade of experience to beautify her clients. She pulls from Jan Marini skincare products during signature facials and peels, making sure to tailor sessions to unique concerns such as dryness or wrinkles. When Tracy's not improving skin, she's embellishing it with airbrush makeup?a mist-on technique that creates a flawless look for up to 18 hours or three viewings of Old Yeller.
At AIM Mail Center, your videotape will be in the hands of professional technicians, expertly trained to turn clunky video formats into DVDs that can last for 30 to 100 years. This deal turns up to two hours of footage in VHS, VHS-C, Video 8mm, Hi8, Digital8, and MiniDV formats into a new shiny DVD that will play back in crisp high resolution. Drop off treasured film of your baby’s first step or your pet beagle’s first harmonica solo, and the friendly, careful AIM Mail Center staff will inform you when your old videotape and the DVD copy are ready for pickup. With a high-quality digital copy, DVD players everywhere can bring your formerly decaying video memories to VHS-free television sets with the click of a button.
Its name suggests an oasis for one, but that doesn't mean couples can't enjoy Solo Spa Studio as well. Staff members administer services that can be enjoyed by everyone from tired moms to Mother Nature and her favorite taxi driver. These services include a nonsurgical skin lift, a cellulite-reducing wrap, a hot-stone massage, and a Brazilian wax. Multiple treatments tailored for men's skin are also available, as are various detox programs and vitamin supplements.
Barefoot Coffee approaches bean brewing as a culinary art, sourcing seasonal, organic harvests from fair-trade farms in El Salvador, Ethiopia, and Guatemala. At the Los Gatos coffee bar, baristas handcraft every espresso ($2.15) and latte ($3.65) using premium ingredients such as organic milk from Straus Family Creamery and pure water from the tears of Zeus. Signature drinks include the mocha, which blends single-origin E. Guittard chocolate with coffee and fresh milk ($3.75). For at-home sipping, a bag of Brazilian-born Redcab Espresso brews cups distinguished by floral aromas ($16 for 350g). Patrons can also dine on delicacies from local merchants Starters Bakery and Snake & Butterfly Chocolates, or visit the iPad bar for games, news, and asking the Internet why it can't fall asleep at night.
WiX furnishes budding craftsmen with the tools to engineer custom candles and soaps on hardwood picnic-style tables in a spacious craft studio. After a brief instructional rundown, candlestick makers and soap sculptors choose base wax or soap color, mold shape, and one of more than 30 scents such as bubble gum, peppermint, and molten happiness. Crafters then embed colorful dry pieces of wax or soap into molds, with available shapes such as hearts, stars, and moons, before a staff member pours in a melted, scented mixture that holds the final product together more beautifully and securely than handcuffs decorated with poetry. Candles ($7–$38) and soaps ($8–$17) are ready for pick-up within two days, or can be stored for up to four weeks or shipped to their masters in sweetly scented packages.