As its name suggests, Beyond The Spa has more going for it than relaxing facials, massages, and permanent-makeup applications. Owner Eileen strives to elevate her clients? experience with complimentary amenities, such as a tea lounge that harbors teapots and cups from around the world. Eileen shares something in common with this cross-cultural collection of porcelain; she began her career halfway across the globe in Taiwan and China, helping manage her family's 23 spas throughout that country. Her most recent stateside endeavor has attracted notable clientele such as KRON4 news anchors and former Cupertino Mayor Kris Wang. They come for the stress-relieving treatments, though it doesn?t hurt that the spa is located inside a historic mansion on The Alameda that regularly hosts stuffed-animal tea parties.
From the simple touch of massage to the modern power of a microdermabrasion, Pure Bliss offers a spectrum of services to inspire beauty and wellbeing. Amidst the complexion cleansing options, the C-esta facial firms and tones the skin with a double mask and advanced vitamin infusion. To foster inner balance, trained therapists administer relaxing or pain-relieving massage. The skincare and massage teams converge for the the Pure Bliss rejuvenator, which includes a hydrating massage and full-body exfoliation with shea butter and a scrub of peppermint, lavender, or chocolate. For dramatic overhauls, an on-site doctor installs Botox or Juvederm, and a permanent makeup artist applies liners that can withstand a swim in the neighbor's mud pit.
Master aesthetician Suzette Christine doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare. Instead, she believes in beginning each service with a careful skin analysis to determine the correct treatment and products for each client. All of her facials are powered by professional DermaQuest products, which can be tailored to dry, aging, sensitive, or diamond-encrusted skin. And, since she has a background in clinical skincare, Suzette can enhance the brightening power of any facial by adding a light-, medium-, or high-intensity chemical peel.
When software entrepreneur Alex Guberman opened Salon Exclussif, he assembled a team of Redken-trained stylists. In addition to concocting custom hues with Redken's Chromatics color line, the stylists renovate tresses with flattering haircuts, keratin treatments, and a few Greek columns. The salon prioritizes customer service, guaranteeing nearby parking and sending clients a personal thank-you email after their first visit.
Bloom Boutique's crystal chandeliers, carved pink and cream furniture, and fresh orchids create a fairy-tale backdrop for the work of a team of lash extensionists, who help women look and feel beautiful for weddings and other special events. The shop, which was founded in 2006, has grown into a temple for getting dolled up, with a particular specialization in lash extensions. Here, coifs are curled and styled for events, unwanted hair is waxed away, and NovaLash mink eyelash extensions augment elegance. The mink extensions are applied lash-by-lash and each mink strand is curled, replicating the look of natural lashes. In the boutique, Swarovski crystals and seed pearls make veils glow amid a trove of accessories fulfilling requirements for old, new, blue, and, for daring patrons, borrowed.
The team brings their calm, reassuring demeanor to client events for on-location glamorizing as well as contributing makeup and hairstyling to photo shoots for magazines such as The Knot. Staff members welcome anyone prepping for a big night and stay on trend by researching constantly changing fashions so they can nimbly respond to requests from trend-hunting prom-goers and prom-patrolling undercover parents.
Certified makeup artist and hairstylist extraordinaire Jenn Torres accentuates her subjects’ beauty to prep them for every occasion, from bridal photos to television and print work. To keep her skill set sharp and her face-flattering techniques current, Jenn regularly attends industry workshops and stars in training montages set to “Eye of the Tiger.”
For ladies getting ready to vogue down the aisle, Glammed up's bridal packages ensure wives-to-be are photo ready on their big day. Aside from sculpting tresses into romantic styles, Jenn also uses waterproof airbrush makeup to ensure shadow and foundation stay put, even through hours of happy tears and surprise super-soaker attacks from jealous bridesmaids.