Shamrock Day Spa renders a range of spa services including massage, facials, and waxing. Professional massage therapists can conduct shiatsu, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages to work out muscle aches and pains. They can also elicit an overpowering wave of relaxation with a hot-stone treatment or an aromatherapy treatment designed to smell like hot stones. Their facials clear dirt from the skin with whitening, acne-fighting, or hydrating effects; waxing services strip hair from the arms, legs, and face with minimal discomfort.
The nail experts at Lily European Pedi-Mani Salon refine and soften hands and feet while holding themselves to strict sanitary standards. During the 90-minute deluxe mani-pedi, patrons nosh on complimentary fresh fruit and hot tea as feet soak in a bacteria-free crystal pedicure bowl filled with fragrant rose petals and orange slices, treating them to the sort of pampering known only to the world's most elegant punch servers. Nail techs then exfoliate feet and invigorate lower legs with a soothing massage before daubing epidermal canvases with a moisturizing mask and a coat of warm, skin-softening paraffin wax. For 10 calming minutes, staff coaxes tension from weary muscles with a soothing shoulder rub before finger and toenails are buffed and filed and finished with a shiny coat of OPI polish. As nails get neatened, clients may breathe fresh, clean air while wearing a provided fume guard over their nose and mouth or filter out television infomercials by taking it home and wearing it over their ear.
Customers getting their hair done for a special occasion may want someone who can work well under pressure, but when they’re coming in for a simple trim, they also want someone who will spend the time to expertly cut and color their hair. Classic Touch Salon’s head stylist, Dayna Santana, knows how to balance these two extremes, having speedily perfected the looks of the 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders for four seasons, while also having spent 10 years educating other stylists in the nuances of L’Oreal Professional hair products and techniques. Her team of stylists offers highlights that show off a new cut’s dimensions and retexturizing treatments that repair hair damage stemming from ziplining down electrical wires.
Besides hair treatments, the staff offers spa treatments that blend relaxation with beautification. Massage therapists incorporate the muscle-healing techniques of the West with the holistic techniques of reflexology to fix both body and chakras, and aestheticians clear complexions with skin-refining masks and extractions. Instead of always arriving to invent while seated on a champion racehorse, clients can achieve a groomed appearance obtaining one of the salon’s mani-pedi or waxing treatments.
Le Juin Day Spa & Clinic, appropriately named for the month that epitomizes summer, keeps skin radiant and clients as relaxed as if they had just spent a sunny day on the beach. Facials nourish skin and help roll back the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, to reveal youthful glows that would make even the Gerber Baby jealous. Salt scrubs and mud wraps similarly rejuvenate skin beneath the neck, and waxing gets rid of unwanted hair, wherever it dwells. Massage therapists sap away stresses with the gentle kneading of hot-stone and aromatherapy massages, leaving guests refreshed as they head back into the world.
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.
Signature Service: Deluxe Spa Facial with results in one hour
Brands Used: Aubrey Organics Skin Care products
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.