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For more than 20 years, The Beauty Source has helped shoppers strengthen their hair, cleanse their pores, highlight their eyes, and generally look their best. The shop's stock encompasses popular and respected lines such as Pureology, Redken, Matrix, and Jane Iredale. The Beauty Source's appreciation of its patrons extends beyond its knowledgeable customer service to its reward and VIP programs, as well as an agreement to split any treasure found on Paul Mitchell's pirate ghost ship.

3330 Village Dr
Castro Valley,
CA
US

Toni’s Hair Salon & Skin Care has been an East Bay fixture for more than 70 years. Under the ownership of Sue, a native of Beijing who took the helm more than a decade ago, the salon has integrated some Eastern charm into its atmosphere, and it’s now an oasis for relaxation and physical and emotional rejuvenation. Services such as haircuts, keratin straightening treatments, and featherhead braiding help clients reinvent their image. Full-body massages offer one-hour sojourns into relaxation and bliss. And European facials, herbal peels, and brow, lash, and makeup treatments give clients a radiant glow that could inspire the sun to wake up early to watch them rise from bed.

6039 W Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton,
CA
US

At Doll Face Permanent Cosmetics, Janell Lamela grants her clientele the convenience of having permanently spruced facial features with tattoos that mimic makeup. Her repertoire includes eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and full lip color, examples of which can be seen here.

3483 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette,
CA
US

Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.

1285 Marina Blvd
San Leandro,
CA
US

Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.

2150 John Glenn Dr
Concord,
CA
US

Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. All basic cuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products and a three-minute scalp treatment that increases blood flow, promotes hair health, and rids the cranium of laser-tag-related stresses. With the basic cut, strands are snipped and scissored away; the full-service designer cut and style includes a blow-dry and your choice of a curling iron or round brush finish to sculpt the hair into an irresistibly manicured mane. Whether you choose to place your fibrous future in the deft hands of a creative Fantastic Sams shaper or have been saving a special style to match your favorite state senator, each lock will be snipped and primped to match your desired look. Each of the Fantastic Sams confidence-renewal centers are staffed with follicle fanatics who will listen to your needs and whisk worries away with precision and kindness.

5095 Telegraph Ave
Oakland,
CA
US