In front of exposed-brick walls and beneath shiny exposed ducts, clients at 1329 Salon settle in for trendy hair treatments. But the staff at this chic spot specializes in more than just hairstyles: it also provides nail treatments and massages.
All the team members at Mi Salon have a fervor for hair and nails. For some of them, that passion dates back to their youth. As a child, Martin helped style his sisters' strands and painted their nails with French tips, whereas young Ursula spent her play time coifing manes. Years later, the two work alongside other beauty experts at Mi Salon. Although the salon's space is small, its list of services is not?clients can be pampered with facials, microdermabrasion treatments, haircuts, mani-pedis, and makeup applications.
Shine Blow Dry Bar offers upscale blow-dry services to residents of Santa Barbara and beyond. During treatments, a team of expert stylists wash hair with fragrant and hydrating shampoos as guests sip champagne or nibble gourmet cupcakes. After relaxing scalp massages, the stylists break out the blow-dryers, fluffing and curling hair into red-carpet-ready ?dos that are perfect for special occasions or memorable nights out. Shine currently operates two locations, both sporting a classic, feminine vibe with cream-colored walls, sparkling chandeliers, and ornate mirrors that reflect each guest's elaborate princess gown.
The G Spa's staff, guided by Dr. Kathleen Griffin, thwarts the ravages of time with spa medicine tailored for women's needs. Practicing for more than 25 years, Dr. Griffin possesses comprehensive knowledge of the female form and all that ails it, from PMS and menopause to body-image issues caused by the unrealistic standards set by hourglasses. Nurse practitioner Dianne Sandel handles all laser treatments, women's annual exams, and engineering medical weight loss programs while medical aestheticians Jill, Monica, and Izabella complement Dr. Griffin's internal care with skin and body treatments. Among various services, the duo plumps earlobes with dermal fillers, diminishes veins with sclerotherapy, and tightens skin with laser facials. Life coach Petra Beumer rounds out the spa's offerings, rooting out the emotional and mental blockages that prevent women from losing weight or achieving their goals. The team?s combined services earned them a place as finalist for Best Medical Spa in the Santa Barbara Independent in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
David McVeigh grew up in Ireland where he competed in road races and worked as a sports therapist. While he enjoyed his work, David felt limited in his abilities to rehabilitate his athletes. He’d learned firsthand the positive effects of massage therapy at his job and decided to make the switch, enrolling in a two-year course to learn the ins and outs of massage and bodywork.
Today, the owner of McVeigh Massage and his team in their quaint two-room studio, offer Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massages using heated pads and less-oily massage creams. Inside their serene and posh location, the team treats a variety of clients suffering from various body injuries such as chronic lower-back strain resulting from computer engineer work or inflamed muscles springing from strenuous exercises. They also provide terrycloth headbands and caps to keep hair from doing donuts in the slick creams.