With a keen eye and a quick hand, Wendy Halleck smoothes nearly any area of the body with professional waxing treatments. She sculpts eyebrows and banishes fuzz from upper lips, and gives her clients respite from razor burn on the underarms, legs, and bikini zones. Waxing provides longer-lasting results than shaving, allowing customers to bare their legs, lounge by the pool, or race around the velodrome for weeks on end.
Nestled inside Dolce Salon, licensed massage therapists Kaye Palomarez and Jesse Ramos enact a range of soothing services. Eschewing every child?s dream of becoming the first astronaut to play in the major leagues, Kaye instead focused her energies on massage therapy at an early age, devoting time to mastering various massage modalities such as Swedish, polarity, and reflexology. Kaye and Jesse?s dexterous digits also specialize in aromatherapy and shiatsu acupoints, services that can be combined to create custom massage experiences and party packages for special events such as bridal showers, bachelor parties, prison breaks, and vacations. Additionally, Kaye works to assuage more than just muscular tension by involving herself with community-oriented philanthropic organizations such as Empty Bowls and the Katherine Harvey Foundation.
The dental team at Santa Barbara Dental Spa understands the anxiety that often accommodates visits to the dentist. That’s why they’ve designed their dental office for relaxation. Here, the ambient sounds of the dental office, such as the whir of the drill and the loud clicks of “Chewing for Beginners” classes, give way to soothing sounds of a waterfall. Meanwhile, scented treatment rooms court nostrils with aromatherapy. At the technological end, digital x-rays guard patients against the doses of radiation emitted by traditional x-rays, and water laser tools virtually eliminates the grinding, heat, and skull-vibration of standard metal drills.
Like candy in a vending machine, Dante?s nine types of massages are waiting for clients to pick the one they most want to indulge in. But unlike vending-machine candy, there is no wrong choice here. Dante customizes each deep-tissue, craniosacral, shiatsu, or lymphatic-drainage massage to suit an individual?s physique.
At Chateau Belle, in a space designed to conjure the feel of a Parisian flea market, lash luminary Megan Alexandra uses organic products and NovaLash and Shavasana extensions to pamper peepers and dress them with luxurious fringe. Patrons select lashes to suit their own orbs from frill in an array of lengths and thicknesses, which Alexandra carefully applies over 60–90 minutes, and organic, anti-wrinkle gel pads soothe the eye area more than a staring contest with a bubble bath. Floral-mist essences delight with gentle haikus to nostrils and refresh with healing particles as guests acquire flare extensions for coquettish eye-batting or full extensions that enable train-stopping winks. Except for the glue, the salon uses entirely organic products, and lashes last for approximately three weeks, after which fills are recommended.
Technicians, artists, and aestheticians at Cloud 9 Treatments lavish individual attention on everyone they beautify. They use special airbrushes to gild skin with custom spray tans. They apply facial treatments to restore hydration and brightness while banishing acne and dead skin, and waxing technicians leave bodies smooth. The staff can also lengthen locks with all natural human-hair extensions.