Savvy scissor specialists can banish split ends with a haircut ($45 for women, $20 for men) in the latest style, or prevent tickling lash tangles with a fine-tuning bang cut ($10). Clients opting to revitalize mopey mops can choose a full-color treatment ($55+), ideal for changing one's look and keeping untinted eyebrows on their toes. Those seeking burn-free sunkissedness can also streak strands with brightening highlights ($75+).
Sheenix Salon’s expert stylists wield graceful power over shears to shepherd manes ($50–$65) into inventive, flattering follicle formations. Your tress transformation will begin with a consultation, during which your scissor-clad companion will carefully investigate the current length and location of your hair cells and then dream up a new look that fits your face, personality, and every neural transmitter in between. A soothing shampoo relaxes hair prior to the cutting action, ensuring that you don't sprout stress-induced frizzies mid-styling. By the time you leave the salon, your head will feel slim, trim, and 100% more fashionable than a helmet full of salad.
A fleet of shiny, three-wheeled, GPS-smart scooter cars eagerly awaits city travelers at Cruz Carz, all fully equipped to take passengers on a zippy ride through the history, beaches, and architecture of Santa Cruz. Strap on a helmet and hop into one of the eco-friendly, gas-powered, two-seated buggies, and you'll be afforded a half-day (four hours) of self-guided GPS tours.
Licensed aesthetician Erika Herschbach-Mopress knows more than just skin. She holds certifications in aromatherapy, acupressure, and deep-tissue massage, and once owned an award-winning day spa for nine years. Erika now applies this knowledge to the aesthetic services she performs within Pure Beauty Esthetics. Her 12 facials promote healthy, glowing complexions with the aid of organic ingredients, including vitamin C, caviar, and orchid-flower extract. She also offers add-ons for facial treatments tailored to one's skin type, such as ultrasonic, microcurrent, and high-frequency. For comfortable waxing sessions, Erika uses speed-waxing techniques and an all-natural, non-allergenic rosin wax, which is formulated from beeswax, which is formulated from wax bee museums. Along with aesthetic services, Pure Beauty Esthetic provides customers with an online store that retails skincare products from Alissi Brontë, Visual Changes Skin Care, and Clarisonic as well as makeup from Blinc.
Makeup artist Tanika Patel studied bridal makeup in London and spent the past four years mastering trendsetting techniques. Her portfolio features the dazzling faces she embellished for photo shoots, television, and weddings. When she isn't preparing faces for close-ups and the secret government cameras that watch us wherever we go, she offers services such as makeup applications with custom hues and lash extensions, drawing on an arsenal of products ranging from traditional to airbrushed tints. Tanika also passes along her knowledge during makeup classes that include a consultation, color selection, list of recommended products, and a face chart.
Just as dentists work with teeth and optometrists with eyes, Melanie Sargent works with the subconscious. As a clinical hypnotherapist, she helps her clients get in touch with their innermost wants and needs and assists them in calibrating their lifestyle with what she calls a "personal blueprint." Melanie has been offering her intuitive healing services since 1995, and has played an important role in many people's efforts to kick an addiction, lose weight, or overcome anxieties. Also a certified massage therapist and life coach, she blends her areas of expertise to help her clients live more fulfilling lives.