Just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean lies a fountain of youth, or so patrons of Tonic Salon & Spa III would have you believe. Within the salon and spa’s warm, beige-colored walls, the staff employ products made with organic ingredients from Budapest during spa treatments that purify pores and leave skin looking better than the day it arrived in the mail. In addition to facials, beauticians also perform waxing, sunless tanning, and five varieties of massage services.
The salon staff also wields scissors and hair products to untangle and shape locks into popular styles. Partial and full coloring services touch up seasonal looks or spy disguises by adding highlights and new pigments to layers of hair, and conditioning treatments harness the power of tea tree and Moroccanoil products to strengthen hair.
When stylist Leslie Vasquez first opened Platinum Lounge back in 1999, she beautified the coifs of her growing clientele with only a short list of basic hair services. After the salon's 2004 relocation to its current space in Santa Cruz, Leslie expanded its staff and menu of services to run the pulchritudinous gamut from nailcare to makeup applications, waxing, and UV-free tanning. Now wielding 25 years of experience in her field, Vasquez leads experienced stylists as they re-invent coifs with her specialty hair extensions, all-natural Rene Futerer hair color, and smoothing keratin treatments. Manicures and pedicures pamper fingers and toes, and aestheticians customize hair-removal to each client's skin type with a choice of eight different wax formulas.
Enjoy the simple elegance of Body Resultz Skin Care. Designed to enhance your vitality and wellbeing, you will find a peaceful respite from the stress of the day. Body Resultz Skin Care captures a comforting and relaxing atmosphere for female and male clients with convenience and location in downtown Santa Cruz.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Women's haircut
Brands Used: Morrocanoil, ColorProof
The inside of The Loft may look a little different each time you visit. That's because the hair styling studio doubles as a rotating art gallery, swapping in new paintings every month to highlight new local artists. Of course, abstract paintings aren't the only masterpieces seen leaving the building—the talented stylists here stay busy administering everything from frizz-taming keratin treatments to delicate up-dos that could be considered works of art in their own right. To help them in their quest, the stylists call upon products from recognizable brands—including Moroccan Oil and Mirabella—and also offer organic options for clients with combs that are trying to eat healthier. Meanwhile, within private treatment rooms, facials, waxing treatments, and massages help clients to feel as good as they look.
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.
Working inside Cocoon Hair Studio, Araceli Verar begins each hair appointment with a complimentary consultation. The client and stylist discuss haircut options that complement the client's face shape and attract the fewest number of Mylar balloons. Araceli then cuts strands into flattering looks, adding in highlights, touching up grays, or smoothing curls at the behest of each client. Though Cocoon Hair Studio offers a preset menu of services, the salon is always open to other requests.