If there's a central theme that unites all that Bliss Organic Day Spa does, it's care. They give guests complimentary beverages before their appointments and free salt scrub gifts afterward because they care about their comfort. They use sustainably produced skincare formulas from Eminence Organics because they care about the environment and their clients' skin. And they have a certified oncology aesthetician and massage therapist on staff because they care about cancer patients, whose skin and body can take quite a beating from chemotherapy treatments. This theme extends to every service they provide, from the six all-natural facial treatments and variety of chemical-free mani-pedi services to the soothing massages and waxing treatments, which rely on a botanical-rich beeswax blend that leaves clients as smooth as a queen bee on spring break.
Leading Edge's Aveda-trained stylists shape and nourish hair during services propelled by plant-based, cruelty-free Aveda products crafted with environmentally sustainable practices. Before enriching tresses with these products, the stylists begin each service by kneading the scalp, neck, and shoulders to enliven the senses and jump-start circulation. Wielding shears, they snip split ends after treating hair with a strength-infusion formula designed to prevent breakage due to frequent combing or head banging under a ceiling fan. In addition to cuts and color treatments, staffers apply makeup and remove unwanted hair with Nufree Nudesse, a nonwax product composed of skin-softening, soy-based antimicrobrials.
We believe that in some areas of life progress isn't always a good thing. Some traditions are worth preserving and the great American barber shop is one of those traditions. A place for fathers and sons, men and boys of all ages. Where a guy can be himself without worry; all the while getting a great haircut.
The stylist team at the award-winning Elle Lui Salon steers scissors, brandishes brushes, and commands color to glamorize hair and retore health. After a consultation, clients are led to plush leather recliners for an invigorating shampoo and revitalizing Kérastase Ritual mask conditioning treatment, which is customized to suit individual hair and scalp needs (a $40+ value). Back in the stylist's chair in front of a large wrought-iron-framed mirror, one of Elle Lui's accomplished stylists carefully crops hair to erase all effects of wearing a bucket hat for an entire year (a $50+ value). Owners of newly frizzless follicles receive a 20% discount on the salon's Kérastase products, which can help keep hair softer than an ambrosia-salad sandwich on a cloud bun.
The Santa Rosa Barber Shop’s owner, Eric Gardea, meticulously trims crew cuts, lathers cheekbones, and flattens tops in a no-nonsense style. Seated near a black-and-white photograph of the 1960s Rat Pack, patrons look on as their foreheads are flattered by one of Eric's classic haircuts or their cheeks freed of stubble by an old-fashioned straight-razor shave, which brings out the clean-shaven, chiseled jaw lines frequently admired on statues of Roman senators. The barbershop stays open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
The licensed aesthetician at La Chaise Rouge beautifies bodily surfaces with a bounty of hair-removal services performed in an intimate, elegant setting. During the personalized Brazilian and eyebrow waxing treatments, which last about 30 minutes, professional follicle whisperer, Nicole Mouton, stamps out superfluous strands while soothing skin with pampering products and classic German lullabies. Patrons leave the premises with bikini zones beach-ready and eyebrows fashioned into perfect arches or Alfred Hitchcock silhouettes.