Catrina Ballou calls upon more than a decade of experience in reshaping manes to bestow patrons with precise trims, textured cuts, and new hues. After clients divulge desires for more sculpted strands, she sets to work trimming hair into requested styles. Those seeking new hues allow their hairs to undergo a coating in an all-over shade, whereas full highlights brighten selected strands to augment sun-kissed looks without causing customers to burn their tongues. Next, a flurry of blow-dryers and brushes finesses new looks before guests depart.
At Scotts Valley Spa & Boutique, the spa experience doesn't end with a coat of CND Shellac nail polish or a steamy Vichy shower. The boutique's stock of products from CosMedix and glō-therapeutics lets clients maintain the results of their microdermabrasion and moisturizing facials at home. But until then, clients are free to experiment with a variety of exotic treatments. They can try getting wrapped in algae, scrubbed with sugar, herbal compresses, and pelted with organic banana-cream pies. The Spa's staff members takes client's needs into consideration before customizing each treatment.
The certified therapists at Awaken Massage Therapy ease sore and tense muscles with an array of massage modalities, such as deep tissue, sports, or trigger point, customized to fit each client's needs. During deep-tissue massages, clients relax in a comfortable table surrounded by pastel walls and relaxing music as kneaders attack specific muscle groups, evicting toxins from the deltoids’ cramped one-bedroom apartment. Several rounds of deep, high-pressure strokes focus on scar tissue, fascia, and light switches flipped to the “pain” position, helping to increase oxygen and blood flow throughout the body.
The Scotts Valley outpost of Faust Salon salves skin with nourishing plant-based products. The 60-minute facial begins with a consultation to determine the quirks and quibbles of your particular pelt using the Aveda Elemental Nature questionnaire, which assesses which of five essential elements or 11 seasons of MAS*H best fit your skin's behavior patterns. Depending on which Aveda products match your needs, facials may include exfoliants, balancing infusions, or hydrating masks to slough off signs of stress. With walls of rough-hewn stone designed for maximum contrast with newly smoothed skin, Faust Salon strives to place customers in a chic and easygoing environment.
Multiple levels of tanning beds gradually bronze skins inside private rooms at Tanners Cove. Tanning accelerators available at reception can hasten the arrival of sun-kissed hues, and spray-tan booths spritz on golden color without exposure to UV light or glares from jealous wall sconces.
Located across the street from New Leaf Market in Felton, The Green Room Salon is not only green in name, but also in practice as an environmentally friendly salon. All the stylists wield ammonia-free hair color, paraben- and sulfate-free styling products, and formaldehyde-free vegan smoothing treatments. The salon itself is practices eco-friendly business by conserving water and energy, recycling, and using non-toxic cleaning solutions.