Named Best Tanning Salon by Good Times Santa Cruz, Tanners Cove bronzes bodies with an array of UV and sunless techniques. Gild your dermal surface to a treasury finish with a month of unlimited low-pressure brownings in one of Tanners Cove's advanced beds, which emit controlled mixtures of UVB and UVA light designed to minimize burning. Or, submit your body canvas to a level-two airbrushing in which a certified spray-tan technician will delicately apply sunshine paint to your exterior, leaving a glow, an even hue, or an abstract rendering of the Eiffel Tower upon request.
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.
Awaken Massage Therapy's experienced flesh-kneaders expel stress and bodily ailments with an array of soothing strokes tailored to each client's needs. An hour-long Swedish massage increases oxygen flow to the muscles and releases toxins straight to DVD, while an energy-targeted polarity massage uses deep and light touches to mend physical and mental maladies. Skilled hands apply subtle pressure to tense areas during a craniosacral treatment, which monitors the rhythm of body-tissue fluids in order to relax the central nervous system. A deep-tissue massage burrows into scar tissue and connective fascia with a barrage of ameliorating pressure that helps to increase circulation and to relieve chronic muscle tension caused by sleeping on brick mattresses.
The mane-taming magicians at The Hair Remedy use a variety of high-quality products, including Paul Mitchell, to perform cutting and coloring services that help heads turn heads. During the 90-minute Brazilian blowout procedure, hair stylists first wash and dry tangled tresses with a specially formulated shampoo before they apply a formaldehyde-free smoothing agent. The solution laces hair with a layer of protein, which gives follicles the strength to scare strands straight as the stylist unleashes a blow dryer's warm influence. To wrap up the process, hairologists execute two more rounds of blow-drying and solution applying, leaving headcoats looking shinier and healthier than a waterfall of donut glaze.
Nestled in the relaxation residence of Shanti and Jai Hudes, Be and Be Well’s soundproof flotation tank provides a meditative sensory-deprivation experience that can rejuvenate both body and mind. The warm, enclosed cocoon swaddles tired torsos in shadowy serenity as stress-induced strains are cunningly lured from their cellular lairs by waters saturated with Pied Piper epsom salts. Cloistered from the constant babble of cell phones and ventriloquist chanteuses, gray matter has ample time to ruminate upon life’s big questions as limbs perfect their levitating magician’s assistant impressions.
Beyond Scotts Valley Spa & Boutique’s purple front door, a realm of professional spa treatments awaits explorers seeking beautification and relaxation. Prepare your nails for sophisticated forehead flicking with a 30-minute express manicure (a $30 value). To keep your feet from getting jealous, partner the manicure with an express pedicure of equal length ($40), which casts a spell of polished neatness upon toes while mollifying weary feet with gentle scrubs. After a consultation with an expert aesthetician, who will select the proper products for your skin type, a 45-minute therapeutic facial (a $65 value) will diminish your face’s acne, age spots, and chowder stains. During a 45-minute sugar or spice body polish ($75), clients can choose to enshroud their corporeal form in a hydrating sugar scrub or a detoxifying salt polish, which, combined with fragrance-rich oils, exfoliates and reignites dull skin with smooth new shine.