Xscape Salon and Boutique provides a comprehensive array of exterior enhancements to help its clients stay comely and confident. Curtail the unchecked spread of unwelcome whiskers with eight available waxing services, from a standard brow wax ($15) to a Brazilian bikini wax ($50). Clients can also update their facescapes by choosing between five different facial and peel options, including the sonic youth ($75), which uses ultrasonic technology to penetrate the deeper skin layers with a vitamin C serum like those used by pirates to prevent forehead scurvy. Administered by skilled professionals, spa mani-pedis impart pulchritudinous hands and feet that proud owners often refuse to cover up with shoes or hand cages.
One of Bakersfield's largest day spas, Essentiels Spa et Beauté offers clients an array of services targeting the hair, skin, nails, and muscles. Turn your torso over to one of the spa's lead kneaders for a fully customized hour of integrative massage, which can incorporate hot stones, focus on particular regions of your body, or otherwise tailor itself to your wants, needs, and muscular event horizons. Those who mostly hold tension in their face can opt instead for a 60-minute European-style Essentiels signature facial, a multifaceted pamper party that leaves necks and shoulders rubbed, hands and feet coddled, and cranial facades soft, smooth, and glowing with the sort of radiance impossible to achieve through glow-stick earrings. Essentiels complements its satisfying services with the ambient assets of an urban-chic environment, giving guests an elegant escape from the frenetic pace and gauche mimes of everyday life.
Indulgence Salon & Spa's stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians are equally comfortable creating subtle, natural looks and bolder styles. The stylists blend hair extensions made from real human hair seamlessly into existing locks and whip up natural-looking color using a combination of highlights and lowlights. They also arrange hair into soft updos that, like Justin Bieber tattoos, look equally eye-catching on both teenagers and older women.
For those who want more dramatic looks, the hair experts coat strands with luminous hues, and the nail technicians paint daring nail designs onto pointed talons. Permanent-makeup technicians make lips stand out with vibrant reds or dot subtle pigments onto lash lines.
Aestheticians, massage therapists, and stylists all populate Eclectic Chic Salon, which explains the variety of services available there. Sometimes staffers rejuvenate skin with custom facials, and other times they perform personalized massages that not only relax muscles but also increase circulation, reduce chronic pain, and free trapped sighs of relief. In the salon area, Brazilian blowouts smooth and straighten frizzy strands.
Sensia Salon & Spa doesn't have any walls––or so it would seem. Floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides drench the space in natural light, giving the red wall partitions the glow of a ripe pomegranate. These are the stomping grounds of owner Cathy Reily, who draws on her background as a licensed aesthetician to beautify clients with invigorating facials, body waxing, and slimming body treatments. Also on premises is Tina Lukens, whose inviting black leather salon chair has seen bland strands transformed with bold color highlights. The staff can also whisk clients to a private room for a relaxing massage session, and they even purvey an array of retail clothing, ideal to complement a sleek 'do or replace the tattered invisible clothes of an invisible friend.