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Aestheticians at Vitality Skin Care coax forth deep exhalations, drawing upon Epicurean Discovery's line of natural skincare products to tailor facials and body treatments to individual needs. Cosmetologists work amid racks of Glo Mineral makeup, jane iredale products, and paraffin wax for soothing hands and faking the royal seal on field-trip permission slips. Meanwhile, massage therapists call upon aromatherapy and various modalities to mend aching muscles and balance internal energies, and Infinity Sun airbrush-tan units slip silently across skin.

339 7th St
Hollister,
CA
US

Lisa Ceballos and her fellow aestheticians at Bella Salon & Spa tout decades of experience in beautifying clients from head to toe. For her part, Lisa draws on a number of high-end products, including eyelash extensions that are made in the United States, applied to the individual lashes, and are capable of surviving a relentless barrage of compliments or a beautiful bombardment of butterfly kisses.

801 C East Lake Ave
Watsonville,
CA
US

European Waxing Center uses hard wax made from beeswax, which is all natural, requires no painful paper strips, and is the equivalent of catnip for Pooh bears. There is also a bevy of waxing services available for both women and men. Ladies can experience up to six weeks of razor freedom with a full leg wax ($58), or add a boost of beach confidence with a bikini ($32) or Brazilian wax ($39). Evict rent-skipping hand-hair ($10 for women, $12 for men), or let freshly de-stranded piggies ($10 for women, $13 for men) go "wee wee wee" all the way to your flip-flops. Gentlemen can cut down on wind resistance during shirtless rollerblading excursions with a chest ($23), neck ($14), and full back ($50) wax.

1955 41st Ave
Capitola,
CA
US

Ensconced in a bamboo-lined courtyard with a shrunken waterfall, Pure Radiance Skincare staffs seasoned skin shamans who work epidermic wonders with a variety of rejuvenating services and organic skincare products from Eminence. During a 60-minute Eminence facial ($75), spa-goers get a customized mask that addresses each face's individual needs and insecurities, as well as a neck and shoulder massage and hand treatment. Those lacking self-cleaning frontispieces can opt for a 60-minute Di-Vine facial ($80) loaded with antioxidants from Hungarian grapes. Smoother body surfaces can be achieved with an array of waxing services that remove unwanted hair from numerous bodily regions—including the brow ($20), lip ($10), arms ($45), and back ($50)—and shave valuable seconds off personal waterslide records.

2825 Porter St
Soquel,
CA
US

Vanity Skin Care's owner and chief aesthetician gifts women with a break from the world, and the chance to return to it feeling beautiful. She maintains a clean, peaceful spa, without a speck of dust to distract from her clients during treatments. There, she soothes skin with an array of facials and peels that reduce the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, and acne. She also provides an array of waxing services to remove extra hair from faces and limbs where it could distract people while they are driving or turning cartwheels down the street.

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716 Capitola Avenue
Capitola,
CA
US

Prior to starting her very own studio in 2013, Michelle Kelly climbed the spa ranks from apprentice to master aesthetician and became well versed in skin's the many conditions and changes. She also deepened her understanding of the muscular system and relaxation by becoming certified as a massage therapist. Now she incorporates soothing kneads into many of her services, lending an extra therapeutic element to her facials and back treatments. She also uses professional Dermalogica and Image Skincare products, as well as holistic aromatherapy oils and pharmaceutical-grade peels.

4210 Capitola Road
Capitola,
CA
US