Not many people would think to perm their eyelashes or slather their faces in caviar to fight signs of aging, but the aestheticians at Beauty Queen help their clients do just that. With more than 10 types of facials, they perform everything from diamond peels to airbrushing skin with a blend of oxygen and anti-aging serum. Though the staff often takes a modern approach, many of their services are still rooted in beauty tradition. They can apply makeup for special occasions or groom nails in express treatments that fly by with the speed of Alex Trebek's beautiful, beautiful mind.
Bellezza Day Spa's specialists evict freeloading tension and impurities with signature spa treatments including facials, waxing, massages, and manicures. Knowledgeable hands slow dance across weary backs during muscle-kneading massage sessions to improve circulation and invoke relaxation. Specialized facials infuse natural facemasks with a variety of cleansing and nourishing treatments including steam extractions and organic, paraben-free products. Nail treatments enhance the health and appearance of back scratchers and often conclude with hot-lavender-oil massages. Diligent depilators uproot unwanted skin sprouts with hard and soft waxes, which make it easy to shape forehead-dwelling caterpillars into beautiful arches.
Victoria Nail Spa's experienced nail technicians touch up fingers and toes by pampering them during relaxing manicures and pedicures. During the manicure, a buffer polishes nails, and a file shapes them into various forms, creating a well-maintained, uniform appearance or turning hands into multi-functional Swiss army knives. A splash of polish coats finger shields to protect them and add flash to exaggerated hand gestures. The deluxe pedicure coddles body bases in a relaxing treatment that includes toe time under a hot towel. A scrub exfoliates feet, removing dead skin cells and stains left over from games of kick the can of fruit punch, and a mud mask smothers tootsies in luxury and ensures that feet are camouflaged when traipsing through puddles.
When Alexandria "Lexy" Hernandez isn’t healing minds and bodies with massage and meditation techniques, she's working on human canvases—dusting on eye art, etching out defining features with makeup, and summoning radiance from skin with scrubs and body wraps. Her range of services is wide: she and her staff can twist hair into elegant updos or prepare brides and attendants for memorable wedding days with formal hair and makeup packages. In addition to traditional and airbrush-makeup applications, she offers paramedical cosmetic sessions, which aim to conceal skin imperfections, the aftereffects of plastic surgery, or tattoos proclaiming the love of your ex-favorite mom. She also specializes in deep-tissue massage, which she calibrates to not only relax clients but also to encourage healing.
Though she served as director of anesthesiology at the San Leandro Surgery Center, Dr. Gayle Misle helps the clients at Reviv Med Spa to look anything but sleepy. With a mission to help rejuvenate and improve bodies, Misle and her staff fight signs of weariness and aging with the latest aesthetic technologies, including injectables, chemical peels, and dermaplaning. Exilis, Sciton, and other aesthetic units utilize infrared and thermal energy to reshape stores of cellulite and tighten skin by jumpstarting its natural collagen-production process. Expert technicians also master several types of laser treatments that rid the body of unwanted hair and once-wanted tattoos.
Next to beauty, health and safety are top priorities at King Nail Spa, which is why it recently renovated and added a room dedicated solely to sanitizing all its equipment in accordance with the standards of the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and a team of overbearing mothers. In front of a rose-colored wall, rows of plush chairs encourage relaxation while skilled technicians file, trim, and buff fingers and toes, topping them off with glossy finishes from products such as OPI and China Glaze.