Chemical-free ayurvedic products and natural methods form the foundation for Naz Threading and Beauty Salon's many pampering services, which range from traditional Indian threading to skin-brightening facials infused with pearl, gold, or energy-enriching oxygen cream. Men and women can both stop in for haircuts and hot-oil head massages, and spa packages cater to bridal parties with provisions for limo service, a DJ, and a professional photographer to help to commemorate the occasion. The salon also serves as a classroom space where the expert staff doles out tips on henna application and teaches proper makeup techniques to beginners and recovering ex-clowns.
The lighting is soft, but the touch is firm. That's the case during Vanity SpaSalon's signature treatment, a combination of massage modalities that includes hot-stone, Swedish, and shiatsu techniques, all administered in a private room where candles and small table lamps toss light across burgundy walls. The color scheme and relaxation spill over into the salon, where stylists begin each haircut with an upper-body massage that relieves shoulders of the strain of shrugging off bossy stoplights. Strands then nibble on the proteins and carbs that infuse Redken's men's products, or smell the fragrant notes of naturally derived blends from Carol's Daughter.
As seen in press outlets including the San Mateo County Times, Peninsula Beauty stocks its stores with professional beauty supplies and salon products culled from a sprawling 10,000-square-foot warehouse. An eclectic array of brands, from American Crew to OPI, helps men and women transform hair and nails into polished works of aesthetic art. Cosmetics and lotions stand ready to adorn epidermises, and an arsenal of flat- and curling irons allows for more believable quick-changes during impromptu performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The hair extension and hair loss specialists at Hair Enigma are wholly dedicated to helping clients find a solution to their hair woes. They specialize in non-damaging extensions, which can be applied without glue or heat, and seamlessly blend into the natural hair. . Other, less-dramatic services include clip-in hair feathers and jewels, as well as clip-in highlights that add a splash of non-permanent color.
If you’re ever going to make good on your New Year’s resolution to climb the outside of the Bank of America Corporate Center, you’re going to need some well-maintained nails. Today’s deal will cover you with a deluxe manicure and pedicure at My Nail Spa–Peninsula in Cornelius for $25 (a $58 value). Geographers agree that the spa is technically a promontory, but you won’t mind once the skilled nail technicians hand you your choice of beer or wine and start to work on your dainty digit-helmets.
Using soft wax for a Brazilian takes extreme skill?so because the staff are devoted to using it at The Pretty Kitty, clients can feel assured that they're working with exceptionally talented professionals or very human robots. Despite the added challenge, aestheticians often complete Brazilians in 15 minutes or less with minimal pain, and take the time to educate clients on how to care for their freshly waxed skin at home.
Though their specialty Brazilians landed the Pretty Kitty on 944 magazine's list of Editors Picks, aestheticians can wax much more than that. There are services for both men and women, including brow shaping and waxing of underarms, chests, legs, and hands.