The Land Down Under is a continent set beneath a scorching sun—Australian Tan knows, just like Australians, how to harness the light to achieve glowing, bronzy skin. The salon’s faux sun comes from six different tanning booths. The most basic bed imparts a base tan in 20 minutes, while the Instant 770 imparts a rich, long-lasting hue in as few as 10. Meanwhile, the sunless spray-tanning booth houses an automatic system that sprays on UV-free color. Regardless of the chosen bed, the staff can complement sessions with bronzing lotions that enhance acquired tans or help an old trophy get through a midlife crisis with a refreshed façade. Each member of the staff goes through 35 hours of training prior to working in the salon, so they can easily tailor tanning plans to each customer.
Chemical-free ayurvedic products and natural methods form the foundation for Naz 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.
With a focus on customer satisfaction and green ingredients, Simply Slim's wrap masters swathe clients in solutions designed to burn fatty tissues and sculpt figures. Their repertoire of eight different wraps swaddles guests in solution-soaked bandages, which can be targeted to stubborn, back-talking areas.
Newly slimmed silhouettes can also benefit from the center's full range of spa services. A custom spray-tanning formula, rejuvenating facials, and wax made with natural herbs all do their part to ensure complexions complement toned curves and anatomical T-shirts.
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.
A company started by aesthetician school friends, Amazing Face Organic Skin Care pampers beauty seekers with a variety of nutrient-rich, organic skin care services in a tranquil environment. Exfoliation explorers can treat faces to organic, chemical-free facials, such as the replenishing antioxidant treatment ($85 for an hour), which helps smarten up dull skin with vitamins and antioxidants while smoothing fine lines and bringing moisture to dermal deserts. If skin's in chaos, opt for the blemish clearing facial ($85 for an hour), which zaps unwanted face accessories with a hydroxy-acid treatment, taking apple, lemons, and raw sugar to clear blemishes and give dermal zones a refreshing sip of lemonade. An eye mask is included in each of the facial services to treat tired peepers to a specialized fruit stem cellular repair treatment and double as a disguise for swashbuckling Zorro reenactments. Call the salon to book an appointment.