The stylists at I.D Salon aren't just in demand by their clients; several also work as artistic directors for such familiar brands as Sebastian, Wella, and Unite Professional Salon System. They've also educated other stylists around the globe, and they've styled coiffures for top designers at fashion week in New York and Los Angeles. But like a family living in a hollowed-out redwood, I.D Salon has deep roots in its community, too. In 2007, they partnered with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund to raise more than $52,000 for breast-cancer research.
For more than 11 years, Healthy Living Therapeutic Spa's staff has employed a mixture of gentle techniques – largely founded in Eastern medicine – to help patients manage pain and lead healthier lives. When a patient first arrives, a therapist takes time to explain how each primary treatment method – acupuncture, cranioscral therapy, and massage – helps the body in different ways. This encourages patients in the treatment, as they are able to prescribe themselves treatments once they understand the goals.
Pristine Skin Care is the solo operation of Michele Monahan. As such, she makes sure to personally get to know each client’s skincare needs, epidermal issues, and favorite Die Hard film. Using an organic, all-natural line of products, Michele mixes up fruit-enzyme peels and facials geared toward teens and adults. Waxing services are available for clients who want to shed superfluous fuzz from the face, limbs, torso, and bikini line, and for peaches who want to see how nectarines live.
The stylists at Madison Salon & Spa don't just cut and color hair, groom fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and clear clogged pores with facials; they also have specialty services that enhance beauty in a variety of ways. Certified, licensed professionals add length and fullness with Great Lengths hair extensions and tame frizz with brazilian treatments. The staff provides full makeup services, as well as bridal services that prep women for their big days with trials and updos.
Soft robin's-egg-blue walls and warm wooden accents welcome beauty seekers to Blue Water's skin and body sanctum. The ultrasonic facial ($95), Blue Water's signature visage vivifier, uses ultrasonic vibrations to loosen and eliminate blackheads, dirt, and expired skin; the treatment includes a face, neck, shoulder, and arm massage. Or opt for an aromatherapy facial ($95), which uses essential oils to hydrate and plump tired cells while encouraging lymphatic drainage and delusions of grandeur. To give your body the radiance and dewy sheen of a well-groomed glowworm, use this Groupon toward an exfoliating lavender body scrub treatment ($110), or delight in the gentle kneads of a classic Swedish massage ($90 for an hour). Blue Water Spa also offers a variety of services for teens ($75 for a teen facial) and men ($95 for an hour-long gentleman's facial).
The stylists at Great Hands Hair Salon know how hard it can be to fit a haircut into a busy schedule. That's why they keep their doors open until 6 p.m. or later Monday?Saturday, and until 4 p.m. on Sundays, so that customers can swing by at a time that's convenient for them. Longer hours also means clients can take advantage of more of the plentiful services offered in the salon, from basic cuts and styles for men and women, to advanced treatments like body waves, color glazing, and protein treatments for damaged hair. Of course, the staff can also tend to below-the-neck beauty as well, doling out relaxing mani-pedis or waxing away unwanted hair in time for luge season.