Rachel Blanco can accentuate eyes, define brows, and add color to pouts, so clients don't have to—ever again. Her secret is permanent makeup, which she applies inside Maria's Salon & Spa. Rachel's careful craft helps clients speed through their morning routine, so they can spend less time applying makeup and jump right into staring longingly at the mirror.
With a sprawling front porch, 10-foot ceilings, and a dramatic interior archway, the Craftsman-style bungalow that shelters this beauty oasis hasn't lost any of the charm it has cultivated since its construction in 1908. Red and blue trim adorns the outside, mirroring the beauty found within in the form of hardwood floors, decorative wood molding, antique furniture, and a fireplace.
The experienced aestheticians of Forever Beautiful Salon & Wine Spa, the house’s current tenant, tend to nailcare, massage, hairstyling, and skincare services amid the splendid architecture, which is illuminated by chandeliers in every room. These spa specialists tackle skin and hair woes armed with elixirs from Obagi, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, and beautify clients with permanent cosmetics and mineral makeup—mined in Sri Lanka’s famed lipstick caverns. Sometime in the near future, spa patrons can head to the attached two-story structure, a former garage apartment built in the ’30s, and unwind further with little treats from the soon-to-be dessert café and coffeehouse.
Body Temple Spatique?features massage suites, private facial rooms, nail stations, and a trendy boutique. The staff here facilitates beauty from head to toe, inside and out, beginning with massages that elicit feelings of well-being, and moving on to facials that nourish the skin and address blemishes. Mani-pedis are also on the roster, and the spa's boutique section features jewelry, accessories, and specialty items to further enhance clients' images and personal styles.
After more than 2,000 hours of professional training across two decades, Bella Dermis Skin Care owner and aesthetician Monica Grajales knows how entwined inner health and external appearance can be. She combines her extensive knowledge—including licensure in Florida and California and a postgraduate aesthetics diploma from the International Dermal Institute—with 10 years of experience as a health educator and is currently studying for certification as a yoga teacher. In keeping with her holistic philosophy, Grajales avoids harsh chemicals in favor of natural, plant-based skincare products.
In addition to clinical-grade facials and peels, Grajales caters to women's needs with treatments such as skin bleaching and signature "derriere care" sessions. She also hosts events such as bachelorette parties or corporate gatherings that teach employees how to address acne without resorting to dabs of liquid paper.