With more than 300 gel nail colors at their disposal, the nail technicians at Venus Nails are well-prepared to primp fingers and toes or make an entire freeway look like a rainbow. Along with gel manicures, pedicures, and polish changes, they beautify hands and feet with acrylic sets, plus regular and deluxe mani-pedis. Complementing their digit work, the team's brow, lip, or chin waxing rids faces of unwanted hair.
One look around Seidou Salon Spa tells clients what level of luxury they can expect to find there. From the mounted flat-screen TV that hangs in front of the black leather styling chairs to the porcelain footbaths that squat at the foot of two padded pedicure thrones, the setting suggests a dedication to pampering rarely seen outside of an Olympic cooing match. The private treatment rooms where massages take place even feature a corner tub, in which clients can indulge in hydrotherapy treatments that either relieve soreness with camphor or soften skin with mango, lime, and aloe.
The center's treatments range in nature from clinical to holistic, sometimes incorporating solutions of lactic or salicylic acid—chemical peels—and sometimes favoring Eastern healing methods—acupuncture and chakra-balancing massages. As an Aveda salon, Seidou Salon Spa has access to popular hair-color and conditioning products, and it upholds this standard by also carrying nail polish from OPI, skin creams from PCA Skin, and appointment books made of recycled newspaper clippings of the first moon landing.
When clients enter Excelsior Nails & Day Spa on the bay, they meander past white manicure tables and climb upon modernly upholstered pedicure banquettes. In the full service spa and salon, a committed staff perform services such as skin treatments, waxing services, massages, nails, and body treatments. Skin treatments such as peels and microderms make use of Dermalogica products, which help improve fine lines and removes wrinkles. Massage therapists ply tense muscles with techniques drawn from Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology traditions.
Seasoned nail technicians place clients’ feet in an alabaster basin wrapped in stone, letting skin soften in the warm water before glazing feet with naturally derived elixirs such as a sugar scrub or marine mask. Extra touches augment most of the salon’s nail treatments: A hot-towel wrap cloaks hands during a spa manicure, and a hot-stone massage soothes achy arches during a signature deluxe pedicure. Nail techs can also perform long-lasting manicures powered by gel polishes or liquid gel artificial nails. The selection of nail treatments is not just for women—Excelsior’s staff regularly grooms the hands and feet of men and children.
HCS MedSpa offers a wide assortment of rejuvenating treatments such as Venus Freeze, Dermapen Microneedling, HydraFacials, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels, Surface-Vein treatments, and High-Definition Laser Liposuction. From skin tightening to nail fungus removal, they use advanced technology and innovative treatments to improve appearance and wellness. Whether looking for subtle changes or head-to-toe makeovers, HCS MedSpa can create a customize program to suit an individual's needs.
Overhead spotlights cast their glow over the salon's leather furniture, as nearby floral paintings beckon wandering eyes with their autumnal reds and yellows. Amid these cozy accents, owner Jennifer Owen and her expert styling team use organic products to rewire hair circuitry with conditioning treatments, perms, and bold highlights. After soliciting a hair guru for a sleek up-do, guests may also request an airbrush spray tan, or a waxing session to remove fuzz from eyebrows or a barrel of peaches.