Juliet Bettencourt draws on years of experience in skincare and massage therapy to soothe bodies with treatments that blend the principles of both within a relaxing spa environment. After her own struggles with acne compelled her to help others, Juliet enrolled in beauty school, where she began to augment her uncommon empathy for patients with vast reserves of skincare knowledge. Today, she matches that unique combination of compassion and clinical precision with products from Raya Cosmetics and other trusted brands that cater to normal and sensitive skin types. When she isn’t flushing out pores and polishing cheeks during facials, Juliet waxes away unwanted fuzz and waters tattoos of roses that have begun to shed their petals.
Inside Lacquer Beauty Lounge, technician Veronica Romero beautifies clients' digits with specialty gel nail enhancements as well as mani-pedis with traditional polish. Her custom designs add dazzling glitter, jaguar spots, and flowers to the gels, which can enhance any manicure or pedicure on the Lounge's menu. More in-depth treatments hydrate, exfoliate, and massage hands and feet to support radiant skin.
As Veronica works, patrons can enjoy the amenities of Lacquer Beauty Lounge's private pedicure area. DirecTV and free Wi-Fi entertain eyes as feet soak in metal pedicure tubs sanitized after each use. In addition, salon owner Lona Martinez stocks her nail stations with cruelty-free and vegan Nubar products to balance out manicured hands' inexplicable affinity for juggling cheeseburgers.
Tayo Day Spa’s mother-and-daughter duo pampers clients with treatments that help create radiant skin and are found on the menu of services. Helmed by the skin-soothing fingertips of the daughter-aesthetician, the 60-minute signature facial starts with a deep cleansing of the visage canvas before an exfoliating enzyme mask and steam treatment supervene to open up pores and slough off dead skin cells. A hand, arm, and shoulder massage works away tension hiding in the extremities of the musculature, and a nourishing application of face and eye cream, which leaves the skin with a glowing complexion, concludes the expression-maker-revamping session.
Massage practitioner Deanna Lopez works in her private treatment room at Optimum Health and Healing to soothe her clients' tight muscles. Though Lopez specializes in the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage techniques, she also performs foot massages.
Named Best Tanning Salon by Good Times Santa Cruz, Tanners Cove bronzes bodies with an array of UV and sunless techniques. Gild your dermal surface to a treasury finish with a month of unlimited low-pressure brownings in one of Tanners Cove's advanced beds, which emit controlled mixtures of UVB and UVA light designed to minimize burning. Or, submit your body canvas to a level-two airbrushing in which a certified spray-tan technician will delicately apply sunshine paint to your exterior, leaving a glow, an even hue, or an abstract rendering of the Eiffel Tower upon request.
Give Michelle De La Torre 25 minutes, and in exchange she'll give you 90 days' worth of glamorous glances. The deft lash expert outfits peepers with water-resistant lashes––applied individually for a more natural look––and even stocks varying lengths, allowing customers to choose their preferred level of drama. Victorian vanities and stuffed leopard-print chairs pepper the professional home she shares with the other aesthetic experts and time-traveling big-game hunters at Bella Salon & Spa, where guests can further refine their looks with treatments that range from moisturizing body wraps to microdermabrasion.