Reflections Day Spa is a one-stop-shop for beauty, pampering, and wellness. The menu of services includes everything from hairstyling to nail care to eyelash extensions?and that's only the beginning. Here, middles can be whittled down with body wraps that use a botanical formula to tighten and tone lax skin. Or, through sessions booked with one of Reflections' personal trainers, who offer one-on-one workouts or two person partner training for those who arrive with their imaginary friends. Meanwhile, massage therapists soothe sore muscles and ease stress with a variety of techniques including hot stone and deep-tissue massage, and waxing experts swiftly whisk away unwanted whiskers from the entire body, leaving bodies silky and smooth from brows to underarms to bikini lines.
Veronica Romero snips locks at Curl Up & Dye, a salon where the stylists are as skilled as the name is cheeky. There, she adds shine and subtracts frizz from hair using California Smooth's formaldehyde-free brand of keratin hair smoothing. She also fiddles with hair's tint knobs, shading manes to rich chestnuts and adding highlights to give hair more depth than a debate with Socrates at the bottom of the ocean.
The Scotts Valley outpost of Faust Salon salves skin with nourishing plant-based products. The 60-minute facial begins with a consultation to determine the quirks and quibbles of your particular pelt using the Aveda Elemental Nature questionnaire, which assesses which of five essential elements or 11 seasons of MAS*H best fit your skin's behavior patterns. Depending on which Aveda products match your needs, facials may include exfoliants, balancing infusions, or hydrating masks to slough off signs of stress. With walls of rough-hewn stone designed for maximum contrast with newly smoothed skin, Faust Salon strives to place customers in a chic and easygoing environment.
A shower of crystal chandeliers and golden baroque workstations exemplify the air of sophistication at Tranquille Spa. Fresh herbal tea and an aromatherapy neck-and-shoulder pack accompany the myriad salon-and-spa services, including haircuts, waxing, and facials. The staff also travels to brides on their wedding day to set them up with an updo, a makeup application, and a groom to marry.