What You'll Get
Although birds are a nonjudgmental bunch of aviators, they do enjoy a good view when they fly above parks and walkways, gazing at the heads and faces of flightless humans. Meliorate their migration with today's deal: for $50, today’s Groupon gets you $110 worth of services at 17 Jewels Salon+Spa, two-time Oakland Magazine winner of Best of Oakland and the East Bay beauty salon and Greenopia-certified salon.
Owner Julie Stevens combines her Vidal Sassoon training with more than 24 years of hairdressery to create an inviting, interactive space where you can relax while she beautifies your features. The highly trained professional staff can handle any hair emergency and will trim to suit your style (cuts are $45–$70 and color $65–$75) with the help of Bumble and bumble hair-care products. While the hair on your head may attract admirers, hair in some places such as your neck, tummy, and palms of your paws, can distract from your well-endeared epidermal veneer. Tame unwanted manes with 17 Jewels' pain-minimizing waxing services.
Your Groupon can be used for unmasking a smoother, healthier face with a revitalizing facial. Each beautifying process uses Jan Marini skin care products to address individual skin needs while improving the texture, fine lines, and overall appearance of your silky skin. The Perfect Jewel facial ($110 and lasts for 90 minutes) uses vitamin C to improve skin’s texture, refinement, and clarity for more effective eyebrow-raising insinuations.
Located in the Temescal district, 17 Jewels offers a sleek, artistic space scattered with paintings created by the owner along cool-blue walls. Mirrored windows radiate natural light into the studio while providing privacy from the hoards of jealous, style-admiring passersby.
Appointments are subject to availability, so call ahead. Closed on Mondays.
Numerous East Bay publications herald 17 Jewels as a "gem of a salon," including The Monthly, Bay Area Business Woman, and Splendora City Guides. Oakland Magazine gave it Top Spa honors in its 2007 Best of Oakland feature.
- 17 Jewels is truly a gem in Oakland's hip, artsy Temescal neighborhood. The brightly colored salon is stylish and modern, but not stuffy at all. This is largely due to the bubbly attitude of its owner, Julie, who treats clients with care and has her own paintings hanging amongst the inviting decor. – Splendora City Guides
- …this soothing salon seems to be well on its way to distinguishing itself. – Elise Proulx, Oakland Magazine
- You know you are going to the best when other hair stylists comment on your great cut and styling, and you get compliments constantly….well, it is just the best in the Bay! – trishome608, CityVoter
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 6, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Only valid with participating stylists. Not valid for products. Not valid with other offers. Gratuity not included. By appointment only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 17 Jewels Salon + Spa
When 17 Jewels Salon + Spa owner Julie Stevens noticed the inscription “17 jewels” on her late grandfather’s watch, she knew she’d found the perfect name for her salon. The term refers to the jewels—typically synthetic rubies—used to craft mechanical watches that help reduce friction in the internal mechanism, resulting in precise and dependable timekeeping, even in a black hole. Not only was it a catchy name, it also stood for reliability, an ideal she hoped to bring to her salon.
Today, Julie and her team live up to that ideal with a full line of salon and spa services that beauty clients time and again using products from Kevin.Murphy, ilike Organic Skin Care, and other professional brands. All services are performed in a salon festooned with murals of bright-red flowers, a nod to Julie’s other lifelong passion: art.