$189 for a spa gift package ($281 total value)
- Signature facial with skin analysis, fruit-enzyme exfoliation, Caviar Essence mask, heated mitts, and 15-minute hand, arm, shoulder, neck, and foot massage ($111 value)
- Signature aromatherapy massage with botanical oils and a Nature’s Gift exfoliating body scrub ($102 value)
- Take-home bottle of CosMedix Eye Genius cream, designed to reduce fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles with a combination of ingredients that include peptides and borago oil ($68 value)
Changes Salon & Day Spa
Changes Salon & Day Spa celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014, and it had plenty to celebrate—including multiple awards in Diablo magazine's and Walnut Creek Magazine's Best of 2014 lists. Its reputation has a lot to do with its staff, several of whom are educators in their respective specializations. The stylists have trained with tastemakers at some of the industry's most respected brands, including Nick Arrojo, Bumble and bumble, and Vidal Sassoon.
Changes offers much more than just staff who can cut your hair and spin you around in salon chairs. In fact, it's perhaps best known for its nail services—two of its recent awards were for Best Mani-Pedi and Best Manicurist. There's also a full-service spa, where guests can indulge in everything from aromatherapy massage and Vichy showers to oxygen facials and eyelash extensions.