Like building a house, maintaining beauty requires the right tools, quality products, and keeping away from volcanoes to avoid being unattractively devoured by lava. Keep your bodily temple up to code with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of beauty products at Planet Beauty at their San Jose and Santa Clara locations.
Multitudes of styling supplies, makeup brands, and skin concoctions supply beauty buffs with at-home elegance, and expert aestheticians handle hair in the in-house salon of this well-rounded boutique. Acclaimed products line the shelves, many chosen by customer request. Skincare solutions like those of Dermalogica ($3–$180) pamper pelts without artificial colors, fragrances, or mineral oil, and the invigorating essential oil applications of L'Occitane ($3–$54), much like fast food's imported potato delicacies, come straight from France. Seekers of sleeker, silkier hair can peruse deep-conditioning Moroccanoil ($20.95–$41) products or explore the array of shampoos, conditioners, and styling solutions of Bed Head ($9.95–$39.95). Mineral makeup trailblazer Jane Iredale ($8.95–$49.50) highlights features while maintaining healthy skin, and chic celebrities from Charlize Theron to Wilford Brimley rave over the ravishing hues and alluring innovation of Smashbox cosmetics ($16–$59). A variety of gadgets and accessories complete Planet Beauty's primping picks, including brushes and cosmetic contraptions by Japonesque ($7.50–$60) and fine-tuning implements by Tweezerman ($5–$25).
CityVoters named Planet Beach the Best Beauty Supply shop in 2008 and 2010. Twenty Yelpers give the Santa Clara location an average of four stars and three Yelpers give the San Jose location a 3.5-star average. More than 2,400 Facebookers like the franchise.
- I trust them to recommend me the best products to tailor to my needs because they actually USE the products themselves and give personal testimonies. – Frances T., Santa Clara location, 8/11/10, Yelp
- The girl here had excellent suggestions and didn't pressure me into buying anything. – emily L., San Jose location, 12/8/08, Yelp
With locations throughout California, including LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Jose, Inland Empire, Ventura County, and Orange County, the knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare products from Murad, Peter Thomas Roth and more clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.