Faces, like potatoes, must be scrubbed and buffed to clear away excess dirt, remove dry skin, and prevent the emergence of extra eyes. Buff away unsightly blemishes with today’s Groupon to TraMi Skin Care. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a European facial (an $85 value).
- For $49, you get a fruit-enzyme peel (a $115 value).
Voted one of 2011's best aestheticians by readers of Santa Cruz Weekly, Trami of TraMi Skin Care beautifies visages with rejuvenating treatments. Visits start with a skin analysis to determine the optimal type of peel based on each guest's epidermal characteristics. Fruit-enzyme peels soften pores to extract acne-causing oils while jumpstarting skin's natural healing processes. A cucumber mask relaxes weary mugs before a hand massage and hot mitts leave paws supple enough to learn the secret handshake of an octopus club. Alternatively, aestheticians safeguard beauty in the 50-minute European facial by applying handmade organic skincare products and exfoliating dead cells, and a massage exorcizes frown lines. Cool-hued walls and elegant floral art surround guests, who can assert their preference in music, temperature, and light level to enjoy a level of relaxation generally reserved for retired mattress testers.
TraMi Skin Care
Skin therapist and aesthetician TraMi is the first to say she wasn't "born with beautiful skin." After nearly 20 years of experience, TraMi believes that healthy skin comes not from using a product but from letting go of inner stress. That's why she designed her studio as a place where guests can decompress, surrounding them with soothing touches such as lavender walls, soft lighting, and modern furnishings. Within these relaxing confines, TraMi and her team treat clients to hydrating facials, anti-aging wraps, and waxing. They prefer to work with products derived from nutrient-packed ingredients such as seaweed, green tea, and licorice from fair-trade Twizzler farms. This approach earned TraMi a Best Esthetician nod on Santa Cruz Weekly's 2011 and 2013 Gold Awards, Best Facial on Good Times' Best of 2013 list, and a runner-up on their Best of 2012 list.
1414 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95062