The makeup artists and professional stylists at Epic Artistry have no lack of canvases for their art. Inside their bright downtown Burlingame lounge, they channel their creativity into making over clients during hair
and makeup services, including applications and classes. They also add flattering tints to both men and women's features, accented by the arches of artfully waxed eyebrows.
Before their appointments, guests can sip herbal tea to relax. The lounge's lipstick-red dresser and florid patterned couch cast a crisp Victorian vibe over the hardwood floors. Epic Artistry borders several boutiques, enabling visitors to quickly nab a whole new look even without falling into a vat of yellow dye number 5.
L'Escape Spa owner and expert aesthetician Jennifer Pham leads a capable team of pampering professionals who treat guests to an array of makeup, skincare, massage, and waxing services. Drag sorry skin-sacks into L'Escape's ornate gold-pillared setting, where the anxiety cessation experts can revive it with full body treatments such as the Masquerade L'Escape French clay body mask ($70), a 40-minute respite that promotes new skin growth and removes oils, toxins, Jell-O, and other skin impurities. The 75-minute Aroma L'Escape facial ($100+), one of several facial options, deep cleans pores and is customized to each customer's skin type, and a 30-minute Sole L'Escape massage ($50) is specially tailored to treat common foot ailments. Banish unwanted hair with a neck or stomach wax (each $45), or bat away lovelorn snowflakes with a full ($200) or half set ($100) of eyelash extensions. Regardless of the service you choose, L'Escape's sophisticated confines and dedication to customer service is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated, calm, and less afraid of velvet.
Marlinda Wilson Day Spa's licensed aestheticians soothe customers amid soft lighting and earth-toned furnishings with a host of refreshing services. Sink into the 50-minute signature facial to imbue mugs with a refreshed glow ($85), or pose for the 30-minute PhotoActif treatment that sends wavelengths of healing light to sunspots and blemishes ($50), diminishing their appearance and leaving them as smooth as an ice-skating dolphin. The serenity scalp treatment kneads noggins for a refreshing 25 minutes ($60), and the signature massage tweaks tension away from muscle-suits with a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, or Thai massage ($90 for 50 minutes). Patrons can also gussy up countenances with a makeup application ($30) or a lesson ($40), employing the latest hues and techniques. Meanwhile, waxing services abound for a bevy of areas, such as the abdomen ($20), upper lip ($15), and lower legs ($35), letting patrons compete against bronze memorial statues for the most aesthetically pleasing limbs in the land.
Michelle Brucato brings 16 years of experience to UK Hair, where she removes split ends and styles hair to desired looks. Though she specializes in working with longer hair and coloring, she's versed in hair of all types, from women's and men's to children's.
Although well-versed in skincare treatments herself, Happy Beauty Center?s head specialist, Kathy, still supplements her knowledge with the expertise contained within the 80-year-old Pola line of Japanese products, which are backed by the work of more than 500 scientists and fewer than one bumbling detective. These formulas and others bolster moisturizing hand and foot treatments and facials such as the diamond microdermabrasion, which can shrink oversize pores while smoothing wrinkles and rough skin. Happy Beauty Center?s specialties also include the foot-body-tummy treatment, during which staffers massage acupressure points on the belly to speed up digestion and fizzle stress.
Dermacare Lounge, Inc. emphasizes relaxation from its soothing black and green decor down to the relaxing scent of the products that furnish its roster of skincare services. Bold, colorful paintings energize visitors in the spa's private treatment rooms, the scene of organic and antiaging facials that melt away damaged skin to smooth faces and encourage a natural healthy glow. Body-slimming and hair-removal services target the torso and extremities to ensure each inch of skin appears renewed. Dermacare Lounge also stocks Paris-based Sothys high-performance masks, moisturizers, and organic exfoliants.