For more than 27 years, California Skin Care & Day Spa owner Elena Aleteanu has navigated the world to collect Russia's, France's, Germany's, and Dolly Parton's best-kept cosmetic secrets for use at her own spa. Elena lavishes her clients with beautifying body wraps and nutrient-laden body masks, and her spa's spray tans give bodies a healthy glow. Elena's team also applies permanent makeup, doles out massages, and administers eye-catching manicures and pedicures.
At Nail Nook Day Spa, a team of nail and skincare professionals buffs and polishes nails, waxes skins fur-free, and pampers faces with moisturizing, age-defying facials. While fostering a casual, friendly atmosphere, they accomplish these services in an immaculate environment kept clean with bio-smart disinfectants.
With experience gleaned from classroom certification, stylist Alicia Clark smoothes and strengthens frazzled locks during Brazilian blowouts, which she has demonstrated live on The Morning Blend. Once Alicia coats wounded strands in smoothing potions, a flat iron seals in strength and shine to elude frizz's imminent grasp for up to 12 weeks, granting wearers the freedom to style tresses curly, straight, or as tousled as a sock drawer in a hurricane. During formaldehyde-free KeraGreen treatments, organic amino acids, proteins, and minerals restore moisture and strength to weakened locks for up to four months. Alternatively, Alicia marinates full heads of lackluster locks in vibrant hues during single-process color or garbs elite strands in partial highlights and lowlights before shears update signature looks or create entirely new 'dos.
Minal has travelled far and wide to strengthen her skills as an acupuncturist and herbalist. In her quest to obtain a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, she not only traversed California to attend two different universities, but also ventured to Tokyo. While there, she dove into the wealth of knowledge found in the Traditional Japanese Medicine Seminar of Acupuncture & Moxibustion. She also studied with expert acupuncturists, earning a Certificate of Completion from the President of the International Society of Traditional Japanese Medicine, as well as a Certificate of Recognition from the President of Goto College of Medical Arts and Sciences. Today, Minal applies her international education to ease her patients’ discomfort from addictions, allergies, asthma, hypertension, or their fear of embroidery.
Beauology's owner Sridevi Rejeti helms a team of beauty specialists, who style strands, groom nails, remove unwanted hair, and apply makeup and henna to skin. Like a first date, each appointment begins with a consultation to discuss the client's requirements, and staffers then create a service to accommodate individual needs. Salon chairs rest in front of tall mirrors where clients watch new hairstyles form with the snips of scissors or brows retreat with the twist of a cotton thread. Neon pillows pop from the black background of a sleek leather couch stretched out behind pedicure tubs, and separate treatment rooms soothe clients with tranquil greens or blues and organic décor.
Owner Toni Moore maintains a comfortable, homey salon-spa environment so that her clients can truly relax while being pampered. Swathed in earth tones, her beauty emporium boasts plush pink couches, framed artwork, and large windows, as well as verdant plants that dot the space with fresh green hues and occasionally demand new haircuts. Moore and her staff treat their clients to services for the whole body, from salon sessions in the form of haircuts, hair color, and relaxers to spa treatments such as facials and massages.