The professional nail artists at Princess Nails and Spa give fingers and toes the royal treatment. Inside the clean, modern spa, ragged appendages and overgrown cuticles are swiftly put to rights with artful shaping and a stern talking-to. Coats of colorful, name-brand polishes add a finishing touch to each freshened nail, and chip-free Shellac polishes ensure mirror finishes stay in place for as long as two weeks.
As people age, their fitness and health needs change. That’s why the staff at Terrio Physical Therapy and Fitness designs its programs to match the needs of growing kids, adults, and seniors and help them maintain their health and functionality through a range of therapy, wellness, and fitness programs. Therapists help patients produce proper speech sounds, learn to live with chronic injuries, and help alleviate muscle and joint pain. Nutritionists implement diets for those living with diabetes or cancer and help people achieve their weight-loss goals.
At the Terrio Edge, which caters to athletes, athletic trainers offer sports-specific training to teach skills such as how to properly swing a baseball bat and never order a hot dog while in the outfield. The Edge also offers strength and conditioning for every sport, as well as general-fitness training for both athletes and nonathletes.
Xscape Salon and Boutique provides a comprehensive array of exterior enhancements to help its clients stay comely and confident. Curtail the unchecked spread of unwelcome whiskers with eight available waxing services, from a standard brow wax ($15) to a Brazilian bikini wax ($50). Clients can also update their facescapes by choosing between five different facial and peel options, including the sonic youth ($75), which uses ultrasonic technology to penetrate the deeper skin layers with a vitamin C serum like those used by pirates to prevent forehead scurvy. Administered by skilled professionals, spa mani-pedis impart pulchritudinous hands and feet that proud owners often refuse to cover up with shoes or hand cages.
With a certificate from the Creative Nail Academy in hand, Sara Ann could have left her expertise at that––but she didn’t. Beauty is an ever-evolving field. That’s why she went on to receive an electric-filing certification, and she is now pursuing cosmetology licensure at the Milan Institute. Drawing on the skills gleaned from her continuing education on top of more than six years of experience, Sara crafts gel nails, long-lasting Shellac manicures, and more than 300 custom-mixed RockStar acrylics for her clients. Sara also has a deft hand for 3D nail art in intricate designs such as cupcakes, roses, or surrealist paintings of Salvador Dalí painting his nails.
One of Bakersfield's largest day spas, Essentiels Spa et Beauté offers clients an array of services targeting the hair, skin, nails, and muscles. Turn your torso over to one of the spa's lead kneaders for a fully customized hour of integrative massage, which can incorporate hot stones, focus on particular regions of your body, or otherwise tailor itself to your wants, needs, and muscular event horizons. Those who mostly hold tension in their face can opt instead for a 60-minute European-style Essentiels signature facial, a multifaceted pamper party that leaves necks and shoulders rubbed, hands and feet coddled, and cranial facades soft, smooth, and glowing with the sort of radiance impossible to achieve through glow-stick earrings. Essentiels complements its satisfying services with the ambient assets of an urban-chic environment, giving guests an elegant escape from the frenetic pace and gauche mimes of everyday life.
Aside from being ingested by a toddler at some point, mud, clay, ink, and 24-karat gold don’t have much else in common⎯except for helping skin look better. Spa Botanica uses these unlikely ingredients, along with MD Care skincare products, during its roster of facials, body treatments, and henna-tattoo services. A 24-karat gold facial uses a mask made of the rare metal to instantly lift the skin and help prevent wrinkles from settling in. An infrared detoxifying body wrap detoxifies from head to toe, helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, and improves circulation to the skin. Ornate designs temporarily decorate the skin with henna art that can last up to three weeks.