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2021 Best of the East Bay: Beauty and well-being | Health + Well-being

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Get a great post-pandemic haircut at Empire Barbershop in Concord.




BEST WAY TO MAKE HAY

Tools and techniques to help you get a good night’s sleep.

It’s been a stressful year, so it’s no surprise that people have trouble sleeping. Here has Diablo, we have tried sleeping local remedies and we can barely keep our eyes open. Here are three of our favorites.

You’re sure to fall asleep in a state of ‘whimsical hypnagogy’ with Poetry Nap, an enchanting experience founded by East Bay performing artists and poets Jodie Kleeman and Robert Wyald. Whether you’re listening to a Poetry Nap podcast or attending one of the live shows (which were based at the Rudramandir Meditation Center in Berkeley, before COVID; new locations are on the way), you’ll be happy to have your pillow and your blanket . Combining poetry, storytelling and music, Poetry Nap will take you on a relaxing journey. poésienap.com.






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Check out Berkeley’s Poetry Nap for better sleep patterns.




Say goodnight by massaging a dab of natural CBD night cream on your temples, along your forehead and around your collarbones. Made by Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics of Berkeley and available at Martinez’s Mighty Market, Citrus Lavender Cream will let you glide smoothly into unconsciousness. powerful.market.

For extreme cases of rollover and rollover, follow the advice of sleep guru Matthew Walker, founder of the Center for Human Sleep Science at UC Berkeley. He recommends avoiding sleeping pills, which he says do not provide the same benefits as naturally induced sleep. Instead, try cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, in which a trained provider helps you identify the thoughts and feelings that are contributing to insomnia. Walker also teaches an online master class on the science of better sleep. humanleepscience.com.

CHOICE OF READERS

HAIRDRESSER

Empire hair salon, Concord, empire-barbershop.com.

Finalist | Men’s Lounge Studio 17, Walnut Creek, stephaniecox.glossgenius.com.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Salon 77 West, Danville and Pleasanton, salon77west.com.

Finalist | Changes Salon and Day Spa, Walnut Creek,changesalon.com.

BLOWER BAR

The extension and blow bar, Danville, theebbar.com.

Finalist | The brushings and the base color of Caroline, Lafayette, brushingsandbasecolor.com.

CHIROPRACTOR

Mount. Diablo Sport and Spine, Pleasant Hill, mtdiablosportandspine.com.

Finalist | Cantrell Chiropractic Inc., San Ramon,cantrellchiro.com.






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Still Medspa




MEDICAL SPA (BOTOX, INJECTABLES, LASERS)

Again Medspa, Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, again mdspa.com.

Finalist | SkinScience Medical Spa, Pleasant Hill, skinsciencemedicalspa.com.

A SPA DAY

Changes Salon and Day Spa, Walnut Creek, 
changesalon.com.

Finalist | The Woodhouse Day Spa, Walnut Creek, wooden spas.com.

MANICURE SALON

Changes Salon and Day Spa, Walnut Creek, 
changesalon.com.

Finalist | The Woodhouse Day Spa, Walnut Creek, wooden spas.com.

HAIR EXTENSIONS

Salon 77 West, Danville and Pleasanton, salon77west.com.

If you want the extensions to be done right and [to] Look great, Salon 77 West in Danville is the place. They specialize in hair extensions, from matching the color of your hair to seaming in the hair. It looks amazing and all so natural. –Cindy Taylor, Pleasanton

Finalist | Celebration Lounge, Alamo, celebrationhairsalon.com.

FACE

Again Medspa, Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, again mdspa.com.

Finalist | Skin by Lexie, Walnut Creek, skinbylexie.glossgenius.com.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPY PROVIDER

Arctic Restoration, Alamo, arcticrestore.com.

Finalist | Body Love Café, Walnut Creek, bodylovecafe.com.






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Caroline’s living room




HAIRDRESSER

Caroline’s salon, Lafayette, carolinesalon.net.

Finalist | Salon 77 West, Danville and Pleasanton, salon77west.com.






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Skin by Lexie




WAXING

Skin by Lexie, Walnut Creek, skinbylexie.glossgenius.com.

Finalist | The Wax Shop, Pleasant Hill, thewaxboutiquephill.com.






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Lashify Studio




EYELASHES AND EYEBROWS SHOW

Studio Lashify, Lafayette, lashifystudio.com.

I love Lashify! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming from the moment you walk in. They know what length and curl will be perfect for your eye shape, and [my lashes] superb until my next date. The best part? I always come out feeling rejuvenated and refreshed! –LL, Moraga

Finalist | Walnut Creek Aesthetic, Walnut Creek, www.nutcreekesthetics.com.

MASSAGE

Loosen the body, Danville and Walnut Creek, loosenupbodywork.com.

Finalist | Changes Salon and Day Spa, Walnut Creek, changesalon.com.

TANNING SALON

After Soleil Tans and Shop, Walnut Creek, apressoleiltans.com.

Finalists | Timeless Beauty Bar, Walnut Creek, thetimelessbeauty bar.net; Glo Tanning Studio, Walnut Creek, glotanningstudio.net.

EDITOR’S CHOICES

THE MOST EXOTIC WAY TO RELAX

MeloMelo Kava Bar, Berkeley

Are you so stressed out that you feel like you have a very busy squirrel in your brain? Well, stop that little Mr. Stressy! How? ‘Or’ What? With a glass of chilled kava, a traditional South Pacific concoction, at the MeloMelo Kava Bar in Berkeley and now in Oakland. Try simple yet inventive kava drinks, including Melo Colada, which pairs kava with pineapple and coconut cream. MeloMelo’s kava drinks come in single servings and in 32- and 64-ounce growlers, so you can relax a little or a lot. melomelokavabar.com.






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Martinez’s Citrus Salon caters to all hair types and styles.




BEST SALON FOR A SUPER CHIC FIT

Citrus Fair, Martinez

In the large, loft-like Citrus Salon, a local favorite on Main Street in Martinez, the vibe is welcoming and hip. But it is the art of its stylists that is through the roof. If you want a modern and sharp look; tousled and beach waves; or a classic feminine style, look no further: Citrus has a deep bench, and the knowledgeable team can help you find the right stylist for your needs. “Each stylist is well-rounded, and they listen and connect with our guests,” says owner Candice Gliatto. “They want to celebrate who you are on the inside, to make you feel confident and beautiful.” In addition, Citrus uses Aveda products of natural origin in its color treatments and offers a wide variety of products from the range for sale.citrus-salon.com.

THE BEST PRODUCTS TO GET YOUR GLOW

Marie Véronique, Berkeley

Founded by chemist Marie-Véronique Nadeau in 2002, the Berkeley-based company Marie Véronique is known for its luxurious, science-driven skin care products. The collection includes everything from cleansers and masks, to shaving oils and sunscreens, to the highly concentrated serums that have long been the company’s best sellers, and for good reason: they leave skin glowing. The best choices are the award-winning, collagen-boosting Mild Retinol Night Serum ($ 110 for 1 ounce) and Vitamin C + E + Ferulic Serum ($ 90 for 1 ounce), which is an effective retinol alternative. A good way to taste both is with the Age Smart Kit, which consists of a quarter ounce. bottles of both sera plus four other samples of the company’s signature products ($ 120).marieveronique.com.

BEST MASSAGE TO SOOTHE MIND AND BODY

The Woodhouse Day Spa, Walnut Creek

Ready for some serious calm in your life? Book a body treatment at Woodhouse Day Spa in Walnut Creek, where peaceful surroundings provide the perfect setting for a Swedish massage or deep tissue muscle massage. The soothing begins as soon as you step into the spa and slip on a soft bathrobe and spongy sandals that massage your feet. Even the gorgeous scents used in this relaxing retreat will make you slow down and breathe deeply. Heated massage tables are a thoughtful addition as you prepare to completely relax.woodhousespas.com.

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