Looking for a new spot to schedule a little me time? Benicia is perfect for that, and likely has a few amazing treatments/experiences that you didn’t even realize you needed. Both centrally located and easy to access from the Bay Area, this fun loving little town is a great spot to spend time with your sweetie, the family, or your best girls. February 18-25 downtown Benicia will be your one-stop location for wellness, beauty, and retail therapy.

Where to begin

We all know that the first step in taking care of ourselves is to de-stress. Be sure to check out Wellness Wisdom, located at 827 First Street. They offer an expansive menu of holistic healing treatments in a simple, clean and welcoming space. Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage, age-defying facial, or needleless point acupuncture (Japanese style) this is the place to center your mind and body. Call (707) 746-6099 before this weekend to receive $10 off their Ionic Foot Detox and $20 off your initial acupuncture consultation.

Bring the family

When was the last time taking the kids to get haircuts felt relaxing? Often we find ourselves rushing through the motions without enjoying the process. At Time Out with Cheshi, you can schedule a “Family Chill Session” while taking care of the kiddo’s haircuts. The chill spa service includes an herbal foot soak and massage with a shampoo and blow dry. This kids’ haircut and chill spa is located at 841 First Street. Make advance reservations by calling (415) 305-9740.

Enjoy radiant skin

Don’t wait another minute to enjoy beautiful, glowing skin. At Barbara Patrick Skin you will receive a completely customized analysis of just what your skin needs to glow and shine. Defy your age with the Age Smart Treatment, preserve your youth with a Mico-Peel, or create balance with the Ultra Calming Treatment. Barbara shares, “Skin Therapy and permanent cosmetics are my passion. I find it so gratifying to make a difference in someone’s appearance, giving them a great facial, or fabulous brows!” Barbara Patrick Skin is located at 831 First Street. Call (707) 718-5062 to receive 20% off permanent brows when booked during Pamper Me Week.

Word on the street is that the key to healthy skin stems from proper exfoliation. Bella Donna Skin Spa offers a variety of treatments that will cleanse, energize, and hydrate resulting in younger, healthier looking skin. Interested in removing unwanted body hair? Check out Bella Donna’s Sugaring method. Used by the ancient Egyptians, this timeless treatment removes hair in a natural and safe manner. Sugaring is a great technique for skin of all ages and sensitivity. They are located at 849 First Street. Reserve in advance at (707) 718-5062 to receive 15% off Skin Treatments and Henna Services.

Cut, Color and Style

Feb 16 2017 blog - hair image 1Finding the perfect hairdresser can be quite the task, especially if it’s for a special occasion. So here are a few of the best of the best in downtown Benicia.

The Courtyard Salon, specializing in weddings and important events, offers everything from hairdressing to waxing and lashes to facials. Whether you are looking for elegant tresses, ombré and balayage, or a full color make-over they have the talent on hand to make it happen. First-time clients will receive 50% when you book with Samantha. They are located at 114 West D Street. Reserve in advance by calling (707) 398-5667.

At First Impressions you can count on their experienced team to execute the perfect hairstyle, massage, facial, manicure, or wax. This full-service salon offers a complete menu of beautifying treatments. First-time clients will receive 10% off many of the services booked during Pamper Me Week. Contact each stylist individually to book your appointment. For a complete list of stylists and services visit firstimpressionsbenicia.com.

And at PS Studios, located at 638½ First Street, it’s all about hair. Paula Schwartz, master stylist and owner, is well known for doing hair, make-up, and styling for photo shoots for musical artists, authors, and celebrities. PS Studios specializes in creating shape and balance that will reflect your individual style and preferences. New clients will receive 20% of Liqwd products, a Breakthrough ColorLife Technology® that has UV filters. Appointments can be booked by calling (707) 483-5212.

Shopping, shopping, and more shopping!

Feb 16 2017 blog - shopping image 1And to round out a perfect spa day, Benicia offers some of the best boutique shopping in the Bay Area. Check out all of the latest trends at Christina S Fashion Destination, located at 370 First Street, where guests will receive 10% off the De la Terre Skincare line. Elisa’s Closet, located at 623 First Street, offers unique clothing and accessories both vintage and new. Save 20% during Pamper Me Week. Women of all styles will find something at Tina Marie’s, located at 131-C First Street, which is in the Tannery Building. Enjoy 20% off your purchase when you shop during Pamper Me Week. Check out local glass blowing art at Lindsay Art Glass, located at 109 East F Street. Peruse hand-blown vases, ornaments, and much more. Save 15% when you mention Lindsay’s newsletter. And if you are looking for something to brighten your home or enhance a room, Romancing the Home, located at 617 First Street, has everything from handbags to home furnishings. Enter to win the “Pamper Me Gift Basket” when you spend $25 or more.

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