Santa Barbara Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
Alchemy Arts Spa & Cafe (Closed)
35 W. Haley St., Lower State
This full-fledged wellness center offers everything from yoga to acupuncture to cupping and visceral massage. There are more traditional spa offerings, too, including oxygen facials, organic spray tan, and a solid menu of massages. There's also an on-site vegetarian cafe.
900 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista
The B Boutique is known for organic spray tans, bikini waxes, and great selection of South American swimwear, but the facials (which they don’t advertise) are great.
Inner Health Center
6047 Tampa Ave. #102, Tarzana
Deenie Leon Robbins' locale is a well-kept secret among members of LA's serious cleansing scene. A drive out to Tarzana proves worthwhile for a session in her high-tech infrared dome—it looks like an MRI scanner—which is well-complemented with a colonic or a lymphatic massage. Those wanting to take it to the next level might consider her 21-day cleanse in combination with a series of treatments.
While her day job is running the incredible Santa Barbara non-profit, AHA, Jennifer Freed, Ph.D is an incredible astrologer, particularly because she pairs her understanding of the stars with her background as a therapist. A reading with Freed isn't simply about destiny, it's about what the application of that destiny might look and feel like, and how to step into it. As Freed explains at the opening of every reading, astrology isn't about what must happen, it's about what is possible for you.
Shine Blow Dry Bar (Closed)
1250 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
These days, every town needs a blow dry bar, and in Montecito, the honor falls to Shine, where you can get a quick and reliable blow-out for the very fair price of $38. It can get busy on weekends, so book ahead.
22 W. Mission St., Suite B, Downtown
Charlie Chaplin’s former mission style home is now an airy, open yoga space for SB’s health conscious. Open every day with classes to suit different styles. Photos: Tai Kerbs
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