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Wellness and Beauty





Best Hair Salon

Marin is a beautiful place. So why not channel that outer beauty with equally well-tended hair? Lengths that flow like the waterfalls of Cascade Canyon, more vibrant than local wildflowers and as strong as Mount Tamalpais’ pair of peaks, can all be yours — just book an appointment.

CHRISTOPHER SALON
23 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley. 415.888.2646, christopher-salon.com

COOPER ALLEY
2215 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 628.888.1072, cooperalleysalon.com

Miller and Mane
45 Camino Alto #106, Mill Valley. 415.569.5000, millerandmane.com

MILVALI SALON AND COSMETICS
3 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 415.388.0988, milvali.com

NH2 SALON
208 Vintage Way #K29, Novato. 415.897.8777, nh2salon.com

PLUM SALON
221 Corte Madera Ave, Corte Madera. 415.927.1486, plumsalonmarin.com

Photo of Christopher Salon by Debra Tarrant

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Best Massage

The word massage comes from the Greek massein, which means “to knead.” And though the pushing, plying and pressing of overworked muscles — executed expertly as you drift into a sleep-like state — are enough of a draw for regular appointments with your favorite masseuse, the many health benefits of the time-honored treatment don’t hurt either. With perks ranging from reduction of pain, blood pressure and anxiety to better sleep, you can consider your next spa visit a medical expense.

BAY CLUB MARIN
220 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera. 415.945.3000, bayclubs.com

CAVALLO POINT SPA
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito. 415.339.4767, cavallopoint.com

EVO SPA
800 Redwood Hwy Frontage Road #216, Mill Valley. 415.383.3223, evo-spa.com

INTERNATIONAL ORANGE
2421 Larkspur Landing Circle #43, Larkspur. 415.563.5000, internationalorange.com

SIMPLY INSPIRED
158 Almonte Blvd, Mill Valley. 415.383.8260, simplyinspiredspa.com

SOULSTICE SPA
501 Caledonia St, Sausalito. 415.729.9121, soulsticemindbodyspa.com

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Best Facial

Makeup is second only to skin care, and a good facial is a bare face’s best friend. Between steam and exfoliation, extraction and hydration, a bit of above-neck restoration makes for a radiant canvas primed for decoration — or a stand-alone reveal. We suggest taking these local complexion cleanups at face value.

CAVALLO POINT SPA – Organic Oxygen Facial
For a youthful glow. (Sausalito) cavallopoint.com

EVA CLAIBORNE – The HydraFacial MD
For smoothing and hydration. (Tiburon) tiburonskincare.com

EVO SPA – Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial
For an infusion of age-defying antioxidants. (Mill Valley) evo-spa.com

INTERNATIONAL ORANGE – IO Signature Facial
For an exfoliated polish. (Larkspur) internationalorange.com

TERESE EUROPEAN SKIN AND BODY CARE – European Deep Cleansing Facial
For extraction and radiance. (San Rafael) euro.skincaretherapy.net

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Best Nail Salon

Meticulously managed digits are a sure sign of togetherness — or the easiest way to fake it. Luckily, Marin’s best salons make the process as enjoyable as the subsequent admiration.

BELLA ROUGE NAIL AND SPA
A hot oil treatment helps ensure hands are ready to show off, whichever new hue you choose. (Kentfield) bellarouge nailspa.com

CHAMPAGNE SALON AND DAY SPA
Champagne Salon and Day Spa This salon is a must-visit for those who favor their polish with a side of quiet time. Ask for the Spa Manicure and enjoy a skin-soothing paraffin treatment. (Tiburon) champagnesalonanddayspa.com

DOLLS AND DANDY NAIL LOUNGE
Revel in your impending paint job in an airy, relaxing space in the heart of Mill Valley. The Dolls Classic package may make over your notion of manicure. (Mill Valley) dollsanddandy.com

FINGERS AND TOES
Consistency is key at this San Rafael establishment, with artfully performed services offered by each and every manicurist. (San Rafael) 415.492.9000

NAILS NUMBER ONE
Supremely affordable with easy parking and a friendly staff, this Marin City mainstay is a reliable one. (Marin City) 415.289.0669

ROSEMARY SPA
Up the ante on your mani with a sugar scrub and hand, feet, shoulder or neck massage — a mini spa experience for those on the go. (Mill Valley) rosemaryspa.com

THREE SISTERS NAIL SALON
A fan favorite for attention to detail, this salon is clean, accommodating and scrupulous. (San Rafael) 415.454.9662

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Best Alternative Treatment

Alone, an apple a day probably won’t keep you out of the doctor’s office — but a fruity orb crunched in conjunction with one of these wellness alternatives just might.

BODY TREATMENT – Marin IV Vitamin Therapy
Hook up to an intravenous attachment that drips personalized vitamins and nutrients, or choose from a premixed vitamin cocktail (no, not that kind). (Larkspur) bodytreatmedboutique.com

BRRRRR CRYOTHERAPY
Take your cool to the next level with icy spot therapy and CryoFacials crafted to boost collagen, a process said to make complexions generally brighter and tighter. (San Rafael) brrrrrcryotherapy.com

CONSCIOUS DRIFT
Float on — by appointment. Deprive your senses and promote relaxation and awareness while combating physical pain with a stint in a sensory deprivation tank. (Fairfax) consciousdrift.com

CRYOTHERAPY WHOLEBODY
Chill out with some cryotherapy (translation: cold cure). The rapid constriction of blood vessels is said to release endorphins, improving mood while boosting metabolism and circulation. (Corte Madera) cryotherapywholebody.com

EVO SPA – Far-Infrared Sauna
Detoxify your entire being — down to the cells — with a bask in an infrared sauna, which removes toxins and burns calories. (Mill Valley) evo-spa.com

HOLISTIC CHINESE CHAIR MASSAGE
Loosen up at this unassuming and highly lauded massage joint, with rubdowns so relaxing you might be able to take your therapist off speed dial. (Novato) 415.763.3030

SIMPLY INSPIRED SPA – Far-Infrared Sauna
This spa likens its infrared offering to “sitting next to a fire at the beach when it is cold outside” — a welcome alternative to a sweat session in a traditional sauna. (Mill Valley) simplyinspiredspa.com

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