Best of the County 2023 Readers’ Choice: Beauty

Best of the County Beauty

Looking for the best self care options in Marin? From barber shops, dermatologists, spas and more, here are the 2023 Best of the County readers’ choices for beauty.

Our 2023 Beauty category sponsor is NorCal Plastic Surgery.

Best Barbershop

Barber Lane, Larkspur

Upscale and vintage; those are the two fitting words Barber Lane uses to describe its establishment. The styles are as contemporary as you need, while the store itself is reminiscent of traditional barbershops that have been disappearing over the years. Known for technical excellence, Barber Lane boasts a rigorous training program that all their barbers must complete.

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist

Southern Marin Dermatology, Sausalito

This woman-led company is all about helping you achieve your surgical and cosmetic goals at this full-service clinic. From CoolSculpting to Botox, they want to make sure that you have as many options as possible, and that no matter your circumstances, you have a safe and effective procedure available. Best Facial

Best Facial

Eden Day Spa, San Anselmo

Boasting 40 years of aesthetical and clinical experience, owner and clinician Katayoun seeks to provide the most memorable experience possible. From the moment you walk up to the front desk, the team at Eden Day Spa will help you feel at ease. If you’re looking for a Dr. Babor Peel to revitalize your skin or an LED facial to help with stubborn acne, schedule a consultation and see what the estheticians can do. The price points also are known for being a bargain for the high-quality service provided.

Best Haircut/Salon Service

Milvali, Mill Valley


Located in downtown Mill Valley, the cleverly named Milvali is the perfect place for pampering. Alongside bleaching, balayage, and blowouts are services such as body waxing and microblading. Milvali also offers airbrush tanning to give you a perfect summer glow.

Best Massage

EVO Spa, Mill Valley

Evo Spa Massage

EVO Spa is a lifestyle boutique with the goal of providing a safe refuge for unwinding and relaxing. For those interested in red light therapy, EVO offers the best of the best, designed to produce maximum results with maximum longevity. Check out the monthly specials to see if something in particular catches your eye, and don’t miss wellness options such as the detox foot bath or far-infrared sauna.

Best Med Spa

Belle Marin Aesthetics, Mill Valley

Belle Marin Aesthetics

Dr. Faye Jamali created Belle Marin Aesthetics to provide “minimalism with a touch of luxury,” prioritizing top-notch results and natural rejuvenation. No one likes to deal with a long recovery period, which is why the spa provides non-invasive treatments exclusively, such as CoolTone and all-natural, platelet-rich plasma. Belle Marin Aesthetics is also environmentally conscious, focusing on eco-friendly products.

Best Nail Salon

Three Sisters Nails, San Rafael

As a salon with a very loyal following, Three Sisters offers all of the nail and acrylic services you’d expect, plus waxing. 

Best Spa

Cavallo Point, Sausalito

With its tranquil atmosphere and serene gardens, Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa is here to rejuvenate and renew you. Feel free to take a plunge into its indoor pool or have a drink at the Tea Bar to de-stress, as they are here to make sure you experience the entire healing process — mind, body, and soul. For the environmentally conscious, worry not, as Cavallo Point uses organic and sustainably harvested ingredients for all of its skin care products, demonstrating a commitment to keeping nature pure.


Nor Cal Plastic Surgery: 2023 Best of the County Beauty

NorCal Plastic Surgery provides a personalized, goal-oriented approach to enhanced quality of life. Dr. Tim Rankin employs award-winning surgical techniques and provides consistently safe, high-quality outcomes.

Are you known for any particular surgeries?
The deep plane facelift/necklift is a term that has recently gained more notoriety, but describes the high quality, durable results for which we are known. Facial rejuvenation is a highly individualized procedure that allows us to address your unique aging process.
How long have you been in business?
We are now in our fourth year since opening our Marin office. Having grown up in Marin, it has been an incredible experience providing our services in my home town.
Any other favorite Marin health and wellness businesses?
Yes! We love (and refer clients to) Dr. Chilcott at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics (med spa), Pacific Skin Care (dermatology), NOW Power Yoga (fitness), Healthy Living Nutritional Counseling (nutrition), Power MD (regenerative medicine) and Christopher Salon (haircare).