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Beauty Lounge in Downtown Walnut Creek Expects to Open Wine Bar beginning of May

1655 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Last year we learned that Beauty Lounge in downtown Walnut Creek would be getting a wine bar and this is expected to open by the beginning of May. Their Palos Verdes location has had a wine bar for seven years. In addition to wine and beer they also plan to offer martini cocktails made with soju sake. Check out their downtown Walnut Creek services here.


spavia opens in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Over the weekend Colorado-based spavia opened their first spa in the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center. Check out the Pleasant Hill services including pricing here. In addition to per-treatment payment options they also various memberships for with better pricing here. I checked out the inside and they have nice women’s (and men’s) rest lounges offering tea and heated neck towels. Showers are available as well. Looks very relaxing! The owners have plenty of spa experience and were very nice and welcoming. Check it out if you’re in the area.

From their website:

spavia is your spa, where you select the treatments that best suit you. our therapists and estheticians will care and deliver results to you in the most personalized, professional manner possible. enjoy the spa amenities before and after your treatment. unwind in the spavia retreat room with your spa robe, spa sandals and a warm aromatherapy neck pillow for a relaxing experience.


Bishops Cuts & Color Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

1639 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek

Portland-based unisex hair care shop Bishops Cuts & Color, which we learned would be opening in downtown Walnut Creek across from the Lyric apartment complex back in December is now open. Check out their services here. You can see some of their pricing in the photo at bottom. This is their first East Bay location and “customers can expect a laid-back atmosphere, enjoying early MTV-style music videos on the specially curated Bishops TV platform while sipping a free beer (for those over the age of 21).”


Massage Envy may be coming to Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

The Concord Planning Commission is holding a public hearing this evening which will consider an application for Massage Envy to open where Rick’s Rather Rich Ice Cream (and the spot next door) used to be in the Willows Shopping Center in Concord. I believe this is the first salon-type service to open at the Willows. Has there been anything like this previously?



Marilyn Monroe Spa becoming Sanctuaire Spa Jan 3rd in Lafayette

Lafayette Mercantile

The Marilyn Monroe Spa, which opened last year at the Lafayette Mercantile shopping center on Mt. Diablo Blvd, is switching from a franchise to a French-country inspired spa called Sanctuaire Spa on January 3rd. Check out their services here.

From a PR:

We are pleased to announce the exciting transformation of the former Marilyn Monroe Spa into Sanctuaire Spa, a French-country inspired sanctuary for your pampering needs. Sanctuaire will offer an all-inclusive SPA experience including refreshing hydrafacials , therapeutic massages, bubbling pedicures and more. Our competitively priced services featuringd Farm House Fresh (FHF) organic based treatments , will be sure to help you rejuvenate from the Holidays ! Come back and enjoy our saunas, team room and free parking all conveniently located in downtown Lafayette.


Bishops Cuts & Color coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

1639 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek

Portland-based haircut Bishops Cuts & Color, a haircut and coloring salon is opening their 19th shop in downtown Walnut Creek across from the Lyric apartment complex. Check out their services here.

From a Craigslist help wanted ad:

Bishops offers on-demand, on-trend hair care at affordable prices with street style aesthetic. Our edgy identity and spirited brand culture helped set us apart 15 years ago, and continues to do so today. Clients are taken on a walk-in only basis and choose from an a-la-carte menu of services ranging from beard trims, buzz cuts and color services.