3 Tips for Changing up Your Makeup Routine for Winter

Changing up your makeup routine for winter can be a challenge. But these three simple steps are easy to incorporate, and can have a big impact on your everyday look throughout the colder winter months.


  1. Use a heavier, hydrating lipstick. 
    Our lips are craving something more moisturizing this time of year. We love Jane Iredale’s new line of Triple Luxe Lipsticks (available at The Spa). With Moringa Oil, lips stay hydrated all day long.
  2. Swap our your bronzer for a cream blush. The glow from summer has completely faded by now and we could all use a little color. Warm your face up with a cream blush—it’s the perfect way to hydrate and add color simultaneously. Look for warmer colors that are appropriate for the season, staying away from summery hues like coral and peach.

  3. Add some shimmer. This time of year, skin is paler and we’re constantly fighting a dull, winter look. Add a pop of shimmery shadow to your lids to give yourself a dewy glow. Champagne colored shadows are universally flattering. For a fun twist, try a bright jewel tone, which is perfect for the holiday season.



Group Services – Plan your Summer ‘Day-cation’

Are you in need of a summer getaway? Consider a spa day “day-cation” with friends or family at The Spa ~ Los Gatos.

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With an area solely dedicated to groups, The Spa offers a variety of customized options. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or simply want a friend’s night out, our staff will work with you to make your experience exceptional.

We have the ability to fully customize treatment choices, provide refreshments and even prepare special gifts for your guests to take home. Both men and women appreciate our relaxing atmosphere and comfortable surroundings.

group_suiteAre you yourself, or do you know someone getting married this summer? The group suite is also the perfect option for a bride to spend quality time with family or bridesmaids prior to her wedding.

Some restrictions apply. For more information on group pricing and service options, please contact our group coordinator at (408) 354-5901.

Three Reasons Men’s Spa Services are Important

The number of men visiting spas is continually on the rise, and it’s no surprise with the numerous mental and physical benefits they receive through massage, facial and body treatments. Men’s wellness and grooming is not only a current trend, but extremely important to the overall health of both mind and body. Here are some reasons men should consider routine spa treatments (a perfect Father’s Day gift!).

  1. Physical Wellness
    It’s no secret that most men carry a high level of tension. From workouts, stresses at work and the burdens of daily life, the pressure men carry is often overlooked through the lens of masculinity. It’s important to recognize the need for a life with balance, and a visit to the spa is the perfect way to take a break and unwind.

    Screen Shot 2017-12-18 at 12.47.48 PMConsider our Sports Massage, which is an effective release of muscle tension. A personalized massage, this treatment focuses on specific areas of need to help reduce strain on muscles, increase range of motion and provide a warm-up to activity. This massage will leave him feeling relaxed, with gained mental and physical balance.

  2. Mental Wellness
    Physical wellness is just part of the spa-going experience. A treatment at The Spa ~ Los Gatos can help to improve energy levels and even reduce the production of the stress hormone, cortisol. All of this can promote much needed relaxation, provide the chance for a mental reset and most importantly, reduce stress levels.
  3. Grooming
    Men’s skincare is a rapidly growing industry. With the distress that comes with daily life, including shaving, sun exposure and aging, men are exposed to multiple opportunities for permanent damage to their skin. A proper skincare routine can make a lasting difference in both their personal and professional appearance.

    The Gentleman’s Relaxing Facial is an excellent place to start. Customized to each client and their skin’s unique needs, this facial provides a broad selection of options to deliver optimal results. Through a deep cleanse, exfoliation and masque, the Gentleman’s Relaxing Facial improves, refines and replenishes existing damages to the skin. Followed by an invigorating neck, shoulder, face and scalp massage, this treatment is truly the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.

It’s Time for You to Take Control of Your Skincare.

How do you sort through the daily bombardment of skincare companies pitching products that will “make you look ten years younger!” or “have the latest and most effective ingredients?” It’s tough and would be beyond time-consuming for you to do the research necessary to know what you need to make good decisions. There is no lack of companies that put just as much money behind their marketing machine and endorsements as they do in product research. As far as personal recommendations go, what works well for a friend might not be what your skin needs or reacts to well at all. It can add up to a lot of frustration and lost money.

 So, how do you know if it will work for you? Also, will you know how to effectively use it?

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 Choose who and what  you trust.

Here at The Spa, when we tell you that our choice of skincare lines is based on rigorous research and quality control, we’re not just sending out a hook to catch you with. We carry these lines because we know we can trust them. We bring them to you because we know that when used properly, they DO work.

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Enlist the help of an expert.

To become a licensed Esthetician is no easy task. There is a lot of education and time that goes into a license. In addition to that, we have some serious hiring standards here at The Spa and provide extensive continuing education to our staff. We also ask that they conduct themselves with “client first” ethics. That means paying more attention to what our clients need as opposed to selling them the product with the highest profit margin.

Their job is to:

  • Analyze your skin to understand its current state of health and needs.
  • Recommend products and a skincare routine that will address your skin’s needs while taking into consideration your time and budget.
  • Educate you as to how to best use those products.
  • Be available AFTER the service to answer any questions or concerns. (You should feel free to email or call your Esthetician at any time with quick questions!)

As you can see, there is much more to it than just putting you in a room and cleaning and hydrating your skin then sending you on your way. Our Estheticians are your educators and support team!


Consistent Home Care and Periodic Re-Evaluations

We can’t stress enough how important it is for you to use products consistently and in the manner intended. If you want results, you’ll need to dedicate at least 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening to getting those results. But, also remember that your skin changes. External conditions such as seasonal weather changes and internal changes like hormone fluctuation and diet have a strong impact on your skin. You’ll need to shake up that routine at times. That’s why we suggest at least quarterly facial appointments for the basic level of care.

There is a lot to skin care. It is a kind of art that has a wide variety of tools, but it boils down to trust, expertise, and consistency!

A Heart-felt Valentine’s Day Reminder


As we celebrate the love we have for others, it’s the perfect time to show some therapeutic appreciation for your own mind and body. A day of ultimate luxury and relaxation is not only needed, but well-deserved. Disappear into The Spa’s comfortable, warm environment and allow the stress of a hectic life to slip away, while balance and wellness is restored.

Consider re-establishing your at-home care with the guidance of one of our body therapy, aesthetic, or hair care specialist. Learn how to incorporate the spa mentality in small ways into your everyday routines so your potential to feel and look your very best is realized.

In whatever way you choose to celebrate the meaning of love to you this month, we’re wishing you a mindful, relaxing and heart-felt Happy Valentine’s day!


We have some delightful soothing treatment options for you, including:

Detoxifying Body Wraps  •  Facials Customized for all Skin Types

Age Defying Facial Treatments  •  Gentlemen’s Facials

Deep Tissue Massage  •  Warm Stone Massage

Motherhood Massage  •  Spa Packages

Happy Spa-lidays from everyone at The Spa ~ Los Gatos!

The Spa is featuring some wonderful gift options this holiday season. With just a few shopping days left, stop by The Spa ~ Los Gatos (or visit us online for gift cards!) for the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Wine Tasting for 2

When purchasing in-person.
Visit us at 100 South Santa Cruz Ave in Downtown Los Gatos.

Celebrate the holiday season with fine wine! During the month of December, for each $200 gift card purchase, you will receive a complimentary wine tasting for two (a $30 value) and membership privileges for the day at Regale Winery and Vineyards!*

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Start with the view. Stay for the wine.
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Here’s what we have available for you:

Stress Relief Package*

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~Special Gift with Purchase~

With the purchase of a $100+ gift card and a therapeutic neck pillow or wrap, we’re offering a Free Epicuren Relief Arnica Cream. With a number of styles and designs for pillows and wraps, these gifts are perfect for both men and women.

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Jan Marini Skin Care System*
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Let the holiday surprises begin. With the purchase of any Jan Marini Skin Care System, The Spa is offering a special holiday gift from Jan Marini Skin Care.
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Unique Gifts & Stocking Stuffers*

This year, we’ve featured wonderful products by:
Moon Alley Candles • Northern Lights Candles
Body Bliss Natural Botanicals • The Cottage Green House
Serene House Aromatherapy Diffusers • Homestead Apothecary
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Free Cosmetic Bag with Purchase of 2 YonKa Paris Products*

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The perfect gift that allows someone to try a number of products, receive a special gift with purchase! Buy any two YonKa products and we’re offering a free cosmetic bag with samples included. 
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$15 OFF Any 80-Minute Massage*

Ideal for the hostess, or anyone who could use some downtime after the holidays, The Spa’s 80-minute massages give ample time to pause, slow down and unwind. We offer a wide range of massage services, including the Warm Stone Massage. This massage uses smooth basalt stones to create a unique space within for healing and restoration. Heat radiates from the stones and penetrates the body to provide a relaxing and energizing experience.
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$15 OFF a Luminous Facial*

Perfect for anyone on your list who values exceptional skin care, the Luminous Facial offers a number of age intervention properties. This luxurious facial improves tone, texture and luminosity, reviving skin cells with hydration.

75 Minutes • Regularly $175

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*While supplies last. Offers valid through December 31, 2017. May not be combined with any other discount offer or with SpaFinder gift certificates/cards. Print out this newsletter or show it on your smartphone at the time of checkout to receive offer.




Staying Happy, Healthy & Grounded Throughout the Holidays

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The holidays are a time for celebration and happiness with family and friends. And yet, between the shopping, decorating, hosting and attending of parties, it can take a hectic turn, having an impact on both our emotional and physical health.
A few tips for taking care of yourself and enjoying the holiday season:

Plan Ahead.
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. But by planning ahead and creating time frames for tasks and events, you’ll be more likely to enjoy the season. This mental preparation avoids you being overwhelmed and allows you to approach a sometimes-hectic time with a sense of calmness.

Make rest and relaxation a priority.
It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do for your mood, frame of mind and overall health. Proper sleep promotes a strong immune system that will help you fend off the common cold or flu during the holiday season. It also alleviates stress, which often times accompanies this time of year.

In addition to sleep, take time to relax. After a long day of holiday prep, relax with your favorite scented bath bomb, spend a few minutes of meditating or watch a classic holiday movie with the family.

Take time for yourself.
The holiday spirit is about caring for family and friends around you. But at times during the festivities, you spend so much time thinking of others, you can forget to take care of yourself. This can lead to added stress during a time that is supposed to be joyful.

Throughout these busy months, allow yourself to maintain your regular routine. Whether it involves yoga, meditation, book clubs or spin class, give yourself this down time to destress. When you’ve completed the day’s holiday to-dos, take an hour or two for a manicure, facial or massage.

Start putting these tips in place now to enjoy a happier, lower-stress holiday season.