A view of the new interior design for SkinSpirit locations in Palo Alto and Los Gatos, set to be refreshed this year
(Multiple locations, skinspirit.com)
Founded in 2002 by tech entrepreneur Lynn Heublein and plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Vistnes, this spa specializes in medical-grade skincare services in eight Bay Area locations, three in Silicon Valley. Its on-the-go clients seek facials; injectables; and body-sculpting services, including the FDA-approved Emsculpt, which uses high-intensity electromagnetic impulses to cause contractions and tone muscles. INSIDER’S TIP Same-day treatments are easier to book on Mondays and Tuesdays, when the clinics are 30% less busy than the rest of the week.
LIEBERMAN & PARIKH FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
(Multiple locations, fortheface.com)
Opinions abound about who’s the best; but this team’s deep-plane face-lifts draw clients from around the world. Cosmetic facial plastic surgeons David Lieberman and Sachin Parikh began working together in residency at Stanford in 2006, set up a practice in Palo Alto in 2009 and expanded to San Jose in 2012. The doctors also regularly perform eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty and lip-lifts, along with hair transplants for men and nonsurgical hair-loss treatments, such as platelet rich plasma treatments for women and men, for a natural effect. INSIDER’S TIP The duo operate together at their new, state-of-the-art medical spa and surgical center, so patients get the expertise of two surgeons at once.
(360 Post St., Ste. 901, San Francisco, deschampsbraly.com)
For facial gender confirmation surgery and aesthetic contouring of the facial skeleton, patients will be hard-pressed to find someone more skilled than San Francisco’s Dr. Jordan Deschamps-Braly, the vice president of the American Society of Gender Surgeons. He trained in the U.S., Paris and Zurich, and continued the practice of the world-renowned Dr. Douglas Ousterhout. In 2015, Deschamps-Braly developed
a procedure for building a new Adam’s apple for trans men. Of his 250-per-year patients (including doctors, lawyers, students, ex-military officials) from around the globe, half seek facial feminization.
INSIDER’S TIP Says the 40-year-old surgeon: “Don’t pick your doctor on Yelp. Ask another doctor, or nurses, for a referral.”
RITZ-CARLTON SPA, HALF MOON BAY
(1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, ritzcarlton.com)
Day spas abound, but it’s hard to beat The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay for a spa getaway. If its bank of 12 massage rooms (10 for singles, two for couples) and 22 massage treatment options (with eight enhancements) aren’t enough, its seaside setting is the clincher. The spa features men’s and women’s lounges with whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and more. INSIDER’S TIP Bypass bustling weekends in favor of quieter weekdays, when a San Francisco Bay Area Resident discount of 15% is offered for treatments, Monday through Thursday.
Discreet C-suite executives, entrepreneurs and public figures put their trust in Joseph Rosenfeld, a former Neiman Marcus salesman who, since 2001, has quietly built a reputation as Silicon Valley’s best personal stylist. After an initial color and style profiling session, Rosenfeld teaches clients how to convert inner strengths and assets into personal style with precision—for a better social and dating life, as well as career advancement. INSIDER’S TIP Clients can count on reaching Rosenfeld wherever he is in the world for ongoing coaching and strategizing the ideal look for any make-or-break moment.
When the Valley’s power professionals want to put their best faces forward, they go to Bianca Rubi for her natural touch. “People shouldn’t comment on your makeup,” she says, “but on how beautiful you look.” Defined brows and glowing skin are the hallmark of this artist, who previously worked at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel and now travels to clients’ workplaces and private homes. She also works one day a week at Archer Salon in San Francisco (archersalon.com) and BASH Salon in Portola Valley (bashsalon.com). INSIDER’S TIP Book two weeks in advance for brows and one month ahead for makeup.
A Cartier panther bauble is among the distinctive pieces for women carried by Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, whose location at the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel in Menlo Park also stocks some of the world’s rarest and most collectible timepieces for men.
STEPHEN SILVER FINE JEWELRY
(2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, shsilver.com)
Stephen Silver’s Rosewood Sand Hill hotel boutique is Silicon Valley’s destination for ultraluxury housemade jewelry; jewelry designs by Messika; and collectible watches by MB&F, Richard Mille, Hermès, Bvlgari and more. Silver, a geologist, gemologist and estate jewelry expert, has also owned, created and sold some of history’s most significant gems, from The Pink Promise Diamond to the Cullinan Blue Diamond. INSIDER’S TIP VIPs can ask to see additional pieces housed within the company’s vaults by request, and those who spend more than $25,000 can join Silver and his son, Jared, for an exclusive private tasting of Louis XIII Cognac (from a rare 6-liter Mathusalem decanter).
Devan Vincent Rosdahl, the resident bespoke tailor at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, works on a sport coat by hand, drawing on a decade of experience in menswear.
(2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, fourseasons.com/siliconvalley)
Looking to develop your
signature wardrobe? Enlist Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley’s bespoke tailor, Devan Vincent Rosdahl. Founder-owner of clothing brand Devan Vincent, Rosdahl is known for his impeccable eye for detail, precise tailoring and direct attention with clients. Devan designs and handfinishes all of his pieces using ultrapremium fabrics sourced from Europe and is available for in-room fittings at the hotel, his studio and at client offices, and travels for his key clients. INSIDER’S TIP For an extra level of bespoke customization, ask about his private stock fabrics. Each bolt is personally selected from small-production mills in Italy.
Photography by: Tailoring photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley; Panther jewelry photo courtesy of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry; Spa photo courtesy of skinspirit