Quality Inn University
1761 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: (510) 841-4242
Fax: (510) 649-8100
Beauty & Spas
This salon is not so ordinary as you'd expect. It hosts art shows frequently where the artists' work is showcased on the walls of the shop. Armed with a staff of talented hair stylists and colorists, the Blow Salon has a host of satisfied customers to vouch for their work. Booking an appointment early here is very important, since some people have had to wait close to a week for a trim! Also if you are not sure of what to get, then the shop offers free consultations.
If you're in the mood to try a new look, let the skillful stylists at Peter Thomas sculpt your tired mop into a fabulous new do. Whether you want to experiment with length, color, texture, or gravity, you can find an inspired master stylist who will find a way to make you look like a more artistic and creative version of yourself. Or, invigorate up your scalp with a follicle-stimulating treatment. If what you need is an avante garde or vintage up-do for your special event, you can get that done here as well. Bargain hunters, consider taking a chance on a student stylist and signing up as a hair model.
Spa Organica places as much emphasize on using sustainable, organic and eco-friendly products as it does on creating a pleasant and relaxing experience for each and every one of its unique clients. The estheticians here are dedicated to going above and beyond to provide unsurpassed service. There are a number spa packages available to help guests save some money on their personal pampering. The great thing about Spa Organica is that the treatments are not only good for the skin, but, with the spa's vegan and non-toxic products, good for the earth as well.
This salon is known for its quality hair cuts, immaculate manicures and friendly service. If your hair is a bit too frizzy, try getting a deep conditioning. If you're feeling stressed then take advance of their stress therapy. If you just want to look good then get a hair cut while being pampered with a manicure and pedicure. Customers also love that the salon is eco-friendly, using energy efficient and Earth friendly products.
Ink Well is a tattoo and piercing parlor and art gallery. In addition to all the talented and creative tattoo artists, Ink Well also does all kinds of piercings. They also have their own line of apparel designed by local artists and other types of local art. On First Fridays, Ink Well often hosts special events with DJs.
L'Amour is a popular salon located near Lake Merritt. The salon is a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, meaning that they use exclusively Paul Mitchell products. Stylists will take as much time as they need to in consultation to make sure their clients always get the exact cut, color and service that they're looking for. Appointments are recommended, but the salon is happy to accommodate walk-ins whenever possible.
Barefoot Movement is a clean, brightly lit yoga studio located on the third floor of a building in Oakland's Uptown District. The studio hosts a variety of different classes, ranging from beginner classes to more advanced ones, pre and post-natal classes and restorative yoga. Barefoot Movement also offers massage classes.
Located a couple of blocks away from Lake Merritt and Oakland's landmark Paramount Theater, Temple Tattoo surely does have a lot to offer. Be it the variety of designs and customization of tattoos or the post care tips, this place makes sure you have the perfect body art to flaunt.
The Foot Spa and Tea Bar is exactly as the name implies. Guests can come in and enjoy the full range of treatments, which vary from foot and body massages to aromatherapy and reflexology. Along with your treatment, you can take advantage of the tea bar with its own variety of different teas, available complimentary with your foot and/or body treatment.
This bright and airy yoga studio is located right near Lake Merritt. Monkey Yoga Shala has won several "Best Of" awards, including Best Yoga Teacher and Best Yoga Studio. MYS offers classes in a whole variety of classes, including classic Vinyasa and even yoga for kids. Visit their website for a class schedule.
Oakland is definitely a tattoo town, and Sacred Tattoo is one of the city's favorite tattoo parlors. All of the tattoo artists are friendly, talented, creative and professional. In addition to custom ink, you can get all kinds of piercings done at Sacred as well.
The YMCA offers just about everything you could expect to find in a health club, from complete weight and aerobic training to basketball, racquetball, swimming, a running track, and even martial arts. Each YMCA is operated separately and maintains a separate website, but business travelers may want to start with the Embarcadero YMCA, whose address, telephone number and URL is listed below.