Though Skin Essentials Skincare Studio & Day Spa owner Katherine Bocanegra found her way into the spa industry by coincidence, she discovered a genuine passion for helping others while working with beauty professionals across the country. In addition to mastering treatments using Skin Script products, her team of licensed aestheticians educates each one of their clients so they may continue their skincare routine at home or even in space.
Inside the spa, cascading water places guests at ease as they sit in round cherry-wood chairs. All services take place in private treatment rooms equipped with soft beds or chairs and unique décor, such as silky, gold curtains that glow by candlelight.
In 2001, the first iTan Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal—to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 20 branches around San Diego, each offering a slightly different assortment of tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and mechanical spa services.
The Smart Tan–certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure and the need to wear a beekeeper suit to detract from a burn. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays or tan crayons, and mechanical spa machines dispense relaxing red-light treatments, infrared-energy body wraps, and aqua massages.
International Day Spa has been supplying Redlands-area pamperistas with relaxing and beautifying treatments for more than 21 years. In the Massage à Trois service, couples take turns receiving one-hour Swedish/American massages. The partner not currently receiving the massage is encouraged to participate with the therapist, learning techniques that can be used at home or at stressful youth soccer games. After both partners have received their massage, couples are invited to relax in the Turkish steam room, attacking their already weakened stress levels with an assault of vapors and withering criticism. Solo spa goers can opt instead to partake of the spa’s other services, including hot-stone massage ($95+), facials (generally $45–$235), and hydrotherapy services, such as aromatherapy body buffing or salt glow with a relaxing Vichy shower ($55).
The Wild Hair Salon's experienced staff of professional skin-soothers employs an arsenal of botanical products to help create and maintain timeless beauty. Rid bodies and minds of unwanted tension with the Swedish massage, during which muscle kneaders promote relaxation and improve circulation with a combination of gentle motions. Weathered visages and overused Halloween masks will purr with blissful relaxation during each spa facial. This maintenance treatment includes a deep cleansing, relaxing massage, shaping brow tweeze, customized mask, and a gentle exfoliation to rid the skin of pore-clogging oils and stimulate faces without bungee jumping repeatedly into a vat of aftershave.
Evans & Co.'s skilled stylists pamper guests with stylish haircuts, luxurious scalp massages, and informative haircare lessons. Clients can kick back throughout a 75-minute session as scissors carefully snip hairs into fashionable shapes such as an exclamation point or quadrilateral. Thirsty coiffures can absorb the moisture of deep-reconditioning products from Pureology and Unite, then relax through an indulgent scalp massage, during which therapeutic fingers rub away stressful thoughts. Stylists share trade secrets in an informative hairstyling lesson, teaching patrons how to force their wild hairs to sit, stay, and fetch the newspaper. Patrons can sip on a complimentary cup of tea, water, coffee, or soda throughout their visit.