Tucked within a tiny strip mall, Salon Armas holds a nice surprise for those who peek inside its gleaming glass doors. Exposed beams and marble floors exude an ambiance that’s at once upscale and urban, complemented by the warm accents of yellow tufted sofas and chocolate-hued salon chairs. Within this hidden gem, the staff revivifies hair with L’Oréal Professionnel products and trendy cuts and draws clients into private rooms for rejuvenating facials.
When clients step into Bella Femmina Boutique Spa, they enter a tranquil setting with a soothing color scheme of pale mint green and dark neutral hues. Inside treatment rooms, a technician will wax away body hair leaving skin smooth and hairless.
My Escape Spa and Tan stays true to its name by inviting guests to escape from the stressors of everyday life and relax within an environment punctuated by tanning and spa services. Patrons can gain bronze tones in UV tanning beds or with UV-free airbrush or spray tans. Other services include body wraps, hydration therapy, and massage beds.
At Love Your Skin By Hope, aesthetician Hope Acuna personalizes each skincare service with carefully selected products. Pretreatment consultations help Hope to tailor cleansing facials to each individual's skin type, and a complimentary patch test checks for allergies to looking pretty before every chemical peel.
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.
Visible Difference Skin Care & Day Spa's experienced technicians pamper figures with an array of customizable spa treatments. Make over your mood billboard with the 60-minute European facial, a hydrating treatment designed to de-gunk and purify epidermises. During the pumpkin peel, a technician lacquers on a layer of gentle enzymes and phyto-nutrients that further nourish complexions and remove the loitering skin cells. The paraffin hand treatment begins with a hydrating enzyme scrub that is massaged into the arms and hands. Rough mitts then take a synchronized dive into a vat of molten wax, emerging from their soak as soft and rejuvenated as they would be after plucking pennies out of the fountain of youth. For hand models or hands made out of silk, the paraffin treatment can instead be redeemed for a waxing of any two of the following areas: brow, lip, chin, or jaw line.