Salon Serene owner Serena Seaton boasts 18 years of hairstyling experience and helms a staff consisting of an aesthetician, massage therapist, manicurist, and several hairstylists. The team offers a full menu of hair services, including Featherlocks extensions and haircuts for women, men, and children. Along with hair services, the salon professionals perform facials, nailcare, and massage therapy; their hair-removal services implement gentle techniques instead of attempting to duct-tape customers to a ceiling to extract unwanted hair from its roots.
In the colorful, light-filled rooms of Gracy Elements Spa, San Diego Lashes’ specialized aestheticians have perfected one craft: creating long, full lashes with synthetic eyelash extensions. Lashes come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses, materials, and shapes, including the natural J curl, dramatic C curl, and intimidating Z curl for predatory butterfly kisses. During the 1.5- to 2-hour application, the lash artist uses a special adhesive to forge a molecular bond between each falsie and the natural lash, creating a durable hold that helps extensions stay in place for the entirety of the lash's life cycle.
In their six private design and pampering rooms, the hair benders of La'shus Hair Designs & Day Spas perform luxury salon treatments and skin-smoothing spa services, and present a toothsome menu of juice, café fare, and coffee drinks. Put upstart strands in place with a designer cut ($69+) and nibble a cookie ($4) into the profile of a favorite Cheers cast member. Transform tresses with an all-over permanent color ($89+), and put the remainder toward a facial ($85+) that seals its skin-revitalizing treatment with a personalized mask and moisturizer. A multivitamin body treatment ($125) helps to dissipate dark spots and reduce wrinkles, and renders the epidermis as smooth as the surface of a freshly poured fruit slush ($8–$10). Though this Groupon is only redeemable from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., La'shus Hair Design is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the convenience of sleep-walking salonistas.
That is not a mummy on the table. At Full of Life Weight Loss & Wrap Spa, the staff nourish clients in vitamins, minerals, and herbs and swaddle them in wraps as they lie in repose, relaxing as the treatment works to flush out impurities and nourish and tighten the skin. Whole-body treatments such as the Suddenly Slender wrap and the Anti-Aging wrap were designed to hydrate the skin, detox the body, and improve appearance with all-natural ingredients. Nonsurgical facelift wraps work from a similar principal—aestheticians wrap the face in bandages and medical tape as restorative minerals suffuse the skin and work to soften fine lines. Wraps can also be applied to the feet and hands to detoxify, slow the aging process, and improve scores during the Hokey Pokey portion of beauty pageants. All services are completed in the comforts of relaxing spa environment located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego.