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.
Image Centre's treatment menu might seem overwhelming if it wasn't for the technicians, stylists, aestheticians, and surgeons on hand to walk clients through their options. For quick beauty touchups, they may recommend a Shellac manicure or an airbrush spray tan. A more involved appointment might include a microdermabrasion facial combined with a cherry clarifying peel, or it might consist of a Brazilian blowout and a karaoke performance of the album "American Pie" and Other Eight-Minute Songs. Most serious of all would be the center's cosmetic-surgery options, including eye-lifts and liposuction, performed at a separate surgery center. To address their long-term health concerns, clients can also explore the center's weight-loss plans, which rely heavily on B12 and other vitamin injections in an effort to impact the body's metabolism.
After 1,000 hours of massage education and 17 years of experience, licensed massage therapist Neya Pasley has honed her skills to a point where she can zero in on aches and closely tailor her treatments to individual issues. Inside her comfortable, softly lit studio, she administers 10 massage treatments that can be augmented with various add-ons and an optional high-five. Among many possible benefits of Neya's treatments, clients have reported decreased levels of stress, increased flexibility, and improved circulation.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
Titan Tan helps clients achieve the bronze glow of a Greek god with several different beds and booths. The modern studio not only offers traditional UV tanning, but also doles out spray tans courtesy of VersaSpa. This standup booth is computer automated, which allows guests to practice talking in binary while they get a quick custom tan. More than just a tanning salon, Titan Tan also offers various facials, body wraps, and waxing treatments.
The trusty stylists at Adora Salon provide professional service with a welcoming manner to all incoming clients. Indulge a stressed-out noodle nest with their Brazilian blowout treatment. Similar to the system used to prepare a Snickers bar for interstellar travel, a 90-minute Brazilian blowout coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness, eliminating frizz and smoothing cuticles. The stylist will then blow-dry and flat-iron your locks, re-proteinize, and rinse and blow-dry again. Free of harsh chemicals, your new, smooth, and lovely radiance lasts up to 12 weeks and can be washed and dried without dulling damage. Best of all, you'll cut your blow-dry time in half and need less hair product to achieve a stellar, shiny set of strands.