Polished Images, which is both a relaxing day spa and a full-service hair and nail salon, transforms clients with the help of various Pureology hair products, hard wax, and hawaiian kukui-nut massage oil. Amid the spa's muted lighting, earth-toned walls, and floral accents, licensed aestheticians beautify skin with facials, waxing, and custom airbrush tanning. Next door at the bright salon, hairstylists stand diligently over heads, snipping and arranging coifs into everyday styles or elaborate updos for special occasions and trips to the mailbox.
Skincare expert Candy Granados has witnessed the evolution of the beauty industry over the past 17 years, working at international resorts and spas and now staying on top of the latest research and technology at her own practice. She customizes more than 20 types of facials, peels, and specialty treatments with professional products by Le Mieux and Mesoestetic USA, and she adds to the relaxing nature of each visit with a face, neck, and shoulder massage. Enhancing beauty through technology, Granados exfoliates skin with a microdermabrasion device, deploys ultrasonic waves to deep-clean pores, and uses LED therapy to address redness, laxity, or pallid skin caused by clapping the dust out of chalkboard erasers.
Licensed aesthetician Lynn Pierce believes that taking care of mind, body, and soul is the most important way to illuminate one’s inner beauty. That’s why she incorporates her experience as a holistic health practitioner into all of her skin care treatments, applying Reiki healing techniques to help gently balance energy. Lynn specializes in anti-aging skin care, offering a signature facial that includes diamond microdermabrasion, an enzyme mask, and an anti-aging serum facial massage. Chakra balancing enhances the experience while helping pores relax and avoid spontaneous combustion. Along with a menu of customized facials, Zen Skin Carlsbad also pampers clients with massage services, sunless tanning, and guided meditation.