Cool sea breezes flit through the renovated manes of every client that steps out of Glance Beautique, a hip yet casual salon located blocks from the seashore. Inside the Carlsbad salon, Owner Alisa and her team of specialists breathe life into each client?s look, harnessing knowledge gleaned from years of experience and continued-education courses. They deploy salon products by Redken and Eufora, creating looks that range from beachy and bohemian to polished and professional. In addition, the pet-friendly salon prettifies its patrons with makeup, waxing, and skincare services, and is available for special event preparations, private events, or mid-bank-heist makeovers.
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.
As the weather outside grows colder, Bella D’ora Spa rolls out the cookie dough—or, at least, the smell of baking cookies. The seasonal sugar-cookie massage incorporates a brown-sugar hand-and-foot scrub into a sweet-smelling massage. The staff also provide an equal level of pampering year-round through warm-stone massages, organic facials, and body wraps that work to rid skin of toxins that may have been absorbed during baths in the chemical vats at a local soft-drink factory. Clients can bundle services for spa parties or bridal parties, which come with optional hors d’oeuvres or lunch plates that easily sate high-noon cravings.
In her 25 years as a professional nail technician, Lisa has pampered the patrons of some of the most popular salons in California and Arizona. She works expertly in the mediums of traditional and gel polish and soothes dry skin with warm-lotion massages. Calluses and indentations caused by stepping on Lego bricks yield to her gentle-yet-effective filing treatments and stresses throughout the body evaporate after a dose of reflexology.
Capriccio offers a myriad of rejuvenating services across its salon and spa menus. If you have an unwanted color of hair on your head, Capriccio will tint it ($70+). If you have hair where you shouldn't have hair, Capriccio will wax it (lip $12, full face $40, bikini $40). If you have too much hair, Capriccio can design, cut, and style it in a way that makes you feel content (men $30+, women $55+). If your hair already makes you feel content, Capriccio can grant you 20 minutes in the steam room ($25) and 75 minutes of honey-infused cocoon status to match your happy hair ($150).
Arezzo's professional staff helps skin areas stay smooth with a number of waxing services. The de-fuzzers fight follicles on stomachs ($20) and underarms ($25) to facilitate swifter transit down workplace slip 'n' slides, and eyebrow ($20), lip ($12), and chin ($12) waxings leave faces unencumbered. Unlike shaving, waxing pulls hair from the root, leaving skin stubble-free for longer periods of time. Clients can bid fuzz adieu in secluded booths at the newly renovated facilities, which inspire tranquility through a blend of relaxing tones, inspirational wall décor, and trickling water.