Guests with a taste for refinement find it the moment they step into Champagne Skin Lounge and find themselves bathed in the glow of a shimmering chandelier. But it's aesthetician Nicole Torres, Jennifer and Rebecca who cements the classy experience—she personalizes each waxing, facial, and massage service to ensure her clients get the royal treatment they crave. She custom-blends her facials from natural ingredients, mixing in professional h2t and Dermodality formulas to combat ailments such as acne, pigmentation, and fine lines, though her pumpkin peel can tackle all three problems, infusing pores with restorative nutrients that elicit admiring whistles from jack-o'-lanterns. While the services may feel luxurious, Peters works hard to ensure her spa remains welcoming and unpretentious, making it accessible to even the shyest clients who swing by for the shop's specialty Brazilian waxes.
Tan By the Sea in Carlsbad and Deep Tan & Spa in Encinitas keep skin bronzed seven days a week, regardless of the season. To deliver the sun-kissed look of Apollo's cheekbones, the facilities offer tanning beds—which range in intensity from the introductory Sunrise 3500 to the lamp-riddled European high-pressure TurboPower 25000s—as well as VersaSpa chambers that provide summer-worthy façades without the stern gaze of UV rays, misting clients from head to chakra with clear or bronzing solution in as little as 60 seconds. Decorating the salons are swimsuits, sandals by Havaianas, and products by Designer Skin, Hempz, and Australian Gold. In addition to tanning specialists, the spas' teams include aestheticians as well as technicians who can brighten pearly whites with dental-grade treatments.
The staff at The Parlour Tan & Tone is equally adept at administering airbrush tanning, performing raindrop therapy, and rolling clients snugly into body wraps like human burritos. Detoxifying body wraps release natural ingredients such as aloe and minerals deep into the skin, break down cellulite’s fatty deposits, and regenerate collagen to erase stretch marks. Alternatively, Sudatonic infrared wraps heat the body from the inside out, purging toxins through sweat while simultaneously working to increase metabolism.
The boutique studio also offers streak-free airbrush tanning using an all-natural Infinity Solution formulation and raindrop therapy, which relies on nine essential oils to bring down stress levels and dispose of toxins in the spine.
At Cristian Belle Salon, the newly remodeled space's sunny yellow walls promptly greet guests, but a warm smile from the staff is never far behind. Friendly stylists straighten and snip tresses into complementing 'dos before sculpting hair with Moroccanoil, Mensdept. and Enjoy haircare products. After acrylic and Shellac polishes are layered onto freshly manicured hands, technicians dress them up with coats of glitter and such intricate images as Picasso break dancing. Sunless-tanning and skincare services are available, and Cristian Belle Salon encourages clients to visit the boutique area to try on trendy scarves and funky jewelry.
As the sole proprietor of Kerri’s Aesthetics, Kerri Davis knows that all the clients who come to the studio are in her hands. That’s why she gives her undivided attention to ensuring that her hands are some of the safest and most skilled in the business. In action for over 30 years, Kerri performs facials, peels, and microdermabrasions. After each treatment, Kerri discusses the best ways to maintain newly acquired glows at home by going over products and dissuading people from washing their faces with bacon grease.
The beauty professionals at The Works San Diego use advanced treatments and natural products to help keep clients looking young and radiant. Wielding products such as SPF lotion moisturizer, green tea gel, cleansers, and eye cream from brands such as Skin Blends and ÄKTA, they smooth clients’ visages with customized facials for all skin types. They also specialize in treatments such as waxing and makeup applications.