Featured at two star-studded award ceremonies in 2011, Balensi's Institute Skin Care & Spa makes everyday clients feel like VIPs with luxurious spa services. Guest pass by a water fountain and tropical plants as they enter a cozy, renovated bungalow that dates back to 1910, the same year that the Great Sphinx had her first microdermabrasion. Medical aesthetician Lorena Balensi performs most treatments—from facials to enzyme peels—with pharmaceutical-grade products. For more than 10 years, certified medical assistant Jean-Michel Balensi has applied principles of color theory, facial geometry, design/application, skin health and wound healing, anatomy and physiology to all aspects of his craft, servicing more than 3,000 clients. Applied one by one, his ocular artistry of eyelash extensions give eyelids the volume and length to attract compliments or entire butterfly colonies. Massage therapies include relaxing and healing modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, stone, pre-natel, and sports massage. Garden fountains perform a liquid symphony for patrons who relax at a shaded outdoor patio.
With a stay at Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa in Coronado, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Silver Strand State Beach, and close to Chula Vista Nature Center. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Coronado Municipal Golf Course and San Diego Coronado Bridge.
Make yourself at home in one of the 439 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private balconies. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
A freshly bronzed complexion is often evidence of time spent at an exotic locale—for SD Glow clients, it's often a sign that they spent the day at home. The mobile tanning company packs its paraben-free tanning spray and other nourishing and tan-extending salves and travels throughout the San Diego area, giving guests a sun-kissed look from the comfort of their own home.
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 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
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. 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, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
When it comes to beauty, Ultimate Lash and Brow sets out to succeed where others have failed. Certified eyelash extension technicians free clients of mascara's clumping, smudging, and running issues by granting them with a full fan of dark, dramatic, and semi-permanent extensions instead. To turn back the clock on disastrous eyebrow waxing appointments, aesthetician Christiane Gendrey calls on her experience beautifying celebrities to carefully tweeze brows back into shape, sometimes even devising a comprehensive monthly regimen to grow back missing hairs. And the studio's facial services don't pull any punches—rather than using the ineffective techniques of so-called pampering facials, the experts target stubborn skin problems and treat faces to deep exfoliation, helping bring back a healthy rate of cell turnover and create a softer, more even complexion.