Pink Tanning & Body Spa’s sole aesthetician, Danielle Pinkerton, has been featured in ieStyle Magazine for her results-driven, personalized facials that leave human frontispieces glowing with the help of organic and vegan Osea products. When applied by such a professional, Osea's skin-nourishing salves seep into pores to deliver vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids derived from the earth, sea, and cereal-box prize pouches. The seasoned aesthetician's repertoire of epidermal services also includes organic body scrubs that render skin silky smooth and merciful waxing treatments that oust unwanted hair with fragrant Escential wax. Her steady hand can also augment skin color during custom spray-tanning sessions held in her salon or in the comfort of the client's home through her mobile service.
With 18 years of experience, the aestheticians at Haven Skin Studio turn to nature for their inspiration as well as for their tools, relying on organic products whenever possible. Their dedication to natural ingredients might explain why skin of all types takes so readily to their pore-cleansing facials, streak-free airbrush bronzers, and vitamin-infused enzyme peels. Moisturizing skin treatments eschew parabens and chemical additives in favor of fruit oils; in a similar vein, waxing treatments swipe away hair with the help of sticky fruit rolls. Promoting a tranquil atmosphere of privacy and comfort, customers enjoy services with candle light and soothing eucalyptus aromas while receiving care full customized to suit their needs.
Contour Dermatology bolsters patients struggling with friction-inducing strands and stubble with safe, comfortable laser hair-removal techniques. Over the course of three sessions, medically trained staffers teleport black or brunette fuzz from the face or body to a far-off galaxy by aiming a low-energy GentleLase beam at follicular bases. Charged particles carry enough energy to blast away the melanin inside errant bristles but leave the surrounding skin healthy and unharmed. Like planning a date for your parents, the procedure can be slightly uncomfortable, so technicians employ a cool laser tip, gel, or spray to soothe the skin and help spare nerves undue unpleasantness. Most complexions are acceptable candidates for laser hair removal, but clients with a very dark complexion may be subject to a spot test to ensure effective treatment. Clients need three to six sessions on average to impede ill-placed tufts during the active phase of each follicle's growth cycle.
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.
In the 28 years since Kymberly Whitaker first started doing makeup, her professional life has been a cosmetic whirlwind. She's attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, co-owned a medical spa, worked in medical aesthetics for renowned plastic surgeons, and served as Aveda's Southern California education director of skincare. Now in the comfort of her own aesthetic haven, PURskin Spa, she exercises her beautification chops by performing restorative facials, peels, and specialty waxing services. Her adoration of beautiful creatures also carries over to her second passion, horses, which she rides and enters into competitions.
About two decades ago, Kymberly Blawn began her skincare career as a beauty advisor for Lancôme. She then moved on to work for Shiseido, Prescriptives, and Chanel but soon realized that she couldn't help people with acne, rosacea, and other challenging skin types the way she wanted to. To do this, she had to go back to school, where she got her aesthetician’s license while working alongside a med-spa physician.
Today, she cares for skin with services including body sugaring and custom facials with paraben- and preservative-free Sanítas Skincare and organic Skin Fitness products. Her specialty, though, is chemical peels, which range from gentler alpha and beta peels to more potent modified Jessner's and TCA/salicylic-acid chemical peels. These take off several layers of skin to reveal the smoother skin or robot skeleton underneath.
Located a short distance from Temecula wine country, Spa Cabernet uncorks entrenched fuzz from more than 15 areas of the body, and also offers massage, skincare, and spa treatments. A Brazilian wax leaves the bikini area totally bare, preparing bodies for a day at the beach or a few hours of tanning beside a whale tank at the aquarium. Alternatively, clients can apply a credit toward other services, such as an eyebrow wax ($20), a full-leg wax ($65), a male buttocks wax ($30), or a women’s half-arm wax ($30). Each 30-minute cabernet polish instills the skin with antioxidants, using dark-wine ingredients inspired by the spa’s location. Replete with lit votives and dark wood, the spa’s minimalist décor provides a better feast for the eyes than flipping through two cookbooks simultaneously.