The Encinitas Spa's specialty is skincare, a logical choice given the exposure bodies get in the local surfing community. To ready clients for Speedo season, certified body sugarers smooth on a low-temperature sugar formula that is less likely to yank tender tissues than conventional wax, but more capable of picking up very fine hairs without cheesy lines. Medical-grade products from PCA Skin work alone to peel away damaged cells, or in tandem with a Clarisonic Pro brush to thoroughly cleanse pores. Eight types of massage compliment these treatments, and are performed by certified holistic-health practitioners, who have honed their healing touch during at least 1,000 hours of training, and massage therapists with at least 500 hours of training. In addition to encouraging citizens to hit the beach, the team strengthens ties to the community through charitable work, recently participating in a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
When Kali needs to get rid of unwanted hair, she has plenty of tools to turn to. The De La Soleil Spa waxing expert uses hard wax for the most sensitive parts of the body, including the bikini area. Creamy strip wax, on the other hand, removes hair from the legs, back, and other large body parts. Kali can even swipe hair away from the face, using her steady hands to transform eyebrows into perfect arches or fierce-looking lightning bolts.
Sugar & Spice gilds corporeal forms with a suite of beautifying procedures. Manicures and pedicures call upon skilled nail sculptors to trim cuticles and shape jagged claws into beautifully rounded finger ornaments before coating nails in chromatic armor. Piggies get extra pampering with a soothing footbath, a sugar scrub, massage, and pumice sloughing to remove rough calluses and stubbornly clingy octopuses.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, aesthetician Sarah McGarry blossomed in a culture that celebrates beauty in all forms. She calls upon her Brazilian heritage and its philosophy to every service rendered at Skin By Sarah, where she performs facials and waxing services. Armed with modern, high-quality products, Sarah pays homage to her native country with the Brazilian wax, famously invented to prepare kiwis for snacking season. She also uproots fuzz from faces and delivers custom facials to rejuvenate features. Jessner's PCA peels target imperfections such as acne and migratory beauty marks, while the Oxygenating Trio facial harnesses the power of antioxidants to mend and prevent free-radical damage.
Sugar, lemon, and water might not be the first things that come to mind when you think of hair removal, but these three natural components are all that the staff at SugarCoated Skincare need to gently remove unsightly strands. Led by Kristin Fennema, a massage therapist, aesthetician, and sugaring specialist, staff performs sugaring services to get rid of unwanted hairs all over the face and body of male and female clients. The sugar serves as a natural exfoliant, leaving skin silky smooth and removing even short hairs. Kristin and her team also pamper clients with services such as personalized massages and antioxidant facials that incorporate kiwi, lemon, or pomegranate. In all the spa’s services, staff work to nourish the skin, leaving it feeling rejuvenated and craving an after-dinner mint.