S&D SPA Body Wellness’s fleet of experienced stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians pamper guests with an array of relaxing and noninvasive services. Nicolette Nightingale, the spa’s licensed cosmetologist, styles hair using tricks she’s picked up in her 10-year career as both a model and hair stylist in the entertainment industry. Her colleague Brandi McMillan also has impressive experience with permanent makeup, having prettified faces for Elle magazine, the Emmys, and the Academy Awards. When not doing hair or makeup, the staff suppresses tense shoulder uprisings with customized massages and allows faces to glow with a variety of freshening facials.
TNN Beauty's team of aestheticians beautifies clients from the neck up with a range of services. With permanent makeup and eyelash extensions, they help accentuate features while shaving time off of morning routines. Stylists also glamorize hair with cuts and color, and add up to 22 inches of length with extensions. Their Beauty Van can travel to client's location to do hair and makeup for events such as weddings or quincea?eras.
Two sisters with a passion for helping women to look more vibrant and young founded CiaoBella Lashes, an eyelash studio that spruces up and replenishes barren lids. While clients relax, the lash artists apply between 30 and 90 lashes to each eye, creating thick, long lashes and eliminating the need for mascara or glued-on palm fronds.
After a successful stint as an owner of a salon in Fresno, Carol Ortiz decided to bring her makeup talents to Encinitas. She found a new home among the stylists, skincare specialists, and massage therapists at Akua Spa & Salon. There, she and the rest of the team keep the atmosphere warm and welcoming, cultivating a vibe that makes guests feel as comfortable chatting about their day as they are talking about their styling goals. Before starting off on haircuts and beauty treatments, staffers pour their clients a complementary glass of wine and discuss any unique styling concerns and desired looks. The versatile specialists offer numerous hair, skincare, and massage services, with options ranging from smoothing keratin treatments to rejuvenating facials to glamorous eyelash extensions. Carol fills in her own niche, providing expert permanent makeup services for eyebrows, lips, and eyelids. Regardless of specialty, all staffers use top-quality products from trusted brands including Australian Wax Co., Redken, and Image Skincare.
Jennifer Whittaker's more than 20-year career has seen stints with Lancôme Cosmetics, her launch of Philosophy Skincare, and finally professional licensing as an aesthetician. Together with stylist Regina Lucas, Jennifer designed Bombshell Salon in a style that she defines as “urban chic”—white walls, black-framed mirrors, industrial ceilings, touches of exposed brick. The modern confines hint at the equally trendy hairstyling services in which the styling team specializes, services that include hair straightening, skincare, eyelash extensions, and—for the discerning, frequently head-butted client—titanium eyelash extensions. For each service they wield Kevin Murphy hairstyling products, an acclaimed line previously featured in Real Simple, Glamour, and InStyle magazines.
A few hairs may be the difference between a youthful look and a less-youthful one, and aesthetician Kelley Lefebvre wants to close that gap. She uses expert brow-shaping treatments to design arches that seemingly lift the eyes, just as her permanent makeup applications bring flattering color to eyelids and lips. She can even add a beauty mark to your face, saving you the trouble of taping a blueberry to your cheek every morning. Her waxing treatments aren't limited to brows, either?she can clear unwanted hair from the chin, legs, and underarms, among other areas.
Her seven years of work in the beauty industry have also left her with ample skincare skills. Her services range from a 30-minute mini-facial?complete with steam, exfoliation, and moisturizer?to multiple types of chemical peels.