Since the inception of Lavish Hair, Lisa has remained on the vanguard of personalized beauty. She creates an individualized look that is effortlessly refined. With her drive for perfection, surpassing industry standards is her ultimate goal.
The experienced aestheticians at Nufaces Day Spa have been pampering the community for 16 years and employ botanical extracts and naturally derived products to beautify faces. The pumpkin-enzyme peel packs naturally occurring pumpkin enzymes, antioxidants, and jack-o'-lantern design blueprints into a single formula, which aestheticians use to help lift environmental impurities from the face. As the peel exfoliates away dead skin cells, antioxidants bind to younger skin to help protect it from sun damage, signs of aging, and graffiti artists. At the end of the service, aestheticians rinse the peel away and layer antioxidant nutrients revealing radiant, youthful-looking skin.
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature at About Face is Rosemary North's staggering work ethic. The aesthetician keeps meticulous records of her clients' treatments and the results, she educates them while treating their skin, and sends them home with samples and tips for maintaining their healthy skin. Rosemary's passion for skincare is evident as soon as your apartment starts?each one kicks off with an in-depth consultation that covers your skin's history and current issues. From there, Rosemary helps choose from various treatments based on your specific concerns and issues.
And folks are certainly spoiled for choice. About Face's service menu stockpiles a wealth of facials like HydraFacials, anti-aging facials, and European facials. Chemical peels and microdermabrasions do the heavy lifting for clients looking for more dramatic results. No mater the treatment, Rosemary devotes as much care to choosing her products as she does designing her facials. Many of her offerings incorporate brands such as Lifeline Skincare, made with non-embryonic stem cells that encourage skin to repair itself without having to show it a video of a lizard growing its tail back.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
As an Encinitas local, my passion is to make clients feel at home and comfortable while in the salon.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I practiced as a gemologist for over 10 years, then found my calling when opening Heaven Healing to make a positive difference in the day-to-day lives of those I meet.
What do you love most about your job?
There is no feeling like that of helping a client look and feel his or her best. From every brow wax to PCA peel, I can see the positive changes I am able to help people make. I love everything about my new career.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
A woman I consider to be my very first client jumped off the table at first glance of her newly designed brows and exclaimed their perfection. I take great pride in my artistry and will forever remember that compliment and carry the positivity to each client I meet.