One of the things that distinguishes Massage One Spa is its space; the 3,000-square-foot facility is replete with private massage rooms for individuals and couples, separate facial and nail-treatment rooms, and even a designated tranquility room. Inside the massage rooms, five types of strokes launch from therapists' wrists, from the intense, therapeutic manipulations of the deep-tissue technique to the injury-prevention methods of sports massage. Reflexology, an ancient Chinese technique of targeting pressure points in the feet and hands, dominates the eastern massage, which takes place not on a massage table but in an oversize recliner so that clients can make sure no wise guys are surreptitiously writing gullible on the ceiling. Unlike at some centers, Massage One’s therapists perform each service for the full amount of time stated and never dock minutes for a pre-massage discussion or the client’s uncloaking.
The crew of stylists at The Hair Lounge harbor a variety of interests—some spend their excess creative energy hovering over the stove while others nod knowingly while reading Dumas texts. These outside hobbies augment their primary passion—cutting hair—which they do with great care after evaluating each client’s face shape and personality. Inside the salon’s brick walls, clients relax in charcoal chairs as their hair undergoes cuts, styles, and color services, all of which are amped up by professional salon products from Redken and Unite Eurotherapy.
Located in a historic building in downtown Escondido with two floors and 11,000 square feet of space where romanesque white columns and archways, Renaissance paintings, and a sparkling chandelier invoke the parlor of an Italian palace. Relaxing music puts guests at ease as they sit in antique-style armchairs, awaiting custom facials, body treatments, and salon services performed with herbal and botanical products. Duos can de-stress together in the couples massage room, and a garden room allows humans to get the sun they need for their stalks to grow.
Long, dramatic lashes are one of the hardest looks to maintain throughout the day, with mascara easily smearing when exposed to water and lashes applied at home coming unglued. The certified lash artists at iLash Factory work to add long-lasting accents to eyes, individually applying strands to eyelids for long, dark lashes. Nimble fingers fly in the shop as technicians apply between 20 and 85 lashes to emphasize peepers with a sultry cat-eye look or the bright colors needed to catch the attention of someone across a crowded bar, or someone with a really cool torch in a monster-killing mob.
Spalicious Dayspa invites clients to indulge in personalized beauty treatments underlined by the staff’s commitment to one-on-one attention. Inside of this warm, friendly spa, distractions are whittled to zero, leaving clients to fully bask in a facial or makeover. They can reward themselves with nourishing skincare or spruce up with a makeup application; sunless tanning, flexology treatments, and waxing are performed with the same privacy and lavish attention, resulting in an experience as rich and uplifting as the results that manifest across the face and body.
Natural techniques and products are the only things on the menu at Artisan Healing. Led by a talented and passionate team of massage therapists, Artisan Healing focuses its energies on healing through holistic massage, reiki, and skincare. The custom oils, lotions, and scrubs that the Artisan Healing team blends together contain only natural ingredients, such as shea butter, jojoba and essential oils. Mother Nature also provides the decor—earth tones shade two massage rooms, one with a shower, and natural sunlight illuminates the studio.
SkinWorks SkinCare helps clients mend image woes with the help of botanical-rich Dermalogica products and treatments. Patrons can snag serums for home use or kick back to let an aesthetician purify their pores, wax away unwanted hair, or read picture books out loud until wrinkles revert back into adorable childhood dimples.