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.
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.
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.
Rather than staffing a huge team of unfamiliar faces, Tiger Lily Day Spa & Boutique owner Vanessa Huff strives to cultivate an intimate environment by working directly with each client. She focuses on using clients' time wisely as she flaunts her specialty services, which include lash tinting and perming, chemical peels, PCA Skin facials, and SunFX spray tanning. Vanessa's eight years of experience with Brazilian waxing ensures that unwanted hairs are evicted artfully after she anoints skin with Satin Smooth cream wax or Cirepil hard wax. To amp up the luxury, Vanessa works closely with Alana Rose, a nationally licensed and locally certified massage therapist who specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques. Tiger Lily also hosts parties to let groups of five or more spend an evening purifying pores with peels and facials or comforting friends recently dumped by the sun with UV-free spray tans.
The fearless tendril tamers at The Sculpture Salon are passionate about teaching manners to mischievous manes. Properly frame the paint-covered work of art that is your face with a basic haircut ($25+ for men, $35+ for women), or recast its natural hue with a dramatic coloring treatment ($60+ for single process, $110+ for double). Perms ($75+) lock locks into dizzying, springy coils, weaves ($90+) supplement natural fur growth, and updos ($55+) render mops ready to be whisked off for an elegant preprom taco feast.