Bello Lei Salon & Day Spa, Inc.'s owner and experienced stylist, Trisha Sehnert, assembles a team of dedicated beauty professionals to pamper patrons with an array of hair, nail, and skincare services. The spacious salon greets guests with a comfy waiting area, exposed brick walls, and a gallery featuring a rotating collection of paintings and photographs from local artists. As stylists craft custom hairdos in the main room, spa clients retreat to a cozy, private room, where aestheticians brighten skin with vivifying facials and remove unwanted felt from Muppets' heads, torsos, and wire rods with a full scale of waxing treatments.
At SoCal Tanning's locations in Fallbrook and Oceanside, experienced staffers guide clients to rooms populated with tanning beds designed to bronze skin quickly. Before treatments, tanning techs can explain the benefits of an 8- or 20-minute bed or the advantages of their legs-only machine, which is ideal for parents who spent a day at the beach buried up to the waist in children's sand creations. They’re also able to educate clients on sunless tanning and help them experience the gilding mist of automated spray-tan booths, such as the Magic Tan and the Mystic Tan HD.
At the Fallbrook location, manicurists lacquer nails with shellac polish that’s formulated to resist chips for up to two weeks, and aestheticians treat skin with facials and waxing treatments. Alternately, Oceanside's staff forces wrinkles and age spots to retreat back down into skin cells with red-light-therapy treatments. In addition, both studios are staffed with a team of stylists that clips and colors tresses.
Pageant competitors, brides, and mohawk-craving kids may not seem to have a lot in common, yet they all get exactly the look they want inside Mane Attraction Salon. Here, stylists create more flattering coifs with cuts and keratin treatments, and change hair color more skillfully than a chameleon in the lizard witness protection program. Skin, too, gets a new hue with tanning services and light-as-air sweeps of a makeup brush, allowing for head-to-toe makeovers.
One part skincare boutique, one part spa, Spallure excels at keeping skin healthy and bodies beautiful. Moisturizers, cleansers, and scrubs from such brands as Bliss, Clarisonic, Kai, and Elemis line the shop's shelves, waiting for a shopper to scoop them up for at-home care or for a Spallure staffer to select them for use in an in-house spa treatment. These specialists polish clients from head to toe with full body waxing, facials, massages, and body scrubs dubbed with whimsical names, such as the fatgirlslim body treatment and the No Zit Sherlock facial. Meanwhile, spa packages for bridal parties, couples, and moms-to-be combine a number of luxuries into one blissful package, much like leaving a fancy hotel with a suitcase full of bathroom fixtures.
Jenn Bouma, the aesthetic expert behind The Beauty Loft, cossets clients with the help of her seasoned staff. Their antique velvet couches and chairs give guests a place to faint like French aristocrats before they enjoy airbrush-makeup applications, eyebrow tinting, or facials. Certified by Lavish Lashes, Jenn applies lash extensions one at a time to concoct custom looks ranging from natural to dramatic. She can also subdue vascular blemishes with therapeutic treatments or keep faces camera-ready at all times with permanent makeup.
Within the 25-year established Front Street Studios, deft stylist, Paula Sato brandishes the potent Brazilian Blowout formula to iron out waves and tame frizzy manes for up to 3 months. The 90-minute streamlining process kicks off with a quick shampoo and "South Pacific" sing-along before strands slink into a protective coating of the protein-packed serum. Next, the stylist diligently blow-dries and flat-irons locks, before rinsing and glazing a second and third time to marry hair to its new smooth, shiny demeanor and lock-out imminent frizzies. After a final gust of blow-dried air, headscapes receive a stylish pruning to highlight their newfound sleekness. Though heads may remain in their calmer state for up three months, patrons should use suitable aftercare products and avoid Van de Graaf generators for optimal results.