The aestheticians at EB Medical Spa & Laser Center promote relaxation and inner and outer well-being with medical skincare services and soothing spa treatments. Lantern-like wall sconces and candles cast a soft, golden glow inside cozy treatment rooms designed using the principles of feng shui to keep negative energy at bay. There, the staff performs everything from laser skin-resurfacing treatments to massages enhanced with hot stones, vichy showers, and shiatsu techniques as well as permanent makeup for faces that often find themselves the casualty of too-busy mornings or flying whipped-cream pies.
The technicians at New Finest Nail & Spa set out to create luxuriant spa treatments by massaging hands and feet with every mani-pedi. Deluxe spa pedicures begin with aromatherapeutic footbaths, which use grains of natural beach sand to exfoliate skin before masks with mineral clay and botanical balms hydrate feet. The technicians then glaze toenails with regular OPI or Essie polish, and fingernails with chip-resistant Shellac gel polish.
Robin Mikayla Brooks, owner of Victoria's Salon and Spa, has been in the hair-and-beauty biz for three decades and prides herself on beautifying clients. She and her team perform precision cuts and color services with nontoxic, ammonia-free product, in addition to European facials, waxing, nail services, and eyelash extensions. A blowout bar is also available.
Mn8 Salon and Day Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, where clients leave looking and feeling great. The array of salon and spa services include everything from general hair and nail care to specialized facials, spray tans, makeup applications, and waxing.
More than a dozen stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians work within Legends Hairstyling Co. on Santa Margarita Pkwy. Men and women come in to get their hair wrangled and their skin soothed, as do a lot of brides—the wide variety of services under one roof makes Legends a natural spot to gear up for a big day. The salon's inventory of products is nearly as wide, including organic options and lines just for guys' testosterone-soaked scalps.
The Spa Gregorie team won Spa Finder’s Reader’s Choice award for Best Day Spa of 2011 for rejuvenating skin with Spa Gregorie's botanically enriched product line and encrusting toes with Swarovski crystals. In addition to brining beauty and relaxation within grasp, each location expands the reach of Western medicine with alternative therapies for pain relief and programs geared toward new mothers and oncology patients. Contributions to the Make a Wish Foundation and multiple cancer research organizations echo this allegiance to health care, and any nonprofit group or charitable organization may use the Del Mar spa's conference room for free. Attentive to both human and environmental health, Spa Gregorie's efforts to reduce waste, energy consumption, and chemical use earned OC Metro's 2011 Green Team award.
In 2011, the International SPA Association honored Spa Gregorie's CEO Angela Cortright with the Dedicated Contributor of the Year award. The press release cites her commitment to well-being and public service beyond her three eucalyptus-scented spas and reveals her favorite quote to be Muhammad Ali's maxim, “Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on Earth.” This attitude has earned the company an avalanche of awards, which document the good works of its expert aestheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists, as well as the saint bernards that dig them out from under piles of laurel wreaths each day.