While both of its locations boast luxurious homes at the SeaCliff and Los Caballeros Country Clubs, Gem Day Spa extends its pampering services to the entire community, regardless of membership. Micro-current technology drives many treatments designed to fight aging on the face and whole body, relying on the power of gentle electrical stimulation to trigger cellular repair and lift and tighten the skin without surgery. Facials improve signs of aging and restore skin health with a combination of herbs, antioxidants, and fruit extracts, while a cold-laser high-frequency light system triggers lymphatic drainage while also treating rosacea, sun damage, and acne.
Before enjoying a pumpkin peel or exfoliating back facial, clients can slip into comfy robes and slippers or take a soothing soak in the Los Caballeros location’s complimentary jacuzzi. The SeaCliff location boasts a special gazebo room that lets clients breathe in rejuvenating sea breezes and makes a perfect setting in which to enjoy a relaxing massage or watch as the staff re-enact their favorite scenes from The Sound of Music.
At Adonis Spa, aestheticians invoke the eponymous Greek god of beauty and follow tips that surface during in-depth consultations as they craft custom concoctions of plant-derived Pure Fiji skincare products. The spa sets a soothing tone the moment clients walk through the door: peaceful music wafts throughout the space, fruit-infused water or herbal tea beckons clients' palates, and aestheticians sing lullabies to stressed-out complexions. The treatments themselves also soothe. Therapists incorporate aromatherapy into their massages, for instance, and aestheticians cosset skin with plant- and mineral-derived products whenever possible.
After 25 years in the salon industry, Breathe Salon & Spa owner Sue Tonyan knows how to create a relaxing atmosphere. Sue and her team of certified salon professionals prettify guests with services ranging from facials and hair extensions to medical-grade therapies such as Botox. Above all, friendly staffers hope to create an oasis for clients to escape life’s stressors, such as overstuffed schedules or a child’s discovery of “The Song That Doesn’t End.” Staffers favor products by such high-end brands as KMS California, Dermalogica and Jan Marini.
Within David Douglas Salon & Spa, master aesthetician Cherisa Frank rejuvenates faces from the privacy of her own skincare room. Cherisa’s repertoire includes traditional European facials, vitamin C treatments, and a full range of waxing services.
Huntington Beach’s Ambiance Med Spa has successfully blurred the line between and brought together two realms: the spa and the medical center. On the one hand, an abundance of elegant amenities such as a shag rug, impeccably designed decor, and calming lights underscore the relaxing side of the business. A full beauty bar and five different types of massage further point to a stress-relieving general purpose. But inside handsomely decorated private treatment rooms, a host of medical-quality aesthetic services goes beyond calming and soothing guests. Treatments including clinical chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning use many of the latest tools in scientific and medical technologies to augment each client’s natural beauty and make their skin healthier.
Ambiance Med Spa is owned by Michelle Armenteros, who graduated from aesthetics school in California—Einstein himself wouldn’t have gained admission to this kind of school because his hair had more split ends than the NFL.
Under the directing eye of board-certified internist Pankaj Karan, MD, the staff at Valley Aesthetics and Laser orchestrate an array of cosmetic services, including Botox injections, SmartLipo procedures, and Zerona body-contouring treatments. They use Fotona Dualis XS and XP Max lasers to zap spider veins, body hair, and toenail fungus and to decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Additionally, products from SkinMedica stealthily glaze across complexions to mount a surprise attack on unsuspecting acne.
Cherry-oak wood stretches across the facility's floor, including beneath the treatment rooms' bright-yellow chairs and the waiting area's brown leather chairs and flat-screen TVs.