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.
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.
The staff at Beach Rehab Center?helmed by CEO and owner Polly McCormick, a certified drug and alcohol counselor?seeks to improve their clients' wellness and combat addiction through holistic, physical medicine. The team combines Eastern and Western medicines, offering clients multiple avenues toward better health. Polly specializes in neck and back rehab and pre- and post-natal massage, though the staff also provides traditionally relaxing massage styles. Their techniques range from the light strokes of effleurage to the more intense kneads of deep-tissue techniques, which can loosen the toughest of knots, even those formed while attempting to unzip your own skin suit.
For one day, vendors and service folk from the spa, fashion, and fitness industries take over the River East Art Center to share their wares and expertise during a six-hour extravaganza produced by women for women. The bazaar showcases health, fashion, and beauty products from the latest lines as cosmetologists dole out mini treatments. In the activity area, women can limber up in fitness classes, sample foods, string together crafts, or commemorate the excursion in the photo booth. For more conversational activities, The Expert Corner pairs event-goers with inspirational speakers for discussions on a variety of topics, from health and mental wellness to trends in the fashion industry.
CloudMover Day Spa's team of aestheticians and massage therapists dole out relaxation-inspiring treatments that earned the title of Best Day Spa in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and Best Massage in 2011 from CityVoter. These bodywork experts keep the musculoskeletal system soothed with nine different modalities in five massage rooms, including a couples room. In addition to massage rooms, CloudMover Day Spa also features three skincare rooms, shower room, infrared sauna room, laundry room, and quiet room. The spa's aestheticians focus on reshaping skinscapes with infrared treatments and customized facials, full body waxing, and exfoliating body scrubs infused with brown sugar, citrus, or ayurvedic sea salts. In addition to the Dermalogica and Relax & Wax products used in its services, CloudMover has its own line of spa items, including customized masks, scented eye pillows, and dye-free aromatherapy soy candles lauded by exhausted worker bees.
Sugaring is an ancient hair-removal technique practiced widely in the Middle East, and at Skin So Sweet, owner Catherine Kooiman brings it to U.S. soil. In an interview with Coast magazine, Kooiman traced the practice to Cleopatra's day. At Skin So Sweet, beauty professionals use the all-natural substance to remove hair from any area of the body, yielding results that last significantly longer than shaving. True to Skin So Sweet's commitment to using natural ingredients, the company incorporates a signature line of products?free of paraben and laurel sulfates?into vitamin-packed facials and other beauty treatments.