Like a skilled yet benevolent warlock, Oni plies her purportedly magical fingers to mix her own organic facial products, using elements such as raw honey, apple-cider vinegar, and coffee. She gently administers a range of soothing treatments with these housemade elixirs, massaging faces and applying masks. Oni also specializes in waxing, during which she minimizes pain while maximizing the number of unwanted hairs she sends to an early retirement—probably in a warm state such as Hairizona.
Reveal your semi-secret identity with a 30-minute Pure Results Facial designed to restore radiance to sun-battered skin. An expert spa maiden will tailor your treatment to achieve resurfaced regional coverage, transformed tonal balancing, and skin that is so anti-aging, it makes Peter Pan look like a sell-out. The Seaside Signature Massage gently kneads knotted knobs and tangled fibers into a generously gelatinous state of being reminiscent of the beauteous blobfish. Intertwining traditional Swedish techniques with deep-tissue strokes and aromatic elements, this 30-minute massage both pampers and purifies with excruciating pleasantry. During your spa visit, you'll also have access to the spa relaxation area and fitness center.
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.
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 and 2012 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.
Holland to Huntington Beach—that's the journey many of the stylists at Passion Hair and Nail Salon have taken, studying specialized beauty techniques such as coloring, updos, and makeup application in the Netherlands before coming to America. But the trip must have been worth the effort, as Passion has been in business for nearly 30 years and its stylists have won awards at local hair shows.
The stylists pass on their knowledge through the salon's beauty school, Supervisor Passion. Here, students learn advanced haircut techniques and skills such as coloring hair blond, as well as business methods that include how to satisfy customers, how to retain clients, and how to set goals.