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.
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.
You might think Dr. Diana Nguyen was a relationship counselor, given her ability to foster harmony between patients and their mirrors. At Better Aesthetics MedSpa, she uses her expertise as a board-certified physician and experience with anti-aging treatments to change how patients feel about themselves.
Together with vice president and co-owner Sherry Hill, a doctor of chiropractic and registered nurse, Dr. Nguyen administers Botox and dermal fillers to combat wrinkles. The duo also transforms bodies from the inside out with medically supervised HCG weight-loss programs and detoxifying infrared-sauna sessions. The med spa's reception area boasts a clean, modern vibe with hardwood floors, white, Roman-style columns, and a white statue reminiscent of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of microdermabrasion.
In her search for a fun and flirty fitness alternative, Elizabeth Blanchard discovered pole fitness. Armed with a BS in kinesiology, she knew it could deliver intense, full-body workouts. It was also the kind of workout that anyone could do, making it accessible to those of all body types, ages, and fitness levels. In striving for the perfect workout, she customized pole fitness into a program all her own. She did that by adding elements of yoga, Pilates, and exotic dance. Today she welcomes ladies from all walks of life to join in her program to build lean muscles and learn healthy habits. Her program also ensures personalized attention as she keeps most class sizes a manageable 8 to 12 people.
Katie Raber's Face & Body is a full-service spa geared towards beauty and wellness, and Jordan Granath does her part with luxury nail care services. In addition to nail art and gelish mani-pedis, she offers indulging treatments such as a shea butter pedicure. This treatment includes a foot soak and an exfoliation with crushed walnut, sugar, and shea butter, which renders the skin smooth and radiant. Jordan caps off the service with a foot and leg massage using warmed shea butter, which helps loosen muscles that may be tense from sitting at a desk or being somebody else's desk. This is just one example of the lengths Jordan goes to during her treatments to keep her clients pampered and well-groomed. She favors polishes from respected makers such as Essie and CND.
Vinita Vineet, owner of Vinita's Beauty & Threading Studio, hails from India, bringing Eastern depilation techniques to the West Coast. She and her staff of trained threading experts whisk hair from men's and women's faces, creating perfectly shaped brows, silky upper lips, and cheeks that are smoother than a newly polished bowling lane. For body parts south of the face, they rely on waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair. Artistically applied henna tattoos adorn arms, legs, and décolletage; henna is also used to tint hair.