At Decorum Lash Bar & Spa, lash extension artist and aesthetician Rachelle Faedi beautifies clients with lash extensions, facials, and waxing services. Synthetic or mink eyelash extensions create fuller, longer lashes without the hassle of messy mascara wands that only leave clumps and never cast spells. During skincare services, Rachelle taps into her extensive training to ensure the proper care to leave skin radiant and healthy.
Zenaida, the brains behind Foxy Box Specialty Waxing and Natural Skincare, calls on more than a decade of experience to polish her clients? skin. Alarmed by the number of skincare products on the market that are tested on animals, the aesthetician has made it her mission to not only use only environmentally sound and cruelty-free products in her studio but help her clients do the same at home. Hair-removal services, her specialty, use either French wax or an all-natural sugaring paste that incorporates sugar, water, and lemon juice in a water-soluble serum that requires little to no heat. To purify faces, she mixes her eco-friendly formulas with other natural ingredients to create custom facials and masks. Organic, fresh fruits and vegetables lavish skin cells with their natural enzymes and knowledge of the gritty orchard underworld to help leave skin glowing and refreshed, and additions of organic powders such as hemp, cocoa, rice, or algae help soothe the skin and fight signs of aging.
"Comfort" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you're thinking about a Brazilian wax, but Brazilia Skin Care is trying to change that. At five locations throughout San Diego, the day spa's all-female staff waxes almost every body part, always with gentleness as their foremost goal. Customers choose between European hard wax or cream-based strip wax, both of which were developed for sensitive skin. The stores also sell aftercare products that prevent ingrown hairs and irritation.
In addition to waxing, the team performs facials, peels, and massages. They even have three ways to change up your eyebrows that don't involve drawing a third brow on your forehead: threading, tinting, and tweezing. And though the atmosphere certainly caters to women?the website tells working moms to "bring your baby"?Brazilia has an entire menu of men's services, including chest waxes and facials that help with the side-effects of shaving.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
Inside this intimate, pink-and-animal-print studio, owner and licensed aesthetician Chris Bresky adds length and volume to natural lashes with extensions that liberate lids from clumpy mascara. A lash-extension artist certified through EyebrowMBA and boasting advanced training from the Be An Amazing Lash Artist (BAALA) program, Bresky carefully applies each synthetic lash individually to ensure a natural look that may last two to three weeks, or longer with recommended refills. The makeup artist also studied at Last Looks Makeup Academy in New York City, and provides complimentary makeovers for customers who purchase the boutique's sunless tanners, cosmetics, or Swarovski crystal-embellished tweezers, which bestow eyelids with the ability to speak in code with nearby fireflies.
Since 1992, dearinger Hair Salon's stylists have fought rampant overprocessing and overstyling by focusing on hair health and natural growth patterns. As stylists clip strands in low-maintenance haircuts or perform deep-conditioning treatments, they steer clear of damaging round brushes, curling irons, and hot rollers, ensuring that hair's volatile ends don't split or file for divorce. The salon's advanced training program helps stylists hone their cutting and coloring craft with the extreme concentration of a juice cocktail. The precise results of the extensive training have earned dearinger Hair Salon praise from Marie Claire, Hairstyle, and San Diego Magazine.