The aestheticians at Empress Nails pamper extremities and fashion sparkling nails with expert mani-pedis. Soft music wafts through the salon as complimentary beverages make customers feel at home and break out into choruses of “Let’s All Go Out to the Lobby.” All services pamper clients with expert nail shaping and cuticle trimming to prepare finger- and toe-palettes for polish, which aestheticians apply in the color of the client's choice. In preparation for the long-lasting no-chip manicure, clients choose from Axxium by OPI, Shellac by CND, or Gelish by Hand and Nail Harmony polishes. No-chip manicures begin with a soothing hand soak and a tension-melting massage. During the signature pedicure, feet unwind in a warm footbath and say goodbye to rough, dry skin with a sea-salt scrub. A cooling mask relieves parched tootsies, and experienced hands massage them into blissful repose with nourishing moisturizers. Spa mani-pedis soothe hands and feet with a warm soak, a moisture-infusing massage, and the promise that newer humans are not born with an upgrade to 22 digits.
Parker's namesake space is fashioned in purposefully minimalistic décor. Flat screens mounted to neutral tiled walls, products artfully arranged on wood shelves, and a glossy floor gives the space an invitingly posh feel. Prices vary according to the stylist's experience level. For an advanced hair shaper, cuts start at $65 for women and $35 for men and children. Book a one-step color service for $65, or try highlights (partial $95, full $115). Appointments with a master stylist start at $95 for women's cut and $65 for men. Or book an appointment with the celebrated coiffeur himself. His masterful ladysnips start at $185, with color services starting at $120 for one-step color and $205 for a full head of highlights.
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Armonia Skin Care's staff of skilled face whisperers performs medical-grade skin treatments in a soothing spa setting. Pamper hard-grinning mugs with your choice of seven facials, each custom-tailored to your individual skinprint. The spa's signature customized fitness facial refines skin condition, and the microdermabrasion facial softens fine lines and gently sandblasts away ghosts of blemishes past. An oxygen facial harnesses the mask-beautifying powers of aether, or give your gourd the sexy flickering glow of a pouty jack o' lantern with the pumpkin delight facial. Mad scientists will feel more comfortable with the innovative micro-current facial, which delivers a low level of safe electricity to stimulate circulation and clear the complexion. The balancing back facial treats the body's often underappreciated dorsal visage with a deep cleansing and exfoliation. Put the polish on the cake with $10 off any nail service; hand-buffing manicures start at $18.
For the past 30 years, the founder of Skincare by Gabrielle has committed herself to seeking out innovative beauty products and technology. Gabrielle spent 15 of those years traveling throughout Southern California with the Chanel cosmetics team, picking up makeup techniques for everyday glamour. At her own skincare center, Gabrielle places an emphasis on epidermal health by offering facials, chemical peels, and microcurrent treatments. She also works as a makeup artist to help customers look their best. Currently, Gabrielle is working toward an NCEA license to be nationally recognized as a leader in the fight against the cosmetic complications of aging skin.
Located in the heart of La Jolla, White Orchid Salon and Spa is a full-service beauty haven offering services for the hair, nails, and skin, plus specialized care such as makeup applications. Putting clients first, the experienced stylists and estheticians lend personal attention to every customer, making sure styles are on-trend and suited to the individual’s particular taste, personality, and love of beehives. Prior to sessions, clients are welcome to unwind and sip on complimentary coffee or tea in the waiting area.