Every appointment at Dario Salon and Spa begins with an optional complementary consultation on possible haircuts and techniques that can balance and enhance an overall look, which may also include color suggestions to match complexion. Columbian-born owner Dario Enemocon is a master stylist and colorist who worked in New York before opening this sunny La Jolla Salon. Now, he doubles as a bridal expert working with a select cadre of stylists to design a synergy between the wedding gown, flowers and event location. But don’t worry, Enemocon and his staff, despite television appearances and plenty of local buzz, will still take care of your haircare and salon needs, including Keratin treatments and other techniques to make you look as vibrant as ever.
The licensed beauty specialists at Ka-Lai' Spa bolster clients' bodies through an array of appearance-enhancing services ranging from microdermabrasion to airbrushed cosmetics. Harnessing years of experience and an enthusiasm for polishing individual images, the beauty specialist refines skin with Rhonda Allison and PCA customized facials while smoothing bodies with sugaring and waxing techniques. Additional services include massages, aromatherapy, body wraps and champagne-cork shooting ranges to forge relaxing, memorable events.
The experts at Beauty Mark Shop Inc. specialize in transforming aging, dull, or splotchy complexions into flawless ones. This process can’t be standardized; instead, the team has perfected the art of tailoring treatments to the client’s skin type. Those treatments range from LED therapy—whose beams treat wrinkles and sun damage by boosting collagen and elastin production—to a skin-brightening treatment that evens out complexions. More traditional facials, meanwhile, cleanse and exfoliate with products by Dermalogica and Sothys, rather than the original face wash, a face-sized puddle.
Only when wax reaches a low, comfortable temperature does it get anywhere near legs, bikini areas, or faces at Wax Me Boutique. That’s just one of the ways aestheticians take some of the pain and irritation out of waxing sessions. They also use hard and soft wax made from natural ingredients, including aloe vera or pine tree resin, which pulls hair by the root while leaving behind a smooth, nonsticky finish. When not removing unwanted hair, the aestheticians dollop faces with PCA Skin products during facials and peels.
First developed in the U.S. in 1875, electrolysis is a FDA-approved procedure proven to be a safe and effective method of permanent hair removal. Pacific Permanent Hair Removal's Donna Speirs has a passion for helping her clients feel good about their appearance. The electrologist is California state board-certified and has 18 years of experience in the field of electrolysis hair removal.
Dr. Daniel Hiser earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and spent years in private practice, during which he became worried about the sun damage plaguing so many of his patients. Along with a registered nurse and the clinic director, he decided to open a med spa that would nurture skin dealing with the effects of aging and overexposure to the sun. The trio’s brainchild, Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic, treats patients to medical services ranging from wrinkle-fighting Botox injections and smoothing laser hair removal to age-defying IPL photofacials and chemical peels.
The clinic also ventures into spa territory with gentler facial treatments, which employ green tea, antioxidants, and microdermabrasion to fight blemishes and restore a youthful glow to cheeks without installing light switches in them. Clients can continue nourishing their skin at home with skincare products from Obagi and Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic’s own label.