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.
Beauty Mark Shop was founded around the notion that every skin type has its own unique needs. Catering to those who want to take the best epidermis, the aestheticians at Beauty Mark can recommend services that cater to each individual's skin. These include rejuvenating facials and microdermabrasions, as well as peels that stimulate the growth of youthful cells. Body slimming and waxing services help guests feel confident showing off their newly radiant skin in bathing suits or transparent business suits.
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 20 branches around San Diego, each offering a slightly different assortment of tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and mechanical spa services.
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 and the need to wear a beekeeper suit to detract from a burn. 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 or tan crayons, and mechanical spa machines dispense relaxing red-light treatments, infrared-energy body wraps, and aqua massages.
At The Best Nails and Massage, technicians take no shortcuts when it comes to clients’ comfort. During nail treatments, they use fume-free products and keep sessions sanitary by discarding all emery boards, nail buffers, and pumice pads after use. All mani-pedis get an extra dose of luxury with reflexology and hot stones. The relaxation continues during facials and massages, where therapists soothe achy muscles with a choice of five modalities.
Sugar Plum Skin Care's aesthetician, Caryn Kirchhoff, applies the knowledge she obtained during her Satin Smooth certification as she ousts hair from bodily regions. Though she specializes in Brazilian waxes, she also smoothes and clears complexions with facials, many of which use natural components such as crushed almonds and seaweed. Whether waxing or exfoliating surfaces, Kirchoff helps clients to gain complexions that glow brighter than a proud light bulb on Edison's birthday.
Seasoned aesthetician Gillian Lloyd unearths natural radiance at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center, a beautification haven packed with contemporary procedures and technology. A trio of olive oil, soybean oil, and shea butter unites to combat countenance droughts and poorly lubricated Slip 'n Slides in the 60-minute ZaZen facial (a $110 value). Frontispieces first drink in the nourishing effects of chamomile, marshmallow, alpha bisabolol, and green tea before a mug maven lathers visages in a cranberry peel (a $40 value with treatment). The treatment's sweet elixir swirls with fruit-acid enzymes that strive to exfoliate and detoxify dull body bark.
The aestheticians at Mariya’s European Skin Care know that no two faces are the same. Their services menu customizes facial treatments for women, men, teens, and complexions combating acne or aging. Waxing treatments paves smooth, supple skin over errant hair; and threading provides a natural hair-removal alternative for those averse to waxing, tweezing, or Bunsen burning. For weddings or special occasions, make-up applications accentuate the cut of the cheekbone and the jewel of the eye. And for each client and each service, the aestheticians navigate their stock of products by Christina, Jadience, and Epicuren to choose the optimum formulation.