The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
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.
The beauty specialists at Mary Maries Hair & Makeup work with one unified goal: to beautify every client that walks in the door. Whether this is through haircuts, eyelash extensions, or airbrush tanning, the stylists and specialists pamper and primp each client with care, leveraging years of industry experience. In addition to performing hair services, the crew also applies makeup for special occasions such as weddings, date nights, or lawschool picture day.
Salon Radiance enlists a cadre of experienced stylists to bestow on clients a menu of services for their hair. Reward favored locks with an accentuating, sun-kissed glow during a partial highlight ($75+) or mold manes into a scale model of a finished Crazy Horse monument with an updo ($50+). The basic haircut, revamps looks with a shampoo, trim, and style ($40 for women; $25 for men), while the fortifying hair treatment infuses manes with a concoction of 17 amino acids, botanicals, and moisture, sealing in the health-boosting results with steamed heat ($45). For heads tired of walking the straight and narrow, the permanent wave treatment adds bounce by imbuing follicles with curl and an appreciation of the Slinky ($75+).
The licensed aestheticians of Simply Nails and Spa have one goal in mind: make their clients' nails look great. To that end, they offer spa manicures and pedicures, gel nails, and intricate nail art delivered in a professional, no-frills environment. Come in and sink into a cushy chair and dip toes into a sea salt soak, then have nails buffed, filed, and polished to perfection by one of the friendly staff. Clients can also opt for French and shellac pedicures to give feet more oomph than a glitzy pair of Christmas socks.
Spa director Marie Monet, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of beautification experience, begins each facial with a skin analysis so she can customize treatments to individual skin types. Oxygen facials infuse the skin with oxygen harvested from astronaut suits, inspiring cellular renewal and boosting collagen production, and sunless-tanning sessions cover bodies with DHA-infused Fantasy Tan airbrushing products. Herbal body treatments harness the power of natural botanicals such as seaweed to help slim and detoxify bodies. The herbal cellulite body cleanse blends 27 minerals and herbs to help boost the lymphatic system and facilitate disposal of excess fat cells for slimmer, smoother silhouettes. Massage modalities such as thai massage with acupressure help relax muscles after an afternoon of playing catch with a bowling ball.