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It only seems natural for beautician Olivia Foti to own a salon and spa. Her more than 25 years of experience in the beauty industry is nearly upstaged by her long list of specializations, which include hair extensions, artificial nails, and facial waxing. But at her beauty haven, Salon De Solage, Olivia isn?t the only experienced technician. Many members of her team boast anywhere from 10 to 40 years of experience, and can beautify a range of hair textures with precision cuts and foil highlights.

In the salon?a sanctuary of colorfully bottled products enriched by zebra prints, plants, and red chairs?clients can also be found enjoying customized aromatherapy and reflexology massages, or having their digits done up with acrylic tips. Technicians create these tips from CND's SolarNail powders, which allow the nail bed to breathe beneath a hard exterior primed for polish, nail art, or tiny games of chess.

8274 Parkway Dr
La Mesa,
CA
US

At Love Your Skin By Hope, aesthetician Hope Acuna personalizes each skincare service with carefully selected products. Pretreatment consultations help Hope to tailor cleansing facials to each individual's skin type, and a complimentary patch test checks for allergies to looking pretty before every chemical peel.

152 W Park Ave
El Cajon,
CA
US

The certified technicians of Poshe' Skincare Salon customize each aesthetic service—from natural-nail treatments to full-body waxing—to their clients' individual traits as they dole out time-honored beauty advice. Armed with Dermalogica and Jan Marini Skin Research products, aestheticians help fend off impurities and aging with eight facials, each of which includes exfoliation, a nourishing mask, and hydration in addition to adding invigorating extras such as papaya enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids, or mineral sea salts. To further polish bodily surfaces, microdermabrasion liberates faces, necks, and upper bodies of dead skin cells to reveal fresher complexions. Permanent makeup decks eyelids, brows, or lips with durable daubs of micropigmentation, creating the appearance of natural-looking cosmetics sans the smudging, smearing, or telltale kiss marks on handsome department-store mannequins.

4411 Mercury St, Ste 109
San Diego,
CA
US

A sparkling chandelier, mirrors in gilded frames, a marbled Corinthian pillar. Ultra Lux Salon and Day Spa would live up to its name by d?cor alone. But once patrons slide into chairs, a team of hairstylists extends pampering still further by snipping off split ends, coloring locks, and adding length with extensions. Spa services such as massages, manicures, and waxing soothe bodies as well as strands.

10549 Scripps Poway Pkwy
San Diego,
CA
US

Stil at the Meridian's stylists personalize care to each patron and apply skills learned through continued aesthetic education. The approximately five-minute feathering process begins with the selection of the perfect plume from the salon's supply, which is harvested from down pillows hoping to sneak into a lower weight class. A stylist fuses the feather to hair follicles with a bead or bond extension that can be resilient enough to endure an array of strenuous activities, including swimming. Avian-inspired tufts can also withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees, allowing regular flat-ironing and previously scheduled dragon dental work to continue unimpeded. To retire fringe, patrons simply take out the bead or bond, or return to the salon for a quick removal ($5), which is not included in this Groupon.

220 W G St
San Diego,
CA
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Free street parking

Most popular service: Customized European facials

Brands Used: Control Corrective, as well as natural organic ingredients

Q&A with Rolyne, Owner And Esthetician

The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?

Our interior is a mix of soft relaxing colors such as blues and green and white. It is more of a home feeling and everyone enjoys the relaxing easy listening music that is played. The spa is very quaint and homey.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?

That our services are really customized to each person and that we have such a extensive menu for a small place that offers services that fits for each individual need.

What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?

We offer several complimentary beverages such as white and red wine, more than 10 different hot teas, bottled water, hot cocoa, and coffee. We also offer snacks such as snack bars, chocolates, and other sweets.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We believe that a spa experience is best when taken the time to service each individual needs and customize to their liking. We are a very small boutique spa and this gives us the opportunity to give more of a personalized and customized experience to each client in a more private setting.

1956 Balboa Ave.
San Diego,
CA
US