Though Luca Shea the Salon is small and tucked away from the bustling streets of Dana Point, the sophistication, creativity, and skill of the stylists within know no bounds. The husband-and-wife styling team of Ben and Farra Shea Coury have gone out of their way to make their boutique space welcoming and cozy, crafting a menu of salon and spa services for men and women. They strive to complement faces of all shapes and tones with precise cuts, bold hues, hair extensions, and products from Moroccanoil and Aquage. They also highlight tresses with Scruples, a bleach-free system that damages hair less than traditional techniques, such as mailing strands to the sun. When they aren't primping coiffures, they daub visages with facials and embellish features with Fenix Cosmetics products.
Leading a staff that includes stylists, hair-color and extensions specialists, aestheticians, and physicians, Meno Michael and Kim Letter—master stylists and co-owners of Meno Michael Salon & Spa—pamper customers with aesthetic and medical-grade services. In the comfortable salon, which features lounge benches in the shampoo area, 12 styling stations, one spa room, and a nail area, stylists create classic and trendy looks and aestheticians perform soothing facials, waxing, and complimentary makeup applications. Professional products range from the sea-botanical-based Aquage to eco-friendly Privé to innovative thickening technologies by Nioxin.
Island Tan OC believes everyone looks better with a tan, and it helps clients achieve that sun-kissed glow with traditional horizontal tanning beds, standup booths, and spray tanning. Its gold-level standup booth keeps bodies cool with body fans, which circulate air more efficiently than staffers frantically waving their arms. Bronze-level reclining beds come with client-controlled facial tanners, and Mystic Tan spray booths and custom airbrush bronzing offer UV-free options. After a gilding session, patrons can further adorn their limbs with the shop's supply of bikinis, jewelry, and makeup.
The beauty artists at Ibiza Nails & Skin Care and The Finest Nails pamper bodies with a range of spa treatments and embellish hands with luxurious European manicures and pedicures. During shellac manicures, skilled techs trim cuticles and shape nails before curing long-lasting shellac gel under a UV light. Body waxing, facials, and skin care services leave skin looking smooth and clean, while neck and shoulder massages soothe tense muscles.
Clients recline as Wake Up Beautiful's licensed aestheticians refresh façades with invigorating facials. After a brief consultation to hash out skin type and aromatherapeutic preferences, aestheticians apply a double mask that delves into facial crevasses to smooth skin without calling in the mini zamboni. The facial forager extracts embedded dirt from clogged pores, and a massage lulls features into a trance. Throughout their stay, clients sip on complimentary glasses of sparkling fruit spritzer in the art deco beauty lounge draped in black fuzzy carpets, ebony lacquer, and bright red accents.
Each location offers the regenerative properties of various varieties of massage that make a soul vessel feel springtime fresh. Of your 90-minute massage session, 10 minutes are set aside for dressing time and a consultation with your therapist to ensure your massage is customized for you.