Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. Cuts start with a complimentary shampoo using Fantastic Sam's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or you opt to trust the expert stylists at Fantastic Sams to get creatively awesome with your tresses, your hair will be snipped and primped to fit your desired identity.
Seasoned, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Sarosy helms the team of certified technicians at San Diego Body Contouring and its sister location, the Vein and Liposculpture Center in Temecula. Drawing from years of experience that earned him a membership to the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sarosy wields state-of-the-art laser technology to help lift visages, oust excess fat, and erase unwanted tattoos and body hair. He can also forge svelte physiques with comprehensive mommy makeovers, designed to restore new mothers' post-pregnancy bodies to the state they were in before babies filled them with gaudy futons. Spider-vein therapy and skincare treatments such as microdermabrasion and Botox round out the center's slate of aesthetic services.
Formally trained in Europe and licensed as both a cosmetologist and electrologist, owner Sophia Brodsky has snipped hair, polished nails, and hydrated faces for nearly 40 years. Under her direction, Sophia’s team uses high-end instruments, such as the Bella BD II-ASP, during microdermabrasion treatments. To help clients keep their faces smooth enough to attract handsome pizza-delivery people, Sophia dispenses products from lines such as Dead Sea Premier, Shira Esthetics, and Dinur.
Shear Illusions Salon & Spa’s Portia Milner has put her more than three decades in the industry to good use. Besides readying models to stomp the runway and helping stylists as an artistic educator for Pravana Naturceuticals, she caps off her impressive resume with earning clients devotion at Shear Illusions. Steady Shears deftly shape manes into flattering coiffures, and laces in extensions to add drama and length. Instead of using foil for highlights, she uses plastic wrap in order to get as close to the scalp as possible, which helps the color last longer. Portia also tames frizzy hair with keratin straightening services.
Salon Infiniti specializes in hair: coloring it, shortening it, lengthening in, pinning it up in a becoming fashion, and putting wax on it—100% all-natural hard wax, to be precise. Stylists create dramatic, flattering 'dos, add realistic extensions, and smooth frizzy locks. Outside the realm of coiffures, the aesthetics department offers Brazilian and full-body waxing, using the sensitive-skin-friendly wax to clear the way and reveal smooth skin beneath the fuzz. In addition, skin specialists perform relaxing and rejuvenating facials, helping customers battle acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Salon owner and stylist Ruth Marshall has been revitalizing strands for nearly 25 years, counting celebrities and professional football players among her clientele. The secret of her success is giving each appointment its own unique time slot—this way she avoids double-booking clients and giving hurried treatments. Ruth also arms herself with the latest techniques, such as reducing frizz and boosting shine with the GK Hair Taming System.