Although Lanta Salon's stylist and nail technician attentively cater to clients' cosmetic needs, the studio's true goal is to provide a revitalizing escape from the hectic pace of everyday life. Gentle world music and soothing aromas help form an environment where visitors can feel comfortable seeking refuge from the world.
Within this peaceful setting, stylists design flattering hairdos by simply trimming stray strands or by creating an even more dramatic look with the help of coloring and texturizing treatments. The salon's nail technicians tidy up nails and glaze them with a fresh coat of Gelish polish. They also can incorporate everything from marine botanicals and sea salts to sweet almond oil and fairy tears into their treatments.
Everything at Las Brisas #2 Mexican Food is made from scratch, from the tortilla chips and salsa to the al pastor burritos. This family business has been doling out burritos, enchiladas, and tacos since 1982, though every made-from-scratch component of the meals lends itself to multitude of dishes. The al pastor, which is shepherd-style pork, is a customer favorite, and diners can request the meat in a burrito, in a combo plate, or by the pound to take home to freeze for re-creating tasty meals or icing a black eye. Other options include chile rellenos, seafood dishes such as camarones a la diabla, and beef and seafood soups.
Harbor Health and Spa manages to perform an impressively broad repertoire of holistic health and beauty services within inside its 6,000-square-foot facility. For starters, Doctors of Chiropractic Scott Sanders and Eric Lai schedule chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture treatments, and physiotherapy sessions. Moreover, a team of massage therapists and aestheticians performs everything from deep-tissue massages to specialty Caviar & Pearls facials. On top of everything, the facility boasts high-tech equipment like infrared saunas and hydrotherapy beds as well as relaxing amenities such as robes, slippers, and Bose headphones pipe in the soothing sounds of the neighbor's kittens.
Ayurvedic, a Sanskrit term meaning the “science of life,” is an ancient philosophy of holistic medicine originating in India. While reverence for medicine may seem unusual for a nail spa, Elizabeth Ashton doesn’t think so, for as she explains, it’s “more than pedicures and manicures, [it] is about the beauty, wellness, and pleasure.” From the moment clients enter her bright and airy space, Elizabeth facilitates relaxation with indulgent manicure and pedicure services. She quickly cleans, shapes, and polishes nails during an “on the go” treatment, and alternately, she takes nearly two hours when administering the Indian-therapy mani-pedi, complete with lime, ginger, and coconut-milk blends and finished with a Dead Sea mask. Services are topped off with a rainbow of OPI polishes, pink and white fills, a layer of chocolate fondant, or gel overlays.
Born and raised in California, poppy beauty bar's owners share a special affection for the Golden State. It seemed only natural, then, to name their beauty bar after the state’s official flower, the poppy. However, when choosing a color scheme for the spa, they opted for a delicate green rather than the bright yellow of the California poppy. The end result is a calming sanctuary whose beauty rivals that of any flower.
Today, the staff at poppy beauty bar focuses on skin care, nail services, and waxing. Vintage touches abound throughout the spa, though they sometimes serve a hidden purpose—the chic metal water buckets used for pedicures are, in fact, easier to clean and more sanitary than traditional foot baths. Clients can work with one of poppy's party planners to throw an in-salon party to celebrate a wedding shower, birthday, or the removal of a hangnail.
The frosted glass on Body Oasis Day Spa's door reads "Indulge." It's not so much a command as an invitation, and for patrons who wish to accept, the service menu furnishes plenty of options: facials that use lemon, honey, and yogurt; hot-stone and Swedish massages; and mani-pedis that incorporate indulgences such as reflexology and Shellac polish. The beauty experts here pamper with a purpose. Whether they're doling out medical skincare treatments or body wraps that include exfoliation, aromatherapy, and a chamomile and marine algae mask, they focus on restoring clients' radiant glow and smooth, silky skin.