The skincare experts at Kareen Aesthetics specialize in facial peels, whose chemicals exfoliate away dull surfaces to reveal the dewier, brighter complexions hiding just beneath. Accordingly, their arsenal of peels is extensive: there are name-brand peels, like those by Jessner and TCA, medical-grade VI peels, and peels designed to accomplish specific beauty goals. They even stock body peels, which treat skin south of the neck to leave wings and tails looking much younger. Peels aren't the only game in town, of course; visitors can also opt for antioxidant skin therapy, microdermabrasion, or an LED facial. Whether they're spotlighting skin with antioxidants, light, peels, or diamonds, technicians take time to keep clients relaxed and let them savor their moment of pampering.
From her station within the ocean-inspired digs of The Loft Salon, Bridgett Ballou draws on 18 years of experience cutting, coloring and smoothing hair with keratin treatments to craft a flattering look for every client. Guests in her talented hands can gaze out the windows at the surrounding beachside community as they bask in new hairstyles or vibrant makeup applications. Those waiting their turn, meanwhile, can kick back on a furnished outdoor patio, where swaying palm trees silently beg the stylist to smooth their unruly fronds.
If Tamara Roberts' salon were any closer to the Pacific, she'd need to set up shop on an inflatable raft. Luckily the only waves she traverses here are the stylish kind. Throughout Tamara's career, which spans more than 15 years, she's become an expert at tailoring layers and color treatments to her customer's needs. Clients may also solicit her expertise for deep conditioning or a swanky special-occasion updo.
Jennifer Corley—a licensed aesthetician and certified medical aesthetician—revitalizes clients' skin with an array of facials and specially formulated peels. Her skincare treatments combine the natural and the scientific to combat skin problems, infusing peels with ingredients such as vitamin A and acne-fighting salicylic acid, and allowing for a controlled and even shedding of dead skin layers.
Working mere blocks from the Pacific Ocean, Six Degrees Salon and Spa’s team of stylists distills the sea’s natural beauty and calming influence into beauty treatments under the guidance of co-owners Joel and Frida Silva, authorities in haircare and skincare services, respectively. While stylists trim hair and wax errant fringe in the second floor’s open, hardwood-floored salon upstairs, licensed massage therapists knead out kinks and aestheticians unleash powerful facials and peels on blemishes in the downstairs spa and boutique. Armed with products from top-tier companies such as Obagi and Moroccanoil, the beautifiers render coifs and skin more healthy and radiant than a nutritionist's grocery list left in a running microwave.
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.