The stylists, skin soothers, massage therapists, and nail and makeup artists at Lavish Salon and Day Spa have seen their fair share of media buzz. So has owner, master stylist, and senior Goldwell hair-color educator Samantha Murguia, whose color-correction skills found themselves under the spotlight on ModernSalon.com. In 2010, OCFamily.com editor Susan Belknapp blogged that not only was her Brazilian Blowout with Murguia "a relaxing, fast-moving treatment," but also that she found the result to be "fantastic." Murguia and her team have also been featured multiple times in Inland Empire Magazine and, in 2011, graced CBS’s list of LA’s Best Blow-Drys.
Perhaps the high praise is a result of the expertise with which Murguia's crew performs their services. Or perhaps it’s the fact that they keep a close eye on the latest youthful trends. The staff includes a teen blogger who has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry, and the salon has been accepting donations of gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories to help girls attend the prom in style. They have even offered teen makeup tutorials that explain how to complement natural facial features and use a smartphone’s blush-administering app.
Red fish traverse a creek bubbling through natural columns of twisted bark, swimming to duck the rocks that sprout tall, bending grasses. Doctor of Chiropractic Ben Moshrefi's Chiropractic Wellness Center lies just past this miniature landscape, whose calm anticipates the tranquility and relief from pain he designs his treatments to achieve.
Dr. Moshrefi welcomes first-time and experienced chiropractic clients alike, and he uses a combination of manual and mechanical methods to identify and solve health issues all over the body. Dr. Moshrefi has been practicing the Gonstead system for more than a decade.
Hair Loft's experienced salon artists enhance hairdos with a menagerie of cut and color services fueled by Paul Mitchell products. The precision cut kicks off as skilled hands wash expectant follicles in a cleansing shampoo treatment. A five-minute massage stimulates scalps as much as a tale of a legendary fountain of hats, and a wet cut trims down lengthy and rebellious hairs to sculpt coiffure personalized to the wishes of each patron. Banished water retreats at the behest of a blow dryer before a final dry cut frames faces by allowing the stylist to see what the finished hair masterpiece will look like in headshots and Play-Doh busts.
Headaches. Sciatica. Muscle spasms. Fatigue. At Rhoe Chiropractic, these bodily aches—as well as many others—can be quelled by a full slate of holistic treatments. The staff specializes in spinal manipulations, acupuncture, and massage styles such as sports and reflexology.
The medical staff at Fountain of Youth Medical Spa rely on lasers to reverse signs of aging and erase skin blemishes. They calibrate their noninvasive beams to achieve a range of effects, from tightening skin and boosting collagen production to vanquishing unwanted hair, tattoos, acne, or brown spots. Whatever the aim, the team listens to clients' expectations during consultations, which kick off every visit.
International Day Spa has been supplying Redlands-area pamperistas with relaxing and beautifying treatments for more than 21 years. In the Massage à Trois service, couples take turns receiving one-hour Swedish/American massages. The partner not currently receiving the massage is encouraged to participate with the therapist, learning techniques that can be used at home or at stressful youth soccer games. After both partners have received their massage, couples are invited to relax in the Turkish steam room, attacking their already weakened stress levels with an assault of vapors and withering criticism. Solo spa goers can opt instead to partake of the spa’s other services, including hot-stone massage ($95+), facials (generally $45–$235), and hydrotherapy services, such as aromatherapy body buffing or salt glow with a relaxing Vichy shower ($55).