Between working, working up an appetite, and working out, it can be hard for a busy person to work on their skin. That’s why Girl on the Go! Night Spa stays open until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, offering beauty services that cater to the packed schedules of nine-to-fivers, students, and London Guards prone to acne. The unique, one-on-one appointment system ensures each client commands the entire spa to themselves, soaking in the peace and quiet as skin luxuriates in hydrating facials and antioxidant-rich body treatments. Despite its feminine moniker, the spa also tailors skin treatments and waxing sessions to suit the needs of guys on the go, and its reliance on organic products from Epicuren, Ilike Organic, Yonka, and Lucrece keeps services accessible to eco-conscious complexions.
Pale blue walls and snowy white accents lend Salon Xcess a cloud-like aura that reflects the fun yet relaxing atmosphere fostered by its staff. Throughout the day, the snips of their scissors mingle with the cheerful laughter of a pedicurist chatting with patrons as she gilds toes in bright polish. This welcoming ambiance translates into personalized services, such as pre-cut consultations conducted so stylists can analyze each client’s face shape, complexion, and dream journal to help determine a flattering hairstyle or color. Along with an abundance of friendliness, the staff possesses a wealth of tress-based know-how, including an arsenal of tricks and treatments to restore radiance to rough, dry, oily, and frizzy hair.
One of the first rock ‘n’ roll barbershops, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop combines an electrifying atmosphere with reasonable prices. The East Village location’s corner storefront is rimmed with comfortable seating and has been providing San Diegans with top-of-the-line hair services for almost five years. There are about a dozen stations behind a tall reception counter plastered with bold graphics, and rock posters are splashed across walls that resound with a matching sound track. Appointments are encouraged, but all of the select stylists are well trained and will provide all clients with an excellent cut. The salon/barbershop is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except Sundays.
Every pair of eyes is unique. That's the view at Blink Lash Boutique, where owners Janelle Koch and Jen Pearson lead a skilled staff in providing custom eyelash extensions for their guests. Each team member applies synthetic extensions one by one, making lashes longer without fitting them for tiny platform shoes. The strands themselves are available in a variety of styles and thicknesses to create looks from subtle to dramatic. No matter what the desired outcome, the team places client safety and comfort first—Jen and Janelle are both professional aestheticians, and all of their fellow lash stylists undergo rigorous training to ensure their work is suitably flirtatious.
Stil at the Meridian's stylists personalize care to each patron and apply skills learned through continued aesthetic education. The approximately five-minute feathering process begins with the selection of the perfect plume from the salon's supply, which is harvested from down pillows hoping to sneak into a lower weight class. A stylist fuses the feather to hair follicles with a bead or bond extension that can be resilient enough to endure an array of strenuous activities, including swimming. Avian-inspired tufts can also withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees, allowing regular flat-ironing and previously scheduled dragon dental work to continue unimpeded. To retire fringe, patrons simply take out the bead or bond, or return to the salon for a quick removal ($5), which is not included in this Groupon.
For more than a decade, the folks behind Lavish Aromatic Botanical Products have strived not only to make products that smell fantastic and do a great job—but ones that are good for your body, and the earth. Not only are the company's products hand-crafted and made with high-quality plant products and essential oils, they leave out all the bad stuff. The totally non-toxic and 100% biodegradable products are cruelty free, paraben-free, and preservative free—and they're always encased in recyclable, BPA-free packaging. This mindful approach has led to a huge variety of products, ranging from organic chocolates and teas to mineral makeup and roll-on perfumes that totally won't get confiscated from your roll-on luggage.