The continually educated stylists at Salon L harness the latest in tress technology to tame unruly locks into shiny, regal manes. Precision haircuts begin with a sudsy shampoo that includes a soothing scalp massage to help overworked gray-matter guardians to unwind, followed by a coat of frizz-combating conditioner ($45+). Acrid headscapes can opt for a deep-conditioning treatment that infuses strands with shine-inducing moisture and washes away cactuses and tumbleweeds ($25+). A single-process hair color or glaze ($45+) or partial foil highlights ($60+) paint locks in countenance-complementing color. A dizzying array of additional services such as perms ($55–$120), updos ($45+), and makeup applications round out the salon's coif-centric offerings. The modern hair hub woos clients with complimentary bang trims between appointments, heartfelt mixed tapes, and makeup touchups.
The Lash Out Loud experts lengthen existing fringe with regular, jeweled, colored, and glittery eyelash extensions. They also complete clients’ revamped visages with a makeup application for special occasions such as weddings, sleep studies, and proms.
Getting fit doesn't have to be just a boring routine. At Shape-Up Fitness Center, each workout can be a little different than the one before. One day might call for an invigorating spin workout in the brand-new, 29-bike studio; another day might include a Vinyasa Flow yoga or cardio dance class. Along with the wide variety of group classes, the newly renovated fitness center also has more than 40 state-of-the-art cardio machines. And after a great workout, members can treat themselves to a revitalizing facial or an infrared sauna treatment at the Shape-Up facial lounge and spa.
Under the guidance of Dr. Monica Bonakdar, M.D., clinical aesthetician Liz Brodersen renews vitality to faces and bodies through a slew of non-invasive laser treatments and cosmetic dermatology. The center’s revitalizing Vivite 70% glycolic peel minimizes the appearance and sassy attitude of pores, lines, and wrinkles through time-released pulses of sugary acids and natural antioxidants, all without many ornery side effects. Skin as tough as a superhero’s nails after a mega-manicure mellows into baby softness as the tingling mystique of alpha hydroxy acids heals faces, easing dead skin cells away from cheeks and chins. Post-treatment, new skin layers stay guarded by the lingering flush of glycolic acid and She-Ra’s bejeweled Sword of Protection.
Located on the tranquil grounds of the Newport Beach Marriott, Pure Blu Spa relaxes and rejuvenates guests with a suite of amenities and services. Patrons clad in complimentary robes and slippers lounge in steam rooms and work out tension against the jets of whirlpool tubs. Cold-water footbaths revitalize weary feet, while a heated saltwater pool simulates the feeling of a dip in the ocean, including a miniature plane towing an insurance company banner. Services are available à la carte and in packages, and include custom massages, detoxifying body treatments, and oxygenating facials.