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.
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.
Esthetique Arts owner VanDe has spent her life immersed in aesthetics. She earned certifications in fields as diverse as nail technician and medical assistant, designed hundreds of hours of aesthetics curriculum, and even studied stage makeup in college. Now she applies the training she's soaked up over the last 30 years to the task of preserving her clients' youthful looks. Her five signature facials treat dryness, dullness, and irritation, and her makeup services include not only bridal and special-occasion sessions but also step-by-step lessons for creating new looks. VanDe also doles out photofacials and collagen treatments.
Yvette Owens graduated with honors from Career Network Institute for Massage Therapy––a rigorous program that calls for more than 1000 hours of hands-on practice. Now a massage therapist, she runs her own private room at Coastal Body wellness where she combines custom bodywork, relaxing aromatherapy, and photographs of kittens wrestling to ease tension. Clients can draw on a variety of massage modalities such as long flowing Swedish strokes or deep-tissue techniques, or request a specialty sports massage to temper the pain for an athletic injury.
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Browse Courtney Wesson's portfolio and you'll see some striking highlights and color work reflecting her 17 years of industry experience. But that's not the stylist's only specialty: she also provides perms, conditioning treatments, and most elaborately, NXS hair extensions.