Owned by former San Diego Charger Clinton Hart and his wife, Kelli, The Brick House Salon & Spa welcomes visitors into a 1920s-era home built with the spa's namesake slate-gray brick. From this homey setting, a team of beauty experts takes a detailed approach in each hair, skin, and massage service they perform. Sleek black salon chairs cradle heads of hair and the bodies that love them as stylists snip and sculpt locks into face-flattering arrangements, and a fireplace-furnished room across the house stocks colorful bottles of styling products for at-home care. Upstairs, aestheticians perform facials that evict dirt and restore youth better than Disneyland's construction company, and massage therapists melt away tension with focused, customized strokes. Tired feet can traipse downstairs to the dedicated mani-pedi room, where nail specialists soften and refine digits before crowning them in colorful standard or long-lasting Shellac polishes.
For more than 30 years, this family-owned salon has invited clients of all ages to recline in comfortable chairs and catch up on gossip as experts update their 'dos. The team of hairstylists specializes in razor cutting, which creates the rugged texture and shape seen on the heads of celebrities and pennies that went through the washing machine. GoldStar’s stylists also stay abreast of the latest techniques in cutting and taming curly hairstyles, seeking out up-to-the-minute methods to boost volume and add shape while eliminating frizz and limpness. As stylists reshape manes, resident nail artist Jessi Boyd grooms hands and feet before brightening talons with nail art or extra-durable no-chip polish.
Founded in 1998 at 209 North Magnolia Street, Salon 209 moved through three locations—including a former bank, vault and all—before settling into its current storefront. There, owner and master stylist Laura Burgoon and her team revitalize clients' looks among blond wood floors and apple-, rose-, and honey-colored walls. Nail technicians, aestheticians, and a massage therapist comprise the staff, who fight against beauty's arch nemesis—a perpetually foggy mirror—with a full menu of salon services using professional products from brands such as Redken and Pureology.
Colors & Shapes transforms into a European getaway with nothing more than a few cans of paint and a talented artist. Faux marbled walls in soft gold tones surround the staff, yielding only to a faux painted window with a scene of a rolling countryside. Inside this cozy respite from daily life, professionals cut and color hair, cover fingernails and toenails with vibrant polish, and bronze clients with a trip to the tanning bed. They cap off beautifying treatments with teeth-whitening services.
Surrounded by warm tones of taupe and brown that are illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows, Nature's Way Organic Salon & Spa's staffers shun the use of noxious chemicals as they forge radiant and glamorous appearances with hair, nail, and skincare services. The sound of running water gurgles against damp hair in a rinsing bowl as a hairstylist washes an ammonia-free, organic color formula from a client's newly hued locks. Meanwhile, tucked away in private rooms, therapists and acupuncturists ease tension from achy muscles with massage strokes or carefully placed needles, and aestheticians remove unwanted fuzz from human bodies and add height to bodies made of rock candy using the age-old method of sugaring. The studio furthers its focus on natural ingredients in its eco boutique, which stocks a colorful array of organic-cotton apparel, natural skincare products, and invigorating essential oils.