Botanical formulas meet modern technology at Face & Body Tonics, where beauty technicians rely on both to design spa treatments that enhance bodies' health and appearance from the inside out while promoting relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa?s cosmetic-teeth-whitening treatments exemplify this approach, pairing a pH-balanced whitening formula with light, pressure, and heat to erase stains caused by drinking coffee and eating oil paintings of fruit. The spa's licensed-massage therapist, Maribel, specializes in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. Among the spa?s skin-and-body treatments, mummy-style body wraps crafted from an aloe-herb solution work to restore skin's firmness and elasticity. This ancient-Egyptian method finds its space-age counterpart in the infrared technology of a Solocarbon sauna that raises the body?s temperature to detoxify tissue, reduce chronic pain, and aid in weight loss. Those seeking more surface adjustments can enlist the services of Perfectly New You, which treats clients to permanent makeup and tattoo removal services to polish their presence.
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.
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.
The hairstylists at Millennium Hair Salon design ’dos for men, women, and children with an eye to both form and function. They finish haircuts by working with flatirons and blow dryers and using Keune hair products to keep strands in place. They also craft silky tresses with perms, gild strands with highlights, and use Goldwell colors to imbue coiffures with dimension. When these stylists are not arranging cranial fringe, they skillfully remove unwelcome facial fuzz with warm wax—or go home and talk with friends and family about how they remove unwelcome facial fuzz with warm wax.
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.