In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
More beauty and less “ouch”—just want you want from a waxing center. The European Wax Center philosophy is to help you show off your skin’s complete beauty by offering every type of wax possible. Men and women are both welcome for face and body treatments from your nose to your toes. The Oceanside location in California is always as clean and hygienic as it gets, and the wax technicians here are all friendly and knowledgeable. They are thorough while still getting the job done as quickly as possible. European Wax Center specializes in getting the most difficult waxes right—eyebrows and Brazilians. They believe that your eyebrows tell a story, and want to help you express who you really are. And as for Brazilians? Let’s face it, they’re never going to be pleasant, but the technicians here aim to give you the most painless experience they can.
At HUSH Heated Airbrush Tanning, certified airbrush technicians wield Evolv. heat-infused airbrush systems to bronze skin with customizable, rich color. Evolv., from the same tanning company that produced Mystic Tan and VersaSpa, uses a formula enriched with argan, grape-seed, and tea-tree oils, as well as a heated applicator, to bestow a solution that can endure the water pressure from a shower four hours after treatment. The tanning spa also has color accelerators and pre-conditioners on hand, as well as scents such as coconut lime or desert bloom for olfactory stimulation.
Malia Moon Fielding earned her cosmetology diploma from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in 1994, but her career in hairstyling goes back much further. Two generations back, to be exact. As the daughter and granddaughter of hairstylists, Malia got her start cutting her mother's hair at age 12. Four years in England influenced her sense of style, which was further honed by time in Alaska, Hawaii, and her native California. All those talents come to bear in diverse hairstyling treatments such as full color, partial highlights, deep conditioning, and scalp massages.
Maria is serious about hair. In addition to consulting for TV, as well as being a military spouse, she has attended more than 350 seminars and owned two salons. She also has been a licensed stylist since 1984. Hair is her art, her craft, and her passion. Each day, she puts all that dedication toward creating hairstyles unique to each client. Consultations, as well as the client's features and personality, lead her to accomplish those fashionable, personalized 'dos for men, women, and children.