Amid the relaxing scene of Channel Islands Harbor sits Bella Mar Day Spa & Salon. Here, the staff matches its location's outdoor beauty with beautifying treatments, such as permanent makeup, hairstyling, tanning, and nailcare. The staff also counts soothing massages and body wraps as specialties.
At ArchiTexture, coloring specialists are just as likely to infuse a client's hair with a dusky glow as they are to stencil in some neon-pink lightning bolts. Owner Erika Harding values technical expertise as well as artistic expression—an attitude that's also shared by her team of seven hair stylists, an aesthetician, and two licensed massage therapists.
All visits begin with a consultation, during which staffers work with clients to determine their style goals. While colorists infuse hair with colors ranging from subtle to avant-garde, stylists perform custom cuts for men and women. In the spa, steady hands massage visages with an array of organic facials and PCA peels. The salon's creative atmosphere also extends to its in-house art gallery.
Stylist Sue transforms her clients looks with new hairstyles and treatments for men and women. After a face-framing cut, get a deep-conditioning treatment to infuse strands with moisture or a color treatment. Hot-towel scalp and facial stimulation treatments, meanwhile, leave clients soothed and ready for their next dreaded encounter with fresh air.
Dripping crystals, an intricate chandelier sheds light over a black-and-white floral-print couch in E Skincare & Wax Studio's waiting area. Art-deco supports arch to the ceiling above pink wallpaper, presaging the personalized, luxurious treatments guests enjoy farther inside. In addition to the studio's eponymous services, it offers such treatments as the M'lis body-contour wrap, which helps clients shed fat and detoxify. SofTap permanent makeup gently embellishes skin with long-lasting pigment, easing the burden of applying makeup each morning or always wearing a mask of yourself wearing makeup.
Aesthetician Susie Roman has been a local force in beauty for more than 30 years, providing Ventura County and Bakersfield with licensed health and beauty services including facials, waxes, massages, and mani-pedis. Roman’s comfortable spa and tanning salon specializes in skin-friendly packages, each accompanied by deep exfoliation and a steam treatment. After clients have been moisturized, deblemished, and completely plucked of feathers, their treatments wrap up with a soothing neck and shoulder massage.