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 20 branches around San Diego, each offering a slightly different assortment of tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and mechanical spa services.
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 and the need to wear a beekeeper suit to detract from a burn. 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 or tan crayons, and mechanical spa machines dispense relaxing red-light treatments, infrared-energy body wraps, and aqua massages.
With the latest tanning systems and unparalleled personal service, award-winning Urban Sun delivers the ultimate tanning experience. Since opening in 2003, Urban Sun has been named a Top 250 Tanning Salon in America and was voted the Best Tanning Salon in San Diego.
Though wrapping something is usually supposed to keep it contained, the treatments at Segue Body Wraps are meant to force toxins and water weight out. Since 2005, the center’s technicians have accomplished this effect by bandaging clients' midsection with a tightening booster. Once fully wrapped, clients are placed in an infrared heat blanket, which causes more sweating. This helps reduce cellulite and stretch marks while detoxifying the body. Segue Body Wraps also offers a number of other services, including facials, waxing, and custom make-up. The relaxing facial cleanses and exfoliates the skin before a hydration mask is applied, followed by toner and moisturizing sunscreen.
Browtique's experienced keratin technicians—some of whom maintain the million-dollar manes of celebrities—ably sculpt threads of all types in an inviting atmosphere. Enlist their sure-handed scissors in a haircut ($80–$100), each designed to leave heads artfully shorn and resistant to the fish hawk's latest nesting habits. Or, infuse new hues with a highlight treatment ($120+). Hair services typically last one to two hours, which is roughly the time it takes to whittle an orthopedic boot out of cedar wood.
The fearless tendril tamers at The Sculpture Salon are passionate about teaching manners to mischievous manes. Properly frame the paint-covered work of art that is your face with a basic haircut ($25+ for men, $35+ for women), or recast its natural hue with a dramatic coloring treatment ($60+ for single process, $110+ for double). Perms ($75+) lock locks into dizzying, springy coils, weaves ($90+) supplement natural fur growth, and updos ($55+) render mops ready to be whisked off for an elegant preprom taco feast.