The eponymous Monique of Monique's Skin Care Center has 30 years of experience in the beauty and health industry. She draws upon her hard-earned knowledge to lead a staff that offers a variety of skincare services such as facial treatments, waxing, and body wraps.
Located in a historic building in downtown Escondido with two floors and 11,000 square feet of space where romanesque white columns and archways, Renaissance paintings, and a sparkling chandelier invoke the parlor of an Italian palace. Relaxing music puts guests at ease as they sit in antique-style armchairs, awaiting custom facials, body treatments, and salon services performed with herbal and botanical products. Duos can de-stress together in the couples massage room, and a garden room allows humans to get the sun they need for their stalks to grow.
With the help of board-certified plastic surgeon Robert Kearney MD, FACS, All About Me Medical Day Spa offers an exhaustive list of body-bettering services, including skin care, aesthetic treatments, massage, and acupuncture. Needle-phobic face-saggers can invest in the epicuren facial ($120 for an hour), a seven-step process designed to snap stretched-out skin back into place and give it all the vigor of fresh laundry hung on Swiss telephone poles. The chronically fuzzy can mend matters with waxing services from eyebrow ($20) to lip ($15) to bikini ($35). Stress-ridden soul vessels can relax with a Swedish massage ($75 for 60 minutes) or stone therapy ($120 for 90 minutes). For acupuncture, try acupuncture. All About Me has sessions created specifically to help stop smoking habits ($60). According to the spa, two back-to-back treatments can help to reduce side effects from not puffing. Visit the website to view a comprehensive list of services.
In their six private design and pampering rooms, the hair benders of La'shus Hair Designs & Day Spas perform luxury salon treatments and skin-smoothing spa services, and present a toothsome menu of juice, café fare, and coffee drinks. Put upstart strands in place with a designer cut ($69+) and nibble a cookie ($4) into the profile of a favorite Cheers cast member. Transform tresses with an all-over permanent color ($89+), and put the remainder toward a facial ($85+) that seals its skin-revitalizing treatment with a personalized mask and moisturizer. A multivitamin body treatment ($125) helps to dissipate dark spots and reduce wrinkles, and renders the epidermis as smooth as the surface of a freshly poured fruit slush ($8–$10). Though this Groupon is only redeemable from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., La'shus Hair Design is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the convenience of sleep-walking salonistas.
Led by medical director Dr. Ariel Cortes, owner and founder Gita Izadi and the rest of the medical team at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center help people feel youthful and confident. Izadi opened the business in 2003 with that very goal in mind, drawing upon her more than 25 years of experience as a registered nurse. She started out with clinical services—ranging from Botox to advanced laser procedures—before adding an array of relaxing spa treatments to the lineup in 2009. Now, patients can schedule a fractional CO2 laser skin-resurfacing procedure to combat signs of aging and follow it up with a fragrant pumpkin-apple-spice facial or a soothing body scrub with mineral-rich sea salt.
The waiting area welcomes guests with a soft, pale-blue sofa next to an iridescent wall flanked by twin waterfalls. Patrons nosh on complimentary refreshments as they enjoy fragrant aromatherapy, while a centerpiece of elegant, white orchids provides a tasty snack for any visiting toucans.