At Hospitality Medical Aesthetics, owners Maria and Cheri Sanchez lead a team that strives to marry in-office treatments?including noninvasive laser therapies, cosmetic injections, medically supervised weight loss, and levitation therapies?with at-home care regimens. By skillfully using products ranging from Obagi Medical to SkinCeuticals, the aesthetics crew claimed the 2013 Best Facial Runner-Up award on CityVoter.
Following complimentary consultations, the team at Evans & Co. Salon transforms hairstyles with precise color treatments, using a variety of quality products including Pureology, Redken, Bare Escentuals, and Unite. Though they specialize in color, the team also offers special-occasion styling and blowouts.
International Day Spa has been supplying Redlands-area pamperistas with relaxing and beautifying treatments for more than 21 years. In the Massage à Trois service, couples take turns receiving one-hour Swedish/American massages. The partner not currently receiving the massage is encouraged to participate with the therapist, learning techniques that can be used at home or at stressful youth soccer games. After both partners have received their massage, couples are invited to relax in the Turkish steam room, attacking their already weakened stress levels with an assault of vapors and withering criticism. Solo spa goers can opt instead to partake of the spa’s other services, including hot-stone massage ($95+), facials (generally $45–$235), and hydrotherapy services, such as aromatherapy body buffing or salt glow with a relaxing Vichy shower ($55).
Spa days are meant to be relaxing retreats, but often focus more on beauty services than actual relaxation. The Kinetic Mind Body Wellness Center offers an alternative, what owner Stephanie Carper-Smith calls a Wellness Day.
Staffers encourage each person to kick off their Wellness Day by admiring the visual beauty of the center, including the fine art that bedecks the walls. While guests reflect, the staff plies them with glasses of water or hot cups of tea sweetened with organic honey or agave.
These may include everything from a relaxing massage and acupuncture to a structured fitness class, such as yoga. Full-spectrum infrared saunas can help clients by elevating core temperatures, lowering blood pressure, and even jump-starting the metabolic processes that contribute to weight loss. The center also provides nutritional therapy and holistic health coaching, a gentle form of guidance that doesn't involve anybody in shorts blowing whistles and shouting, "Get healthier, son!"
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Therapeutic massage
Brands Used: We focus on organic and all-natural products.
With mastery of five massage modalities, it's a good thing licensed massage therapist Alanna doesn't make her clients pick just one. Instead, during each of her massages, she blends in elements of every style, customizing sessions in accordance with what clients need. So if a client opts for a Swedish massage, he or she may also feel some deep-tissue pressure during the session as Alanna's hands roll over muscle knots or especially tense areas.
Monique Aguirre has her mother to thank for her career. It was while watching her mother style hair that Monique heard a calling to follow in her mother’s footsteps. After graduating from RCC Cosmetology School, she did just that, opening Couture Salon. She and her staff not only cut, color, and style hair; their services also include Brazilian blowouts and waxing.