The trained technicians at Absolute Beauty revitalize facescapes with artfully applied facial procedures utilizing sophisticated technologies. Microcurrent facials fight off fine lines with safe electrical impulses, tapping out orders to muscles in Morse code to firm up and increase the production of collagen, temporarily tightening the face after one treatment and building muscle memory after several more. Ultrasound facials shiver off dead cells with an exfoliating high-tech hum, ultimately opening up skin for rejuvenating hydration and moisturizing. In addition to treating faces to space-age pampering, Absolute Beauty supplements epidermal diets with vitamin C enzyme applications in every treatment.
The Refuge's resident rejuvenator, Stephanie can cleanse and massage weary flesh-emoticons with thorough skin-polishing facials. For a treatment tailored to your skincare desires, the Refuge Signature Facial ($70) combines deep cleansing, exfoliation, possible extractions, and a stress-melting neck and shoulder massage. The Clear Complexion treatment ($75) delivers a one-two punch of deep enzymatic action and fruit acids topped with a snazzy anti-bacterial mask, transforming your face into a polished mirror that causes beautiful headaches if you try to look at it in a real mirror. Even dudes can look less like island castaways with the dapper-making GQ Men's Facial ($60), which double-cleanses, exfoliates, extracts (if needed), massages, and moisturizes sir-skin. In the process, evict dead, unwanted skin from your pores' apartment complex by adding a microdermabrasion ($25) to any facial.
Fashion trends are always evolving. That's why the dedicated stylists of The Parlor Salon undergo extensive additional training with top design houses such as Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, and Wella to keep their skills sharp and their repertoire diverse enough to meet the styling needs of any client. The salon harnesses Bumble and bumble products to keep hair smooth when styling it into a new ‘do or to recall fond styling-chair memories during complimentary bang trims between appointments. Many of the stylists bear training in cutting-edge treatments, such as Liscio Japanese retexturing and Platinum Seamless hair extensions, which use high-quality Remy cuticle hair to create faultless extensions that are undetectable to the eye, the touch, and the carnival's "Hair must be this long to ride" signs. Whether clients come in for a quick wax or a full day of styling, coloring, and makeup services, they're free to savor a bevy of complimentary refreshments.
With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
In Gloss Salon, local art adds a touch of creative inspiration to the space’s chic, slate-gray walls. Amid the paintings, Tara Kienbaum draws from her 10 years of skincare experience to swiftly lift clients' unwanted fuzz with European wax, prepping them for swimsuit season and the summer of streakin'. Tara's fellow staffers, meanwhile, put their continuous education to use as they concoct on-trend cuts and imbue locks with even color or dimension-bending highlights. While they focus on salon and skincare services, the Gloss Salon also strives to improve the community by donating 10% of all product sales to local nonprofits and charities.
With plush carpeting, decorative wall hangings, and cozy treatment rooms, Real Beauty by Parisa feels more like a welcoming home than a spa. And that's just the way owner Parisa Zandi wants it. Here, she treats her clients to personable, private services that enhance looks while setting clients at ease. She evicts unwanted hair with waxing appointments, shrinks pores and zaps fine lines with microdermabrasions, and bronzes skin with spray tans that don't leave orange streaks behind. She also wields products from IMAGE skincare, which include ingredients that decrease signs of aging such as wrinkles.