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.
Waxing is among the most economical of non-permanent hair-removal treatments, allowing you to stay smooth but still compete in a playoff legbeard competition when the need arises. Reshape or separate Siamese brows ($15) or clear your upper lip and chin ($10 each) to clear a smooth surface for better novelty-moustache adhesion. Or just skip the specifics and get a full face of water-wicking skin. Migrate away from the mug and take care of overly insulated arms ($35) or a pair of leggy walking arms ($70). Prepare for beach season with a Brazilian ($45+) or its front-sided cousin, the stomach wax ($15+).
Selah Day Spa and Salon derives its name from a Hebrew word that translates to pause. It's an apt motto for the venue?"pauses" here can last up to 4.5 hours, or the length of the Pure Bliss package, which includes a massage, a European facial, a mani-pedi, and a session inside the infrared sauna.
Even though the package covers a wide array of treatments, it still leaves out many of the spa's offerings. Skincare services incorporate products from Pevonia and Bioelements to stave off signs of aging, and permanent makeup and eyelash extensions accentuate facial features. Additionally, waxing and spray tans prepare clients to hit the beach with confidence, even if they don't have pet shark to do their bidding.
Inside the salon portion, stylists trim and color hair or arrange it into wedding-ready updos. They also attempt to elongate and strengthen strands with laser hair therapy. Meanwhile, nail technicians, such as Han Nguyen, paint fingers and toes with vibrant butter London polishes, which are formaldehyde-free and a staple at Fashion Weeks around the world.
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.