Complexions Day Spa whisks clients into relaxation within its luxurious environs. Catering to private parties, showers, and girls' nights out as well as individuals, the intimate, full-service day spa offers most types of beauty treatments under the sun. The service menu catalogs diverse options; aestheticians and therapists not only treat guests with standard spa fair such as facials, massages, and waxing but they also cut hair, apply makeup, and polish nails with other well-polished nails. During the summer, the team moves over to the upscale Atrium Hotel in Irvine. This allows the staff to take advantage of the property's various amenities, including cabanas, pool-side massages, and space for couples treatments.
Mattie Gordon's beauty career stretches more than 32 years. In that time, he's done much more than just make his hair clients happy. A master stylist, Mattie's eye for trends and his passionate creativity have earned him the attention of Vogue and Cosmo Girl magazines, not to mention personal-stylist work with Goldie Hawn and Stevie Nicks. At his salon, sun-drenched windows let in a bit of nature, lending soothing views as hair undergoes coloring, extensions, or corrective treatments if it's going through its ornary teenage years. Mattie's talents don't just stop at hair, either. His eye for detail extends into wardrobe design and makeup application, which he's done for theater, TV, and films.
Sugaring—the Egyptians have been doing it since 1900 BC. The hair-removal method uses a material made from sugar, lemon juice, and water that, when applied, doesn’t stick to skin cells, taking only hair with it when removed. At Sugaring Studio, the expertly trained staff understands the benefits of using their organic-skincare lineup. Sugaring Studio also offers lash extensions for those wanting to add a little something to the top.
Janice Hofstee at Skin Sensations helps free skin from signs of aging, acne, and uneven color with an array of peels and skincare treatments. Medical-grade microdermabrasions with LED light therapy rid skin of dead cells and gently exfoliate the face, and various peels treat skin with active enzymes and vitamins C and A.
At Cheta Chiropractic & Day Spa, staffers with at least 10 years of experience each pair holistic pampering with the benefits of chiropractic treatment. Their menu tackles beauty standbys such as nail, facial, massage, and waxing services, but veers into territory often untapped by spas with treatments inspired by ancient healing techniques. Therapists ensnare tranquility better than an aromatherapy oil miner with cupping, a Chinese method wherein jars of bamboo or glass safely suction to backs via the heat of ignited contents. Meanwhile, patrons tip in teeters during inversion therapy, a technique that harnesses gravity to realign spines and ease muscles and nerve pressure.
Serenity pours from every corner of the space, which flaunts a scarlet waiting area with cushioned wicker chairs and bright lighting. As a tribute to the mythical Emery Board Forest, the silhouette of a barren tree backs the pedicure room's plush black chairs, and an ornate chandelier sheds light on nearby doting.