WINK Eyelash's technicians are such pros, you're liable to fall asleep during the 60-90 minute service. While lying down with your eyes closed, the techs apply individual extensions one-by-one using a formaldehyde-free adhesive that never even makes contact with the skin. Once complete, lashes are longer, thicker, and darker, eliminating the need for mascara, and for many clients, any eye makeup or feathered monocles at all. WINK's technicians recommend touch-ups every couple of weeks, which is a good excuse to revisit the modern, clean salon, which is outfitted with heated pink beds and lime-green accent walls.
C’Siren Day Spa’s mother-daughter team treats troubled skin and tension-afflicted muscles with a cornucopia of sea-themed thalassotherapy services. Licensed massage therapist Torri Crider assuages corporeal aches and stress with a host of 10 different massages. Meanwhile, her daughter Shayna fights skin blight with facials and chemical peels that shower faces with natural, organic products from the sea. Translucent curtains allow natural sunlight to bathe the interior of the spa, whose bamboo-laden décor provides convenient raft material should the ocean inconveniently show up during a massage.
Helmed by board-certified specialists, Facial Aesthetic Concepts was recently recognized as the Best Place for a Nip and Tuck in the Orange County Register's 2010 Best Of Orange County and enacts glowing dermises with a variety of services. Fit for any skin type, the seasonal signature facial fortifies human fabrics with a blend of deep pore cleansing, steam, exfoliation, and gentle-cycle hydration. Meanwhile, the ultimate one-hour chemical peel exorcises the specters of dead surface cells to help halt acne, rosacea, stage productions of Casper, and sun damage. Safe and effective laser systems penetrate the cheeks in the full-frame photofacial (IPL), which works to stimulate collagen production, mend broken capillaries, and minimize hyperpigmentation.
Massage Therapy Works' staff of trained professionals rejuvenates bodies with a bevy of soothing massage techniques. Clients can shed discordant tensions as a massage maestro conducts a full-body concerto by kneading muscles and deep tissues in the stressed orchestra pits of the body. The 30-minute therapeutic massage works to soothe aches and pains, restoring bodies to a child-like state of relaxation reminiscent of their days in footie pajamas. With each purchase, customers will also receive a club-card membership, which entitles members to future massages at club-card rates and instills a sense of belonging.
As Brenda Carbone’s arthritis became more and more severe, she had to make a choice: undergo surgery on her neck vertebrae or accept a life dependent on pain medications and sleeping pills. Luckily for Brenda, she discovered the whole-body vibration machine, capable of easing her pain—and helping her shed 30 pounds—without assistance from traditional medicine. Today, Brenda and her colleague, Kristy Carbone, help others find relief at her clinic, O2 Wellness.
O2 offers more than the whole-body vibration treatment, though. In the way of weight loss, they present solutions ranging from HCG, a belly-fat-burning peptite, to soothing sessions in the infrared sauna. They also render facial treatments to turn back the clock without the dire consequences of time travel, such as never meeting your ex-spouse. Beyond getting exteriors into shape, Brenda and staff also offer various options for pain relief.
Massage therapist Liz Post uses massage to improve both physical and mental health, drawing upon the healing techniques of chiropractic care, spa sessions, and sports medicine. She adjusts her treatments depending on customers' needs, offering deep, intense strokes for athletes detoxifying after a hard workout or light strokes to accommodate moms-to-be. In between appointments, she conducts sugaring sessions to remove unwanted hair, leaving skin as smooth as the bald little heads of every doll that ever got in her way.