Dubbed the “pale skin fighters,” Sunless Revolution’s tanning technicians bronze their clients through UV-free methods performed in their industrial-style salon or on the road. With top automated misting booths such as Mystic HD and VersaSpa, customers can stop in for quick self-service tans that offer perks such as a pH-balancing spray. Alternatively, airbrush tans applied by hand give human canvases a custom glow.
Set between a tattoo parlor and a Subway sandwich shop, 999 nails is an urban gem in an unlikely location. It is situated near Horton Plaza, ideal for those who find themselves shopping downtown. The narrow storefront offers a full menu of nail services, men’s and women’s haircuts, eyebrow trimming and massage. Massage chairs are available for pedicures and come with a complementary foot massage, providing a relaxing appearance that also makes customers look and feel good. The no-nonsense salon leaves the fluff for other establishments and serves all. Open seven days a week, appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.
Since opening its doors, LaserAway has accumulated 18 California locations and the patronage of celebrities such as the Kardashian clan. At different settings, the clinic's state-of-the-art lasers can treat signs of sun damage, tattoos, body hair, and glued-on glam-rock wigs with comfort and efficiency. The clinic's medical professionals are all fully licensed to administer laser pulses, and fully glad to educate clients on the intricacies of skincare.
Jeanne-Michelle Skin Care & Studio ensures its clients feel beautiful from head to toe. Starting at the top, facials and microdermabrasion treatments clear dirt and debris from the pores to keep skin looking clean and youthful. Waxing treatments remove unwanted hair from limbs and torsos and spray tanning leaves skin with an even glow. Jeanne-Michelle Skin Care & Studio also caters to groups with bridal services and pamper parties, during which friends bond over facials and debate which Supreme Court justice would win a nine-way wrestling match.
At Eye Candy, extensions make eyelashes so voluminous, they may need to be brushed. These extensions can be applied in different configurations, depending on whether the client wants to open the eyes up or to trade their mascara tubes for full-on fringe. Extensions are never applied directly to skin or in more than a one-to-one extension-to-natural lash ratio. In-house stylists further beautify clients with facials and peels.
HighBrow Beauty’s minimalist and modern décor mirrors the staff’s approach to beauty. This approach is rooted in simplicity; facials utilize all-natural products, while waxing and sugaring make skin smooth and sleek, like the high-resolution display of a freshly sandpapered TV monitor. HighBrow's waxing prowess wowed enough clients to earn it a place among San Diego A-List's 2013 "Best Waxing" finalists.