Seasoned, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Sarosy helms the team of certified technicians at San Diego Body Contouring and its sister location, the Vein and Liposculpture Center in Temecula. Drawing from years of experience that earned him a membership to the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sarosy wields state-of-the-art laser technology to help lift visages, oust excess fat, and erase unwanted tattoos and body hair. He can also forge svelte physiques with comprehensive mommy makeovers, designed to restore new mothers' post-pregnancy bodies to the state they were in before babies filled them with gaudy futons. Spider-vein therapy and skincare treatments such as microdermabrasion and Botox round out the center's slate of aesthetic services.
The experienced stylists at Inga Bezio salon pull from a menu of salon services to refine, shape, and color hair. During haircuts, follicle technicians wield Bumble and bumble products to remove scalp pollution and condition couch-potato locks. Scissors then navigate through strands to snip split ends and rogue dust mops, before a blow-dry and style sets hair in the desired ’do. Head-turners can opt to add a punch of color or perform TKOs with partial or full highlights, both courtesy of Joico products.
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.
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.
With 30 years of experience under her belt, Michelle Impelluso likes to create both classic and progressive, modern hairstyles, using clients' input to guide her scissors. To achieve that end, she uses Kerastase products and Shiney conditioning color, imported from Italy, as well as highlights and colors that infuse every lock of hair with a dash of vibrancy. Gloss the Salon’s storefront likewise reflects Impelluso's artistic vision and playful spirit. Located in downtown Little Italy amidst a row of funky cottage-style shops, the salon is a blend of classic and modern: there are hanging chandeliers, Zen sculptures, and cast iron furnishings, giving Gloss a comfortable and cutting-edge vibe.