Bazilia offers a wide variety of waxing options including the popular Brazilian wax ($45), which quickly suits up sunbathers for swimsuit season. Reshape or separate Siamese brows ($18) or clear your upper lip and chin ($15 each) to prepare a smooth surface for better novelty-moustache adhesion. Or just skip the specifics and get a full face of water-wicking skin ($40). Migrate away from the mug and take care of gnarly arms ($35) or pair of leggy walking arms ($60). See a full list of long-lasting waxing services here.
Located in a small complex on the corner of Nobel and Lebon Drive in University City, Miraya’s European Skin Care has been serving the skin care needs of a fiercely loyal clientele for more than fifteen years. Miraya services both men and women, specializing in treatment for acne-prone skin, facials, waxing and threading, as well as anti-aging treatments and stress-reducing therapy massages. The staff subscribes to a basic principle that every client’s needs and conditions are different, and that the treatment should follow suit in adapting to these variables. The space here is small but clean and welcoming, and Miraya creates a comfortable atmosphere for her clients to relax during their treatment.
The aestheticians at Empress Nails pamper extremities and fashion sparkling nails with expert mani-pedis. Soft music wafts through the salon as complimentary beverages make customers feel at home and break out into choruses of “Let’s All Go Out to the Lobby.” All services pamper clients with expert nail shaping and cuticle trimming to prepare finger- and toe-palettes for polish, which aestheticians apply in the color of the client's choice. In preparation for the long-lasting no-chip manicure, clients choose from Axxium by OPI, Shellac by CND, or Gelish by Hand and Nail Harmony polishes. No-chip manicures begin with a soothing hand soak and a tension-melting massage. During the signature pedicure, feet unwind in a warm footbath and say goodbye to rough, dry skin with a sea-salt scrub. A cooling mask relieves parched tootsies, and experienced hands massage them into blissful repose with nourishing moisturizers. Spa mani-pedis soothe hands and feet with a warm soak, a moisture-infusing massage, and the promise that newer humans are not born with an upgrade to 22 digits.
Every appointment at Dario Salon and Spa begins with an optional complementary consultation on possible haircuts and techniques that can balance and enhance an overall look, which may also include color suggestions to match complexion. Columbian-born owner Dario Enemocon is a master stylist and colorist who worked in New York before opening this sunny La Jolla Salon. Now, he doubles as a bridal expert working with a select cadre of stylists to design a synergy between the wedding gown, flowers and event location. But don’t worry, Enemocon and his staff, despite television appearances and plenty of local buzz, will still take care of your haircare and salon needs, including Keratin treatments and other techniques to make you look as vibrant as ever.
Only when wax reaches a low, comfortable temperature does it get anywhere near legs, bikini areas, or faces at Wax Me Boutique. That’s just one of the ways aestheticians take some of the pain and irritation out of waxing sessions. They also use hard and soft wax made from natural ingredients, including aloe vera or pine tree resin, which pulls hair by the root while leaving behind a smooth, nonsticky finish. When not removing unwanted hair, the aestheticians dollop faces with PCA Skin products during facials and peels.
Brow Lounge's skin-smoothers use organic and high-end waxes to clear men's and women's bodies of hair, customizing their approaches to suit skin of varying sensitivity. In extensive depilation services, staff transform Grouch Marx brows into artfully arched eye awnings ($15), mow upper-lip lawns ($9), or bulldoze underbrush with a Brazilian ($60). Man-hair can be cleared from backs ($40+), chests ($40+), and stomachs ($10) to reveal once-obscured tattoos of obsolete Southeast Asian countries. Inside Brow Lounge, chandeliers cast warm light over newly hairless patrons and shelves stocked with face-enhancing makeup. Groupon-holders get 10% off such mineral-based items as liquid foundations ($28–40), pressed foundation powder ($30), and bronzers ($16–$39).