The cuticle shapers at Costa Verde Nails coddle hands and feet during manicure and pedicure treatments with warm towels, light massage, and kaleidoscopic ensembles from a rainbow of polish and Shellac colors. While lounging in the comfort of a cream-colored treatment chair, guests can pluck potato slices from the environs' scalloped upholstery, which is joined by sheer drapes and inset lighting.
The aestheticians at Mariya’s European Skin Care know that no two faces are the same. Their services menu customizes facial treatments for women, men, teens, and complexions combating acne or aging. Waxing treatments paves smooth, supple skin over errant hair; and threading provides a natural hair-removal alternative for those averse to waxing, tweezing, or Bunsen burning. For weddings or special occasions, make-up applications accentuate the cut of the cheekbone and the jewel of the eye. And for each client and each service, the aestheticians navigate their stock of products by Christina, Jadience, and Epicuren to choose the optimum formulation.
Deniez Surofchy has spent the last eight years solving all of her clients’ hair-related problems, including overgrown locks, dull hair color, and stubborn frizz. She offers a diverse array of services, from ombre color and hair extensions to facial threading and makeup application. And the clientele she works with is just as diverse, as she speaks Farsi, Turkish, and Azeri along with English. When not crafting new hairstyles, she teaches professionals-in-training how to cut and color properly at the Paul Mitchell school.
Dr. Scott Ricke, the medical director of The Institute for Aesthetic Medicine believes a beautiful appearance can be attained through noninvasive, surgery-free techniques that leave patients rejuvenated with minimal downtime. His laser and radio-frequency treatments tighten skin and cosmetic injectables reduce facial wrinkles. Susie, the aesthetician on staff, performs similarly noninvasive skincare services, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and ultrasonic pore cleansing.
Azalea Salon and Spa offers hair services such as shampoo, cut and style, Brazilian blowout, Keratin Complex, hair coloring, hair waving and relaxation treatments. They also offer threading with Mona, who has ten years of experience. Their onboard team of stylists and estheticians can provide waxing and brow tinting services as well. Spa packages include manicures, pedicures, facials and even a light lunch. With packages perfect for bridal parties and gift certificates available, Azalea Salon and Spa is the perfect gift for a bride or busy woman who needs a little bit (or a lot) of pampering after a stressful day.
"Comfort" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you're thinking about a Brazilian wax, but Brazilia Skin Care is trying to change that. At five locations throughout San Diego, the day spa's all-female staff waxes almost every body part, always with gentleness as their foremost goal. Customers choose between European hard wax or cream-based strip wax, both of which were developed for sensitive skin. The stores also sell aftercare products that prevent ingrown hairs and irritation.
In addition to waxing, the team performs facials, peels, and massages. They even have three ways to change up your eyebrows that don't involve drawing a third brow on your forehead: threading, tinting, and tweezing. And though the atmosphere certainly caters to women?the website tells working moms to "bring your baby"?Brazilia has an entire menu of men's services, including chest waxes and facials that help with the side-effects of shaving.