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.
A bronze Buddha statue greets guests at the entrance of Costa La Jolla Nails, setting a serene scene for those indulging in nail services within the salon’s airy confines. Plush, cream-colored chairs seat pedicure patrons as they dip toes or stiff leather boots into a footbath, playing host to a variety of pedicure treatments that can be enhanced with exfoliating sea-salt scrubs and cooling masks to fully de-stress soles. The salon’s row of treatment tables comes dressed in orchids and outfitted with a resident nail artist, who can dress up hands with pampering polishings or artificial nail enhancements. Clients can upgrade manicures with a CND Shellac polish that coats talons in a long-lasting blend that deflects manicure-marring imperfections such as chips, smudges, and stamped expiration dates. In addition to pampering digits, the in-house aestheticians depilate fuzz from faces and bodies with waxing treatments and clear and smooth complexions in full or express facials.
The salty smell of the ocean, the cool breeze off the Pacific, and the sun's warm rays touching your skin. You can experience all of these at Belle La Vie Spa—and that's before you even walk in the door. Located in San Diego, Belle La Vie might be considered an oasis if it weren't surrounded by such natural beauty. Still, clients may feel as if they've been swept away into a different world entirely thanks to aestheticians and hair stylists who dote on them at every turn. Aside from traditional hair, body, and nail treatments, Belle La Vie specializes in microdermabrasion facials that gently exfoliate skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
With private, open-air massage-therapy areas and treatments featuring the essences of locally grown plants, The Spa at Estancia La Jolla complements the outdoor-oriented ambiance of the hacienda-style resort. The resort is set on nearly 10 acres of carefully landscaped botanical gardens, with native plants and a heated outdoor pool where spa guests relax on padded chaises longues. Nature finds its way inside as well, via a eucalyptus-infused steam room and massages enhanced by organic lavender and rosemary.
In 2012, the day spa earned recognition from readers of the La Jolla Village News and the La Jolla Light. Specials such as Tapas Thursdays and the invigorating midday Empowerment Lunch allow patrons to sample the award-winning facials, massages, manicures, and pedicures.
Often armed with products from AG Hair and Marrakesh, Ingrid Hernandez expands on cutting and coloring by specializing in hair extensions. She hails from Los Angeles, where style reigns supreme, and she has done her part to keep her clients' hair looking fresh and modern. Within Salon Sol's cozy confines––whose dark, hardwood floors contrast with beige styling stations and black-leather salon chairs––Ingrid continues to cultivate new looks with treatments such as Brazilian blowouts.
Salon Sol's stylists, technicians, and aestheticians pamper customers with a variety of salon and spa services. Deft hands snip away excess hair in women's and men's haircuts, with available services such as extensions, styles, color treatments, and straightening. Waxing services remove unwanted body hair, and facial treatments and nail services tend to faces, fingers, and toes.