Next Level Skin Care takes eyelash extensions so seriously that the only application method the center uses is also one of the only patented methods in the United States. During applications, licensed medical aesthetician Candace King layers synthetic-natural hair hybrids onto the lids of both male and female clients. To get the treatment just right, she found guidance under Lôngmi Lashes creator Daniel Dinh, who trained King and certified her to apply his lashes at Next Level Skin Care.
King also customizes beauty treatments using a combination of advanced medical, therapeutic, and organic techniques. Her clinical facial includes an enzyme and resurfacing treatment that helps treat acne, aging skin, and hyperpigmentation, and her organic facial peel uses plant and fruit extracts to nourish skin. She also offers an eye rescue add-on treatment, during which freeze-dried collagen helps firm skin and reduce puffiness. To complement beautifying services, the boutique also sells mineral makeup, clothing, and feather hair extensions.
The eyes are the feature that many women spend the most time applying makeup to each morning. From selecting the shades of shadow that will make eyes wider and brighter to applying the liner and mascara that will add a mysterious depth to every gaze. All this work takes up valuable time in the morning, and that’s where the aestheticians at Lash Impression come in. Their training in the individual application of lash extensions allows them to free up their clients’ morning schedules by creating longer, thicker lashes without the use of makeup that can last six to eight weeks. The team only uses genuine, cruelty free mink eyelashes. These ultra soft lashes can be added in the clients’ choice of four levels of lash density that deliver drama ranging from flirtatious to bombshell. Even the salon’s décor inspires a feeling of lush femininity, with itsstriped walls and light gleaming from the chandelier helping clients feel elegant as they flip through magazines and wait for their appointment.
The newly renovated Spa Kingston, formerly known as Lush spa, offers a fresh approach to the spa experience in San Diego. Owner and lead aesthetician Renee started her career like many others in the spa business: after graduating from the Douglas J Aveda Institute, she earned her license and got a skincare job in a high-traffic spa. But eventually, she longed for a new challenge. Wanting to learn the medical side of the beauty world, Maloney went to work for a plastic surgeon and became certified in a list of aesthetic medical treatments as long as the instructions for building a spaceship. With her new knowledge of IPL photofacials, peels, and laser hair removal, Maloney opened up her own business and never looked back. Each day, Maloney and her team of trained aestheticians combine the power of medical-grade treatments with the luxurious and relaxing elements of a top spa?including facials and waxing?to give clients warm and professional experiences that meets all their needs.
Janusz Stanisz maintains a strict policy with his stylists: No Attitude Allowed. So unlike your typical salon, Hair Studio Janusz hosts no cat fights, no flame wars, no pudding throwing?so clients can come in, even on Sundays, to escape the perpetual stress of normal life. In his chic space with modern monochromatic tile and streamlined red salon chairs, Janusz's team performs trend-savvy cuts, colors, and texturizing treatments with only the highest-quality products. Staff colorists dunk their dye brushes into Framesi?s color line, which comes infused with the rich antioxidants of grape stem-cell extract to protect hair from the sun?s harsh rays while adding bold tints to hair. Color creams and Framesi IDentity keratin treatments set underneath the heated gusts of a retro, red hair-dryer chair, which fuses treatments to hair to reveal a dramatic new look without conducting a casting call for the other half of a drama mask.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
The Eco Chateau team seeks to help the masses at their spa, which fuses luxury and wellness. There, professionals combine modern therapies with ancient spa rituals to unclog stress channels and promote healing. Detox treatments such as juice cleanses, infrared-sauna sessions, and the cheekily named Chanel No. 2 colon hydrotherapy free bodies from invasive toxins and environmental stressors. Massage therapists tame unruly muscles with different massage modalities, including Basalt Stone Therapy Massage, which uses aromatic oils and heated stones to ease deep aches and pains, or Heavenly Massage, which uses long and flowing strokes to soothe and relax. They also offer 10 variations of organic facials and waxing that rids faces of unwanted hair or shapes eyebrows into re-creations of Charlie Chaplin?s mustache.