Shellac Manicure in Southcrest

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Between working, working up an appetite, and working out, it can be hard for a busy person to work on their skin. That’s why Girl on the Go! Night Spa stays open until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, offering beauty services that cater to the packed schedules of nine-to-fivers, students, and London Guards prone to acne. The unique, one-on-one appointment system ensures each client commands the entire spa to themselves, soaking in the peace and quiet as skin luxuriates in hydrating facials and antioxidant-rich body treatments. Despite its feminine moniker, the spa also tailors skin treatments and waxing sessions to suit the needs of guys on the go, and its reliance on organic products from Epicuren, Ilike Organic, Yonka, and Lucrece keeps services accessible to eco-conscious complexions.

830 25th St
San Diego,
CA
US

When it comes to beauty treatments, O'Leisure Hair Design does a little bit of everything. Licensed stylists here use AG Hair Products and perform chic haircuts and keratin smoothing treatments, and spa treatments such as hair removal, eyelash extensions, and nail services are also available. You can get even eyebrows with a threading session, too, or renew your skin and up your pH levels with an ultra-hydrating facial. There are private spa rooms for all waxing, massages, and facials.

1727 Sweetwater Rd
National City,
CA
US

When it comes to beauty, Ultimate Lash and Brow sets out to succeed where others have failed. Certified eyelash extension technicians free clients of mascara's clumping, smudging, and running issues by granting them with a full fan of dark, dramatic, and semi-permanent extensions instead. To turn back the clock on disastrous eyebrow waxing appointments, aesthetician Christiane Gendrey calls on her experience beautifying celebrities to carefully tweeze brows back into shape, sometimes even devising a comprehensive monthly regimen to grow back missing hairs. And the studio's facial services don't pull any punches—rather than using the ineffective techniques of so-called pampering facials, the experts target stubborn skin problems and treat faces to deep exfoliation, helping bring back a healthy rate of cell turnover and create a softer, more even complexion.

720 11th Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US

V2 Nail Bar Salon's nail-polishing services clip, buff, and shine keratinous appendage-enders with professional flair. Gift grippers with a spa manicure and a therapeutic anti-aging hand treatment with cleansing, exfoliation, cuticle shaping, and hand massage to complement the nail-shaping service. While mitten-fillers are mollycoddled, paws are pampered with a spa pedicure—a gentle, thorough exfoliation with a robust Dead Sea salt-butter unguent that soothes sandpapery soles and scours away dead skin, an essential oil soak, and a nail trimming for the southernmost phalanges.

900 F St
San Diego,
CA
US

Soft light pours into French Twist Salon, where brown pebbled-leather chairs, gilded mirrors, and exposed pipes lend an old-timey feel. But while the decor harks back to another era, the treatments and cache of hair products remain decidedly current. Owner Carole guides her team of stylists as they steal away frizz with Brazilian blowouts and glossing treatments or add color and dimension with highlights. Elsewhere in the salon, stylists perform waxing services and enhance features with makeup applications or three different kinds of eyelash extensions—day, night, or 24 hours of daylight. Carole doubles as a seasoned manicurist who delivers long-lasting shine with Shellac gel polish.

320 K St
San Diego,
CA
US

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.

946 5th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US