With its retro-patterned hand painted walls, exposed bulb fixtures, and vibrant color palette, Dick and Jane Waxing Salon exudes a chic, vintage vibe. That classic look, however, is a sharp contrast to the modern waxing treatments the salon's skincare specialists dole out to both men and women. And the hair removal techniques aren't old fashioned either––to imbue both sexes with soft skin, staff select sugar-based, water soluble waxes. That said, all of Dick and Jane's waxes are gentle enough to be used to extract hair from the entire body, including brows, backs, and bums.
Pearls, crystal chandeliers, and white roses grace the country-chic interior of The Sanctuary Day Spa, once a 1950s cottage. But as attention grabbing as these embellishments are, it is the lack of patronage that is more noticeable. To make each guest feel like a VIP member, owner Tracy Duhs and her team only schedule one client at a time. This approach, coupled with cups of hand-blended organic tea, has earned the private spa high praise from local and national press. DiscoveredSD.com, for example, gave high marks to the spa’s ultimate facial, which blends vacuum massage, microdermabrasion, and red-light therapy with fragrant skincare products. Numerous publications have raved about the spa's Synergie vacuum-massage treatment, which can reduce cellulite as it detoxifies the body.
The spa space is also packed with high-end products, from herbal-infused Jadience creams, used during customized massages, to Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, used to cover imperfections and age spots that relay one’s true birth date in Morse code. Clients are also invited to browse a collection of Arcona, Enessa, Bella Luxx, and Fenton Fallon products, which Tracy handpicks from around the world.
Today's Groupon prettifies any part—big or small, tall or short, blond or brunette, rhombazoid or trapus—at Haute Spa, an upscale salon and skincare spa in the Shelter Island area of Point Loma. For $35, you get $85 toward any relaxing, beautifying service.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Veteran stylist Kathy Watts cuts and colors hair at Shannel & Company, a stylish salon that offers haircare and nailcare. Kathy specializes in natural-looking hair color and highlights, which add dimension to single-toned strands, but she also has practice in more adventurous colors, such as blues, purples, and yellows.
OB Waves Salon opened in 2013, complete with a wavy wall to reflect its name. The wall serves as a backdrop for the beachy salon's hair services, which include stylish cuts, bold dip-dyed tips, eye-catching highlights, and Brazilian blowouts.