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.
Qticles is a San Diego mani-pedi hotspot that reflects the spirit of its Pacific Beach neighborhood. Festive colors of bright orange, deep purple and banana yellow set the tone of this bustling beauty boutique, where clients chatter away and music plays. Refreshing services and pampering mini spa treatments make up the beauty menu, from Brazilian waxes and icy cool peppermint pedicures to paraffin hand softeners and detailed manicures. Facials include a lavender soother or fruit enzyme refresher for glowing skin, and all pedicures come with a relaxing massage. Female gatherings and bridal parties flock to Qticles for group pampering sessions, complete with complimentary drinks and snacks.
Within a cozy, sunlit spa decorated with colorful abstract art, Bella Brazil pampers its patrons with a robust menu of waxing, facial, and sunless-tanning services. Inside the private treatment rooms aestheticians remove unwanted hair from sensitive areas such as the eyebrows, bikini line, and spirit animal. Skincare specialties include an indulgent European-style facial that cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes visages, and wrinkle-lift treatments that banish crows’-feet back to their telephone wires. Bella Brazil's five-minute sunless tanning uses an airbrush to gild skin in a customized hue that can last as long as one week.
Like a restaurant uniting different cuisines to find the best blends of flavor, Renew Integrative Health Center combines Western and alternative medicines to develop treatment plans for each patient that can meet all of their needs. Patients can choose the type of doctor that most closely reflects their own thoughts about health, and that doctor then collaborates with the rest of the Renew team. Together, they aim to help patients achieve and sustain optimal health, applying the diverse skill set they collectively possess: naturopathy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy, counseling, massage, and more. Lifestyle change receives particular emphasis, taking the form of weight loss, anti-aging treatments, or getting patients to stop eating their stress balls.
Kate Brodsky has been shortening beauty routines for more than 20 years. Armed with state-of-the-art equipment, she negates shaving and plucking rituals by zapping unwanted hair with electric currents—a method she feels yields more permanent results than lasers. Kate also accentuates lips, brows, and eyes with permanent makeup and removes dead skin cells with european facials.
Located inside Upper Level Spa, Azure Dee Sugaring and Skincare is a destination for those seeking soft, glowing skin free of blemishes and hair. The spot's aestheticians craft customized facials with ingredients such as pomegranate, yam extract, and pumpkin enzyme to maximize the skin's natural beauty. Natural ingredients are also behind sugaring treatments, which lift away unwanted hair with a water-soluble paste made from sugar, water, and lemon, and are gentle enough for sensitive skin.