IKON Aveda Salon & Day Spa is an Aveda concept salon with three locations. Though each one has its own unique slate of services, the overall mission is unified?to cultivate stylish, modern looks for its clients and create a welcoming atmosphere. At the Menifee location, master stylists cut, color, and texturize hair, while skin care specialists conduct botanical resurfacing treatments?alternatives to microdermabrasions?that use tourmaline gemstone to gently reduce fine lines and the tiny acrobats who walk them. The Santa Ana and Tustin locations also offer haircuts and hair treatments, as well as a selection of makeup, lash, and skincare services.
Serene Day Spa's skincare specialists use a combination of physician-strength Laboratories products and customized treatments to coax the healthiest and brightest tones from their clients' skin. Their treatments incorporate both nourishing and pampering elements. For example, the Serene Signature Facial includes a deep cleaning, masque application, extractions, and a heated hand massage to induce relaxation and make the complexion glow. They also tend to the rest of the body with the Parafango Treatment, during which they wrap you with mud and a thermal blanket to relieve muscle soreness and convince earthworms that you're their new king.
Since 1983, the American Institute of Massage Therapy's instructors have been molding the minds and techniques of students, enrolling them with low-cost tuition and high post-completion employment rates, and sending them out into the world with a deeper understanding of the body and how to keep it healthy. That's not all they use their hands for, though; instructors and students practice their profession upon visitors to the massage center. This provides hands-on experience for blossoming practitioners while keeping the citizens relaxed so they don't worry about all those flying saucers.
Located within Cartel Salon and Spa, Moonstone Massage Therapy pulls together an array of relaxation techniques to destress clients. Custom-blended Aura Cacia essential oils pave the way for long, fluid strokes in the Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone modality, all of which help boost circulation while reducing tension. These sessions turn luxurious during Lavender Bliss or relaxation packages, in which therapists dote on feet with lavender foot masks or tingly peppermint foot massages.
Celebrity aesthetician Leaine Dehmer describes herself as a “skin behaviorist.” Whether crafting her own professional line of skincare products or tending to clients with massages, facials, skin peels, or body exfoliations, she seems to intuitively know the components of a healthy, radiant complexion. You don’t have to take her word for it, though; Leaine’s reputation recently received a boost when her services were included in each of the celebrity swag bags handed out at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Regardless of their box-office draw, guests from all walks of life can indulge in the roster of relaxing services at Leaine’s Skinsations Spa, many of which derive their powers from natural or organic products. Private treatment rooms lull clients into relaxation with such calming touches as scented candles. Cascading waterfalls flood the rooms with amber light, while drifting moisture clings softly to the skin like a baby kitten in wet mittens.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.