Santa Barbie owner Kristen Elias, a Santa Barbara native, helps women locate their "inner Barbie" with a stable of assorted beautification treatments. Emphasizing the feel-good effects of cosmetic concerns, Kristen takes several of Santa Barbie's services on the road by offering tanning parties, during which mobile airbrush-tanning equipment allows revelers to jump on the bronzing bandwagon. Elias also offers interactive makeup consultations that reveal the secrets of professional makeup application, giving clients the ability to self-apply nearly any makeup style or look, from fresh-faced prom queen to milk-mustached dairy queen.
The nautically-themed 19 Blue Salon and Spa soothes and beautifies visitors using organic, handmade products. Clients opting for the 90-minute mermaid organic facial will enjoy a deep-cleaning mask of botanicals, flower essences, and gem elixirs. A detoxifying sea-salt back scrub cracks down on impurities like waves on a clam, eventually yielding the purity of a pearl, while an invigorating massage frees up stiff torsos. The salon's skilled aesthetician also helps clients kick-start their inner health, bestowing dietary guidance and health supplements.
Though the ocean and hairstyling both promote relaxation, it's incredibly difficult to cut hair while riding on a jet ski. Instead, Studio S Santa Barbara took a more pragmatic approach, offering its diverse array of hair services less than a mile from the rippling Pacific. Guests can solicit an expert stylist such as Stephanie Funsinn for a swift scissor cut or bold highlights, which use brands including Matrix or TiGi. The salon also offers tanning, waxing, and therapeutic massages to ease tension and promote wellness.
Technicians, artists, and aestheticians at Cloud 9 Treatments lavish individual attention on everyone they beautify. They use special airbrushes to gild skin with custom spray tans. They apply facial treatments to restore hydration and brightness while banishing acne and dead skin, and waxing technicians leave bodies smooth. The staff can also lengthen locks with all natural human-hair extensions.
Unique Tan's Smart Tan?certified staff members use their extensive knowledge to help color seekers pursue an optimal bronze glow at a trio of tanning salons. Guests step into private, standup Mystic spray-tan booths, where an automated system sprays a custom color solution filled with collagen and neutraceuticals across the body, much like a jaunt through a sprinkler but with even, perfect aim. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes. Meanwhile, a fleet of UV beds equipped with gentle high-pressure bulbs, cooling systems, and individual music selections bronzes bodies in short bursts. Additionally, the Twilight Teeth whitening option can brighten smiles during tanning sessions in a bed or at home with easily affixed mouthpieces.