In 2001, the first iTan Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal—to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 20 branches around San Diego, each offering a slightly different assortment of tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and mechanical spa services.
The Smart Tan–certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure and the need to wear a beekeeper suit to detract from a burn. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays or tan crayons, and mechanical spa machines dispense relaxing red-light treatments, infrared-energy body wraps, and aqua massages.
Inside of Hot Rodz & Betties Hair Garage, Paige Savage of Paige Savage Skin Care helps keep her clients beautiful. She can perform a variety of waxing services, using the help of vitamin-protein enzymes and sensitive-skin cream wax to help make the procedure as comfortable as possible. She also manages visages with luxurious facials, which she customizes to each client, that include services such as steam cleansing, extractions, pressure-point massage, and moisturizer.
Parked inside Hot Rodz & Betties Hair Garage, an all-female staff of experienced hairstylists and nail technicians pampers guests during salon services. They prune hairdos, inject vibrant or subtle color, and evict frizz left over from bowling with an electromagnetic ball. Not ones to preference one body part over another, the team also dotes on guests with waxing, spray-tan, facial, and mani-pedi treatments.
Glamourellaz's mobile makeup services beautify clients on location. The makeup artists highlight dazzling damsels' best features with glamorous cosmetics for big events or nights on the town or create classic looks for everyday wear. The team also teaches insider makeup tips during private classes. In addition to makeup services, the team creates glamourous gifts, such as diaper cakes and sock cupcakes for baby showers or candy bouquets or cheer bows for any occasion.
In their six private design and pampering rooms, the hair benders of La'shus Hair Designs & Day Spas perform luxury salon treatments and skin-smoothing spa services, and present a toothsome menu of juice, café fare, and coffee drinks. Put upstart strands in place with a designer cut ($69+) and nibble a cookie ($4) into the profile of a favorite Cheers cast member. Transform tresses with an all-over permanent color ($89+), and put the remainder toward a facial ($85+) that seals its skin-revitalizing treatment with a personalized mask and moisturizer. A multivitamin body treatment ($125) helps to dissipate dark spots and reduce wrinkles, and renders the epidermis as smooth as the surface of a freshly poured fruit slush ($8–$10). Though this Groupon is only redeemable from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., La'shus Hair Design is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the convenience of sleep-walking salonistas.
Nicole had spent the last four years in love with her job as a hairstylist, and it shows. Each workday, she proudly transforms her clients’ visages with new cuts, highlights, updos, and smoothing treatments. When Nicole is not busy cutting and coloring her clients’ hair, she continuously seeks out knowledge on the latest trends, including tape-in hair extensions or styling hair into an actual beehive.
At Nails By Honey, owner and proprietor Honey Jaehn gussies up her clients' fingers and toes with a bevy of manicure and pedicure services. While she will happily coat nails in standard nail polish or melted Skittles, she is CND certified to work with CND Shellac products. These polishes, which are cured by a UV-lamp and thus require zero downtime, can last for up to 14 days without chipping, cracking, or dulling.