Jessie Jackson, who operates out of Changes Salon, has been a manicurist for 20 years. She uses top-brand nailcare products such as OPI and Gelish. Her standard manicure takes 30 minutes—just short enough to fit in during a lunch break.
At Bella Gente Salon and Day Spa, seasoned beauty and wellness professionals help clients reimagine their hairstyles, pamper their faces and nails, and soothe aching muscles. The peaceful day spa invites patrons to slip into a deep, serene trance amid gossamer drapes, plush couches, warmly lit stone walls, and aestheticians mimicking the croaks of bullfrogs.
Stylists in the salon infuse hair with vital nutrients and vibrant color using products from Redken, Agadir, and Pureology. They also reward hardworking appendages with soothing pedicure soaks and expertly executed manicures.
Helmed by Southern California Super Doctor Stephen McNeese, Ultimate Body Aesthetics helps guests achieve their beauty goals with body-sculpting and skin-smoothing services. Registered nurses deftly administer facial fillers to smooth out wrinkles and laser treatments to boost collagen and zap off unwanted hair. They also use noninvasive weight-loss treatments, such as body wraps, infrared-sauna sessions, and supervised weight-loss programs, to make bodies slim enough to fit through doggy doors.
At Bella A’More Day Spa and Salon, stylist Liz Mihalovits works alongside a team of veteran stylists and cosmetologists in breathing life into tired hairdos. A licensed cosmetologist for 14 years, Liz specializes in haircuts, color, wedding styles, and hair-smoothing treatments.
At Serenity Wellness Center, there are three pathways to an inner oasis of calm; and, though each route culminates in self-awareness and stress relief, it has its own expert guide. Massage therapists Diana Menz and Kristen Unzen take clients on a journey of flowing kneads and muscular release. They combine several modalities to create custom massages for their clients, augmenting them all with the warmth of an essential-oil-infused towel treatment.
Elsewhere in the center, licensed aesthetician Afton Land steers guests down the path toward revitalizing skincare. Her facials combat a wide range of conditions using botanical ingredients, such as vitamin C and chamomile for aging and algae and seaweed for dehydration or chapped gills. She also specializes in makeup application and speedy, comfortable waxing treatments.
Hypnotherapist Jackie Spencer takes patrons down the third and final path, which winds into the subconscious. Her confidential hypnotherapy sessions strive to reduce unwanted behaviors such as smoking or overeating. They can address specific phobias as well by encouraging clients to seek change and overcome their obstacles from within.
Everyone wants to look good when they go to the shore, which is why Life's a Beach carries swimsuits and lotions in addition to tanning customers via airbrush, standup booths, or beds. But in-house massage therapist Julie Lane knows that a day at the ocean is also about feeling good. Whether you're preparing to swim, play volleyball, or take down an enemy with a well-aimed starfish, Julie helps loosen up muscles with swedish and deep tissue strokes.