Past shelves lined with Redken, Unite, and Enjoy products, stylist Marie Mello lets a flurry of snips fly as she revamps strands within Salon Divine and Spa. Tapping into nearly a decade of experience, this Paul Mitchell graduate expertly alters hues and adds length to hair with extensions. Marie also specializes in Brazilian keratin treatments, during which she pulls from Keratherapy’s soy- and antioxidant-infused serums to abolish frizz for up to 12 weeks.
Siam Touch's licensed massage therapist, Samak Suiseeya, animates traditional Thai massage techniques gleaned from more than 500 hours of training to relieve stress and aid full-body relaxation. Treat tense muscles and sore skeletons to a 60- or 90-minute Thai herbal massage, which incorporates a variety of soothing techniques—including herbal compresses, acupressure, deep-tissue massage, meditation, assisted yoga, and reflexology—to help patrons achieve higher levels of mental and physical repose. Throughout the intensive, yet relaxing, treatment, the massage therapist makes full use of his hands, thumbs, and arms to break the bonds of internal tension and promptly discard any board games glued to the back. In addition to easing knots and other general aches and pains, the lengthy treatment can also help increase flexibility and circulation.
Body Alchemy Spa’s skilled and licensed aestheticians restore skin to a healthy, glowing sheen. The manual exfoliation of a dermaplaning treatment removes dead cells, fine hairs, and microscopic dust-mite graffiti to reveal lustrous layers of youthful vellum. Most varieties of skinsuit can benefit from this restorative treatment, especially those marked by acne scars, uneven tone, and fine lines or wrinkles.
A team of highly specialized providers works to relieve health issues through services ranging from acupuncture and massage to aromatherapy and holistic health counseling, which helps clients achieve balance through a cultivation of nutritional, sleep, and mental habits.
Upon walking through the drapes that frame Bella Sareena’s entrance, visitors might feel as though they’ve wandered into a Moroccan parlor. Under the glow of a colorful lantern sits a table strewn with makeup and colorful pottery. Beyond that, a banquette cushioned with colorful throw pillows stretches beneath a triptych of arced mirrors. Here, patrons await treatments selected from a service menu that blends Old World rituals with modern beauty techniques. In one room, instructors lead belly dance classes that shimmy in time with the jingling coined sashes tied around their students’ waists; in another, aestheticians who speak four different languages administer Nuface facials that stimulate collagen production with electrical currents. Before or after treatments or classes, guests can sip on beverages in the Moroccan tea room as they surf the complimentary WiFi for help translating the message formed by the tea leaves in the bottom of their cups.
Martha Webb is so passionate about skincare that she left a Fortune 500 company to study aesthetics and massage in Poway. She also earned certification from the International Therapy Examination Council, which empowers her to use her skills in over 30 countries. Today, she owns and operates MW SkinCare, where she nurtures epidermises and boosts beauty quotients with services that blend Old World techniques, New Age treatments, and high-end products. When she and her staff aren't performing facials, peels, massages, and body scrubs in her studio, they travels to clients to pamper them on their home turf or in their neighbor's bushes.
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