Long, dramatic lashes are one of the hardest looks to maintain throughout the day, with mascara easily smearing when exposed to water and lashes applied at home coming unglued. The certified lash artists at iLash Factory work to add long-lasting accents to eyes, individually applying strands to eyelids for long, dark lashes. Nimble fingers fly in the shop as technicians apply between 20 and 85 lashes to emphasize peepers with a sultry cat-eye look or the bright colors needed to catch the attention of someone across a crowded bar, or someone with a really cool torch in a monster-killing mob.
Once guests are seated in a stylist's chair at the Hair Lounge at Cedros, they should immediately feel like royalty. Who wouldn't, staring into a mirror lined with ornate gold padding with a chandelier glimmering in the background? Hair gets the royal treatment here with red-carpet styling, precision cuts, and brilliant color.
Nestled inside Linda's Hair, Nails, and Reflexology, Nails by Trine's technician specializes in sprucing up fingers and nails with mani-pedis, acrylics, and other nailcare treatments. Trine's passion shows as she delicately shapes nails before coating them in colored polishes. Her house specialties include nail art, long-lasting Shellac manicures, and a delicious tuna casserole.
Every pair of eyes is unique. That's the view at Blink Lash Boutique, where owners Janelle Koch and Jen Pearson lead a skilled staff in providing custom eyelash extensions for their guests. Each team member applies synthetic extensions one by one, making lashes longer without fitting them for tiny platform shoes. The strands themselves are available in a variety of styles and thicknesses to create looks from subtle to dramatic. No matter what the desired outcome, the team places client safety and comfort first—Jen and Janelle are both professional aestheticians, and all of their fellow lash stylists undergo rigorous training to ensure their work is suitably flirtatious.
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.