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.
When Michelle Luna started her beauty career more than 20 years ago, she was confident that she had nowhere to go but up. The driven stylist spent the next two decades trying to improve her craft, apprenticing under a German stylist and continuing her education through workshops and classes with Redken, Schwarzkopf, and other industry leaders. Her years of dedication and hard work paid off when she opened her own salon, Luna Del Mar Salon.
Today, Michelle helms a talented crew that specializes in modern cuts and color treatments. They also perform Keratin Complex hair-smoothing treatments that keep strands in place for three to five months, which is how long it takes to snap the perfect passport photo of oneself.
Beneath the shine of 20 Lounge Nail Bar and Boutique, a singular purpose pushes it forward: to bring high-end luxury to the masses. Like a beauty-conscious cousin of Johnny Appleseed, the ever-expanding franchise has planted locations throughout California and Arizona, always pampering its clients with the same menu of services. Therapists, for instance, perform facials using Dermalogica's MicroZone products, which wash away acne, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or exfoliate the skin. Mani-pedis, on the other hand, polish and dress nails in a rainbow of available colors, rendering their surfaces complementary to freshly waxed legs or accessories such as a freshly opened box of crayons.
As part of the team at Divinity Salon & Boutique, experienced stylist Jacques beautifies his guests with precision haircuts, color, and texture services. He's a master at beauty transformations, whether it's using a Brazilian blowout to eliminate frizz and straighten hair into sleek styles, or adding balayage or ombré color. Jacque's trained eye helps him design new cuts and styles fitting for each guest's facial structure and hair texture.
The staff at Shellac by the Sea strives to keep the salon as eco-friendly as possible?they stock their shelves with Shellac polish, which produces fewer fumes than regular polish; they cure painted nails with LED lights; and they eschew styrofoam toe-dividers during pedicures. Customers choose from a kaleidoscope of hues, including glitter polish and bold jewel tones, during mani-pedis that are accented with callus treatments and massages.
A bronze Buddha statue greets guests at the entrance of Costa La Jolla Nails, setting a serene scene for those indulging in nail services within the salon’s airy confines. Plush, cream-colored chairs seat pedicure patrons as they dip toes or stiff leather boots into a footbath, playing host to a variety of pedicure treatments that can be enhanced with exfoliating sea-salt scrubs and cooling masks to fully de-stress soles. The salon’s row of treatment tables comes dressed in orchids and outfitted with a resident nail artist, who can dress up hands with pampering polishings or artificial nail enhancements. Clients can upgrade manicures with a CND Shellac polish that coats talons in a long-lasting blend that deflects manicure-marring imperfections such as chips, smudges, and stamped expiration dates. In addition to pampering digits, the in-house aestheticians depilate fuzz from faces and bodies with waxing treatments and clear and smooth complexions in full or express facials.