Amore Day Spa’s owner Kelly Kim spent years honing her craft by working as a licensed aesthetician and product specialist before opening her own day spa in 2011. Born and raised in South Korea, she spent the first eight years of her career traveling between her home country and Seattle, making her particularly well-suited to address the needs of other busy women who often forget to make time for themselves. Together with her staff, Kelly doles out relaxation in the form of everything from tailored hot-stone massages to whole-body steam treatments that leave skin feeling soft and polished with help from salt or sugar scrubs. She can also cut down morning makeup routines with permanent eyeliner or employ full-body waxing services to trim seconds off long commutes by playground slide.
Jenn Bouma, the aesthetic expert behind The Beauty Loft, cossets clients with the help of her seasoned staff. Their antique velvet couches and chairs give guests a place to faint like French aristocrats before they enjoy airbrush-makeup applications, eyebrow tinting, or facials. Certified by Lavish Lashes, Jenn applies lash extensions one at a time to concoct custom looks ranging from natural to dramatic. She can also subdue vascular blemishes with therapeutic treatments or keep faces camera-ready at all times with permanent makeup.
Paulette Collins wields her tools like an artist, carefully filling in lips, brows, and eyelids with perfectly cast pigment. Her makeup savvy derives from extensive dermal pigmentation training, as well as a degree in visual design. By staying up to date on current trends in the field, Paulette ensures her clients receive the exact looks they desire, from eyes that benefit from subtle eyeliner to lips that appear plump and red instead of deflated and sallow, like a bike tire on an acupuncture table.
At I Do Faces, clinical aesthetician Adrienne Maas pampers and beautifies countenances with an array of services. Some deal with surface repair, including photorejuvenation and microdermabrasion, whereas half a dozen facials delve beneath the pores to treat acne and blemishes with Sothys, Vivite, and Sonage products. Facial and body waxing and makeup application round out the services.
At Xtreme Beauty Hair Salon, amid potted plants and hardwood floors, stylist Victoria draws on years of hair styling experience to snip chic cuts and saturate strands with rich color. Patrons can also opt for treatments such as hair and eyelash extensions, teeth whitening, or keratin blowouts.
IKON Aveda Salon & Day Spa is an Aveda concept salon with three locations. Though each one has its own unique slate of services, the overall mission is unified—to cultivate stylish, modern looks for its clients and create a welcoming atmosphere. At the Menifee location, master stylists cut, color, and texturize hair, while skin care specialists conduct botanical resurfacing treatments—alternatives to microdermabrasions—that use tourmaline gemstone to gently reduce fine lines and the tiny acrobats who walk them. The Santa Ana and Tustin locations also offer haircuts and hair treatments, as well as a selection of makeup, lash, and skincare services.