Creating artwork that lasts a lifetime is what the tattoo specialists at Electric Chair Tattoo do daily, and that’s why they work closely with clients to fit them with the right piece. Their styles range from religious-themed and surrealism to realism and dark fantasy. The staff at the ink-filled studio also includes a piercing technician capable of adorning nearly any body part with studs, bars, and rings.
A salon that doubles as a tattoo parlor? The more you think about it, the more it makes sense. Shear Ink Salon and Tattoo is a breath of fresh air in a world of salons with no bite. The alternative-minded staff creates contemporary looks with haircuts and coloring treatments, but hair grows out and styles change. For a beauty treatment that will truly last forever, make an appointment with one of the salon's professional tattoo artists.
Stylist Hayley Shoup works out of the full-service salon Xtreme Beauty, where she offers haircuts for women, men, and children. She also performs color treatments such as partial or full highlights, shampoo treatments, and blow-drying and styling. At the salon, customers will also find skincare, waxing, and cosmetic services.
Led by Dr. Vadim Gurvits, the staff at Premier Laser & Day Spa is also composed of a registered nurse and licensed skincare specialist. Together, this expert crew caters to clients with everything from simple cosmetic treatments—such as waxing and microdermabrasion—to advanced laser services, including tattoo removal, vein therapy, and anticellulite treatments.
Loraine-Dale Hall had packed away more than a decade of experience and numerous awards as an aesthetician and cosmetic tattoo artist before she created spaViolet, a beauty haven bent on having fun while maintaining a no-nonsense approach to skincare. The freewheeling revelry visitors experience has led the spa to devise a list of house rules, which include tongue-in-cheek warnings to refrain from karaoke in the eucalyptus steam room and foam parties in the six-head Vichy shower. The spa's signature violet hue anoints every inch of the cottage-inspired space, where extra embellishments of potted flowers and pastel pillows lure clients in for a soothing escape. In this beauty-centered retreat, Hall helms a team of skin specialists whose skills have landed them on the glossy pages of 944 Magazine and a victory in a face-off against a chain spa conducted by San Diego Magazine. The menu also packs in body scrubs, lash and brow tinting, nail services, and happy-hour waxing, which grants discounts every Thursday and Friday afternoon. Clients can further enjoy their spa experience with complimentary almonds, brownies, tea, and wine, which keep bored tongues from licking off newly applied skin serums when the staff isn't looking.
Sweetness pervades The Sweet Spot Sugaring Boutique & Brow Bar, from its signature sugar paste, which removes hair from sensitive skin, to its bubblegum-pink and ivory walls. The cosmetic team takes a page from the golden age of Hollywood, aiming to transform clients into their most put-together selves via nourishing facials, exfoliating peels, and the eponymous sugaring and waxing services. At beauty parties, glasses filled with effervescent mimosas lubricate tongues that chat away to friendly aestheticians who groom eyebrows into perfect arches or dual handlebar mustaches.