Nestled in the heart of Old Town Tustin, Hypnotic Salon & Spa showers clients with premium hair, body, and facial services. With treatments ranging from keratin hair treatments and coloring services to anti-aging facials and full-body waxing, the staff can meet any beauty-related need from touch-up to total makeover. The salon also keeps on hand an array of styling products and a cauldron bubbling with anti-aging potions to help your results last longer.
Vinita Vineet, owner of Vinita's Beauty & Threading Studio, hails from India, bringing Eastern depilation techniques to the West Coast. She and her staff of trained threading experts whisk hair from men's and women's faces, creating perfectly shaped brows, silky upper lips, and cheeks that are smoother than a newly polished bowling lane. For body parts south of the face, they rely on waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair. Artistically applied henna tattoos adorn arms, legs, and décolletage; henna is also used to tint hair.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.
Red hanging lights and sconces etch stout shadows across lime green walls and patches of faux exposed brick. These modern trappings perpetuate the salon's creed to stay on top of industry trends and the latest styles with Bumble and Bumble, Eufora, and Brazilian Blowout products. Skilled cosmetologists–including the invaluable Lori Phillip–craft sleek scissor cuts and embellish tresses with subtle and bold highlights. Jesse Daniels clients can also solicit spa services such as hair waxing and indulgent mani-pedis with CND Shellac polish. Guests may also unfurl tension during a massage session, indulge in a spray tan, or enhance their ocular beauty with an application of eyelash extensions.
Celebrity aesthetician Leaine Dehmer describes herself as a “skin behaviorist.” Whether crafting her own professional line of skincare products or tending to clients with massages, facials, skin peels, or body exfoliations, she seems to intuitively know the components of a healthy, radiant complexion. You don’t have to take her word for it, though; Leaine’s reputation recently received a boost when her services were included in each of the celebrity swag bags handed out at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Regardless of their box-office draw, guests from all walks of life can indulge in the roster of relaxing services at Leaine’s Skinsations Spa, many of which derive their powers from natural or organic products. Private treatment rooms lull clients into relaxation with such calming touches as scented candles. Cascading waterfalls flood the rooms with amber light, while drifting moisture clings softly to the skin like a baby kitten in wet mittens.