Beautifying bodies from tresses to toes, Reflections' talented staff of skin-smoothers and hair-whisperers treats men and women to a full range of skin and scalp services. Beauty-seekers can step into the calming, mauve-hued sanctuary for the deep-cleansing flush of a 50-minute signature facial. Unwind over a cup of complimentary coffee or tea as a friendly aesthetician dissolves dirt and dust from cheeks, chins, and epidermal cellars below. Gentle exfoliation scours away dead cells and a penetrating mask permeates pores, working to resurrect skin with overt vibrancy and a new lease on life. Aromatherapy and essential oils strike a closing herbal harmony between mind, skin, and nose.
In 2001, the first iTan Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal—to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 20 branches around San Diego, each offering a slightly different assortment of tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and mechanical spa services.
The Smart Tan–certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure and the need to wear a beekeeper suit to detract from a burn. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays or tan crayons, and mechanical spa machines dispense relaxing red-light treatments, infrared-energy body wraps, and aqua massages.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. Cuts start with a complimentary shampoo using Fantastic Sam's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or you opt to trust the expert stylists at Fantastic Sams to get creatively awesome with your tresses, your hair will be snipped and primped to fit your desired identity.
Like a professor knowledgeable on tulip mania, alien black oil, and a myriad of seemingly esoteric subjects, Massage Envy's certified body therapists ably converse with the gamut of muscle ailments. They'll unravel tense coils of accumulated inner-stress through a perfectly catered treatment for individual clients' needs. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, while reflexology focuses on a patient's crawling paddles, delivering relief to hands and feet to extend goodwill throughout the entire body. A prenatal massage is ideal for expecting mothers who could use a little relief from carrying another person inside them, and a hot-stone Envy massage transforms massage hands into warm-rock fingers that heat pain into a gaseous vapor that exits the body and eventually becomes cleanly filtered rain.
At the age of 10, Bryan Meyer went on a trip to the Hawaiian Islands. It was on that trip that he first picked up a camera–and he hasn't put it down since. Now, more than four decades later, Bryan continues what has turned into a lifelong journey in photography. He and his Mind's Eye team shoot local conventions, sports events, and celebrations. They also snap more intimate sessions, including families with special needs.