In the colorful, light-filled rooms of Gracy Elements Spa, San Diego Lashes’ specialized aestheticians have perfected one craft: creating long, full lashes with synthetic eyelash extensions. Lashes come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses, materials, and shapes, including the natural J curl, dramatic C curl, and intimidating Z curl for predatory butterfly kisses. During the 1.5- to 2-hour application, the lash artist uses a special adhesive to forge a molecular bond between each falsie and the natural lash, creating a durable hold that helps extensions stay in place for the entirety of the lash's life cycle.
Julianna and Thomas, the artists at Overground Tattoo, merge their individual expertise and artistic influences to create inimitable body art for their clients. Julianna’s steady hands have emblazoned clients with such images as a bespectacled owl with textured yellow wings, whereas Thomas has scripted skin with names, flowers, and inspirational phrases such as Love Your Life and Chew Before You Swallow. After augmenting their clients’ exteriors with tattoos and permanent makeup, the duo arms them with pertinent aftercare tips, such as washing tattoos with antimicrobial soap or not exposing them to the sun lest the sun jealously copies them.
At Nails By Honey, owner and proprietor Honey Jaehn gussies up her clients' fingers and toes with a bevy of manicure and pedicure services. While she will happily coat nails in standard nail polish or melted Skittles, she is CND certified to work with CND Shellac products. These polishes, which are cured by a UV-lamp and thus require zero downtime, can last for up to 14 days without chipping, cracking, or dulling.
When clients step into Bella Femmina Boutique Spa, they enter a tranquil setting with a soothing color scheme of pale mint green and dark neutral hues. Inside treatment rooms, a technician will wax away body hair leaving skin smooth and hairless.
In their six private design and pampering rooms, the hair benders of La'shus Hair Designs & Day Spas perform luxury salon treatments and skin-smoothing spa services, and present a toothsome menu of juice, café fare, and coffee drinks. Put upstart strands in place with a designer cut ($69+) and nibble a cookie ($4) into the profile of a favorite Cheers cast member. Transform tresses with an all-over permanent color ($89+), and put the remainder toward a facial ($85+) that seals its skin-revitalizing treatment with a personalized mask and moisturizer. A multivitamin body treatment ($125) helps to dissipate dark spots and reduce wrinkles, and renders the epidermis as smooth as the surface of a freshly poured fruit slush ($8–$10). Though this Groupon is only redeemable from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., La'shus Hair Design is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the convenience of sleep-walking salonistas.
Suzanne channels her 31 years of styling experience during every haircut, coloring treatment, and Brazilian blowout she administers. A former Paul Mitchell educator, she specializes in color treatments and helps clients achieve stylish, youthful appearances with highlights, color, and bleaching. Suzanne brings these skills, along with a steady haircutting hand and keen eye for fashion, to Hot Heads Salon, where she works alongside other stylists, skincare specialists, makeup artists, and massage therapists.