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.
Briana Lacuesta loves doing hair because it allows her to establish a connection with her clients. At Hot Seat Salon, she harnesses her passion to make sure each customer leaves looking their best. Working to provide each person with the absolute newest in hair trends, styles, and products, she snips strands into shape and colors hair, ensuring new ‘dos suit individuals’ personalities. Briana honed her skills under a team who does hair for Fashion Week, which exposed her to all variety of style.
TNN Beauty's team of aestheticians beautifies clients from the neck up with a range of services. With permanent makeup and eyelash extensions, they help accentuate features while shaving time off of morning routines. Their teeth-whitening treatments rely on the NuYu system to lighten smiles up to eight shades. Stylists also glamorize hair with cuts and color, and add up to 22 inches of length with extensions. Additionally, the team typically keeps a feature photographer onsite to create before-and-after montages for the shop's portfolio or snaps action shots of emergency updos for shotgun weddings.
The beauty specialists at Mary Maries Hair & Makeup work with one unified goal: to beautify every client that walks in the door. Whether this is through haircuts, eyelash extensions, or airbrush tanning, the stylists and specialists pamper and primp each client with care, leveraging years of industry experience. In addition to performing hair services, the crew also applies makeup for special occasions such as weddings, date nights, or lawschool picture day.
Salon Radiance enlists a cadre of experienced stylists to bestow on clients a menu of services for their hair. Reward favored locks with an accentuating, sun-kissed glow during a partial highlight ($75+) or mold manes into a scale model of a finished Crazy Horse monument with an updo ($50+). The basic haircut, revamps looks with a shampoo, trim, and style ($40 for women; $25 for men), while the fortifying hair treatment infuses manes with a concoction of 17 amino acids, botanicals, and moisture, sealing in the health-boosting results with steamed heat ($45). For heads tired of walking the straight and narrow, the permanent wave treatment adds bounce by imbuing follicles with curl and an appreciation of the Slinky ($75+).
For Better Health & Wellness Center's Clinic Director LeiLani M. Vidal, there is no such thing as knowing enough. Though she already holds a doctorate and is a board-certified chiropractor, qualified medical examiner, and licensed aesthetician, Dr. Vidal routinely attends advanced training sessions to learn new chiropractic techniques. When not scrawling or skywriting notes, Dr. Vidal can be found educating others during volunteer shifts at the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.
To further broaden her practice's available treatments, Dr. Vidal has assembled an experienced team of professionals from a variety of fields. Massage practitioners ease patients' stresses through reduction therapies, and personal trainers employ their talents as a certified strength-and-conditioning specialists to help improve muscle health. A traditional Chinese medical practitioner brandishes acupuncture and Chinese herbology techniques to soothe bodily stresses without pharmaceuticals or roomfuls of humming grandmothers.