Hair is like detailed knowledge of X-Files plotlines—while extremely useful, revealing too much of it in the wrong place can sink your social life. Abduct rogue hairs with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get your choice of any one bikini-sugaring service at Laguna Canyon Spa in Laguna Beach (up to a $75 value).
Shani Simon, Laguna Canyon Spa's licensed aesthetician, is certified and skilled in the ancient art of sugaring, a 100% natural hair-removal method. On entering the quaint, tranquil oasis, clients can choose from four bikini stylings including classic, half-Brazilian, Brazilian-style, or Playboy style before reclining in a private room where unwanted strands meet their fate. Unlike waxing, the room-temperature sugar affixes only to the hair and not the skin, providing a gentler means for lasting smoothness and accommodating those with epidermises made of phyllo dough. Shani works to quickly and effectively evacuate nether-feathers in the client’s desired shape, leaving uncovered skin soft and hair-free.
Polished hardwood floors and pleasant earth-tone walls soothe monitor-weary eyeballs in Laguna Canyon's cozy, well-kempt storefront, and a friendly staff lends the space a homey vibe.
Laguna Canyon Spa
Laguna Canyon Spa may be a touch off the beaten path—the wellness center rests at the edge of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park—but that just means the facility's surroundings match its tranquil interior. After all, it's there that massage therapists perform more than 10 massage styles, including the ancient techniques of Ayurvedic and shiatsu. It's also where yoga and Pilates instructors guide students through postures using mats, reformers, and wall tower equipment, and where aestheticians tend to aging, dehydrated, and acneic skin types using the muds and herbs of eight types of facials. But though the wellness center is usually as serene as a glockenspiel solo, it can still be a fun place to party. The center plays host to birthday and bachelorette parties, during which guests enjoy spa packages that can include jewelry making and henna tattoos.