Polished Images, which is both a relaxing day spa and a full-service hair and nail salon, transforms clients with the help of various Pureology hair products, hard wax, and hawaiian kukui-nut massage oil. Amid the spa's muted lighting, earth-toned walls, and floral accents, licensed aestheticians beautify skin with facials, waxing, and custom airbrush tanning. Next door at the bright salon, hairstylists stand diligently over heads, snipping and arranging coifs into everyday styles or elaborate updos for special occasions and trips to the mailbox.
Licensed aesthetician Lynn Pierce believes that taking care of mind, body, and soul is the most important way to illuminate one’s inner beauty. That’s why she incorporates her experience as a holistic health practitioner into all of her skin care treatments, applying Reiki healing techniques to help gently balance energy. Lynn specializes in anti-aging skin care, offering a signature facial that includes diamond microdermabrasion, an enzyme mask, and an anti-aging serum facial massage. Chakra balancing enhances the experience while helping pores relax and avoid spontaneous combustion. Along with a menu of customized facials, Zen Skin Carlsbad also pampers clients with massage services, sunless tanning, and guided meditation.
Located inside Deep Tan and Spa, Coast Rejuvenation helps create slimmer and sleeker bodies through focused heat of FormoStar infrared technology. During each one-hour body wrap, infrared filaments apply heat to the body, bathing patients in a continuous flow that burns calories, tightens the appearance of cellulite, and enhance muscle tone. Treatments help activate the body’s natural enzymes, and spurring on the elimination of toxins and fluids from the body.
Located in Vista, New U Rejuvenation Center is both a fitness and wellness center under one spacious roof. For fitness, clients can come in for whole-body-vibration fitness sessions, which are said to achieve results in a shorter amount of time than traditional workouts. The center also features personal training with certified trainers and group-fitness classes such as Zumba and ab classes centered around hip-hop or music by The Chipmunks. Wellness services abound here??there are massage services, nutritional programs, an oxygen bar, and an infrared jade sauna, believed to be able to burn calories while detoxifying the body. Members can try a detoxing ionic footbath, or come in for one of the beauty treatments available from licensed aestheticians, such as a pedicure, bikini waxing, or a facial.
The experts at Beauty Mark Shop Inc. specialize in transforming aging, dull, or splotchy complexions into flawless ones. This process can’t be standardized; instead, the team has perfected the art of tailoring treatments to the client’s skin type. Those treatments range from LED therapy—whose beams treat wrinkles and sun damage by boosting collagen and elastin production—to a skin-brightening treatment that evens out complexions. More traditional facials, meanwhile, cleanse and exfoliate with products by Dermalogica and Sothys, rather than the original face wash, a face-sized puddle.
Part Pilates studio, part healing center, White Light Studio offers group and private Pilates lessons in addition to soothing massages and infrared sauna sessions. Reiki healing sessions aim to create a state of balance and wholeness within the body, and clients can also take Gyrotonic fitness lessons, which use a machine to simultaneously stretch and strengthen the muscles.