At SoCal Tanning's locations in Fallbrook and Oceanside, experienced staffers guide clients to rooms populated with tanning beds designed to bronze skin quickly. Before treatments, tanning techs can explain the benefits of an 8- or 20-minute bed or the advantages of their legs-only machine, which is ideal for parents who spent a day at the beach buried up to the waist in children's sand creations. They’re also able to educate clients on sunless tanning and help them experience the gilding mist of automated spray-tan booths, such as the Magic Tan and the Mystic Tan HD.
At the Fallbrook location, manicurists lacquer nails with shellac polish that’s formulated to resist chips for up to two weeks, and aestheticians treat skin with facials and waxing treatments. Alternately, Oceanside's staff forces wrinkles and age spots to retreat back down into skin cells with red-light-therapy treatments. In addition, both studios are staffed with a team of stylists that clips and colors tresses.
At a private family practice led by board-certified physicians, Fallbrook Medical Center’s team strives to coalesce ultramodern treatments with compassion. Dr. Allen Houshiar and Dr. Alvaro Berrios helm a traditional medicinal branch where they treat children, adults, and the elderly and perform preventative exams. On the center’s skincare side, the staff specializes in medical-grade treatments that soften fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen, and foster skin tone firmer than a hardcover copy of John Grisham's The Pelican Brief.
Bello Lei Salon & Day Spa, Inc.'s owner and experienced stylist, Trisha Sehnert, assembles a team of dedicated beauty professionals to pamper patrons with an array of hair, nail, and skincare services. The spacious salon greets guests with a comfy waiting area, exposed brick walls, and a gallery featuring a rotating collection of paintings and photographs from local artists. As stylists craft custom hairdos in the main room, spa clients retreat to a cozy, private room, where aestheticians brighten skin with vivifying facials and remove unwanted felt from Muppets' heads, torsos, and wire rods with a full scale of waxing treatments.
One part skincare boutique, one part spa, Spallure excels at keeping skin healthy and bodies beautiful. Moisturizers, cleansers, and scrubs from such brands as Bliss, Clarisonic, Kai, and Elemis line the shop's shelves, waiting for a shopper to scoop them up for at-home care or for a Spallure staffer to select them for use in an in-house spa treatment. These specialists polish clients from head to toe with full body waxing, facials, massages, and body scrubs dubbed with whimsical names, such as the fatgirlslim body treatment and the No Zit Sherlock facial. Meanwhile, spa packages for bridal parties, couples, and moms-to-be combine a number of luxuries into one blissful package, much like leaving a fancy hotel with a suitcase full of bathroom fixtures.
The rugged beauty of nature meets the comfort of vacation amenities at REO Rafting Resort, a secluded getaway on the edge of Nahatlatch River. Throughout the Fraser Canyon, experienced guides lead groups on whitewater rafting day-trips and multiday excursions, helping beginners and advanced rafters alike to navigate class III and IV+ rapids. Some of the trips take place along the Nahatlatch and others venture to the Stein, Thompson, and Fraser rivers, all of which are less than 45 minutes away from base camp. Relaxation and pampering follow at the resort's facilities, where a hot tub, massage therapists, and glasses of beer or wine await to reward campers for their rugged displays of human heartiness.
At nightfall, guests cozy up around a campfire, but they need not roast hot dogs or trap varmints for sustenance. A team of professional chefs prepares meals for guests, which also helps prevent the risk of forest fires and bears moseying into campsites for a snack.
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.