Loraine-Dale Hall had packed away more than a decade of experience and numerous awards as an aesthetician and cosmetic tattoo artist before she created spaViolet, a beauty haven bent on having fun while maintaining a no-nonsense approach to skincare. The freewheeling revelry visitors experience has led the spa to devise a list of house rules, which include tongue-in-cheek warnings to refrain from karaoke in the eucalyptus steam room and foam parties in the six-head Vichy shower. The spa's signature violet hue anoints every inch of the cottage-inspired space, where extra embellishments of potted flowers and pastel pillows lure clients in for a soothing escape. In this beauty-centered retreat, Hall helms a team of skin specialists whose skills have landed them on the glossy pages of 944 Magazine and a victory in a face-off against a chain spa conducted by San Diego Magazine. The menu also packs in body scrubs, lash and brow tinting, nail services, and happy-hour waxing, which grants discounts every Thursday and Friday afternoon. Clients can further enjoy their spa experience with complimentary almonds, brownies, tea, and wine, which keep bored tongues from licking off newly applied skin serums when the staff isn't looking.
Step onto the streets of Carlsbad in style! Jennifer Whittaker makes you feel beyond taken care of with convenient pricing and a full menu of offered services.
Soften, brighten, and nourish your skin with a rejuvenating facial from this salon.
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The tattoos created at Full Circle Tattoo are simply stunning. You won’t find artwork like this anywhere else. Founder Bill Canales is a legend in the business, and apprenticed many of the other tattoo artists in his studio himself. While he generally does large Asian-inspired tattoos, there are many unique styles represented in the studio, from traditional Americana style to bold geometrics to girly twists to refined filigree. You are guaranteed to find a tattoo artist here who can take your vision and make it a masterpiece. You’ll feel proud to display their artwork on your skin for a lifetime. The studio itself is warmly lit and inviting—another unique factor for a tattoo parlor—and has funky and creative decorations.
Customers of Church of Steel come in due to a myriad of reasons, sometimes on a whim or because of dream, but no matter what the reason, they are sure to leave satisfied. The bright and clean, corner tattoo and piercing studio Is full of darkly gothic touches, while a richly varied selection of accessories fill cases and walls in the front of the store’s church bench window seat. Work stations stretch along the street-level space and a private room makes for more intimate inking. Whether customers are new to the idea, have limbs full of artwork or need an emergency touch-up, the salon welcomes walk-ins as well as appointments.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Charlie Santamaria is a perfectionist and very passionate of his art. He has been drawing since the age of 4 years old giving him 20+ years of experience drawing and perfecting his craft.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Ever since Charlie was a boy he always enjoyed drawing he then attended fashion industries in New York City where he did a variety of art including wedding dresses, architect, portraits and clothing lines.
What do you love most about your job?
I Love meeting new people with great ideas and giving them a memorable tattoo they will carry forever.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback from a client was when my client told me I'm traveling to wherever you go to get tattooed even if its a whole in the wall lol made me laugh but its great to know I have loyal clients willing to travel to come see me.
With years of expertise stowed away in their steady hands, the inksmiths at Funhouse Tattoo San Diego transform swaths of epidermis into personalized pieces of art. Their prowess has gained plenty of outside attention, leading them to be called to the set of The Hangover 2 as prop consultants. The Funhouse facility, resting among the palm-tree-traced streets of Pacific Beach, is a frequent destination for San Diego Chargers players, especially those who need to have the plays permanently doodled onto their arms.
Inside the shop, inked images are available in an assortment of styles. At one station, head artist Leo Cadenazzi sketches the bold lines of Japanese creatures, and at another station, founder Seth Reynolds wraps limbs in symbolic Polynesian portraits. Cadenazzi and Reynolds lead a staff that also specializes in graffiti, realism, and traditional images, such as the Harley-Davidson symbol, an eagle, or Sean Connery getting a tattoo of Sean Connery.