Primp for a party or simply unwind at these El Paseo salons and spas.
Story by Amelia Rodriguez
Photography by Brandon Harman
When the day’s slipping away and you want to avoid scrambling to get home to freshen your look before dinner or a gallery opening, you need an appointment at one of El Paseo’s luxurious quick-service salons.
Beauty bar All Tressed Up creates sleek styles for every event: Try a bouncy blowout for girl’s night, an elegant updo for your pal’s rehearsal dinner, or bombshell Hollywood waves for a date. “I’m here to make you feel beautiful and happy, no matter what else is happening in your life,” says co-owner Kalee Frederick. The team also specializes in makeup and offers wedding party beauty services.
At Blown El Paseo, enjoy a speedy seven-minute deep conditioning mask as an appetizer to your volume-boosting blowout. While you’re at it, give your brows a little love, too. The folks at Blown can trim, tweeze, and even tint your eyebrows, sculpting them with your facial structure in mind.
Those dreaming of fuller arches should head to Skinaholics Beauty Bar for a brow lamination. Think of this treatment like a perm for your brows — but rather than curls, a lamination locks hairs into place to craft a fluffy, Brooke Shields–like look that lasts for around six weeks.
Finally, ensure your talons match your outfit. Elegant Nails on El Paseo delivers flawless gel manis in half an hour. If you believe the best preparation for a big night out is a little self-care, book a sea spa pedicure at 3D Nails and Spa and revel in an exfoliating sugar scrub scented with essential oils; or indulge in a deeply relaxing foot massage before adorning your toes at Nails & Reflexology by Meredith.
When Spa Day Comes
Go beyond the classic Swedish massage and hydrating facial and explore one of these distinctive treatments available on El Paseo.
Manuka Honey Facial
Spa treatments don’t get much sweeter than this antioxidant-rich facial at True Serenity Skincare. Imported from New Zealand, manuka honey is used to target texture and smooth out skin while eliminating inflammation and acne-causing bacteria.
Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage
Create balance with Bliss Chakra Spa’s multisensory ayurvedic treatment. Your masseuse will assess your energy before designing a custom blend of herbal oils and selecting the right mix of massage techniques: invigorating deep pressure, calming counterclockwise movements, and gentle clockwise touches.
Folks with aging skin will appreciate this tech-savvy treatment, in which your esthetician at Aesthetics by Evelyn sends gentle pulses of electrical current through the skin to boost collagen production, improve elasticity, and get the blood moving. The plumping facial also tightens muscles for an extra-lifted appearance.
CBD Coffee & Salt Scrub
Designed to smooth and soothe, this ambrosial scrub at Hotel Paseo’s Palmera Spa blends CBD oil with coffee grounds and Himalayan salt to hydrate skin and keep breakouts at bay. Runners, bikers, and other athletes will savor the treatment’s energy-boosting and pain-relieving properties.
Sculptural Buccal Facial
Define your jawline and help your cheekbones stand out with this massage-based facial at Boheme Aesthetics. A targeted rubdown and a face mask work to simultaneously relax and tone the muscles in your visage.
The Chakra Experience
This signature facial at Chakra Esthetics adds cleansing gemstones and sound healing into the mix along with a double-cleanse, toners, serums, moisturizers, and other products selected to suit your skin type. Select the 75-minute option to experience dry brushing and the Chinese medicinal practice of gua sha, as well.