I've been to Beauty Kliniek several times while in San Diego--for facials, massages, pedicure, manicure, hair styling, makeup. But cosmetology is only the tip of the iceberg here. It is a labyrinth of intriguing niches each with state-of-the-art offerings for body, mind, and spirit. The clinicians are--across the board--topnotch; they made each session totally relaxing, enjoyable, and therapeutic. This I can compare to some I've been to in the NYC area, where staff can be indifferent and lack the degree of expertise and caring I found here, in massages for example. This is a world-class facility, understandably so because its founder and CEO LInda-Anne Kahn, who is multi-certified in everything from aromatherapy to lymphedema therapy, hand picks and trains each employee to her own rigorous standards. The newly expanded wellness center is a wonderful complementary medicine branch, boasting a list of up-to-the-minute certifed staff not the least of whom is their vibrant and compassionate psychotherapist Nicole Kahn, trained on two coasts. She is my first destination on my next trip out. If you like spas--or even if you don't--you'll love this one.
Pros: Great facility and staff, totally rejuvenating, convenient location
Cons: Can't think of any