2946 State Street Carlsbad, California 92008
I had a fabulous pampering experience last week at Jayden Presleigh The Salon and Spa located in downtown Carlsbad. I was lucky enough to get my hair done by the owner, Raquel Mercedes. She is a very talented hair specialist and I was impressed with her services and expertise.
I actually shopped all around North San Diego County for the perfect salon because I wanted a #darkbalayage and I had only a limited knowledge of this technique and a few photos from Instagram that I liked. I honestly didn't know where to go for this newer hair-highlighting technique.
After shopping around and meeting some lovely and talented stylists and hair architects in the area, I chose Raquel's salon because it is full service and she's been doing hair for a very long time. When I initially spoke with Raquel, I learned quite a bit about her. As she explained, she started her education years ago in another field, but then ended up doing hair professionally simply because she loves doing it. I admire that!!! Passion leads to success and this salon is proof of that fact.
Raquel is also very creative and knowledgeable about the science behind hair coloring techniques and the best products to use for optimal hair health applied to your hair type. I learned so much from observing and spending time with her while she rejuvenated and refreshed my damaged and distressed locks. I didn't post the "before" photo above (which truly reveals her magic with the "before and after"), but I had gray hairs emerging, mixed colors and natural highlights and a previous cut that had grown out.
I was trying to add length to my hair after a haircut earlier this year that left me with shorter hair than I was used to after years of having longer locks. I desperately needed a conditioning treatment and a stylish haircut to add volume since my hair is fine in texture. I have a ton of hair, but it's easily damaged due to environmental wear and tear.
She did the balayage technique as I requested, applied a luxurious Evo shampoo and conditioner, added a deep conditioning #olaplextreatment and finished it up with a beautiful designer cut, blowout and style. I posted a quick selfie below that I took yesterday of the finished product because I wanted to show how much happier and more beautiful I feel now that I have my hair in a better place.
I think it is so important to take care of yourself and for women it's all about our skin and our hair! It takes time, money and effort with a proper diet, exercise, quality makeup and skincare and professional beauty services. I have learned that self care in these areas ultimately builds self confidence.
I have always been more of the active and "natural" type which I explained upon meeting Raquel for a consultation. I do yoga, dance, go to the beach, hike and am pretty active in my lifestyle. She was very accommodating and did a wonderful job keeping that in mind when handling my color and cut... plus she added a touch of glamour and style.
Her salon and spa has everything you need beauty wise all under one roof. You can get a facial, massage, hair color and style, faux lashes, makeup design and application and more. I am going to be going there for my beauty care needs going forward and as a little perk for my readers she has offered an exclusive LoSoCal discount. Mention the promo code: LoSoCal for 15% off services, products and boutique items.
Enjoy! Thanks for reading and being a part of my journey in Southern California! ❤️
*this discount does not combine with other promotional offers.
Jayden Presleigh specializes in top quality brands such as Evo, Kemon, Davines and Epicuren. You can find out more by checking out their boutique @jaydenpresleighboutique on Instagram. They also offer fashionable attire and accessories. You can use the LoSoCal promo code for 15% off of products and boutique items. Happy Holidays and remember to support your local businesses this holiday season.
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The salon is very easy to find. See the map below for directions off of Interstate 5. Take the Carlsbad Village Drive exit and head toward the coast. State Street is east of Highway 101 so if you reach that point, you've gone a bit too far.
Contact the salon for a consultation or appointment at 760.720.2946 or message them via the icons displayed below. It's a season full of memories, photos and fun. Book an appointment today so you look and feel your best this holiday season.
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I visited Urge Gastropub last week and was truly impressed with this new restaurant located in Oceanside. It's on the corner of highway 101 and Vista Way. I stopped in with a long time friend who invited me for tasters and food. We had quite a few tasters to include the Cafe Con Leche, Andrews Forest, the Charley Hustle and a few others. Pictured above is the Charley Hustle, a red IPA with 6.8% ABV and I was told it is the best beer to pair with any type of food on their menu. I would recommend the Cafe Con Leche as more of an after dinner beer, but don't let that stop you. It could serve as a dessert by itself since it is rich, full flavored and slightly sweet with an ABV of 5.9%. I'll be writing more about this restaurant in the near future, but I wanted to give a shout out now because I enjoyed this place so much. I'll be posting about them and a few of my other new favorite restaurants in the area so check back soon. I have been busy out and about in North County connecting with many of the newer venues and restaurants. I really believe that North County is growing rapidly and this restaurant is proof that we are a destination location now for craft beer, local wineries, crafted cocktails and excellent "farm to table" style food. I love this county and everyone who knows me knows that California has my heart forever.
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Hello, my name is Karen Vazquez. I have lived in Southern California for over thirty years. I realized about four years ago that it was time for me to give back to this wonderful community by supporting local SoCal businesses, performers, restaurants, spas, boutiques, fitness studios, farmers markets and more. My support shines through here by highlighting these fabulous local SoCal spots. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter, PInterest and LinkedIn. I will be featuring many local destinations in the area that have been my personal favorites for years and am currently recruiting guest bloggers to expand the voice of LoSoCal. I have had guest bloggers in the past, but aim to incorporate local SoCal bloggers on a regular basis as a fun, creative and collaborative way to connect with the community here. Essentially, LoSoCal is a community blog, and it is meant to be resource to locals in this area and visitors from around the world. Please like or follow LoSoCal on the social media business pages and tell your contacts about the blog. Thanks for stopping by...
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