Congrats to those named 2014 Best of San Diego leaders in the beauty industry. Thanks for helping to make San Diegans look so good.


Amir Karam, MD  Cosmetic Surgeon
Face facts: we all want to look our best. Amir Karam, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon with Carmel Valley Plastic Surgery, gets beautiful results using surgical and non-surgical procedures and preventative treatments. (858.259.3223,

Amir Karam, MD



Curtis Chan, DDS  Cosmetic Dentist
Say “Cheese!” Curtis Chan, DDS designs dazzling smiles whether you need a full mouth makeover or just a tweak. He and his staff offer a full range of cosmetic dental options combining “the marvels of modern science” with “an artistic vision.” (858.481.9090,

Curtis Chan, DDS


The Spa at La Costa  Spa
Get pampered and polished, rubbed and scrubbed at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa where you can also lounge by the pool, relax beneath the waterfall showers, or lunch al fresco at the spa café. Trust us, you’ll never want to leave. (800.854.5000,

The Spa at La Costa


Detour  Hair Salon
This cool salon in Encinitas, with a second location in Hillcrest, styles some of the best-tressed women and men in town. Shop its boutique for hip clothing, jewelry, hair accessories, and beauty products. (760.634.1999,



Do’s & Lipstick  Makeup Salon
Look extra special for that night out on the town with a makeup application and lesson at this Cedros Avenue emporium. From brow shaping to blow-dries, this is a one-stop beauty shop. (858.793.5477,

Dos and Lipstick • Photo by Vincent Knakal


20Lounge  Nail Salon
This boutique nail bar offers nail services, waxing, and facials in a cool, lounge-y space near Cardiff’s Seaside Market. Better yet, bubbly is served daily. A second location is coming soon to the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. (760.230.6262,


Blink Lash Boutique  Eyelash Extensions
Get luscious lashes with eyelash extensions at Blink boutiques in Solana Beach, Mission Valley, and Little Italy. Brow and lip waxing services are also offered. (858.436.4456,

Blink Lash Boutique


Art of Skin MD  Medical Spa
Glow, girl! Melanie Palm, MD, MBA and staff offer the latest cosmetic procedures and aesthetician services at this serene, cutting-edge sanctuary in Solana Beach. The state-of-the art treatments and techniques include injectables, skin tightening, lasers, and light procedures. (858.792.7546,

Art of Skin MD

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