Complexions Urban Retreat Skincare in Santa Barbara
Complexions Urban Retreat
Complexions Urban Retreat
Complexions Urban Retreat

Custom Treatment

Owner Colleen Elizabeth is a highly-sought after trainer of California aestheticians, known for her knowledge and expertise in the beauty industry. At Complexions, she practices what she’s been preaching to other spa owners for years.

Her approach is to look beyond the customary one-time, epidermal treatments to address an individual’s health and beauty needs in a holistic manner. "That’s the only way to achieve any lasting results," says Colleen Elizabeth.

Health-care routines begin in adolescence, when hormones can wreak havoc on not just teenaged skin but budding self-esteem. Colleen, who once suffered from acute acne, often works with dermatologists to address the physical and emotional pain associated with severe skin problems. Her success ratio is high, as her clients attest.

Colleen begins by inquiring about the client’s health history, beauty habits and personal goals. Colleen encourages clients to bring in their home-care products so she can evaluate their effect on a client’s skin and health. This unique service is not found in your average spa.

Once an analysis has been made taking all aspects of the individual into consideration, long-term treatment is suggested, ranging from muscle-toning therapy to medical make-up. "Some of my clients can’t afford regular spa visits, so I sometimes prescribe a home-care regime," says Colleen.

Men and women of all ages have benefited from this customized approach. Those women in their twenties craving a sun-kissed look will be re-educated about proper skin care, vitamin treatments, body bronzing and other solutions to prevent sun-damaged skin. College co-eds and brides-to-be favor Complexions’ Brazilian Waxes, a specialty that Colleen teaches to West Coast spa professionals.

Athletes-in-training book sessions of her Bodywork while men enjoy deluxe back treatments and full body waxing. Working women routinely enhance their looks and vitality with custom facials, mineral make-up for self-portraits and eyelash extensions for fun.

Culling from European beauty secrets, Asian practices and Yankee technology, Colleen offers her more sophisticated clientele cutting-edge therapies. Her microdermabrasion treatments not only gently sloughs off dead cells, they polish the skin to a natural, younger-looking radiance.

Yet Complexions’ most advanced treatment may be LaFleur Reparer. This anti-aging therapy taps Nobel-Prize-winning science to rejuvenate mind and body at a deep, cellular level. Using micro-electric currents to balance the body’s own bio-electrical waves, LaFleur delays pre-mature aging, reduces the appearance of cellulite, erases age spots and eliminates the appearance of surgical swelling and bruising. This therapy diminishes wrinkles, fades scarring and has many health benefits.

Found primarily in exclusive New York and Beverly Hills spas, LaFleur is ideal for clients seeking a non-invasive strategy to look and feel their best. Complexions is the only Central Coast spa that offers this pioneering technology as fortified by Colleen’s emulsion cocktail.

Located near the Five Points Center off of Upper State Street in Santa Barbara, Colleen Elizabeth Salon and Spa is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, by appointment.