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Sure, you’ve heard of yoga studios, and you’ve heard of spas. But what if we told you San Diego was home to a tranquil oasis that combines the best of both into one zenned-out escape? Enter: Saffron & Sage.
Tucked away in the heart of a quiet neighborhood in Mission Hills, Saffron & Sage has created a soothing space dedicated health, healing, and community, making it the perfect place for overworked city-dwellers to unwind and destress.
It’s all thanks to their carefully-curated selection of wellness treatments meant to revive you from the inside out. Book a restorative acupuncture, cupping, massage, sound bath, or aromatherapy session. And if you really want to tap into your best self, the studio also offers life coaching, nutritional therapy, and spiritual direction, along with a whole host of holistic healthcare offerings. Not sure where to start? They’ll set you up with a complimentary wellness consultation and recommend which services are best for you.
But if you’d rather skip the energy therapy and unroll your mat for a mindful flow, instead — you can do that, too. Saffron & Sage doubles as a yoga studio and features a full schedule of breathwork-focused classes, including everything from candlelit gentle flow to Vinyasa, Yin, and Hatha practices. So, no matter if you’re in the mood for a calming, meditative session or a fast-paced, muscle-strengthening workout, you’ll find exactly what your body and mind needs.
Now, we can’t talk about Saffron & Sage without mentioning the stacked lineup in their boutique. The small storefront at the entrance of the studio boasts a huge supply of self-care products (think dry brushes, essential oils, natural beauty products, candles, herbal tea, and more), so you bring their positive vibes home with you.
Ready to reset, rejuvenate, and, honestly, spoil yourself with a little pampering? Peep the brand’s picture-perfect aesthetic on Instagram for a preview of what you can expect. And if you’re already sold, head to the studio space for a yoga class or treatment.
Did we mention that any time you visit, you’ll be treated to a cup of herbal tea or bone broth? Trust us — you’ll leave Saffron & Sage feeling better and more blissed out than ever.
Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID.
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.
Here’s what you had to say...
53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.
While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.
58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.
69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.
But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”
Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).
Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...
It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them.