Tan LA's Smart Tan–certified staff takes pride in matching each body with its perfect tanning method. Its customized tanning programs begin with an analysis of each client's skin type to determine which of the shop's meticulously maintained European beds is best suited to their needs. With four levels of intensity and exposure times ranging from 9 to 20 minutes, the studio is able to cater to complexions from fair to olive, whereas talented airbrush technicians offer custom-blended solutions for those who prefer not to be exposed to bulbs or their annoying sunny dispositions.
Beyond bronzing, Tan LA keeps the beach-bound looking their best with advanced spa services that range from cellulite-shrinking Formostar body wraps to red-light anti-aging therapies that, like profound Pink Floyd lyrics, penetrate 8 to 10 millimeters below the skin’s surface, working to boost blood flow and stimulate collagen growth
Summer Breeze offers high-quality body bronzing and spa services in a sleek, relaxed, and trendy atmosphere. Clients can repose as they soak up the rays in UV beds or enhance their natural skin tone with a UV-free, airbrush tanning alternative. In addition to boasting traditional bronzing services, Summer Breeze pampers guests with an array of spa services, including infrared body wraps, facials, and microdermabrasion. This 22-room salon's recent aesthetic expansion has kept technicians brightening beauty beyond the surface for all guests.
The aestheticians at Beauty and Rejuvenation Essentials use intense pulsed light technology to eliminate unwanted hair and reduce the appearance of epidermal irregularities such as brown spots and rosacea. During their specialty treatments, professional staffers pass focused light from Xenon flash lamps over areas plagued by follicles or discoloration, such as the legs, back, and fourth and fifth tentacle. Clients can also address skin issues through photon-free exfoliation services such as crystal-equipped microdermabrasion and vitamin-enriched silk peels.
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I am a functional therapist. I specialize in sport related injuries. Because the body moves in a complex and synchronized manner, I treat it as such, rather than treating the injured area alone. I address all components of the kinetic chain: muscular system, joint system, and nervous system.
With over 5 years of experience in the Los Angeles area, I have worked with many
great brides, photographers, movie studios, production companies and so many more wonderful people.
I want to make you look your very best!
The licensed aestheticians and massage therapists at The Lotus Spa bring years of expertise to bodywork and other soothing spa appointments. Hot stones, focused pressure, and other techniques help increase joint flexibility, quell cramps, and bring other benefits to muscles during massage and bodywork sessions. Beyond massages, The Lotus Spa's services include anti-aging facials, eyebrow waxing, and energy-balance sessions, wherein crystals help align clients' chakras.
Jatamansi Center is a place to relax and re-energize. What's more, guests have a host of options for how to achieve relaxation—the center's services range from massage therapy to ayurvedic counseling and energy work. Swedish, prenatal, deep-tissue, and sports massages are just a few of the modalities available. And ayurvedic consultations help clients create long-term, personalized health plans that touch on diet, meditation, and other healing habits.
Certified massage practitioner Norma Mercado sends soothing echoes through achy muscles at her own Heavenly Gifts massage studio. In the privacy of a cozy room, clients can request relaxing aromatherapy bodywork with flowing Swedish strokes and essential oils, or firm deep-tissue pressure to alleviate chronic lower-layer pain.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular service: Thai massage
Brands Used: None
Pro Tip: Try the combination of Swedish, traditional Thai, and hot-stone massage.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Professional massage using a combination of Swedish massage, Thai massage, and hot-stone therapy. Thai massage involves stretching and acupressure to promote vascular- and energy-flow.
Swedish massage is a more relaxing technique that incorporates oil and smooth pressure.
Hot-stone therapy uses heated stones to treat specific problem areas needing heat and direct pressure.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
While living and growing up in Thailand, I liked getting massages from my auntie.
I learned Thai massage and realized that I am very good at it.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
Several clients have told me that I gave them the best massages of their lives.
Those comments made me feel good about what I am doing.
My massage teachers also told me that I have naturally good hands for massage.
After more than three decades in the industry, Claudette Gentle has become fluent in more than a few hairstyling and cosmetic treatments. Her undisputed specialty, however, is skincare.
Inside her studio at Willem Hair Design, Claudette treats skin issues with advanced treatments such as nonsurgical enzyme face-lifts and peels that incorporate pumpkin or glycolic acid. Though these peels effectively resurface and strengthen skin, Claudette knows they aren’t for everyone. For those with more sensitive skin, she performs a manual method known as dermaplaning. Wielding a sterile surgical blade or electric instrument, she carefully removes dead skin cells, fine facial hairs, and alien facehuggers to promote a glowing complexion.
Dripping crystals, an intricate chandelier sheds light over a black-and-white floral-print couch in E Skincare & Wax Studio's waiting area. Art-deco supports arch to the ceiling above pink wallpaper, presaging the personalized, luxurious treatments guests enjoy farther inside. In addition to the studio's eponymous services, it offers such treatments as the M'lis body-contour wrap, which helps clients shed fat and detoxify. SofTap permanent makeup gently embellishes skin with long-lasting pigment, easing the burden of applying makeup each morning or always wearing a mask of yourself wearing makeup.
Aesthetician Susie Roman has been a local force in beauty for more than 30 years, providing Ventura County and Bakersfield with licensed health and beauty services including facials, waxes, massages, and mani-pedis. Roman’s comfortable spa and tanning salon specializes in skin-friendly packages, each accompanied by deep exfoliation and a steam treatment. After clients have been moisturized, deblemished, and completely plucked of feathers, their treatments wrap up with a soothing neck and shoulder massage.
Joy Franco draws on 24 years of experience to tend to clients’ hair in the sleek confines of Studio C & Spa. Joy is certified in advanced haircutting techniques by the Toni and Guy Academy and continues her education to stay up to date on the latest trends, techniques, and definitions of “scissors.” She has also served as a Clairol Professional–certified color educator for 14 years, gaining know-how that allows her to imbue strands with deep hues and eye-catching highlights.
When it comes to her clients’ hair, stylist Michellina Gonzales does not shy away from color. She happily adds anything from golden highlights to kelly-green streaks to all-over color in deep burgundy. Her eye for trendy styles also includes updos for special occasions and keratin smoothing treatments that leave hair as straight and clean as a baby’s driving record.