Licensed aesthetician Grace Young Lee pampers vexed visages with the Be Timeless facial-toning treatment, burnishing time-dulled epidermis and coaxing out new youthful glows. Each 60-minute session commences with a relaxing facial, as serums chockfull of natural ingredient prep surfaces for the countenance-strengthening Radio Derm RF session. Aided by oscillating radio frequencies, the nonsurgical treatment helps tighten muscles, lift features, and fuel cellular rejuvenation without weighing faces down with cumbersome free weights. After each mug’s workout, Grace slathers skin with a soothing mask before ushering newly renovated faces toward their real-world debut.
Paris Cut Hair Design's aestheticians deftly channel the ancient Middle Eastern practice of threading, a precise and speedy method of shaping brow bristles that has found popularity among many of today’s A-list celebrities. During the 15-minute threading treatment, a skilled thread tech twists a length of pure cotton thread and weaves it around overgrown brows, uprooting follicle squatters without chemicals or irritation. Ocular overscores emerge from the treatment looking sharp, streamlined, and ready to replace spit takes and eye rubbing as the preferred method of expressing disbelief.
Roses line the driveway up to D'Marie Skin Care, which is tucked inside Shine Spa on a hill sheltered by eucalyptus trees. In a private chamber hidden in a magical wardrobe, aesthetician Denise Witt specializes in maintaining youthful looks with preventive skincare and judicious interventions with Ayur-Medic, Epicuren, and PCA Skin products. Her prudence stems from witnessing the effectiveness of gentle treatments made possible by technology, such as DermaSweep microdermabrasion that eschews harsh particles. "There's no need to do drastic things to the skin now," she points out in a 2010 interview with the Agoura Hills Patch. Her desire to match her clients' inner beauty to their appearance is longstanding, having manifested during her four-year turn as a personal trainer in the 1990s.
Today, an Esthetics degree from the Euphoria Institute of Beauty in Las Vegas helps her tailor skin and hair treatments to each client's poker face. Fourteen facials and peels combat aging using oxygen, warm enzymes, and botanicals including coconut and pumpkin, and all of them last at least a full hour.
Aesthetician Dania Henry believes that healthy skin plays an important role in her clients’ confidence, and that true beauty can’t be created by makeup alone. Wielding natural products from Le Mieux, her services aim to soften some of the most common flaws that can mask a naturally beautiful complexion, including acne, rosacea, and lipstick impressions left by overzealous aunts. Aside from basic facials that pack a vitamin-rich punch, her expertise extends to facial-toning microcurrent treatments and plant-rich bust-lift therapies, both designed to improve skin’s firmness and elasticity sans surgery.
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
The team at Savvy Salon The Studio aims to furnish clients with both everyday and runway-ready looks, earning the opportunity to style Elite model photo shoots as well as a visit from KCAL 9's California Adventure TV. As stylists pamper tresses with Schwarzkopf, Kérastase, and Bumble and bumble products, the salon's décor pampers the senses with richly hued wall hangings and striking black-and-white photographs. Besides hair services, specialty facials infuse mugs with a youthful glow previously attained only by participating in all-day kick-the-can competitions. Next door, Savvy's beauty studio brims with a dizzying assortment of handpicked products from renowned brands such as Bumble and bumble, L'Oréal Professionnel, Éminence Organic skincare, and bareMinerals cosmetics.