Nearly three decades of experience in the beauty industry has only increased the passion of licensed electrologist Frida Ben-Hanan. "I love my work because I get to make people look beautiful, and, more importantly, feel comfortable within their own skin," she says. Her aesthetic studies have led her to Brazil and Israel, and her passion for electrolysis hair removal eventually expanded to permanent makeup. Keeping clients safe with a bloodborne-pathogens certification, Frida is adept at blending several colors into one natural-looking color for flawless looks on lips, eyes, and eyebrows. She uses digital machinery to fill in the faces of women and men who are allergic to makeup, are constantly on the go, or have lost their hair from alopecia, chemotherapy, or other ailments. She augments her specialties of electrolysis and cosmetic tattooing with waxing, facial treatments, and peels, all performed in welcoming treatment rooms festooned with bright colors, billowing curtains, and animal prints inspired by nature's intricate tattoo work on the cheetah and zebra.
Aesthetician and Brazilian native Andrea aims to improve the arduous waxing process by implementing a special blend of 100% pure organic honey and hypoallergenic Brazilian honey wax. Client testimonials attest to Andrea’s easygoing nature and her wax’s ability to mitigate the discomfort and irritation associated with traditional waxing while leaving skin soft and smooth following each session. For any given session, Andrea also promotes cleanliness by using individually sanitized glass bowls and encouraging clients to wash their hands before and after mud-wrestling matches.
For more than 10 years, Cosmetic Laser Center of Los Angeles has enhanced clients' images with advanced laser and cosmetic technology. Dr. Kambiz Youabian, MD, and his team of registered nurses use lasers with cooling tips and intense-pulsed-light photorejuvenation systems to remove hair and correct numerous skin conditions. The nurses also diminish the appearance of broken veins, acne, and sun damage with photofacial treatments. Cutera Titan infrared-light systems tone and tighten the skin, and injectables and fillers such as Botox, Juv?derm, and Radiesse smooth out wrinkles and skin folds. Like the pause that follows sneezing in your date's gazpacho, the clinic's treatment menu seems to go on forever: other services include tattoo removal, microdermabrasion, and acne treatments.
At Blue Star Skin Institute, medical professionals and aestheticians beautify bodies with a range of anti-aging treatments. A doctor combats wrinkles with cosmetic injections and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, and helps boost energy levels with the vitamin B12 and amino acids found in lipotropic injections. Technicians employ lasers to remove hair, diminish spider veins, and rejuvenate skin during IPL photofacials.
The med-spa greets guests with walls in varying shades of green reminiscent of a verdant meadow or Kermit's family reunion. Soft lighting illuminates dark wood accents and colorful artwor
Within Simbiotica Salon, Skin Connection owner and experienced medical aesthetician Karen Dafesh-Galpin designs custom skincare regimens for men, women, and teens. Patrons can opt for treatments such as smoothing microdermabrasion sessions, Revitalight photofacials that trigger skin's collagen production, or waxing services to remove unwanted fuzz. A retail section stocked with skincare products by brands such as Dermalogica and Epicuren Glymed gives visitors access to the same products used in spa treatments.
West Coast Cuts and Colors provides hair services for men, women, and children. Men's buzz and clipper cuts and fades abound, and women's manes are pampered, whether they are coming in for highlights, weaves, or roller sets. West Coast Cuts and Colors' patrons leave looking good and feeling good, too?the salon works with Locks of Love, which makes custom wigs from haircuts' orphaned tresses.