Thai Classic Restaurant's chefs work with an array of exotic ingredients and savory spices, from creamy coconut milk to fiery dried chilies to fresh ginger. They distribute these ingredients across an extensive menu of traditional Thai soups, curries, and noodle dishes. To craft one of their specialties—Thai Classic seafood curry—the chefs simmer fresh seafood in tangy red curry with bamboo shoots and basil leaves. Diners await meals over glasses of sweet iced tea in the sunlit dining room, where gold flowers speckle deep red walls.
Featured on KCAL 9’s Best Of LA, Ann Karen Day Spa soothes sore muscles and minds throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The signature experience is a detoxifying hybrid treatment that combines organic plant and flower oils, a neurolymphatic massage, acupressure, and hot-stone therapy, kneading much-needed peace into the body's nervous system and energy canals. Ann Karen Day Spa is adorned with more than 30 treatment rooms and an opulent waiting area with mellow earth tones and provides additional services via saunas, jacuzzis, and heated clay tiles that are perfect for warming up your feet or toasting s'mores.
For Rudy Castaneda, there is nothing better than seeing the smile on a person's face when they look in the mirror and see their own remarkable transformation. The image they see in the glass might show a classic updo, a contemporary hairstyle with streaks of color, or longer hair accomplished through the same kinds of extensions Rapunzel secretly used. For many of his clients, Rudy has become a regular feature in their beauty routines. He's snipped styles for some of the same people for more than 10 years and has also styled hair for countless wedding parties. A certified stylist and color specialist, he deftly sculpts styles for both men and women.
The tranquility specialists at Spa Thai Essence take an all-natural approach to stress relief and skincare. More than five styles of massage call on herbal compresses, aromatherapy scents, or simply the skilled hands of a massage therapist to ease muscular tension and center the mind. To hydrate and purify skin, body scrubs made of milk, coffee, or oats buff away dead cells and provide pores with a balanced breakfast, while facials performed with Bioelements serums or ultrasound-emitting phonophoresis devices help skin regain a youthful glow.
The lifespan of a strand of hair is roughly five years. Stylist Melinda Douglas makes the most of this time with a wide array of hair services. Drawing on 18 years of experience, the color specialist creates modern looks with voluminous layers, alters hues with single-process color, and adds dimension with eye-catching highlights. In addition to cutting and coloring hair, she also performs texturizing services, including spiral perms, Japanese thermal straightening, and Brazilian Blowouts.
The therapists at Beauty Culture have imported spa treatments and technologies from Europe, which they use to pamper their clients from head to toe. Skin and body treatments leave bodies scrubbed and nourished, while non-invasive slimming treatments send fat on a one-way trip to Narnia. Tea, snacks, and soothing music add to the full-sensory comfort of each visit to this relaxing spa.