Those arriving to Enigma Medi Spa for the first time might be struck by the chic, contemporary decor, which mixes modern chandeliers and sleek furniture with Asian-inspired accents. But the spa doesn’t just look pretty––behind each beautiful treatment room door lies the latest aesthetic technology, administered under the watch of medical director Dr. Oleg Volchonok, a double board-certified specialist in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
Using a computerized skin-analysis system, Dr. Volchonok’s staff can customize a skincare regimen unique to each client’s needs and goals and steer them toward treatments that might include IPL photorejuvenation, microcurrent facelifts, or a 24K gold facial. Beyond customized skincare treatments and slim-down plans, the mei spa also offers laser body contouring and a Himalayan salt sauna, which can help stressed bodies and asthma suffers breathe easier. They've also been helping clients acquire smooth, hair-free physiques for six years. Under doctor supervision, techs use Candela GentleMax lasers to permanently reduce unwanted hair on all skin types and tones. The med spa is home to five FDA-approved laser hair-removal devices that speedily target and remove unwanted hair with the precision of a Whac-A-Mole champion.
Styledelphia owner Jessica Saint is a former model and modeling director who doles out a wealth of fashion-industry insight accrued during 10 years in the business. Now, along with a team of instructors and photographers, Jessica leads classes that show how hair, makeup, and wardrobe can mesh with one’s personal interests, career goals, and affinity for jumping out of moving cars. More niche classroom sessions, such as body-painting, vintage-hairstyling, and stage-makeup workshops, round out a creative-minded curriculum. Styledelphia’s expertise in retro styles adds realness to the studio’s boudoir-photography branch, which takes clients to shoot photos at old-timey locales such as Darling’s Diner and the hospital room where the Liberty Bell was born.
Helmed by Glamour magazine hair show judge and globetrotting master stylist, teams up with clients to create head-turning new hairdos with cuts, conditioning treatments, highlights, and all-over coloring. Guests choose from an impressive litany of cosmetic services, including flatiron curling, root touchups, and extensions. Moroccan hair masks soothe malnourished strands, and fancy updos prep clients for dazzling wedding parties or adhering to lab-safety procedures. Patrons can enlist the help of a master stylist or master stylist-in-training to remove unwanted hair from their eyebrows and upper lips or add touches of vibrant color to their scalps.
There's a bar at Andre Richard Salon, but guests aren't lining up to order cocktails. Instead, it's a blowout bar, where the stylists infuse flagging manes with volume. Basic and Master stylists alike beautify clients' tresses with everything from on-trend cuts and colors to Brazilian blowouts using products from popular brands such as Morroccanoil and Redken. To ready brides for their big day, the salon offers a comprehensive suite of services that include everything from updos and coloring books to keep the bridal party busy, to a trial hair and makeup run.
Amazing Skin Clinical Care’s licensed medical aestheticians beautify exteriors with laser hair removal and acne treatments, medical-grade skincare, and other professional services. Skincare services include chemical peels and microdermabrasions, which help to reveal glowing skin and infuse cells with restorative nutrients. In addition to being state licensed, Amazing Skin Clinical Care’s aestheticians hold certifications in areas such as advanced medical aesthetics and laser-equipment training, which allows them to address cosmetic concerns such as aging skin or a giant meteor rocketing toward your face.
Seven days a week, the stylists at L.A. Vista Salon tend to the hair of anyone who wanders into their shop, which is located right on the outskirts of University City. Although it specializes in treatments such as lock maintenance, coils, and interlocks, the team is proficient in nearly all types of hair services. L.A. Vista Salon also offers clients a range of nailcare services that include basic manicures, pedicures, and Shellac treatments that use a special type of polish that resists chips and nibbling squirrels for up to 14 days.