Clients may flock to LA Eyebrow for threading—a service that reshapes the brow by using a fine cotton thread—but they stay for the custom skincare treatments. Diamond-tip microdermabrasion whisks away dead skin cells to reveal a healthy, glowing complexion, and four types of facials are enhanced with a custom mask, vitamin-rich essential oils, and skincare products from Yonka. Although the shop’s signature brow-shaping services can keep hairs from returning for up to three weeks, its eyelash extensions keep synthetic mink lashes firmly affixed for nearly twice as long. Technicians use a specially formulated adhesive that never touches the skin, allowing natural lashes to continue to grow out and giving them the freedom to come and go as they please.
Computers drove Flora Low to her career in the beauty industry. Armed with a degree in graphic design, Flora spent the first 25 years of her career with a printing company, but became increasingly dismayed by the amount of time she had to devote to mastering new computer technologies. She decided she wanted out and turned to a career in the beauty industry, partly because she wanted a career that revolved around personal interactions and partly because she didn?t want to work with any more computers. Now, at her own spa and salon, the aesthetician relies on her keen sense of design to help clients achieve flattering, natural looks using permanent makeup, noninvasive cellulite treatments, and rejuvenating facials.
The spa?s facial treatments can use specialized combinations of masks or exfoliating peels, imbuing cheekbones with a glow more youthful than that of a baby chandelier. For a more dramatic effect, the aestheticians can also apply permanent makeup to eye lines, lips, or brows. A permanent-makeup session with Flora requires a two-hour consultation to determine the perfect brow arch or lip line.
Though the spa always emphasizes that personal touch, the staff nonetheless employs an arsenal of aesthetic technology, as it recognizes that sometimes you need a little advanced machinery to achieve your beauty goals. Thus, technicians wield cellulite-reducing Starvac SP equipment to help tone the body and the CryoProbe cryotherapy machine to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and blemishes.
From the facials, to the massages, to the eyelash and waxing services, treatments at Glamor Beauty Group are as decadent and relaxing as they are effective. Classical and Tuscan touches make the chandelier-lit atmosphere feel as luxurious as the treatments themselves, while an experienced staff of aestheticians helps clients feel at home. Skincare seekers have an especially wide range of treatments to choose from. Whether opting for a mini facial, an oxygen facial to stock up before a trip to outer space, an ultrasonic bout of exfoliation, or a radio frequency face-lift, technicians help clients pick the service that is right for the individual, and carry out each treatment with deft expertise.
The dermatologists, physician assistants, and nurses at American Dermatology Centers are well versed in all dermatological matters, specializing in both cosmetic and medical skin problems. The center's aesthetic arsenal includes V-Beam, GentleLase, SmoothBeam and Q-Yag lasers that are each calibrated to nix blemishes and acne, erase spider veins and scars, and even whisk away unwanted hair and tattoos. The center also treats faces with cosmetic fillers such as wrinkle-reducing Botox, Dysport, and Restylane. More serious epidermal issues are referred to the center’s dermatologists, who are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the skin, hair and nails including acne, cysts, allergic reactions, skin cancer and melanoma.
A full-service establishment, Salon Cielo tends to beauty needs from head to toe with trendy haircuts, mani-pedis, and makeup fit for daytime, nighttime, and bedtime. The salon's aestheticians administer facials that treat stubborn acne and wrinkles on clients’ faces, and its massage therapists untie knotted muscles using a variety of kneading techniques and warm stones.
Dr. Holly Yamada, Medical Director of HaLa Skin & Body, is a board-certified physician specializing in both aesthetics and general care. But if the mythical College of Ultimate Pampering existed, she would have graduated summa cum laude. At her clinic, Dr. Yamada oversees a skilled staff as they treat clients to relaxing, rejuvenating treatments. Gentle skincare services, including microdermabrasions, facials, and peels, restore youthful glows, while injected cosmetics and fillers effectively stop the aging clock. Laser services employ noninvasive beams to remove unwanted hair or address acne blemishes. Extending their external expertise to the internal, the clinic's specialists also offer personal Pilates sessions and holistic health and nutrition consultations.