More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
True to its name, Hollywood Beauty Center takes pride in making clients feel and look beautiful at its Santa Monica location. With this mission in mind, salon stylists regularly perform a signature treatment—the smoothing Brazilian blowout. Coating strands with a strengthening protein, they diffuse frizz and leave clients' hair sleeker and more manageable until they start flying kites in the middle of lightning storms again. Stylists also have an adept hand with haircuts, coloring, facials, waxing, and nailcare.
The team of medical providers at Rejuvenating Skin Care tends to weary bodies through a hybrid of medical and spa services, instilling beautification amid burnt-orange and tan walls set aglow by warm candlelight. For laser hair removal, trained nurse practitioners brandish their high-tech follicle zappers, which inhibit hair growth while soothing skin with cooling spray between each pulse. Juvéderm dermal fillers and microdermabrasion treatments vanquish signs of aging, and Latisse works with magic beans to help sprout longer, fuller lashes.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Daniel Taheri, the staff at LA Laser and Skin Center harnesses laser-fat-removal technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can slink away. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. The noninvasive treatment requires minimal recovery time. Technicians perform the six treatments within 72 hours of one another over the span of two weeks, the exact length of time it takes a laser to cross a football field. Patients can boost results with healthy eating habits, daily exercise, regular hydration, and avoidance of caffeine and alcohol.
Lorine Mikhaeil leads a busy life. A trained nurse and a certified permanent makeup artist, she helms Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) as well as Zena Day Spa, Derma Blush, and American Permanent Cosmetics Institute. But no matter how busy Lorine gets, she always takes her time with her clients.
At OPM, Lorine uses a semi-permanent organic ink to expertly define brows, lips, eyelids, and even areolas for those affected by breast cancer. This metal-free formulation gives her greater control when she is applying the ink into the upper dermal layer. During these treatments, Lorine uses an advanced power pin and for brows a specialized hairbrush stroke method that she invented herself, which gives the illusion of 3D brow strands. To ensure clients are inked with complementing colors, Lorine refers to the Fitzpatrick skin type chart to make sure brows match their skin tone and auras.
Though OPM's name focuses on one service, the boutique spa's menu is brimming with a range of other aesthetic treatments. Strands stand no chance against OPM's three hair removal systems, which include waxing, threading, and laser hair removal. Alternately, dermal fillers and microdermabrasions keep complexions firm and looking younger than a toddler holding a newborn dolphin.
Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Medical Associates mission is to seek out hidden, natural beauty located just beneath the skin. To achieve this goal, they offer a comprehensive selection of medical aesthetic treatments that include bio-identical hormonal treatments and injectable fillers that are meant to help clients defy age. Among the services offered are Botox and cosmetic injectable fillers, Juvederm, Radiese, Restylane, medical-grade chemical peels, Lumenis Quantum IPL, Photofacials, HydraFacials, microdermabrasions, and bio-identical hormone replacement.
The center, which now has locations in Texas and Arizona, specializes in fighting aging with hormone-replacement therapy. Its wellness experts use natural hormones to alleviate everything from fatigue to irritability, making clients feel young enough to attend a boy-band concert without earplugs. The experts may also recommend a particular diet to accompany the client's custom treatment plan. To battle external signs of aging, health-care professionals inject dermal fillers into faces, resurface skin with peels, combat hyperpigmentation and spider veins with intense pulsed light, and perform nonsurgical face-lifts. They also treat hair loss with NeoGraft hair restoration.