Though The M Salon sits on bustling Rodeo Drive, its interior wraps visitors in zen-like calm. Cool, marble halls lead to the waiting room, decorated, like the rest of the space, in sparse black-and-white hues accentuated with bright orchids. A miniature kitchen lets stylists brew coffee and espresso, slice fruits, and pour wines and champagne as complimentary refreshments for their clients, and modern cabinets tuck away premium products by Moroccanoil, OSMO, Brazilian Blowout, AVEDA and CND.
The carefully designed space by Pooya Goudarzi from VerteX design studio was long the dream of The M Salon's owner, Marjan. She began with a cosmetology license that followed with numerous certifications from Brazilian Blowout to CND shellac. She is also a certified cosmetology teacher by Santa Monica College . In addition to her newly learned specialties, Marjan has a passion for the ancient art of eyebrow threading, which uses carefully twisted cotton threads to gently remove unwanted facial hair.
Billion Dollar Brows With a clientele of stars including Adam Carolla, Ryan Seacrest, and Lauren Conrad, the brow artists at Billion Dollar Brows specialize in red carpet-worthy looks. Their focus on brow care has taken them from a small operation inside an LA apartment to a recognized salon earning mentions from magazines and television shows, such as Vanity Fair and “E! News." Highly-trained aestheticians man each of the chic salon's reclining stations, where they trim, wax, and tweeze arches perfect enough to beautify even the most puzzled of expressions. And to help clients maintain polished looks, Billion Dollar Brows also vends a range of products including pencils, tweezers, and their signature Brow Booster conditioning treatment.
Skilled hands run in Esther’s family. She and her sister, Malonie Banen, work side by side within the same waxing salon. Known for their comfortable and swift sessions, the duo has earned multiple accolades from Allure magazine’s Best of Beauty awards. Though they specialize in Brazilian waxing, they also perform other services, such as eyebrow waxes for hairs that receive uncomfortable amounts of attention from lonely caterpillars. The interior of Esther's Place matches a Tiffany's box to a tee, with the robin's egg hue saturating every wall. Decorative elements, such as pink orchids and green satin pillows, bring a hint of tranquility to the space, enhanced further by a mural, which depicts a rocky ocean that's unfortunately devoid of hunky mermen.
Minimally invasive and laser beauty treatments are the main order of business at Beverly Hills Aesthetics, a state-of-the-art medical facility helmed by Dr. Sam Assassa. Here, medical cosmetologists use modern equipment, such as the LightSheer Diode Laser System or the laser-tipped SmartLipo handpiece, to permanently reduce unwanted body hair or melt fat and suction it out of troublesome bulges. The doctor makes innovative use of beauty injections and dermal fillers, revising imbalanced facial features in a way that was once only possible through surgery or paper bags with eye holes.
Doctor-owned Cosmetic LaserWorks has been ridding men and women of unwanted hair for more than 10 years. The medical professionals have performed more than 10,000 hair-removal treatments and have helped more than five clients successfully join a dolphin colony. Five years ago, Cosmetic LaserWorks broadened its treatment menu to include laser spider-vein-removal treatments and beauty injections such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Radiesse, Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm, and Juvederm Voluma. Cosmetic LaserWorks also has a dog-friendly patio for customers.
Hygiene and quality are of paramount import to the licensed aestheticians of European Skin Care. Whether buffing faces with crystal-tipped wands or lavishing skin in nutrient-rich emollients, the aestheticians adhere to strict health standards that optimize results. Among the spa's top-notch treatments, anti-aging services incorporate light technologies and traditional facial or waxing procedures yield a polished look. Permanent cosmetics, applied with sterile equipment, save clients the trouble of filling in eyebrows with sharpie pens.