Lauded on the pages of Fit magazine, as well as on computer screens on LA.com and TVs on E! News, Vida Emanuel European Day Spa has garnered well-deserved attention for 25 years. The spa’s owner opened her namesake beauty haven to provide locals of Beverly Hills and beyond with expertly executed skin and body services. Amid an elegant space embellished with gold accents, Emanuel’s highly trained crew of Certified Aesthetic Consultants, massage therapists, and laser specialists gets to work perfecting exteriors with more than 15 skin treatments, many of which feature Emanuel’s personal skincare line. On-trend beauty treatments include Yon-Ka facials and threading services, all-natural spray tans, massages, and laser hair-removal treatments. Clients who opt for more advanced therapies can pursue dermal-filler injections to plump fine lines, or try ultrasonic lipolysis, a painless procedure that helps pinch inches by breaking down fatty cells shaped like Twinkies.
Aestheticians at The M Day Spa forsake the one-size-fits-all approach, and prefer instead to consult with each client before giving any kind of skincare service. Once they know about a client’s skin type and habits, the aestheticians can administer individualized facials, peels, and body wraps that can help to reduce acne or hyperpigmentation. The spa’s gold collagen mask combines the youth-boosting power of collagen with gold leaf, a combination that helps to accelerate cell growth and allows properly gilded individuals to hide in rappers’ teeth. The aestheticians also place special emphasis on hygienic waxing services for men and women. During each of their services, the aestheticians wield a full range of high-end products from brands such as Christina, Image Skincare, and Amarin.
The technicians at Eyelash Lab specialize in eyelash extensions and dedicate their craft to perfecting a natural look and feel for each client. In addition to their namesake service, staffers also perform other beautifying services such as waxing, hairstyling, and skincare, such as the skin-brightening facial that leaves faces shinier than ones that have never been allowed out of their original packaging. Eyelash Lab's staff is so confident in their work that they have also established a trusted teaching center for those who wish to learn the art of eyelash extensions and makeup application as well as aesthetics.
Under the guidance of board-certified physician Dr. Kamran Hakimian, Laser Touch Medical Clinic's team of skin professionals apply Veinwave technology to polish body parts marred by visible vessels. After a brief consultation, specialists penetrate the chosen zone with several minute, insulated needles, which apply focused heat to stubborn veins to make them close up, fade away, and leave skin clearer for future games of epidermal tic-tac-toe. Vessel-vanquishing results are usually noticeable immediately and the treatment requires no downtime, lending newly polished skin a speedy return to everyday activities.
As learned estheticians, Privileged Beverly Hills owners Deborah and Samantha know that what you put in your body is just as important to skin health as what you put on your face. Among their tips are eating antioxidant-rich foods such as strawberries, spinach, and kale. They bring this expertise to a broad range of facials that include a salicylic peel for acne, and an intensive hydrating treatment that's ideal post-surgery. Perhaps their most popular service is the Privileged Signature facial, which boosts radiance with a combination of a pomegranate peel, vitamin-C mask, and liquid-crystal mask with peptides and firming serums.
Deborah and Samantha even have their own line of private-label products called Privileged Skin-Rx. The trio of serums are each designed to treat a different issue—dryness, sun damage, loss of elasticity—but they share important characteristics such as organic, made-in-the-USA, paraben-free formulas that have not been tested on animals or parked cars.
Though most people pose the question “if there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?” as a conversation starter, Dr. John F. Hsu asks it so he can fulfill that wish. As a plastic surgeon, he helps build confidence by lifting, reducing, and reconstructing natural features. Aside from surgery, he works to enhance his clients' appearance with other procedures including spider-vein removal and weight-loss programs. Dr. Hsu backs all his treatments with a wealth of knowledge and experience, including a variety of degrees from top universities including UCLA and NYU and time spent training at hospitals such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and researching at institutions such as Harvard and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.