Inside the sunny La Peer Beauty shop, patrons assisted by licensed pulchritude professionals browse glass shelves stacked high with candy-colored OPI nail polish, high-end skincare and hair products, and fragrances in twinkling bottles or room diffusers. Colognes such as Thymes’s Agave Nectar leave a bright, crisp fragrance on dermises, and skincare regimens from brands such as Dermalogica treat façades stressed out by harsh weather or the thought that professional wrestling is fake. An arsenal of curling and straightening irons and hair-dryer attachments help home stylists create their ideal dos, and hairsprays such as L’Oreal Elnett keep styles fast in place. An onsite salon puts La Peer’s products to the test as stylists trim hair or add extensions, aestheticians treat skin with facials and eye treatments, and wax techs whisk away unwanted hairs.
The namesake of hope cosmetics is Hope LeMarque, a veteran makeup artist and eyelash extension technician. She established her venture in 2005, opening its doors to a wide range of clients. Whether they're getting ready to go out for the day or seeking a look worthy of the red carpet, each customer receives a one-on-one consultation before their treatment.
Upon arriving at Hope's penthouse beauty studio, clients can ogle at a line of colorful eye shadow palettes, lip-glosses, and mascara before partaking in a full makeup lesson or a relaxing spa service. To create smooth face canvases, Hope and her dedicated team of aestheticians plump fine lines and thicken eyelashes with oxygen-infused treatments as well as exfoliate epidermises with gentle Vitamin C and lactic peels. Hope and company also doll-up clients with Dream Catcher hair extensions and handcrafted mink eyelash extensions that create instant drama without having to hire reality stars to cry in the corner during your wedding.
When it comes to facial features, eyebrows often get overlooked. Though they might not have the flash of a dazzling smile or the effortless grace of high cheekbones, brows can still make or break a fashionable look. Threading expert Marco Ochoa is familiar with the power of a well-arched brow and instills his team with the same understanding that helps them carry out Ecobrow's facial-threading services. Evidence of his precise depilation appears every day on magazine covers and television interviews across the country. Clients including supermodel Camila Alves, actress Malin Akerman, and secretary of Health and Human Services Khloe Kardashian have all benefitted from Ochoa's dedication to sleek, fuzz-free faces.
The founder of both Linage Dermatology and the Advanced Dermatology Skin Cancer Institute, Dr. Michael T. Lin considers all facets of skincare to be his bailiwick. Trusted by stars of the small screen, Dr. Lin's services range from non-invasive skin-tightening and rejuvenating chemical peels to more involved eyelid surgery and liposuction. Botox and dermal fillers can instantly turn back the clock, causing mirrors to do double takes, and laser skincare treatments address issues ranging from hyperpigmentation to unwanted body hair. Dr. Lin's proprietary line of cosmetic products can even bring some of these time-turning treatments to his patients' own homes.
Licensed aesthetician Janette Cassandra is passionate about helping her clients look great. For more than 20 years, she's been seeing people at her Beverly Hills studio, where her facials, waxing, and peels help clients walk out feeling beautiful. Her dedication to client comfort and good results even stretches to the waxing product she uses: she developed her beeswax-free formula herself with a company in Italy to meet her specifications. That level of care extends to all her clients, whether they're in need of exfoliating peels or eyelash and eyebrow tinting.
At Asta Skin & Body Care, skincare specialists combine traditional Chinese techniques and modern healing methods to rejuvenate the skin. The East is represented by treatments like the acupressure face lift, a Chinese-influenced procedure that can improve skin tone by combining acupressure massage, an antioxidant mask, and scalp massage. The European facial, meanwhile, begins with a skin analysis, before experts tackle concerns with treatment masks, steam, extractions, and massage, rendering skin as radiant and unblemished as a hermit's shoelaces.