By helping to promote more restful sleep and to quiet stressed nervous systems, the practitioners of Heaven Spa view massage as an important part of supporting one’s health. They focus on any part of the body that receives the most stress, which is why their one-hour foot massage actually includes kneads of the neck, shoulders, arms, back, and face as well. Guests can also opt for a combination treatment, which adds a foot soak and reflexology session onto a body massage that targets specific areas of tension, such as trapezius muscles weighed down by offering to carry all your friends’ shoulder chips.
Malibu Foot Spa's team of licensed therapists melts the day’s stresses from head to feet with expertly executed muscle therapy. Relax in the comfortable cushion of a massage table in your own private room, preventing the distractions of off-course parades and nomads asking for directions.
The Katherine behind Katherine of Athena Skin Care may be her own best customer. The skincare expert has so much confidence in her products, she uses them herself. These cruelty-free, vegan concoctions brim with natural ingredients, eschew artificial colors and fragrances, and are even packaged in squeeze bottles—rather than in jars—to avoid unnecessary cross-contamination. This helps the products last longer and keeps epidermises safe from harmful, acne-causing bacteria.
In addition to exfoliating dead skin cells and cleansing pores, her treatments address skin concerns ranging from acne to wrinkles. Of course, Katherine knows that other areas of the body also need a little TLC from time to time. And so, she offers luxurious add-ons such as exfoliating back scrubs or high frequency treatments, which help keep cellulite and wild dogs at bay.
At Escentials, a beauty shop nestled in the rolling hills of Calabasas, licensed aesthetician Trini Ponce de Leon hydrates and exfoliates complexions. Working in the shop's private facial room, she sloughs away dead skin with microdermabrasion treatments, and pampers visages with an array of facials. With her custom waxes, she also strips away unwanted stubble.
The celebrity-practiced stylists working under Allen Edwards upgrade strands with sure shearsmanship and products from Colure and Aveda. Winding locks are truncated into chic Cliffs Notes via a haircut and style, and a glossing treatment seals in shine. Single-process color sets an entire follicle garden blooming in the same seasonal hue, and partial highlights lend strands a subtler panache. Allen Edwards made his name in the celebrity-style trade more than three decades ago with Farrah Fawcett's signature feathered look, and his own line of haircare products has served the likes of Julianne Moore, Laura Flynn Boyle, Raquel Welch, and other Muppets. The spa-like salon luxuriates in beachy décor with cushy wicker furniture and calming seagulls.
Trinity Salon & Spa co-owner Cher sometimes perfects the makeup and hairdos of models at haute fashion shoots, but she spends most of her time making sure her regular clients get the same star treatment. Her business partner Candi shares the same passion for high-fashion styling, holding certifications from companies including Rusk and Matrix Hair Color. The pair have put together a team of salon stylists who snip hair into follicular masterpieces and reprogram hair textures. The crew can impart uniform straightness with keratin treatments or massage strands with ground-up Shirley Temple headshots to create billowing curls.
On the spa side, the DiamondTome microdermabrasion reveals fresh, unblemished skin with chips of real diamonds, and medical-grade peels accelerate the skin's exfoliation process. Men can enjoy treatments such as the Pampered Facial, during which aesthetician Nina bolsters handsome looks with a seaweed mud mask, facial massage, warm towels, and a beer to sip. The spa keeps hands and feet of all kinds well-groomed with mani-pedis, and elongates eyelashes, hair, or strap-on Santa Claus beards with realistic extensions.