Nearly three decades of experience in the beauty industry has only increased the passion of licensed electrologist Frida Ben-Hanan. "I love my work because I get to make people look beautiful, and, more importantly, feel comfortable within their own skin," she says. Her aesthetic studies have led her to Brazil and Israel, and her passion for electrolysis hair removal eventually expanded to permanent makeup. Keeping clients safe with a bloodborne-pathogens certification, Frida is adept at blending several colors into one natural-looking color for flawless looks on lips, eyes, and eyebrows. She uses digital machinery to fill in the faces of women and men who are allergic to makeup, are constantly on the go, or have lost their hair from alopecia, chemotherapy, or other ailments. She augments her specialties of electrolysis and cosmetic tattooing with waxing, facial treatments, and peels, all performed in welcoming treatment rooms festooned with bright colors, billowing curtains, and animal prints inspired by nature's intricate tattoo work on the cheetah and zebra.
For 15 years, Luu's Hair Design and Skin Care has been building upon each client’s natural beauty with a long list of hair design and skincare services. The salon uses Wella products to help dull 'dos change their colors or ditch poof and flyaways with a Brazilian blowout. To correct dermal woes, the salon uses hydroxy acids, microdermabrasion, and LED light therapy to clear the skin's surface of dead cells, mask fine lines, and send collagen levels soaring. Specialty spa services also include a medical-grade hydrafacial, which uses a combination of vortex cleansing, extraction, and fusion to deep-clean skin and inundate it with moisture, while also helping to remove blackheads, lemonheads, and other common pore cloggers.
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.
Eydie Anne is no stranger to the spotlight. She started modeling at the age of 17, appearing in everything from music videos to nationally broadcasted commercials. Knowing how it feels to be the apple of the camera's eye, Eydie draws on her wealth of experience in the beauty industry to help her clients become the center of attention. At her post within Dermaluv Skin Care in Old Town Calabasas, she performs custom skincare services that range from hydrafacial treatments as seen on Dr. Oz to organic spray tans. Eydie's also known for her expertise in waxing bodies and outfitting eyes with Minkys lash extensions.
Aesthetician and Brazilian native Andrea aims to improve the arduous waxing process by implementing a special blend of 100% pure organic honey and hypoallergenic Brazilian honey wax. Client testimonials attest to Andrea’s easygoing nature and her wax’s ability to mitigate the discomfort and irritation associated with traditional waxing while leaving skin soft and smooth following each session. For any given session, Andrea also promotes cleanliness by using individually sanitized glass bowls and encouraging clients to wash their hands before and after mud-wrestling matches.
Mike K, owner and operator of MK Styling, draws on 15 years of hairstyling experience to sculpt winning hairdos at a chic studio that combines salon and barbershop techniques. MK’s team of stylists keeps up with the latest trends, sculpting heads with shears, as well as inventive tools such as razors and fingertip ice skates. A full lineup of keratin treatments fortifies heads, and male-focused services shave and trim beards.