Deep exhalations drift past the wood paneling, cascades of draped fabric, and hillocks of pillows in the treatment rooms at Beauty Essentials Day Spa. When not kneading the backs of clients, the staff takes a holistic approach to health and works to balance the body through energy work and biofeedback sessions. Aestheticians beautify patrons with facials, nail treatments, and waxing before video conferences with business partners and regular phone calls with psychics.
Vie the Spa is an exclusive women’s spa that caters to female well-being with body-swaddling detoxifying wraps. Developed by biochemists from UCLA Medical Center, the herbal formulation of a M’lis Detox Contour wrap encourages circulatory lymphatic flow, which cleanses tissues without laundry detergent guesswork. Clients relax in a warm cocoon that keeps the skin and body hydrated as cellulite dissipates and up to 14 inches melt away from forms like butter on a Saharan sidewalk.
Licensed and certified spa technicians welcome guests into a world of pampering and relaxation at Image Resorts Beauty & Tanning Salon. They offer a wide variety of services that tend to hair, nails, skin, and well-being using products from brands such as Redken, Paul Mitchell, and Matrix. Stylists snip, wash, and straighten hair as well as add weaves and fresh color. Nail technicians dote upon fingers and toes with manicures, pedicures, and odes that detail the long history of hand turkeys. Other services include soothing massages and facial treatments, as well as tanning, waxing, and body wraps.
Dripping crystals, an intricate chandelier sheds light over a black-and-white floral-print couch in E Skincare & Wax Studio's waiting area. Art-deco supports arch to the ceiling above pink wallpaper, presaging the personalized, luxurious treatments guests enjoy farther inside. In addition to the studio's eponymous services, it offers such treatments as the M'lis body-contour wrap, which helps clients shed fat and detoxify. SofTap permanent makeup gently embellishes skin with long-lasting pigment, easing the burden of applying makeup each morning or always wearing a mask of yourself wearing makeup.
When it comes to her clients’ hair, stylist Michellina Gonzales does not shy away from color. She happily adds anything from golden highlights to kelly-green streaks to all-over color in deep burgundy. Her eye for trendy styles also includes updos for special occasions and keratin smoothing treatments that leave hair as straight and clean as a baby’s driving record.