The stylists and aestheticians at Studio Be perform artistic balancing acts. On any given day, they might go from primping brides for their weddings to hosting basic lessons on cosmetics, or from designing complex updos to strengthening hair with protein treatments. The boutique balances on a trifecta of disciplines: hair fashion, makeup application, and skincare. The staff integrates their services to beautify guests from the neck up, combining products from brands such as Smashbox and Unite Eurotherapy.
Though Studio Be’s treatments span a broad spectrum, the team’s devotion to strong relationships with their clients remains a constant. Throughout chemical peels, photo shoots, and eyebrow-sculpting sessions, they consult with their subjects to craft personal, distinctive makeovers instead of continually trying to re-create their own best driver's-license photos.
When she first moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of being an actress, singer, and model, Jennifer Bradley learned that her skin needed to be flawless. But as someone who suffered from acne, that was much easier said than done, especially because most makeup lines wouldn't work with her skin.
When she became a makeup artist, Jennifer decided to create her own cosmetics line free of the fillers, fragrances, and oils that can exacerbate problem skin. She has since used her line on an impressive list of celebrities, including President Obama, Pamela Anderson, and Sharon Osbourne.
Jennifer's team of makeup artists at Salon Riche'a rely on her cosmetics to beautify guests for special events. The beauty experts also lead makeover classes, which teach students makeup-application techniques, such as how to create the perfect smoky eye without leaning over a campfire for extended periods of time.
The bubblegum pink that brightens Blo Blow Dry Bar reflects the blow dry bar’s whimsical approach to coifing. Born in 2007 to fill a gap in the beauty industry, Blo sticks solely to styling locks with seven signature Blo Outs that range from the smooth, voluminous Red Carpet to the Go Fish braid. The business caters to a range of customers from those prepping for a special date night to brides-to-be, spending up to 45 minutes delineating their desired looks during consultations.
Blo Blow Dry Bar assures its clients that they aren't "cheating" on their hairdressers, since the Blo Blow Dry Bar doesn't offer typical services such as cuts and color. Each stylist graduates from the Blo U(niversity) training program, and they can also perform extra services, such as deep conditioning, clip-in extensions, head massage, and luxury washes.
Dusti managed spas for more than 10 years before deciding to break away and start her own business. Today, she channels that experience into Sweet Cheeks Beauty Bar, her own boutique-style studio with a reputation for superior waxing services. During these hair-expunging sessions, the expert aesthetician rolls on a titanium-based waxing cream that works to reduce reactions on sensitive areas of the skin, leaving limbs, torsos, and wookiees who lost bets hairless without much or any irritation.
More than just a waxing business, Sweet Cheeks Beauty Bar's clients can opt for one of five facials, such as a custom facial or renewal peel, a clarifying back treatment, or a Sweet Cheeks custom massage that blends popular modalities into a single symphony of tranquil strokes.
Every day, the staff at Paul Jordan Salon calls forth new artworks in the form of freshly shorn hair, supple skin, and polished nails. Though their specialties vary, they share an understanding that no two bodies are quite the same. That’s why they begin each Japanese thermal straightening treatment, body-sugaring session, and chemical peel with a personalized consultation. Their work doesn’t stop after the final toe has been polished or the final strand of hair has fallen to the ground. Paul Jordan’s team regularly attends seminars and goes undercover as supermodels to stay abreast of the latest beauty trends.
The open floor plan of Jayden Presleigh, The Salon & Spa makes perfect sense once you see the variety of professionals who ply their trades there. A one-stop shop for beauty, Jayden Presleigh, The Salon & Spa gives clients plenty of options, including hair cutting and coloring, shellac manicures and pedicures, massages, and facials that remove dead skin cells while cleaning deep within pores and moisturizing thirsty skin. The spa's professional makeup artists also line lids and fill in lips. The salon’s attached boutique is filled with plenty of bohemian garments and accessories to complement each client's individual style.