Angela Lark Landy didn’t learn about sugar compounds in a baking class; rather, she was introduced to them at a skincare convention after years of frustration with shaving and waxing. When a specialist from Alexandria Professional offered Angela a hair removal alternative that would suit her sensitive skin, she jumped at the opportunity, not knowing that it would soon change her life. After gaining her aesthetician’s license and certification as a sugaring practitioner, she opened The Sweetest Skin Co. in Stevenson Ranch to treat clients with sugaring hair removal and other skincare services. When opening a second location, Angela asked another Alexandria Professional-certified aesthetician Andrea Apisa to run the newest The Sweetest Skin Co. in Thousand Oaks.
Using an all-natural Alexandria Professional compound of water, lemon juice, and sugar, Angela and Andrea remove hair from the root while simultaneously nourishing the skin and keeping tattoos from getting dehydrated. In addition to smoothing down bodies with hair removal, they also treat clients with various skincare services such as facials, back exfoliations, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. All of their treatments are powered by professional-grade products from brands such as glo-therapeutics, Alexandria Professional, Bionet, Enspri, and Spa Girl.
Regardless of whether its guests are seeking help with their hair or skin, Brow Bar Spa is ready to accommodate each client's particular needs. Founder Angela Palmer opened the spa with five years experience as a licensed aesthetician under her belt, as well as familiarity with medical-grade cosmetic treatments. In addition to performing traditional facials, she also offers exfoliating chemical peels and therapeutic-grade doses of oxygen to improve the skin's tone and texture.
Other services include airbrushing, which provides a UV-free alternative to tanning, and hair-removal treatments that make use of chocolate-scented waxes to uproot unwanted stubble and create a more pleasant experience. Amidst all of these options, the spa's stylists also offer their services, creating trendy hairdos by adding color, texture, or layers to existing styles.
C Salon's staffers render a diverse set of hair, nail, and skincare services. So it's important to them that they stay on top of their game. By taking continuing-education classes, they improve their hair-related skills, such as cutting and styling strands, coloring them with highlights or single-process treatments, or applying custom color extensions. The skilled stylist are consistently on top of their game for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, and quinceañeras. C Salon carves out a piece of its menu specifically for those services—bridesmaid upstyles and bride trial runs, to name a couple. A couple of C Salon's stylists even have experience working for film and television, since it's crucial that the cords running from the camera to the monitor look keratin-treatment-level shiny.
The accomplished staffers at Della Stella Salon & Spa perform beautifying services that span the human body, from elevated updos to relaxing spa pedicures. Prior to appointments, patrons can get lost in magazines, books, or free WiFi while sipping complimentary drinks in a waiting lounge. Sleek black wood shelving and muted pastels form the salon's backdrop, and plush burgundy seating allows comfortable perusal of the salon's magazine collection. Victorian chandeliers and ornately framed mirrors cast an eclectic vibe on the salon’s otherwise modern interior, much like wearing a tea gown over a pair of jeggings.
At Blue Sand Mind & Body, a group of practitioners comes together to ply its signature trade: traditional Thai massage. Generally considered more rigorous than other modalities, Thai massage mixes stretching maneuvers with deep and targeted pressure. For those who prefer a more relaxing massage, the staff is equally proficient at Swedish, Hawaiian lomilomi, and hot-stone massage, among other treatments. Like a really good wide receiver, Blue Sand is open every day of the week and caters to those with busy schedules by staying open until 8 p.m. each day.
European-trained aestheticians at Le Beau Organic Day Spa are experts not only in taking care of the skin, but also in using organic formulas to do it. With a full line of organic products, they perform massages and facials that include extras to enhance the bliss for no extra charge, much like imagining that the massage table is a pile of money. Massages include complimentary access jetted showers, and facials come with moisturizing hand treatments and aromatherapy essential oils.