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.
Much of our anxiety stems from the brain, so perhaps it makes sense that its antithesis, relaxation, would begin at the body's other end. The staff of SunShine Foot Massage takes countermeasures against stress by masterfully kneading their clients' soles. They draw their techniques from reflexology principles, which identify pressure points on the foot that correspond to different areas on the physique. Though staff members don't claim that their treatments are medically curative, they stand by the treatments? calming capabilities?their foot massages can encourage serenity in the face of both mental tension and the common cold.
As its services tame knotted muscles, the venue's surroundings contribute to further tranquility. Depending on the location, patrons might enter through a door of black polished bamboo before reclining in a plush chair, partitioned from others by bamboo dividers. They can complement their massage with a foot soak in a milk-bath mixture, submerging their heels for as long as they'd like, or until they are suddenly stuck in a block of cheese. Private rooms are also available for massages with full-body coverage.
The founder of both Linage Dermatology and the Advanced Dermatology Skin Cancer Institute, Dr. Michael T. Lin considers all facets of skincare to be his bailiwick. Trusted by stars of the small screen, Dr. Lin's services range from non-invasive skin-tightening and rejuvenating chemical peels to more involved eyelid surgery and liposuction. Botox and dermal fillers can instantly turn back the clock, causing mirrors to do double takes, and laser skincare treatments address issues ranging from hyperpigmentation to unwanted body hair. Dr. Lin's proprietary line of cosmetic products can even bring some of these time-turning treatments to his patients' own homes.
All the technicians at Sun Diva Tanning undergo rigorous training to be certified by NTTI––the National Tanning Training Institute. They customize full-body airbrush sessions to the individual's unique skin tone, using 95% organic spray-tan formulas free of harmful parabens. And because the solutions are vegan, clients can cultivate a UV-free glow while staying true to their lifestyles, like a giraffe that uses a giraffe-shaped tanning bed without leaving his savannah. The technicians also offer bridal parties specifically catering to brides and their bridesmaids.
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.