LA Laser and Skin Center's board-certified dermatologist Dr. Daniel Taheri decorates his office with a Valentine Honor, the most prestigious award bestowed upon a UCLA Medical School graduate. A tenacious academic after graduation, he has published more than 25 articles in scientific journals and authored a tome, Practical Management of Skin Cancer, which medical schools use in their curricula, and high school cafeterias boil down into lunches. The Center reaps the benefits of Dr. Taheri's continued diligence, with special departments for skin-cancer management and medical dermatology. Beauty is also cultivated at the cutting edge. Surgery restores battered hands or shapes alluring contours into monuments to the hourglass, and FDA-cleared lasers rejuvenate complexions. The Center is also among the first to try new cosmetic procedures, such as Ultherapy, an FDA-approved noninvasive facelift that has been featured in press outlets such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, In Style, and CBS's The Early Show. Dr. Taheri demonstrates his expertise at eight LA Laser and Skin Centers in California and Nevada, and shares professional insights on television networks including CNN and NBC, clips of which you can see on the Center's YouTube channel.
Victoria Purvis, licensed aesthetician and owner of Skin by Victoria, gets to know her clients with a thorough Q-and-A session so that she can draft custom skincare plans. While pampering pores with facials, microdermabrasion, and intense-pulsed-light therapy, she also educates those on the treatment table so that they can continue good beauty habits at home. She uses dr. adam, PARIS products and the line can be purchased at Skin by Victoria and shipped to customers' homes. Her makeup applications and lessons help gussy up already-beaming complexions, and NuYu teeth-whitening sessions leave clients? smiles up to 14 shades brighter?unlike the smiles of baseball players when a barn?s broadside hits back.
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.
In Japanese, “shizen” means “nature,” an entity that owner Yumi Youn strives to channel every day through relaxing and meditative qualities in each of her services. As owner of Spa Shizen, she wears many hats, performing skincare, hair, and waxing services for her loyal clientele. One of her specialties is applying eyelash extensions, which she meticulously affixes one lash at a time using Eyelash Lab synthetic lashes. Yumi also offers classes to teach students tricks of the trade, such as creating a natural-looking brow arch and mixing a personalized skincare mask using only shredded Halloween masks.
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.
Facial features. Personality. Lifestyle. Edna Coe takes plenty of time to consider these things long before she ever picks up a pair of scissors. For her, every makeover is a new experience, one that she builds from close consultations with her clients. After deciding on a look, Ms. Coe draws on various tools to bring 'dos to life. Aside from regular cuts, she can install human hair extensions, add color to strands, or tame frizzy hair with Brazilian Blowouts. Her steady hands are guided by more than three decades in the beauty industry, and over that time she has accumulated certifications in everything from Bio-Ionic Japanese Hair Straightening to permanent makeup.
But it's not just hair designs that bring clients into the salon and spa. Ms. Coe can also buff away wrinkles and blemishes with facial treatments. A resident manicurist, meanwhile, pampers fingers and toes with services such as Shellac mani-pedis. An altruistic spirit also draws people in; the salon participates in the Locks for Love, a charity that donates high-quality hairpieces to kids suffering from any number of illnesses, such as alopecia or cancer.