The Frame is about as far from the tiled floors and florescent lighting of chain hair salons as you can get. Located in Chino Hills, this upscale boutique hair studio is intimate and luxurious, with soaring ceilings, dripping crystal chandeliers, and dark hardwood floors. For lounging before and after appointments, cushy couches are set along the pale blue and gray walls adorned with black lacquered, intricately-framed mirrors and prints. When clients are ready for their service, they settle into black leather chairs at the shampoo station, and The Frame's licensed stylists go to work. Specializing in rich color services and fashion-forward cuts, the friendly Redken- and Sassoon-trained stylists work with each client, helping to determine the look that will most flatter their face and style. Additional services include Brazilian blowouts and sun-kissed highlights, as well as eyebrow shaping and professional makeup applications for recovering clowns.
Facelogic Spa offers customized spa services administered by licensed skincare professionals in 16 locations sprinkled across 12 states. Facials for men, women, and teens are the spa's specialty, meticulously tailored to each guest's skin type using the results of a through skincare analysis, questionnaire, and brief slide show of their changing yearbook photos. The Facelogic signature facial awakens slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, optional extractions, and mask therapy, while Elite facials incorporate added age reversers such as microdermabrasion, algae peel-off masks, and serums from brands such as Image skincare. Following each treatment, aestheticians offer cosmetic touch-ups before providing helpful tips for maintaining skin at home.
Internationally trained stylist and makeup artist Sonal Pandya lives her dream of beautifying “anyone with hair and skin” with techniques culled from the Far East. Her approach to beauty is a blend of creativity with an eye for detail developed during 22 years of experience. She demonstrates her perfectionism through intricate patterns of henna body artwork and precision threading, which sharpens eyebrows without the use of chemicals or inflicting near-sightedness. Sonal also preps brides for their big day with makeup applications and hairstyles that twist and layer locks into Escher-esque updos adorned with decorative beads and stones.
Massage may be useful for alleviating pent-up stress and tension, but the certified therapists at Life Bodyworks also rely on certain massage modalities to relieve pain and restore holistic balance. Massage therapists work with each client to discover what sorts of ailments they are experiencing, allowing them to design a custom treatment regimen that addresses those issues.
The therapists have a wide variety of massage modalities in their toolbox. The gentle tapping and kneading of Swedish massage can soothe moderate aches while increasing circulation. Deep-tissue pressure focuses a bit further beneath the surface, increasing joints' range of motion and targeting the physical sources of chronic discomfort. For a slightly different approach, the center's reflexology sessions aim to increase a client's overall sense of well-being by releasing the energy blockages that can prevent the organ systems and battery-powered muscles from functioning as efficiently as possible.
The “R” behind R. Vivo Therapeutic Massage & Body Spa is massage therapist Rachel Vivo, who welcomes tired bodies to her candlelit studio to help them relax with a host of signature massages, body wraps, and body-scrub treatments. Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massages soften up soft tissues and saturate muscles with oxygen-rich blood that replaces built-up toxins or blood that's rich in helium. Without getting up, clients can also enjoy hydrating treatments with ingredients such as green tea and lime leaf, or stretch their toes toward a tropical-themed pedicure; aromatherapy add-ons make any treatment more soothing by blending in the use of spirit-reviving essential oils.
The name Facelogic offers a pretty transparent description of the spa?s intentions: treating facial skin issues in the most logical manner. The staff of skin experts relies on customizable and organically fueled facials that get their skin-healing power from vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to combat everything from acne to dry patches. The team of aestheticians can blast away skin problems ranging from acne to acne scars to clogged pores with microdermabrasion treatments, and they can whisk away unwanted hair and shape eyebrows with a bowl of warm wax or a stencil.