Though The M Salon sits on bustling Rodeo Drive, its interior wraps visitors in zen-like calm. Cool, marble halls lead to the waiting room, decorated, like the rest of the space, in sparse black-and-white hues accentuated with bright orchids. A miniature kitchen lets stylists brew coffee and espresso, slice fruits, and pour wines and champagne as complimentary refreshments for their clients, and modern cabinets tuck away premium products by Moroccanoil, OSMO, Brazilian Blowout, AVEDA and CND.
The carefully designed space by Pooya Goudarzi from VerteX design studio was long the dream of The M Salon's owner, Marjan. She began with a cosmetology license that followed with numerous certifications from Brazilian Blowout to CND shellac. She is also a certified cosmetology teacher by Santa Monica College . In addition to her newly learned specialties, Marjan has a passion for the ancient art of eyebrow threading, which uses carefully twisted cotton threads to gently remove unwanted facial hair.
Billion Dollar Brows With a clientele of stars including Adam Carolla, Ryan Seacrest, and Lauren Conrad, the brow artists at Billion Dollar Brows specialize in red carpet-worthy looks. Their focus on brow care has taken them from a small operation inside an LA apartment to a recognized salon earning mentions from magazines and television shows, such as Vanity Fair and “E! News." Highly-trained aestheticians man each of the chic salon's reclining stations, where they trim, wax, and tweeze arches perfect enough to beautify even the most puzzled of expressions. And to help clients maintain polished looks, Billion Dollar Brows also vends a range of products including pencils, tweezers, and their signature Brow Booster conditioning treatment.
Doctor-owned Cosmetic LaserWorks has been ridding men and women of unwanted hair for more than 10 years. The medical professionals have performed more than 10,000 hair-removal treatments and have helped more than five clients successfully join a dolphin colony. Five years ago, Cosmetic LaserWorks broadened its treatment menu to include laser spider-vein-removal treatments and beauty injections such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Radiesse, Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm, and Juvederm Voluma. Cosmetic LaserWorks also has a dog-friendly patio for customers.
Hygiene and quality are of paramount import to the licensed aestheticians of European Skin Care. Whether buffing faces with crystal-tipped wands or lavishing skin in nutrient-rich emollients, the aestheticians adhere to strict health standards that optimize results. Among the spa's top-notch treatments, anti-aging services incorporate light technologies and traditional facial or waxing procedures yield a polished look. Permanent cosmetics, applied with sterile equipment, save clients the trouble of filling in eyebrows with sharpie pens.
As learned estheticians, Privileged Beverly Hills owners Deborah and Samantha know that what you put in your body is just as important to skin health as what you put on your face. Among their tips are eating antioxidant-rich foods such as strawberries, spinach, and kale. They bring this expertise to a broad range of facials that include a salicylic peel for acne, and an intensive hydrating treatment that's ideal post-surgery. Perhaps their most popular service is the Privileged Signature facial, which boosts radiance with a combination of a pomegranate peel, vitamin-C mask, and liquid-crystal mask with peptides and firming serums.
Deborah and Samantha even have their own line of private-label products called Privileged Skin-Rx. The trio of serums are each designed to treat a different issue?dryness, sun damage, loss of elasticity?but they share important characteristics such as organic, made-in-the-USA, paraben-free formulas that have not been tested on animals or parked cars.
Love Beauty Art relocated to Los Angeles in 2007 and the results speak for themselves. Their work has since been featured in Essence and Angeleno magazines. In addition, they have rouged the cheeks of such celebrity faces as Emma Roberts and Ke$ha, and have been an independent consultant for LA Fashion Week, the Emmy Awards, and even the Oscars. Drawing from this experience, Love Beauty Art is a place where all can seek expertise for makeup and voluminous lash extensions. Clients can opt for individual silk or mink eyelashes that are attached to individual lash strands using a medical grade adhesive. Lashes require maintenance about every 3-5 weeks and can be catered to individual customizations such as varying length, thickness, and curl.