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Makeup artist Vincent Ford has always found himself drawn to shapes, textures, and colors, from the pale green of a budding spring bloom to the intricate pink argyle of a skyscraper's façade. Ford funnels his aesthetic inspirations into makeup applications customized for weddings and headshots as well as TV and film appearances. A careful application of faux-mink or ethically collected Siberian-mink eyelash extensions dramatically defines peepers; makeup lessons cover a range of topics that includes getting acquainted with the basic tools of the trade, and learning to use airbrush equipment to enhance brides' complexions or pinstripe their foreheads on the big day.

Ford says he has the most fun on the job when applying makeup for print images, which present the challenge of making a 2-D image pop with color and emotion. His beauty blog is a wellspring of everyday tips and celebrity makeup tricks.:m]]

4320 Corinth Avenue
Culver City,
CA
US

An off-shoot of BE Beverly Hills—a company dedicated to eco-friendly beauty products—Blowlux shapes clients' hairstyles, nails, and faces under BE's guiding principle: making clients feel beautiful with all-natural, luxurious cosmetic services. Garnering the approval of such high-profile outlets as O magazine and Glamour, BE Beverly Hills and Blowlux focus on professional-level blowouts that achieve a variety of looks, from rolling waves to straight, smooth locks. Within the salon's purple-accented walls and dazzling white interior, aestheticians also indulge hands and feet with mani-pedis and highlight faces with makeup, creating visages more artfully composed than the Mona Lisa with the distracting dragon tattoo over her left eye.

13020 Pacific Promenade, Ste 7
Playa Vista,
CA
US

Lauded on the pages of Fit magazine, as well as on computer screens on LA.com and TVs on E! News, Vida Emanuel European Day Spa has garnered well-deserved attention for 25 years. The spa?s owner opened her namesake beauty haven to provide locals of Beverly Hills and beyond with expertly executed skin and body services. Amid an elegant space embellished with gold accents, Emanuel?s highly trained crew of Certified Aesthetic Consultants, massage therapists, and laser specialists gets to work perfecting exteriors with more than 15 skin treatments, many of which feature Emanuel?s personal skincare line. On-trend beauty treatments include Yon-Ka facials and threading services, all-natural spray tans, massages, and laser hair-removal treatments. Clients who opt for more advanced therapies can pursue dermal-filler injections to plump fine lines, or try ultrasonic lipolysis, a painless procedure that helps pinch inches by breaking down fatty cells shaped like Twinkies.

9406 Dayton Way
Beverly Hills,
CA
US

Aestheticians at The M Day Spa forsake the one-size-fits-all approach, and prefer instead to consult with each client before giving any kind of skincare service. Once they know about a client’s skin type and habits, the aestheticians can administer individualized facials, peels, and body wraps that can help to reduce acne or hyperpigmentation. The spa’s gold collagen mask combines the youth-boosting power of collagen with gold leaf, a combination that helps to accelerate cell growth and allows properly gilded individuals to hide in rappers’ teeth. The aestheticians also place special emphasis on hygienic waxing services for men and women. During each of their services, the aestheticians wield a full range of high-end products from brands such as Christina, Image Skincare, and Amarin.

8326 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills,
CA
US

The technicians at Eyelash Lab specialize in eyelash extensions and dedicate their craft to perfecting a natural look and feel for each client. In addition to their namesake service, staffers also perform other beautifying services such as waxing, hairstyling, and skincare, such as the skin-brightening facial that leaves faces shinier than ones that have never been allowed out of their original packaging. Eyelash Lab's staff is so confident in their work that they have also established a trusted teaching center for those who wish to learn the art of eyelash extensions and makeup application as well as aesthetics.

251 S Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills,
CA
US

Under the guidance of board-certified physician Dr. Kamran Hakimian, Laser Touch Medical Clinic's team of skin professionals apply Veinwave technology to polish body parts marred by visible vessels. After a brief consultation, specialists penetrate the chosen zone with several minute, insulated needles, which apply focused heat to stubborn veins to make them close up, fade away, and leave skin clearer for future games of epidermal tic-tac-toe. Vessel-vanquishing results are usually noticeable immediately and the treatment requires no downtime, lending newly polished skin a speedy return to everyday activities.

50 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills,
CA
US