Consistency is the name of the game at The Academy of Beauty. Every year, the academy's experienced instructors churn out masterful cosmetologists skilled in haircuts, skincare, and waxing services. The students don't bury their faces in books to sharpen their skills, though. They practice on real-world clients instead of napping alley cats and use their on-the-job experience to gain confidence when performing cuts or other treatments. Academy of Beauty’s aesthetic treatments run the gamut from waxing to acne-fighting facials, while salon services shape and color hair.
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.
Bronze Buns Tanning Salon opens its doors seven days a week so pallid bodies can bronze. Patrons can take catnaps atop tanning beds while their skin darkens ever so slightly. Custom Spray Soleil and Mystic tans imbue guests with a golden hue without the harmful effects of UV rays.
Beach Beauty Booth specializes in vegan airbrush tans at their salon—and in their portable tanning tent, which they set up at special events. Crafted from an all-natural, aloe-based formula, each tan is custom blended to the client's color specifications, and applied by hand. The result is an even glow that dries in 15 minutes or less, sped on its way by the salon's fans.
To complement their natural sunless tans, the salon also offers a variety of skin care treatments, performed by experience aesthetician Gisele. Their facials brighten complexions with Environ skin care products, whose formulae brim with antioxidants like vitamin A and C. Other treatments incorporate cutting-edge technology, such as skin-plumping ultrasound waves, or a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand, stolen from Cindy Crawford's fairy godmother.
Founded by Scott J. Fox, DC, and Brian Weiss, PhD, Rest and Relax Bodyworks integrates Western medical science and traditional Eastern medicine. As relaxing music plays, they help bodies regain energy and proper posture through chiropractic alignment and acupuncture, and let go of tension during seven varieties of massage. They also address skin issues with facials, peels, and waxing treatments. Their waiting room abounds with potted plants, dark wood accents, and South East Asian-inspired artwork prints, as well as ornate oriental rugs that catch dropped cell phones without a word of reproach. A hallway leads to treatment rooms aglow with soft light from wall sconces, as a Buddha statue looks on serenely.