Spalon Lifestyle founders Philip De Vo and Jaclyne Le began studying skincare and relaxation therapies after quitting corporate jobs that left them feeling physically and spiritually depleted. Now, the duo of pampering proprietors jet-set around the world, sharing their stress-relief expertise at foreign salons and international trade shows. At Spalon Lifestyle, their home base, a skilled staff wields an arsenal of spa services to carry on their quest for tranquility, much like the extremely relaxed knights of King Arthur’s massage table
A trio of physicians—a dermatologist, an ophthalmic surgeon, and a plastic surgeon—keeps watch over both DermaBare offices, warding off signs of aging from wrinkles to cellulite. Registered nurses aim to obliterate unwanted hair at the root using one of three advanced laser hair-removal machines: the Lumenis LightSheer Duet, Candela GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro. Heated energy rays can also be pointed at faces to help encourage collagen production or send spider veins scattering off of legs and underneath the floorboards. DermaBare's other aesthetic treatments include dermal fillers, chemical peels, and plastic surgery treatments such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.
The aestheticians at Dabbo Skin Care Studio know skincare is not about treating the symptoms, but about solving the core problem. That’s why they don’t merely moisturize dry skin; they work to correct imbalances and buff away inhibiting outer layers using the latest cosmeceutical training. They also pair natural skin remedies with the latest technology, using ultrasound technology and abrading treatments to deeply cleanse pores before combating skin’s toxins with fruit enzymes and pure oxygen. Believing that no one treatment is good for everyone, the aestheticians customize their skincare treatments to individual cases of acne, rosacea, or wrinkles caught from hugging a shar pei. The salon’s more in-depth treatments come in a variety of strengths, with 10 styles of chemical peels allowing clients to decide the intensity of the results desired.
Under the medical direction of Douglas Taguchi, MD, Laser Sculpture’s staff harness FDA-approved lasers and beauty injections to improve patients’ appearances without surgery. Certified laser specialists carefully zap unwanted hair follicles and melt away excess fat with Cutera, Zerona, and i-Lipo technology, and aesthetic specialists temporarily reduce wrinkles and childhood cheek-pinching scars with Botox, Juvéderm, and other injectable serums. All three of Laser Sculpture’s LA-area locations feature free in-office consultations and are open six days a week.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.