The aesthetic professionals at House of Beauty beautify bodies through threading, waxing, facials, henna designs, and a passel of other services. Threading, a House of Beauty specialty, uses the tension between two coiled strings to deftly extract unwanted hair, including the extra-fine strands that dodge waxing with eel-like reflexes—nimble aestheticians can reshape eyebrows ($8), a favorite thread-target, in five to seven minutes. Spa treatments such as the one-hour European facial ($50) can pamper peaked visages, and painted henna tattoos ($5+) shimmy up hands and feet to be-filigree appendages and add glamour to rock, paper, scissors tournaments. All locations except the Moreno Valley Mall and Temecula Mall locations cut and color hair, a useful service for pretending to be one's own evil twin.
Veteran hair expert, Ashley Balough specializes in all areas of hair design and make-up. A graduate of Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology, she continued her education through advanced courses with Wella Studios, Toni&Guy Academy, Bumble and Bumble, and Brazilian Blowout. Keeping with the up-to-date fashions and styling techniques, Ashley uses her 7 years of experience to craft the perfect style for every client. From the open floor plan at Tenth Street Hair Lounge, she performs precision hair cuts and color for both men and women.
At the full-service Bollywood Threading Salon, a team of licensed hair and skin experts transform their clients' appearances through a combination of natural salon and med-spa services. They shape eyebrows with chemical-free threading, and remove unwanted body hair with all-natural, honey-based wax. While their facials buff away dead skin, intricate henna tattoos lend a sense of whimsy to hands, arms, legs, and feet.
"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who’s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that’s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
A full-service beauty-and-wellness center, Tantric Tanning & Total Body Care conducts spa, massage, and tanning services in a tranquil setting. The pampering treatments include everything from facials and body wraps to foot reflexology, aromatherapy massage, and teeth whitening. Tanning options include UV and sunless spray tans.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.