The team members at Halo Nail Salon and Spa specialize in the art of pampering. During their relaxing spa pedicures, a sextet of aromatherapy products causes stress and tension to float away through the ventilation system. Likewise with massages, which range from soothing Swedish strokes to trigger-point therapy—a technique designed to relieve pain and oust toxins. Facials leave pores dewy and rejuvenated, and waxing treatments banish unwanted body hair from legs, bikini lines, and brows.
The state-certified medical-laser personnel at AZ Laser Skin Rejuvenation Center—which counts a board-certified doctor and registered nurse among its staff—use FDA-approved Candela GentleYag laser technology and dermal fillers in their quest to help beauty blossom and flourish. Laser hair- and vein-reduction treatments reinvent the skin's appearance, and crystal microdermabrasion sweeps away dead skin cells to make room for the radiant complexion waiting just below. The staff also administer careful injections of Botox and Restylane to help fill in unflattering folds on the face or turn wrinkled raisins back into plums.
For the past 14 years, salon owner Milla Yagudayev has built up a beauty team of certified nail techs, cosmeticians, and hair artists—including her own daughter, who has worked alongside her since childhood. Together, the staff elevates the condition of scalps and bodies to their pinnacle of beauty with highlights, eyebrow threading, facials, and haircuts for the whole family. Stylists prepare clients for important milestones with wedding and quinceañera updos and makeovers, or treat guests to meticulous, all-over waxing, optionally removing hair in the shape of important computer passwords.
Long before tweezers were invented, individuals rid their faces of excess fuzz using nothing more than a cotton thread. That simple method of hair removal was so successful that it has remained a steadfast option in salons today. At Hollywood Beauty, specialists twist pieces of cotton thread to smooth faces or play Cat's Cradle in their downtime.
At Tangible Tanning Salon, clients perform their own Superman-like transformations as they step inside a UV or spray-tan booth and emerge freshly glowing. The tanning salon hosts three levels of tanning in beds and booths that allow clients to tan standing up, lying down, or balancing on their heads. The Smart Tan–certified staff can help guests to choose the right equipment and tanning time with a skin-type analysis and pampering lotions from Designer Skin.
After spending more than 13 years in the dental field, Joanna Ybarra knows how to keep a steady hand. Today, she harnesses this concentration as a permanent makeup artist, carefully accentuating the brows, eyes, and lips of her clients. She begins each treatment with an application of topical anesthetic, and uses the SofTap hand method to prevent any further discomfort. Joanna creates custom color formulations for each client, looking to their hair color, complexion, or favorite lipstick to generate complementary shades. She has worked with a broad range of people, from those suffering from shaky hands, poor eyesight, or permanent hair loss to those who are just looking to shave some time off their morning or post dunk-tank routine.