Along the quaint, well-preserved streets of Kenneth Village, Ariada Salon Spa's vintage exterior conceals a three-floor haven for modern beauty services. Inside, at mirrored stations, stylists specialize in color correction, Brazilian blowouts, waxing, and bridal services, prepping the hair and nails of the betrothed with OPI polishes and Difiaba and Moroccanoil conditioners. An onsite boutique equips clients with Witchy Poo Lotions & Potions and True Apothecary Candles, which can be combined at home to amplify a relaxing bath or invoke the beautifying intervention of Venus.
Journey beyond the wood furniture and rich auburn floors of Touch of Class Medspa & Laser Center and into the private chamber of Premier Skincare Solutions, and you'll encounter skin expert Anamaria Saenz. From her tranquil studio, Anamaria wields a gentle hand and advanced technology to both brighten skin and slim down bodies. For her signature facial, she performs a thorough skin analysis to determine which techniques and products will best suit her clients' skin, then pairs her purifying approach with a neck and shoulder massage. She also offers cutting-edge treatments ranging from chemical peels to the stem-cell facial, which incorporates a micro needle roller to boost cell renewal and restore the skin's elasticity.
For the rest of the body, Anamaria offers three tiers of silhouette-slimming technology. Her Body Sculpt wraps expel toxins to help banish fat and firm the skin, and her infrared body wraps up the ante by infusing clients with detoxifying beams of infrared light. For even more noticeable results, Anamaria's clients turn to cavitation liposuction, which breaks up fat cells with ultrasonic energy, leaving them to be swept out through the body's lymphatic system. Whatever the treatment, Anamaria takes time to explain the procedure and recommend after-care regimens to ensure clients know how to get the best results from their service.
Skin makes sense to Avant Esthetics Skin Solutions founder Alina Karoyan. Not only is she a master aesthetician with almost two decades of experience, but she's also a biologist. She combines her study of skincare serums and treatments with her study of science to tackle skin issues including rosacea, acne, and fine lines.
During the Ultrasonic facial, she employs the titular device to deliver vibrations that boost blood circulation and whisk away dead skin cells. She tones skin with the help of LED lights during signature facials and unclogs pores with peels during acne-clarifying facials. Alina also removes unwanted hair with waxing services and helps clients burn calories with infrared detox and slimming treatments, which is a more effective calorie-burning method than setting donuts on fire.
At Pristine Nails & Spa, nail technicians enhance fingers and toes with a full spectrum of mani-pedi services. Clients can sink into cushy pedicure thrones as the techs buff away rough calluses and file toenails before adorning them with colorful polish. Nail artists lavish similar treatment on hands, but they can also top pointers with acrylics, french tips, or chip-resistant gel polish. On the spa half of the salon, aestheticians soften complexions during European facials and lather skin with warm wax to strip away unwanted hair or pasted-on dryer lint from the brows, legs, and bikini line.
At Bella Nails & Spa, the licensed aestheticians envelop clients in a relaxing and professional beauty experience. Guests sink into cushy leather chairs as the nail technicians adorn tips with intricate nail art and deluxe mani-pedis—which include a sea-salt scrub, marine mask, and hot lotion massage. They further adorn nails with long-lasting gel polish and artful China silk nails. Beyond tending to nails, the staff also tackles stress with mini massages and remove unwanted hair with waxing for the legs, bikini line, and chortum.
GlamMe Beauty Studio’s team travel to homes, places of work, and dentists’ offices to pamper clients. They also work at 11 salons in LA and surrounding areas. Stylists cut hair, magically grow hair with extensions, and embellish strands with semipermanent color and highlights. They also beautify nails during mani-pedis, wax away fuzz on faces, and add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions.