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.
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
Winner of Orange Coast magazine's Best Tanning Salon title in 2003, Bare Tan bottles the tanning power of the sun and hands it over to clients in the form of UV beds and airbrush tans. The staff excels at customizing tans in accordance with clients’ desires and their local beach’s bylaws. They can recommend low-, medium-, or high-pressure beds or tailor shades with airbrush tans available in five levels. VersaSpa and Mystic Tan spray-tanning booths apply a healthy-looking color in less than five minutes with the help of hydrating DHA ingredients and quick-drying technology.
Bella Derma Medi Spa serves as the noninvasive branch of Dr. Robert Beltran's network of medical practices. While his other clinics handle procedures such as facelifts and sinus surgeries, this medspa arrests the appearance of aging through laser treatments, facials, and beauty injections. Dr. Beltran partners with a staff of licensed aestheticians and registered nurses that specializes in erasing sunspots, frown lines, and the graphite marks left from their hybrid pencil-sunspot eraser. While Dr. Beltran calls upon three decades of experience as a medical professional to oversee the practice, the technicians call upon prescription Latisse products to help grow longer lashes and therapeutic serums to fight off acne and blemishes.
Robert Wagner—the owner of Maxwell's Salon of London—leads a team of stylists and colorists as they beautify clients in a space tucked just below the scenic Turtle Rock foothills. Featured on KTLA News, Robert's team crafts elegant styles and maintains manes with a variety services. To help to ensure that clients depart with shimmering strands, the team uses products from Brazilian Blowout, Loreal Professional, and Moroccan Oil, rather than found glitter from the local disco-ball factory.
The staff at Focus Medical Spa understands that no two patients are the same. That’s why an aesthetician, certified nurse, or board-certified doctor will design a treatment package to suit each client after a free consultation. Using products from Obagi, Dermagenetics, and the med spa’s own signature line, aestheticians treat wrinkles and blemishes with acne solutions, lift effect facials, and glycolic-acid peels. Laser technicians also use beams of light to remove spider veins and unwanted hair. The lasers have other functions, too; they remove signs of aging such as broken capillaries and dark pigment, and they make cool sounds when you tap them with a tuning fork.