Aesthetician Giti Ghanbari comes to Illumination Skincare and Hair Design by way of Beverly Hills. It was there that she studied under a top industry dermatologist; now, with more than 15 years of experience, she runs her own salon and spa, offering haircuts and coloring for men and women as well as European facials, back facials, and microdermabrasions.
Mn8 Salon and Day Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, where clients leave looking and feeling great. The array of salon and spa services include everything from general hair and nail care to specialized facials, spray tans, makeup applications, and waxing.
Drawing upon 35 years of medical experience, Dr. James G. Gitlin oversees a team of registered nurses that rewinds face time with peels, IPL photofacials, and cosmetic injectables. With access to a nonsurgical roster of complexion refreshments that includes microdermabrasion, cellulite banishment, and laser hair removal, clients can look younger and beam wrinkles back in time to ancient raisin orchards. A boutique of clinical skincare products and cosmetics pampers clients after they leave the spa.
The aestheticians at Brow & Beauty Bar have a particularly unique collection of talents. They specialize in threading?an ancient treatment that removes unwanted facial hair using a gentle cotton thread?and excel at applying eyelash extensions and makeup. They also extend their expertise toward comprehensive facials and treatments that smooth, cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. During henna tattoo applications, they paint bodies in intricate temporary designs, such as ornamental flowers or Sunday crossword puzzles. As the stylists bustle about the airy salon, customers recline on cushy black chairs or await appointments on a sleek red couch.
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.
MyBlow LA’s concept is simple: they do blowouts, and they do them well. Whether clients want a wavy, bohemian look or loose, romantic curls, the stylists can render a customized blowout to create the desired look. The blow-dry bar’s straightforward specialties have earned shout outs from Teen Vogue, the Los Angeles Times, and Daily Candy. Conveniently, clients can be in and out with a new look in as little as 30 minutes, as long as it takes Clark Kent to change into Superman now that he has to build his own phone booths.