Gold and burgundy walls, divans, and throw pillows provide a touch of elegance inside the office of Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine, melting away the cold sterility normally associated with a high-tech clinic. Dr. Morris Ahdoot opened the center in 2005, and since then has devoted himself to helping women to feel good about themselves. He combines double specialties in gynecology and cosmetic skincare with a naturally gentle demeanor, addressing beauty issues while encouraging clients to talk freely about their individual needs. Dr. Ahdoot's communication skills evidence themselves during free consultations, in which he takes time to discuss patients' concerns face-to-face rather than speaking through the office intercom.
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.
Client comfort is one of the top priorities at Allen Somers Salon?and there's no better way to put people at ease than to provide a super-skilled staff. For starters, each stylist at the salon boasts years of professional hair experience. That dedication to the craft beyond just haircuts can be seen in the specialties of stylists such as Shawnee, who not only colors and straightens hair, but also attaches hair extensions using five different methods.
Going above and beyond typical nail care, technician Mindy uses odorless and natural products during each mani-pedi to keep her clients comfortable. In the nearby facial rooms, clients are eased into a relaxed state by aesthetician Sylvie Ellen, who brightens and tightens skin with customized facials and La Maison by Clayton Shagal anti-aging skincare. Clients also know that at Allen Somers, privacy is paramount?that's why styling takes place in semi-private booths and mani-pedis and facials each get their own room.
The technicians at MYU Beauty don’t just look at nails as canvases for color, but for three-dimensional designs as well. Flowers, jewels, and even Hello Kitty designs are just a few examples of the 3-D gel art that the staff can create. These designs can upgrade traditional manicures to multicolored galleries of rhinestones and holiday themes, such as ghosts for Halloween and stripes for the Fourth of July, a much prettier way to show American patriotism than replacing your shoes with apple pies. Those who opt for a smooth and simple manicure can still choose between LED-cured gels, which resist chipping, fading, and peeling for longer than standard polishes.
The technicians conduct all of their nailcare with sanitized and disposable tools. For those hoping to launch their own cosmetic career, they also host classes on gel and gel-art techniques. Eyelash perms and permanent-makeup services round out the combination spa and beauty school's menu.
Dr. Laura Cho may be a board-certified internist, but her passion lies on the outside, in the field of aesthetics. At Bellatudo Skin Care, Dr. Cho performs a full slate of beauty services: laser hair removal, skin-tightening facials, spider-vein treatments, mole removal, and Botox injections. Because she works on the body’s exterior, she treats each procedure like an art project, making sure that the finished result meets her client’s expectations.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.