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.
The Chinese mapped a network of channels through which energy, or qi, flows through the body. Tentatively naming it The Inter Net before discarded the name as silly, practitioners discovered that an uneven or dammed flow of energy through a channel could cause disease, pain, and sprinkles. By inserting small, thin needles in particular points where this natural energy has backed up, licensed and highly trained acupuncturist “Yuki” Itaya Martin can restore a healthy flow from toenail to eyebrow. This treatment includes a complimentary assessment to determine your exact needs and an application of aromatic essential oils.
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.
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.