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.
With a choice of eight facials and a wide menu of body treatments, it's clear how serious the team at New Vogue Beauty is about helping clients look their best. Their offerings are unique particularly in the way they combine time-tested beauty regimens with advanced technology. The detox face-lifting facial, for one, combines a traditional European facial with LED light therapy to improve skin's elasticity. Then there's the Lipo Vacuum System, which helps reduce inches in the waist and thighs and requires no recovery time. New Vogue Beauty also brings to the table non-surgical breast-enhancement treatments that use seven different technologies, including radio frequency and massage, to encourage deep relaxation and looseness in the muscles.
For Naturally Hands and Spa, beauty doesn’t mean sacrificing the health and appearance of natural features. That’s why the spa invented its own antibacterial eyelash-extension system and performs antibacterial, organic Calgel manicures, earning a Best of Beauty award from Allure magazine. The soak-off Calgel system doesn’t interfere with nail-bed metabolism, so it can actually help strengthen nails while adding a splash of color to high-fives and pledges of allegiance. Calgel's ability to bond on natural nails without using harsh chemicals or primers has helped popularize the service in Europe, and Naturally Hands and Spa is an authorized importer of the products.
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.
Amid the colorful, retro atmosphere of Hypnotic Salon & Spa, Laura Menna hones her steady hand and deft waxing technique. By using hard wax, Laura can gently lift unwelcome body hair while avoiding pain and skin damage. The expert tech can perform most treatments within 15 minutes, including underarm pruning, brow shaping, and mustache unbraiding.