Briana Ryan has been in the skincare business for more than a decade, having received training in Philadelphia, New York, and Miami. Now in the comfort of her cozy Le Beauty Bar studio, Briana can renovate mugs with an invigorating St. Germain Paris facial or promote deep relaxation with an aromatherapy massage. Clients may also nix unwanted fuzz from legs, upper lips, and brow outskirts with a specialty waxing session.
Dr. Renee Cobos is such a trusted board-certified dermatologist that she’s the go-to source for various news organizations, often offering opinions to the Orange County Register about which celebrities she believes have had work done. She’s given What’s Up Orange County host Scott Stewart a nonsurgical face-lift on the show, and she’s the official team dermatologist for the Orange Country Flyers. At Premiere Dermatology & Laser Center, Dr. Cobos fights skin blights with high-tech therapies such as laser skin resurfacing and Thermage radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments. She also smoothes skin with less invasive chemical peels and olive-oil facials. Her Botox and dermal fillers treat everything from wrinkles to excessive sweating brought on by using the dessert fork to eat salad off your neighbor’s plate. Dr. Cobos demonstrates her devotion to healthy skin by volunteering her free time to educate local schools about the dangers of staying in the sun. She has performed thousands of free cancer screenings at hospitals, schools, and charities, and each year she picks three to five patients for free treatment through her Transform-a-Life program.
Kallisto Salon & Spa goes a step beyond beautification by providing something that's often missing in the modern world: balance. Within the two-story getaway, talented stylists and aestheticians work together to pay equal service to both heads and bodies, clipping a chic coif before doting over faces and nails. They draw from an arsenal of products from brands such as Pureology, Enjoy, and Redken as they match Mohawk highlights with fiberglass nails or formal styling with bridal makeup.
And it's not just in its services that Kallisto strikes a balance—it's also in its environment. Subdued browns and tans bring an elemental aspect to the decor, which finds its complement with natural accents. Potted plants add splashes of color while enclosed waterfalls trickle throughout the salon, adding a gentle murmur and quietly warning away any wicked witches.
Ron Smith will never forget the day he signed the papers on his first salon?but not for the reason you'd think. His second son, Austin, was born on the same day. Children grow fast, but apparently successful businesses grow faster? to meet the demand of his clientele, Ron had to upgrade to a larger space while Austin was still in diapers. Today, Austin and Salon 860 West are 12 years old, but the space doesn't show its age. Lavender walls and modern leather sofas invite customers to relax as they seek out layers and multidimensional highlights. The salon also features the talents of aesthetician Tiffanie Chance, who specializes in waxing and results-oriented skincare. To that end, she treats facial issues ranging from fine lines, to acne, and rosacea, and works to make clients look younger than the Gerber baby's younger sister.
Marla of Skin Diva Esthetics is an aesthetician, massage therapist, and graduate of the Southern California University of Health Sciences, where she earned her doctor of chiropractic degree. She uses her wide-ranging skill set to coddle and beautify her clients through services such as massage, microdermabrasion, galvanic facial treatments, and packages bundling a variety of treatments. Dr. Marla also can render pumpkin-enzyme facials, either for you or your jack-o'-lantern.
La Belle Laser & Plastic Surgery Center has been keeping up with the latest cosmetic-laser equipment since 1996. Today, the center is led by board-certified physician Tin L. Yung, MD, and board-certified plastic surgeon Eric Hu, MD, and has expanded its menu of services to include breast augmentations, plastic surgery, and beauty injections alongside its wide array of laser treatments for unwanted tattoos, scars, wrinkles, Kool-Aid stains, and body hair.