In an interview with the Long Beach Herald, Aura at the Beach Salon & Spa's owner Christopher Guardino characterized his business as a dream come true. A native of Long Island's south shore, Guardino relishes the chance to combine his enthusiasm for hairstyling with his love for the beach. Along with cutting, coloring, and teaching hair how to read, Guardino uses his 17 years of styling experience to help cancer survivors to regain their looks and confidence—there's a private room in the salon for those who wear hairpieces. Aside from hair services, the salon and spa offers a variety of beauty and relaxation treatments, including makeup application, waxing, massage, and facials.
Highly skilled in the art of personal pampering, the professionally trained staff at Joseph Christopher ensures guests achieve the inner and outer beauty they desire. Taking no exception to this mind-and-body beautification mantra, the salon's comprehensive wash, cut, and style fuses psychological refreshment with physiological rejuvenation. Skilled hands coddle craniums with a sudsy scalp massage and wash, lulling tired thinkers and tresses into a delightful peace of mind free of cowlick phobias. After a relaxing rinse, experienced stylists initiate a stress-relieving hand, neck and shoulder massage, loosening tightly wound heads for easier removal and styling. To round out the rejuvenating visit, hair connoisseurs cut and sculpt curls into masterful dome décor worthy of heads headed to scheduled wedding crashes, cocktail parties, and chance encounters with doubtful high-school gym teachers.
Pod Laser Aesthetics' team of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners harnesses an arsenal of lasers to keep skin looking youthful. The gentle, noninvasive treatments reduce unwanted hair, smooth out wrinkles, and squash spider veins into oblivion. The staff also give these surface treatments subdermal support, employing quick injections of Botox or dermal fillers to beautify faces from the inside out. Before their appointments, patients can read the FAQ for answers to any questions about treatments or whether they need to bring their own scuba suit.
Beach Bum Tanning & Airbrush Salon's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
As a licensed aesthetician, Yelena helps promote healthy skin with a repertoire of treatments that she tailors to each client's skincare needs. At Yelena Skin Care, nestled inside Salon Montaage, the skincare specialist fights aging, acne, and dryness with traditional spa therapies such as facials and more advanced treatments that include diamond microdermabrasion and chemical peels. To keep eyes on glowing skin and not on stubble, Yelena also performs face and body waxing to take care of unwanted hair and milk mustaches.
Mother-daughter team Claudia and Gabrielle dreamed up Frasada Salon & Day Spa. The multi-level salon and spa they?ve since brought to life houses private rooms, where clients can relax in the warm, tangoing light of candles during massages and more than a dozen types of facials. A curved staircase leads guests to the second floor salon, where they relax in oversized pedicure chairs while getting their toes ready for sandal season or bubble-wrap-stomping season. Long glass shelves brim with products from brands such as Goldwell and Unite and frame sun-filled rooms with angel statues, idyllic murals, and potted plants.