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.
True to their studio’s name, Body & Soul Massage Therapy’s therapists soothe all of the various human components with treatments that range from gentle Swedish strokes to more intense deep-tissue massages. While the scents of aromatherapy oils wash over the senses, therapists’ nimble fingers work to relieve pain caused by stress, sports injuries, and monster-truck accidents. Along with their standard 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages, the therapists offer couples massages, reflexology treatments for the feet, and add-ons such as heated stones.
Kyle Walsh has built a career with his hands. He's provided massages for contestants in the Long Beach Quiksilver Pro Surfing Competition and professional boxers. On more average days, however, he uses the power of touch to heal people from all walks of life at Zen Zone Wellness, a quiet massage sanctuary nestled inside Bikram Yoga Long Beach. Basing his treatments in ancient medicine, he eases tension from muscles and restores balance of body and mind through oil-based Swedish massage, aromatherapy herbal massage, and deep-tissue sports massage.
The team of certified colon therapists at LB Wellness conjures the magic of the Angel of Water system to help clients cleanse and detoxify insides. After a 15-minute consultation, guests sit atop the Angel of Water bed and relax as warm H20 gently flows through the digestive system, flushing out waste, toxic bacteria, and long-forgotten ingested scarves from summers at magician camp. After the 30–40 minute treatment, clients may reap the rewards of a more hydrated and sanitary internal-combustion engine.
For 50 years, Avi's Salon & Spa has been the destination for hair, nails, and skin looking to be pampered. Stylists bolster dos with extensions, add curl with perms, and put their scissors to good use for cuts and trims. Aestheticians can also use wax and thread to eliminate unwanted hair. Over at the manicure and pedicure stations, technicians massage, polish, and extend nail beds with french tips.