Medical weight-loss programs, permanent makeup, and ... yoga? It might seem like an unlikely combination, but these services and more are all offered at Dermedics. Here, skilled medical and aesthetics experts help clients feel better, inside and out. Professional skin care treatments, such as exfoliating microdermabrasion and cleansing facials, leave complexions glowing, while body-contouring technology and customized weight-loss plans help reduce inches. Meanwhile, a private yoga studio welcomes clients seeking to harmonize their minds with their freshly refurbished and sponge-painted exteriors.
The trained staff at La Bella Salon combine classic beauty rituals, such as manicures and waxing, with modern aesthetic techniques, such as laser hair removal for every skin shade. Not far from the glimmer of an onsite jewelry shop, trained stylists sculpt flattering 'dos with Biolage and Wella products, and aestheticians personalize facials to each forehead crease. Massage therapists drain stress reserves with soothing strokes and ensure that their craft lives on by teaching massage-instruction programs and hiring monks to transcribe their cosmetic handbook word by word.
Pretty Little Things Tanning & Boutique's newly inaugurated shelves creak beneath a colorful parade of women's apparel and accessories alongside holiday-themed embellishments and décor. Patrons complete work ensembles with a women's blouse ($39.99) or practice a new signature walk in a pair of LA Idol women's jeans ($55.99). Feet fashionably shroud themselves in a pair of brown ankle boots ($43.99), and a ladies' handbag ($49.99) chicly totes day planners or timid litters of smaller handbags. Walls beam happily when festooned with accents ($9.99–$49.99) that include LSU flags and wooden picture frames, and hand-painted holiday wine glasses fill homes with festivity and tactfully indicate to listless Easter Bunnies that they have overstayed their welcome.
Pale skin takes steps toward warm bronze shades with every visit to L.A. Tanning. Guests can gild skin two different ways, neither of which involves lying out in the sun or taking a bath in melted crayons. Patrons relax in a standard tanning bed for 20 minutes or condense their session to nine minutes in the standup turbo unit, letting UV rays coax melanin to the surface. Three levels of airbrush services eschew the need for light, dousing skin with a mist of Norvell tanning solution. Clients can also add shimmery highlights to their appearance with the salon's selection of glitzy costume jewelry and swimwear.