She may offer a spectrum of services—facials, massages, waxing—but Lana Tokar certainly has a specialty. The veteran aesthetician works tirelessly to battle the signs of aging inside her namesake spa, employing all the tools and tricks garnered through her more than 17 years of experience. One such tool—the HydraFacial—is a favorite in the celebrity community, enjoying the same popularity as strongly worded letters to the academy. Using a combination of cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration, the treatment effectively diminishes acne-causing dirt and oil, or grants aging skin new life in the form of a smoother complexion.
Lana also doles out nine other facial treatments, and a slew of slimming body wraps laden with organic ingredients, such as seaweed and peppermint. Clients leave waxing sessions smoother than an oil slick, and armed with any one of Lana’s own beauty products, such as a pineapple enzyme scrub or makeup remover.
The aesthetic professionals at Salon Elizabeth treat skincare as an art as well as a science, wielding advanced products from Repêchage, Cellex-C, DermaQuest Skin Therapy, and glo therapeutics. Over the span of two decades, the staff has cultivated a peaceful environment in which to perform skin-revitalization treatments and break the news to their parents that MTV no longer plays music videos. In private treatment rooms, they help clients erase signs of aging with medical therapies such as IPL photo-facials, biosonic microdermabrasion, and alpha-hydroxy acid peels, as well as spa therapists such as European, herbal-enzyme, and vitamin C-infused anti-aging facials. They also tone whole bodies with seaweed wraps, tangerine-lavender scrubs, infrared sauna sessions, and therapeutic massages.
Organic products and a soothing atmosphere are two of the elements that make a visit to Nancy's Esthetics at Our Sacred Space Wellness Center both a beautifying and relaxing experience. Working out of Our Sacred Space, Nancy Dell'Aquila customizes her facials using organic skincare products—and adds a boost of relaxation to each facial with an upper-body massage. Clients leave with glowing skin and a heightened sense of tranquility.
Nails by Joanne draws from nearly two decades of expertise as she pampers appendages with luxurious manicures and pedicures. Jagged talons transmogrify into smooth squares or delicate ovals beneath textured files, and overgrown cuticles beat a hasty retreat before daubs of vivid polish coordinate nails with clients' outfits, moods, or fire-engine-red irises. Hot towels and stones melt away built-up stress, and rejuvenating dips in paraffin wax smooth chapped skin and hydrate thirsty pores. A 15-minute hand-and-foot massage hones in on lingering digital tension with gentle pressure and therapeutic oils that sing soothing lullabies.
As part of the aesthetics team at Spoil Me, Angelina performs facials that range from traditional European treatments to those customized for specific skin types. She also works with teens and can further smooth skin with an array of facial- and body-waxing services.
In a sunflower-colored sanctuary with welcoming, veranda-esque furniture, the beautifiers of Bay Area Body Spa tackle superficial imperfections with a diverse service menu. Slimming figures and reducing ticket-fares when traveling by suitcase is a specialty achieved by noninvasive body contouring and body wraps. Once bodies are molded into the desired shape, they can receive other upgrades including UV-free airbrush tanning, facials and waxing, and teeth-whitening treatments that makes teeth up to eight shades brighter in as little as 15 minutes.