I must confess: I am a slave to fashion, I adore shopping, I try to buy at least one or two on- trend fashion items each season and oh yeah, I’m on a budget! Although it might be easy to shop for the latest and greatest fashions at designer boutiques, most of us can’t afford it. So over the last several years, especially since the recession, I have made it my mission to scout fabulous and fashionable stores throughout LA that carry a plethora of swoon-worthy fashion trends for under $100.
While many of the items in these stores are very affordable at under $100, you can also find many treasures … More
Dedicated solely to laser tattoo and laser hair removal, Dr. Tattoff clinics have performed more than 170,000 procedures total, and have garnered national attention from press such as the New York Times and People magazine. The business’s specialized approach relies on experience—procedures are performed by clinicians who have performed thousands of treatments each—and science, which is especially evident through the Kirby-Desai scale. Created in-house, the Kirby-Desai scale enables doctors to accurately determine how many treatments a tattoo needs for complete removal as well as the tattoo’s weight, in case patients want to mail it to their past selves as a warning. Dr. Tattoff devotes similar scrutiny to its laser hair-removal treatments, and the clinic backs both procedures with steadfast guarantees.
From her station at Aida's Skin Care & Hair Salon, stylist Suzie Tagavityan cuts, colors, and artfully styles the hair of her male and female clients. During appointments, she combats frizz with Brazilian-blowout smoothing treatments that can temporarily eliminate bad hair days, which in turn, eliminate the need for a front-hall closet filled with baseball caps. Specializing in updos, Tagavityan adorns buns with intricate braids, pins curls into gravity-defying styles, and adds volume and wave to follicles for weddings, proms, and photo shoots.
Stylist Claudio Lazo supervises all the couture hairstyles crafted at C the Salon, exercising an aesthetic eye that landed his fashion-savvy wisdom in magazines such as Allure and In Touch. Taking inspiration from Lazo’s first-hand experience of fashion runway trends and techniques, hairstyles at C the Salon reflect classic and modern aesthetics. Lazo ensures form doesn’t always trump function, styling easily managed coifs that don’t interfere with clients’ lifestyles. Each style takes shape under the transformative effect of Rene Furterer and Bumble and bumble products, which Lazo shows patrons how to whip into hair like so many gloss-enhancing egg whites.
As a flight attendant, Sherry found herself casually studying the skin types of her passengers. She eventually left her stewardess career, but continued jet setting around the world to immerse herself in the field of aesthetics. Today at La Beaute Skin Day Spa, she and a team of licensed beauty professionals pamper their clients' pores with various facial and skin treatments. They make use of Dermalogica products and intense pulsed light to fight acne and the signs of aging, as well as ultrasound energy to smooth out cellulite. Stylists and techs take care of the center's salon services, cutting hair and polishing nails in a peaceful day-spa setting.