On the Promenade level of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the Spa by La Prairie entreats guests to partake in more than 40 treatments. The facial menu reads like mad libs filled out by a king, with treatments such as a pure-gold radiance facial designed to brighten skin and a white-caviar facial that reduces age spots and hyperpigmentation. For the body, massage therapists ease tension with the help of aromatherapy oils, and aestheticians exfoliate limbs with a body scrub made from diamond powder, amethyst powder, and meteorite dust. Guests can choose to savor their services in one of the spa’s six private treatment rooms, in their own hotel suite, or beside a swimming pool enclosed by tall palms.
When its icy beauty isn't adding a tony touch to episodes of CSI, Blue Medi Spa spruces up the pages of publications from Allure to the Wall Street Journal. Blue's medical director, Dr. Daniel Yamini, has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and Dr. 90210.
Dr. Yamini's expertise stems from double board certification in plastic and general surgery, and he has performed more than 5,000 procedures during his career. He oversees Blue's nonsurgical services, which range from laser and body-contouring treatments to injectables and clinical facials that work better than taping prescription pads over the face.
As Dr. Yamini and his aestheticians tend to bodies, the spa's aquamarine light filters through translucent panels and reflects off of tiling. Stretched fabric and hanging shapes evoke the mobiles of Alexander Calder as space dividers create the feel of an art gallery on Pluto.
The staff at Body Lounge Spa cossets skin during rejuvenating facials and body wraps, and redefines nails while patrons recline in cushioned red pedicure thrones. Guests can sip a glass of wine at the beverage bar as they take in the earth-toned d?cor grounded in deep chocolate and caramel tones. Massage therapists then invite patrons to rooms illuminated with candles, where treatments such as the energizing Thai massage combat stress and render muscles loose enough to bound up an escalator that's going down.
A clinical aesthetician helms L.A. Med Spa Esthetique, where the staff offers a slate of clinical skincare treatments. Crystal-free microdermabrasion treatments slough off dead skin via a medical-grade device, and custom facials refresh and rejuvenate visages. Other services include exclusive micro dermaplaning, anti-aging oxygen facials, corrective skin care, and micro current nonsurgical face-lifts.
For the staff of Beautiful Forever Nails & Spa’s, safely pampering customers is a top priority. While their beauty-bolstering services—from mani-pedis to herbal treatments—keep nails and faces fresh, their hospital-grade autoclave systems sterilize each and every tool, eliminating potential contaminates. They further practice exceptional hygiene by brandishing not only disposable files, buffers, and liners, but also pedicure sponges chosen for their adamant refusal to bathe in dish water.
Old, tired, and done: these words are banished from Martha Weinstein's vocabulary. The energetic 87-year-old's career, which includes hosting makeover shows in Buenos Aires, recording a fitness album in the 1950s, and penning skincare encyclopedias in the 1970s, adds evidence to the adage that you are as young as you feel. She brings this belief to Body Allure Day Spa, an intimate beauty haven.
Here, Weinstein and her skilled staffers—who nicknamed her "The Oracle of Brentwood"—employ anti-aging facials and signature skincare services, detoxifying body treatments, and soothing lullabies to foster youthful complexions. But the real rejuvenating secret on the menu is the facial toning treatment, which Weinstein invented herself. This painless, 30-minute service utilizes nanocurrent technology, which works to stimulate cellular activity while strengthening facial muscles and firming sagging skin. Weinstein also created the Stay Young System, which allows her clients to perform the treatment in the privacy of their own homes or carpool lanes.