Lorine Mikhaeil leads a busy life. A trained nurse and a certified permanent makeup artist, she helms Organic Permanent Makeup (OPM) as well as Zena Day Spa, Derma Blush, and American Permanent Cosmetics Institute. But no matter how busy Lorine gets, she always takes her time with her clients.
At OPM, Lorine uses a semi-permanent organic ink to expertly define brows, lips, eyelids, and even areolas for those affected by breast cancer. This metal-free formulation gives her greater control when she is applying the ink into the upper dermal layer. During these treatments, Lorine uses an advanced power pin and for brows a specialized hairbrush stroke method that she invented herself, which gives the illusion of 3D brow strands. To ensure clients are inked with complementing colors, Lorine refers to the Fitzpatrick skin type chart to make sure brows match their skin tone and auras.
Though OPM's name focuses on one service, the boutique spa's menu is brimming with a range of other aesthetic treatments. Strands stand no chance against OPM's three hair removal systems, which include waxing, threading, and laser hair removal. Alternately, dermal fillers and microdermabrasions keep complexions firm and looking younger than a toddler holding a newborn dolphin.
The techs at Beauty Connection run the gamut of aesthetic services as they primp and preen clients from head to toe. Skincare specialists revive faces with exfoliation, extractions, and masks using products by Dermalogica. Nail stylists perform manicures and pedicures with SpaRitual's vegan nail lacquers, which coat talons in bold hues free of harmful substances such as DBP, formaldehyde, toluene, and hate. Staffers also can embellish ocular regions with permanent makeup and eyelash extensions, or prune fuzzy regions with wax. Meanwhile, a certified massage therapist with more than a decade of experience kneads stressed sinews with an arsenal of modalities including thai, Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and hot stone.
Barrington Court Health & Beauty makes it easy for clients to take home the European-style beauty treatments they receive at the spa. The boutique area is a wonderland of fetchingly arranged products such as Bio-Oil, Bumble and bumble, Moroccanoil, and Dermalogica, in addition to a number of hard-to-find European skincare lines. For busy men and women or evil stepsisters who have just found out that a prince is near, the shop also offers curbside pickup and free local delivery. Those who have a little time to relax are tended to by a staff of hair stylists and a clinical aesthetician for waxing, facials, and blowouts.
At "Be Luminous" By NaNa, located within Sigal Gevojanyan Salon in Westwood, aesthetician Nana maximizes natural beauty with treatments that are both relaxing and beneficial. She purifies skin with deep-cleansing facials and lengthens lashes with synthetic or mink extensions, which are applied in multiple layers for a voluminous look. Hot-stone therapy, reflexology, and body scrubs induce blissful relaxation.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: Four
Parking: Free street parking or paid lot parking
Most popular service: Mink and silk mix full set
Brands Used: 100% Serbian mink lashes & Lash Food
Pro Tip: Arrive without any eye makeup on and don't use oil products around eye area before appointment
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Complimentary tea or cucumber water. Loyalty program: After five fills get the sixth fill free. Referral program: Refer a friend and get $20 off any product or service. Reviews: [Write] a Yelp or Facebook review and receive an additional 15% off any product or service.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Comfortable and cozy at-home feel. Smooth and relaxing spa music as well as lavender and rose scents throughout to help with relaxation.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Full set of lash extensions
Juan Juan's talented stylists are dedicated to providing a first-rate, personalized experience for each client, crafting frazzled follicles into chic, modern looks with a soft, individualized focus. Let them shower your head with a new hue during a single-process color ($65+), or doctor it up with a selection of instant hair treatments ($35–$45), such as oleo fusion, which protects very dry hair from brushfires, and concentre vita-ciment, a life-binding mortar that quickly revives weak, unshiny hair. Fresh lashes can be added to eyelid awnings ($40+), while waxing treatments employ high-quality wax, essential oils, and soothing ingredients to subtract the equivalent from bikini lines ($35), full legs ($55), and chins or cheeks ($20). In addition to tending follicular foliage, Juan Juan addresses nervous dermises with equal flair and care—a customized signature express conditioning facial at the Brentwood location hydrates and brightens expression machines during 30 to 40 minutes of blissful frontispiece refurbishment.