A psychology doctoral student and Emmy-nominated actress, Ashley Peldon, founder of Starring…! Fragrances, turns organic ingredients into nose-pleasing scents. After analyzing the responses to an online survey, Peldon infuses each personality fragrance with hints of the wearer’s favorite color, season, and phobia. Customers can build a sweet custom fragrance from a frosted-cupcake essence or bask in a honey-scented magic potion to woo an entire apiary. The Crossover Act perfume lures nostrils with a white-chocolate aroma, and The Indie Movie Star brims with juicy notes of peach and coconut. Whether ordering a custom perfume or a previously imagined scent, shoppers can choose between a skin-friendly oil foundation and an alcohol base sourced from organic grapes.
In addition to crafting olfactory delights, Peldon protects skin and the environment with bath-and-body products that eschew parabens. Rosehips tango with jojoba oil to form three-in-one shower gel, which doubles as an organic shampoo and bubble bath. Instead of shielding underarms with foil, customers can let the veggie-based enzymes of Pit Stop deodorant deflect odors without aluminum.
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.
Sigal Gevojanyan's sizable, multitalented roster approaches beautification and relaxation from all angles with its lengthy list of services for the hair, skin, and body. Visitors can surpass their bodies’ aesthetic aspirations with haircuts, coloring, and mani-pedis, or relieve the aches of sleeping in cramped overhead compartments with the long, flowing strokes of a Swedish massage. The spacious, two-story salon and spa’s secluded treatment rooms grant privacy for body-wrap sessions and waxing, while its manicure area allows guests to socialize as they indulge their hands in a cocoa shea-butter soak and a fresh coat of nail polish.
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