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.
Perched a pogo’s jump away from a panoply of playgrounds, including the Getty Center, Rodeo Drive, and UCLA's myriad museums, the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel blends contemporary comforts against a backdrop of old Hollywood glamour. Kick off a weekend of wanderlusting with Luxe's welcome package, which includes a choice of cappuccino or cocktail as well as regional fruit favorites served in lieu of a Daytime Emmy (an $80 value). After checking in, guests can explore the amenities of the executive junior suite (a $259 value). Designed by room wrangler Mary McDonald, each suite enfolds guests into the cozy corners of its creamy earth tones and plush appointments, with luxury linens coating king beds garnished with smooth-tastic coronations. Stay contentedly connected with the multimedia mélange available in each suite, including complimentary WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and iPod docks serenely positioned above nightstand koi ponds.
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.
Personal trainer and licensed massage therapist Kim Hopkins founded Perfect Parts Total Body Care with one goal in mind: to help her clients look and feel healthier. She has spent more than 30 years working up to this goal, building an impressive resumé that includes certifications in personal training, Zumba instruction, and nutrition management. Though she has come a long way in those three decades, Hopkins keeps on traveling. She saves clients a commute by providing both personal training and massages in their homes, or hauling her massage chair to their offices and secluded batcaves.
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.