Nataly Gold draws upon her passion for aesthetics and 15 years of nursing experience to head up the quartet of aestheticians at iGlow Med Spa. Specializing in aesthetic surgery, medical director Dr. Andrew Cohen was born into a family of surgeons and raised by a pack of wrinkle-free wolves. Together, the two work to pilot patients toward tranquil, age-defying skies through a variety of cosmetic and med-spa treatments, from body jewels to chemical peels.
Mae's Skin and Body is the brainchild of licensed aesthetician Mae Land-Alfred. Mae turns to European beauty-and-relaxation techniques to complement products rich in collagen, oxygen, and marine botanicals. Each facial comes with an enzyme treatment to help slough off dead skin and nourish younger cells, and skin peels tone and brighten complexions more effectively than lighting a firework stuffed with moisturizer.
When looking to indulge in a facial, it is important to have it performed by someone who knows how to care for and pamper skin. Having dealt with acne as a teenager and adult, leading to her career as a master aesthetician, Debra Van Kallen's commitment to skincare is personal. She practices her life's work and passion in Skin Couture's refined environment, implementing nourishing skincare solutions for women and men. Amid soft lighting and the aromas of essential oils and creams, she applies therapeutic facials and gentle waxing treatments using products including Epicurean and Dermaquest. As an artist with wax, known to her clients as "The Waxinista", she meticulously shapes brows, renders bodies smooth, and performs Brazilians, Playboys, and Manscaping services.
She complements her array of aesthetic services with the pampering treatments of equally meticulous and indulgent manicurists and licensed massage therapists. Together, they foster tranquility and nurture overall well-being. As Debra says, "Your skin is with you your entire life--you must understand and nurture it through the hands of time."
At Body Wrap LA, the details are in the name. That's because the staffers at this body-wrap salon focus purely on its eponymous service, making sure that what they do, they do well. The interior space buzzes with music and the scents of aromatherapy as infrared body wraps swaddle customers for 50-minute sessions. During the treatment, customers lie in cocoons while blissfully awaiting the arrival of new wings. Because a watched wing never boils, flat-screen televisions and free wireless Internet keep minds entertained as bodies transform into svelte versions of their former selves.
Inside Zena MedSpa, medical director Dr. Cynthia Mackeyer and her staff combine science with aesthetic treatments to beautify their clients. Guests can reduce wrinkles with Botox injections, pave the way for clearer skin with medical-grade facials, and remove unwanted hair, tattoos, and tiny planets orbiting their heads with laser services. The spa also offers photofacials and houses a variety of skincare lines, including products from Epicuren. Free parking in the rear of the building ensures that cars have plenty of room when getting wiped down with moisturizer.
In a second-floor studio on a quaint, tree-lined road, the licensed massage therapists and aestheticians of Radiance of Life Mini Day Spa revive sore bodies and weary spirits. In cozy, private rooms, calming fragrances and sweeping motions ease bodily tension and sensory malaise during aromatherapy massages. Deep-tissue massages liberate painful gridlock from muscles and joints, and acupuncture sessions boost the flow of energy throughout the body. An aesthetician applies blends of vitamins, plant oils, and enzymes to the skin to rekindle the face's glowing complexion. The spa also furnishes a larger room with two beds designated for couples massages or make-believe luge competitions.