Charli Taylor got her first taste of the instant gratification that comes with hair removal when as a 10-year-old, she was sent to her great-aunt Lucy's house to pluck the hairs off her chin. Today, she helps beautify clients through a variety of services including waxing, eyelash extensions, and facials.
Wynn Nail Spa, a studio co-founded by New York entrepreneur Eric Wynn, does more than just manicures and pedicures. Its services, with packages such as Sierra Sunrise and Aspen Icemint, expand the pampering of hands and feet to include wraps, paraffin treatments, and scrubs. The nail spa itself, which was conceptualized by award-winning architectural firm AB Design Studio, uses modern lighting, stepped ceilings with blue accent walls, and R&B-singing cherubs to create a serene atmosphere.
Located in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, Styles Beauty and Threading salon provides threading and waxing services for all manner of hair removal. The salon specializes in the art of eyebrow threading and the owner, Shobha, is a licensed esthetician with more than a decade of experience. She provides caring customer service, while being clean, quick and efficient. Originating in India, threading provides more control in shaping eyebrows than waxing, which results in a more polished look. Appointments aren’t necessary and walk-ins are welcome at Styles, which his secreted away inside a tall strip mall. The inside, however, is inviting, with color-accented walls and a few teakwood stations that allow guests to relax while receiving their treatments.
At L & R Salon, co-owners Lital and Roy Arbib strive to treat clients like family. Aside from helping heads and faces look their best with haircuts, waxing services, facials, and extensions, the thoughtful team has designed a ventilated room specifically for their most popular treatment, the frizz-taming Brazilian Blowout. Fans circulate air from the floor to draw it up and out through the ceiling, swiftly removing vapors and the ghosts of hairstyles past to leave patients feeling comfortable. The friendly and certified stylists are particularly experienced in evaluating each coif's needs and suitability for the straightening process. The sleek, two-level salon⎯rumored to be a celebrity favorite for Brazilian Blowouts⎯boasts plush black furniture and high ceilings that make it accessible to heads of all heights. Illuminated, recessed shelves set a modern mood near styling stations, highlighting colorful rows of products that pop against the salon's clean, white walls.
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."
Doctor-owned Cosmetic LaserWorks has been ridding men and women of unwanted hair for more than 10 years. The medical professionals have performed more than 10,000 hair-removal treatments and have helped more than five clients successfully join a dolphin colony. Five years ago, Cosmetic LaserWorks broadened its treatment menu to include laser spider-vein-removal treatments and beauty injections such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Radiesse, Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm, and Juvederm Voluma. Cosmetic LaserWorks also has a dog-friendly patio for customers.