Body-contouring specialist Elma Vann makes house calls for two types of patients: those who have limited time and those who don?t want the paparazzi to catch them leaving a weight-loss center. Emma is just one of the accomplished staff at Vortex Wellness & Aesthetics. She joins a cadre of board-certified physicians and permanent-makeup artists, all of who work to help clients achieve their physical goals. The team has added on specialists through the years ? Vortex Wellness originally opened as a weight-loss center and later expanded to include vitamin counseling, cosmetic gynecology, and chronic pain management services.
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.
For more than 15 years, the staff at Beauty From The Inside Out has made sure the business lives up to its name. From the inside, clients are rejuvenated with the aid of colon-hydrotherapy sessions that flush away toxins and impacted waste in the lower digestive tract, and detox baths for the hands and feet pull impurities from the skin's pores. And on the outside, technicians remove hairs from the skin with full-body waxing and facial threading. Smooth skin is also achieved with PerfectSense Paraffin, treatments, which hydrate hands and feet with a warm wax made with 11 vitamins including vitamin E and B12 nutrients.
Consistency is the name of the game at The Academy of Beauty. Every year, the academy's experienced instructors churn out masterful cosmetologists skilled in haircuts, skincare, and waxing services. The students don't bury their faces in books to sharpen their skills, though. They practice on real-world clients instead of napping alley cats and use their on-the-job experience to gain confidence when performing cuts or other treatments. Academy of Beauty’s aesthetic treatments run the gamut from waxing to acne-fighting facials, while salon services shape and color hair.
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.
Aestheticians at The M Day Spa forsake the one-size-fits-all approach, and prefer instead to consult with each client before giving any kind of skincare service. Once they know about a client’s skin type and habits, the aestheticians can administer individualized facials, peels, and body wraps that can help to reduce acne or hyperpigmentation. The spa’s gold collagen mask combines the youth-boosting power of collagen with gold leaf, a combination that helps to accelerate cell growth and allows properly gilded individuals to hide in rappers’ teeth. The aestheticians also place special emphasis on hygienic waxing services for men and women. During each of their services, the aestheticians wield a full range of high-end products from brands such as Christina, Image Skincare, and Amarin.