Nail specialist Thi Daniels cossets shopworn hands and feet with therapeutic manicures and pedicures, each bolstered by Revive With Thi's signature line of hydrating lotion. Thi analyses each digit for maladies such as fungus, ingrown nails, and falcon envy, discussing detailed mending regimens before shaping nails and refining cuticles. Feet soften in a warm bath to let a salt-glow exfoliation brighten their complexions, after which a meticulous nail cleansing evicts bacteria and grime. Soothing touch therapy relaxes tense phalanges, and vibrant polish crowns nails with glossy lacquer. As clients depart, a compact bottle of Revive With Thi’s signature lotion tucks neatly into purses and pockets to lavish limbs and sapped houseplants with an exclusive, nourishing formula.
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.
Kym Nicole has been a beauty guru since she was a kid, styling her dolls' hair and experimenting with her mother's makeup. She later became the go-to girl among friends for the latest beauty trends, so a cosmetology license was a logical next step. As Kym has advanced her talent with makeup and hair, she's moved far from her first doll clients, working with stars such as Kerry Washington and on projects for BET, VH1, and many more big names.
At Kym Nicole Beauty, she treats every client like a star, providing makeup services that include makeovers, eyebrow shaping, tattoo coverage, and much more. Custom coloring, weaving, relaxers, and other hair services are also available.
A giant Buddha head greets every visitor to Sparadise La Brea, his wise eyes illuminated by flickering candlelight as a fountain babbles and simple greenery grows silently around him. This tranquil scene sets the mood for the entire spa, whose mission—much like the Buddha's—is to encourage visitors to reach a Zen-like state free from stress and physical pain.
The staff members work towards this goal with a slate of massage modalities and other relaxing treatments. Gentle Swedish strokes soothe surface tension with the help of warm almond, lemongrass, or eucalyptus massage oils, Thai yoga uses stretches, compressions, and gentle rocking to improve circulation and flexibility while also targeting acupressure points, and water-heated stones allow warmth to radiate and loosen taut muscles. With an emphasis on total-body relaxation, the Thai herbal foot spa includes a fragrant soak of herbs, oils, and teas that leaves the feet and legs as tension-free as a suspension bridge on the Moon.
Dedicated to improving and maintaining hair integrity, the professionals at Kimarge Salon carefully select products from brands such as Kevin Murphy, Label.M, and Joico to perform an array of specialized coloring and defrizzing treatments. To complete aesthetic renovation, the salons also offer haircuts, makeup sessions, and bridal updos. Prior to each treatment, the hair horticulturalists meet with clients during in-depth image consultations to discuss personal styling needs and concerns. Stylists conjure designs that work with each person's routines and best features, such as bone structure, skin tone, wardrobe, and spirit animal.
Evolve Dance Studio's sultry dance classes have earned Pop Sugar’s praise for their ability to cultivate strength, flexibility, and confidence. Inside the naturally lit studio, talented instructors lead sessions that cover climbs, poses, and more spins than a laundromat filled with pinwheels. The studio recruits decorated dancers to teach many of its classes, including Mina Mortezaie, winner of the U.S. Pole Dance Federation’s 2011 Pole Vixen Championship, Sasja Lee, 3rd place winner of the Pacific Pole 2013 championships, and Brynn Route, winner of the 2011 Miss Texas Pole Star. The dance location was even recently featured on an episode of the Lifetime show, Dance Moms and was considered for a place for the show participants to practice their routines.