Face & Skin Care in Downtown Los Angeles

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Owner and multicertified aesthetician Jennifer Woehle helms Beau Ideal House of Beauty's cadre of licensed pulchritude bolsterers, performing spa services that range from dramatic eyelash extensions to facials and body scrubs. A lineup of facials refurbishes weary façades, tailoring treatments to skin types in order to fight such visage blemishers as bacteria, dryness, and meringue-pie projectiles. Additionally, custom eyelash extensions, applied by a team of specially certified professionals, are affixed to eye awnings with medically approved adhesive in a variety of lengths, curls, and thickness. Low-temperature waxing treatments use natural resins to oust unwanted hair and errant tumbleweeds from corporeal plains, whereas myriad massage, scrub, and body-peel options leave musculatures relaxed and rejuvenated.

714 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Bolt Barbers' mastermind, "Mohawk Matt" Berman, and his passionate, professional cutting crew of crew-cutters welcome fellas of all coifs into a contemporary yet old-school dudemosphere where—for a few sweet moments—they can stop sucking in their guts, noses, and earlobes. Bolt is too laid-back to accept reservations, so just drop in, plop down in a comfy chair, and be yourself while hanging out with fellow unkempt dudes in need of a good kemping. When your turn comes, Bolt's barbers will treat your frazzled follicles to the signature Shear Dude service, which aims to improve each cranium's character by drastically reducing its thread count. As you talk sports, sporks, Spocks, and other Y-chromosome-tickling topics, Bolt's careful craftsmen will machete a trail through your rugged head terrain and climb the summit of any widow's peaks with a meticulous flair—leaving all domesticated Vikings feeling confident, clear-headed, and free of excess facial frondescence.

460 S Spring St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Wax Candy's warm, friendly vibe has much to do with its four founding aestheticians—who are friends themselves. They've been known to cheer on clients braving their first Brazilian, and to hand out the occasional lollipop. But cleanliness is equally important to this foursome. Each session sees them pouring azulene wax into new biodegradable cups, which are then disposed of at the end to prevent double dipping.

756 S Main St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Medology's doctor and staff revivify bodies with their toolkit of cosmetic services. Ranging from dermal fillers and hormone therapy to laser skincare treatments, the treatments battle wrinkles, remove blemishes, and combat the effects of age. Additionally, their laser light blasts pigmentation in tattoos, as well as corrects skin spots and removes wrinkles.

219 W 7th St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Already a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Ho wanted to master another field: laser surgery. So he headed straight to Harvard, where he received special training on the subject. Now boasting a specialty in laser treatments in addition to his roster of med-spa treatments and cosmetic injections, Dr. Ho helps patients achieve their aesthetic goals and bolster their confidence. And not only is he fluent in cosmetic treatments?he's also fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

420 E 3rd St.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

When most people check their nails, they don't expect to find an art gallery. Nail Service's clientele, however, is used to leaving with dazzling designs at its fingertips. Mondrian color patterns, white lilies floating like jellyfish through inky blackness, blood-red witchy-woman talons, rhinestone-encrusted pinkscapes to match any Barbie's Dream House?Nail Service's variety of Japanese 3D gels and custom-painted abstractions has made it a "Little Tokyo cult favorite for LA?s nail art-obsessed set," according to Los Angeles Confidential.

The nail techs also excel at the fundamentals, enhancing routine mani-pedis with organic lotions and scrubs infused with herbs, citrus, and essential oils. Similarly, the salon's stylists accentuate gazes with synthetic or mink eyelash extensions that can withstand showers, swimming pools, and up to three stooges' worth of seltzer bottles.

936 S Los Angeles St
Los Angeles,
CA
US