A lifelong makeup artist and aesthetician whose work has graced the faces of Kim Kardashian, Paula Abdul, and other celebrities, Talar has the aesthetic know-how to rejuvenate any face. Her repertoire of treatments, performed in-home or in her private treatment room, employ medical-grade chemical peels and Dermalogica skincare products to keep skin looking youthful.
Not only has Dr. Kelly Wong earned certifications from the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Aesthetics Medicine, she also took home the gold in a beauty pageant as recently as 2009. It comes as no surprise that she specializes in both preventative medical care and restorative cosmetic treatments. Dr. Wong's main duty includes providing primary care services such as immunizations and cancer screenings to newborns and older patients. But she also organizes weight loss programs and performs every chemical peel, botox injections, and other cosmetic treatment that gets scheduled, thanks to the cloning machine in back.
As one of the major suppliers of nailcare products and salon equipment in the United States since 1987, Skyline Beauty Supply Corp provides both businesses and individuals with affordable aesthetic solutions. Although it specializes in nail accessories, including polish by China Glaze, Zoya, CND Shellac, and Orly, the company also offers a growing selection of products for hair and skin. It distributes one of the most popular pedicure spas in North America—the Whale Spa—as well as a variety of other furniture and decor. The team can outfit stylists with hair dryers and straighteners, or point cosmetology students toward rubber practice hands that are ideal for state-exam prep or sending someone a belated high-five.
A row of rooms partitioned off by curtains hold identical interiors: a canopy of white fabric above and a long, comfy floor mat below. It’s here where therapists perform traditional Thai massages—a style that blends yoga-like stretches with deep massage techniques—with the aim of improving clients’ range of movement and overall wellness. During the total Thai relaxation massage, therapists apply rhythmic pressure along the body’s energy lines, or Sen, to unblock pathways and turn the belly button into an iPod charging station. Pho Siam’s staff also turns their attention to skin concerns with Dermalogica facials, and removes hair from the face and body with waxing treatments.
Clover is an eclectic boutique in Los Angeles’ hip Silver Lake neighborhood. While the boxy standalone building is a non-descript gray, the window display running the length of the store is filled with flashy home goods and garments. Clover tends to change up their display throughout the year with playful eye-catching art and seasonal clothing, all of which can be purchased inside the colorfully eclectic boutique space. Since opening in 2001, Clover has expanded to include women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and a variety of home goods, jewelry, books, toys and candles. Because of the ample collection, Clover can sometimes be overwhelming to dig through, but amiable staff (likely the owners themselves) makes spending some time inside a breeze.