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.
Amidst a row of small restaurants and shops, on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, sits Gogosha Optique. With sunlight streaming through the front of the store and reflecting off an array of mirrors and metal accents, the small store lights up from within. They have large supply of glasses to choose from, and specialize in offering a collection of quality, artistic frames. Each and every season, their frame collection gets updated to reflect what’s fresh in the market. They choose designers that bring inspiration to the bridge of the nose, and carry brands such as Mykita, Oliver Goldsmith, rapp, Cutler and Gross, Spivvy and Salt.
Though Laser Eye Center has been around since 1986, its technology is nothing less than modern. Treatment rooms at the five surgery centers boast Allegretto Wave and IntraLase FS Laser systems, developed to reduce near and farsightedness, as well as astigmatisms and blinks stuck mid-morse code. But just as important as the technology are the surgeons, who have completed extensive training to pilot these systems and perform other sight-bolstering treatments. It's these factors that have helped surgeons, both past and present, perform over 200,000 vision-correction procedures.
At Essential Medical Clinic, Dr. Bahrami marries general medicine with cosmetic treatments. The physician and staff see patients for everything from gynecological exams to treatment for heart disease and counseling for anxiety and depression. In the aesthetics department, Dr. Bahrami calls upon laser therapy, chemical peels, and Obagi products to quell skin concerns such as acne, age spots, and unwanted hair. He smoothes out wrinkles with dermal fillers and scotch tape and dissolves fat and cellulite with body-contouring systems. The doctor also helps overweight patients shed the extra pounds with personalized diet plans fortified by hCG hormones and B12 injections.
Blackstone Optometry, located in Los Feliz, is a Google Glass preferred provider and offers four different Google Glass frames, while also selling designer frames and contact lenses. Their Icare Tonometer makes customers eye exams more pleasant, for those stopping in to check their vision. The staff is friendly and put customers at ease by answering all of their questions with the best customer service. They also present a range of treatments and advice from eyeglasses and contact lenses to refractive or therapeutic surgeries depending on the needs of the patient. Blacksotone sells MacuHealth vitamins and Nordic Naturals Pro Omega soft gels for healthy eye maintenance, and also gives back to the local community through a number of educationally related charities.
Dr. Dickson Chen’s active academic career culminated with being named Young OD of the Year in 2003 by the California Optometric Association. He turned this impressive career start into a practice that performs virtually all aspects of eye care, from identifying eye illnesses and assessing vision to pairing patients with frames. He holds a special interest in fitting eyes with contacts, extending this specialty as a clinical investigator for CooperVision. Dr. Chen is a founding member and director of the American Optometric Society, and has served on the Governing Council of the Southern California Public Health Association.