For Naturally Hands and Spa, beauty doesn’t mean sacrificing the health and appearance of natural features. That’s why the spa invented its own antibacterial eyelash-extension system and performs antibacterial, organic Calgel manicures, earning a Best of Beauty award from Allure magazine. The soak-off Calgel system doesn’t interfere with nail-bed metabolism, so it can actually help strengthen nails while adding a splash of color to high-fives and pledges of allegiance. Calgel's ability to bond on natural nails without using harsh chemicals or primers has helped popularize the service in Europe, and Naturally Hands and Spa is an authorized importer of the products.
In the heart of Hancock Park—where they've been stationed for more than 25 years—Haas & Company's team of professional technicians turns tangled manes into sleek, lustrous hair with Aveda and Bumble and bumble products and gives nails lustrous new coats of paint. Aveda's natural wax harnesses plant-derived solutions and essential oils that work to oust unwanted fuzz from legs, arms, and faces during waxing sessions. Like a restoration of the original coloring of Michelangelo's David, manicures and pedicures conclude with fresh coats of polish from brands such as OPI.
The beauty specialists at Ten One Nail Spa know that glamour is a pleasure at any age. In this spirit, they provide a kids' menu for mini fashionistas that includes mani-pedis, polish changes, and french manicures. They provide the same services for adults, supersizing sessions with deluxe enhancements such as hot-towel wraps, salt scrubs, and hand and foot massages that alleviate pain. The hands-on crew also softens skin with waxing sessions and moisturizing care for clients who?ve spent too much time in cold climates or the warm, balmy reaches of offshore oil rigs.
The trained technicians at Polish Couture encourage guests to leave their cares at the door by welcoming them with a glass of wine or coffee and an array of snacks. High-quality nail polishes by OPI and CND Shellac await to revive tired toes, while hard-working paws can be further pampered with add-ons such as paraffin wax treatments. Staffers also draw upon Joico, Wella, and Dermalogica products to nourish hair and skin, creating luxurious strands and smooth, even complexions that invite more admiring glances than an attention-starved mirror.
Upon stepping into Hugh Spa?s red, white, and black lobby, women begin a soothing journey at once rustically luxurious and fashionably urban. With walls and floors furnished entirely in natural elements and no artificial paint, the toxin-free sanctuary is compartmentalized into several distinct environments of varying colors, temperatures, and healing modalities.
In the charcoal mud clay room, guests lie in beds of tiny clay balls that give off infrared energy believed to help in detoxification, and the jade steam sauna releases vapors from a boiling mixture of wormwood and herbal remedies to heal bodies inside and out. The infrared magnet room applies cutting edge technologies that complement the ancient remedies of the Himalayan salt room, and the ice room counteracts the heat of the sauna to keep human customers comfortable and snowman customers from being discovered. Bodies further the tension- and toxin-releasing experience with spa services such as body scrubs and acupressure, then refuel with traditional, MSG-free Korean cuisine in the cafeteria.