When Edan Ezer was a boy growing up in Israel, he was so committed to becoming a barber that he left school at 16 to train at a local salon. When he was 18, he joined the Israeli Army and became popular for cutting hair at the army base and styling it with the downdraft of a helicopter. He eventually moved to Los Angeles to work alongside some of the best stylists in the world at high-end salons across Beverly Hills.
Since 2006 Edan has operated his own high-end salon, where he and his team work to pamper, relax, and rejuvenate clients. Stylists massage scalps and snip split ends before creating a sleek blowout that can last for days. For longer-lasting results, they straighten hair with Brazilian keratin treatments, which reduce frizz for months. Another popular Brazilian at the salon is its aesthetician, who removes hair with 100% pure honey and who brightens complexions with facials using natural skincare products.
Licensed aesthetician Viviane Lieberman uses 100% pure honey to provide a waxing experience that is said to be less painful and more hydrating to the skin than regular waxing. She gently removes unwanted hair in her treatment room at Edan Edan Salon, helping skin look and feel soft and smooth.
Experienced aesthetician Mina Kanany helms Elite Beauty Lab, where she offers beauty treatments and home-care recommendations. Her services include facial treatments designed to combat acne or aging, nonsurgical face-lifts, eyelash extensions, and waxing.
For mother-and-daughter team Pamela and Teal, beauty is a family tradition. Pamela?an aesthetician, shiatsu therapist, and makeup artist?has taught skincare seminars around the world, mentoring many successful makeup artists and working with celebs such as Eric Roberts, Beau Bridges, and Stacy Keach. Teal?an on-location makeup artist influenced by both her mother's experience and her uncle's work for film and TV?has freshened many famous faces herself in her 14-year career. Working on numerous films, music videos, and fashion shows, she found herself enhancing the features of Shannon Elizabeth, Salma Hayek, and Christina Ricci, among others, and her work has been featured in the print work of famous photographers such as Michel Comte and Jamais Vu.
Together with a team of licensed aestheticians, mom and daughter embrace an approach that blends natural and organic products with cutting-edge services, including LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, and Intraceuticals oxygen-infusion treatments. The spa's own eco-friendly brand of organic skincare products includes apothecary-style blended masks, firming gels, and moisturizers worthy of nourishing celebrity visages or their wax-based likenesses. And, to nourish the environment, all products are packaged in recycled plastic containers featuring labels printed with soy ink.
Jungkyo Park, the licensed acupuncturist at Rapha Wellness Clinic, believes that the body can be healthy as long as it is in balance. He wants to help his clients achieve the best health possible in his clinic, where he offers treatments such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, cupping, and moxibustion. Moxibustion is traditionally intended to stimulate the flow of vital energy with burning moxa wool, made from the herb mugwort, placed near acupuncture points on the body. Patients suffering from migraines, depression, chronic pain, the constant sensation of hearing distant circus music, and other ailments all meet with Jungkyo at the office to discuss possible treatments.