From individual eyelashes to whole muscle groups, every part of the body gets pampered at Self Indulgence Spa. Earth tones and whimsical but staid floral designs lend the space a tranquil atmosphere that extends into the private treatment rooms. Facials, waxing treatments, and a variety of massage modalities comprise much of the service menu, and staff tailors each of the treatments to individual clients. Indulgence even offers a mobile spa service, with aestheticians and therapists visiting clients' homes.
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.
For LisaMarie Lamendola, aesthetics is a true marriage of beauty and science. Throughout her career of 20-plus years, she has studied her craft from a scientific standpoint, enrolling in advanced cosmetic chemistry classes at UCLA and attending dermatological workshops at the International Dermal Institute. Currently, she's working toward certification as an expert-level aesthetician through Dermalogica. She puts her training into practice at her spa, performing results-oriented facials customized to skin type, as well as with advanced treatments such as microdermabrasion.
Owner and aesthetician Layla Fayyad of Visage de Layla blends her training in Eastern and Western medicine to craft signature spa services and a proprietary skincare line. Body, face, and waxing treatments rich in botanicals revitalize skin, boost circulation, and ease cramped goose bumps using ingredients such as echinacea and white-grape peel. To stay on the environment's good side, Layla utilizes recyclable packaging and crafts her products with plant-based extracts and natural preservatives such as jojoba oil.
LA Laser and Skin Center's board-certified dermatologist Dr. Daniel Taheri decorates his office with a Valentine Honor, the most prestigious award bestowed upon a UCLA Medical School graduate. A tenacious academic after graduation, he has published more than 25 articles in scientific journals and authored a tome, Practical Management of Skin Cancer, which medical schools use in their curricula, and high school cafeterias boil down into lunches. The Center reaps the benefits of Dr. Taheri's continued diligence, with special departments for skin-cancer management and medical dermatology. Beauty is also cultivated at the cutting edge. Surgery restores battered hands or shapes alluring contours into monuments to the hourglass, and FDA-cleared lasers rejuvenate complexions. The Center is also among the first to try new cosmetic procedures, such as Ultherapy, an FDA-approved noninvasive facelift that has been featured in press outlets such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, In Style, and CBS's The Early Show. Dr. Taheri demonstrates his expertise at eight LA Laser and Skin Centers in California and Nevada, and shares professional insights on television networks including CNN and NBC, clips of which you can see on the Center's YouTube channel.
La Peau Rose is located in the Salon Republic complex on Pico Boulevard in the Pico-Robtertson neighborhood, offering an efficient, tidy and modern space. Owner Hiromi Niwa blends a mixture of Eastern and Western cosmetic philosophies in her salon, and her relaxed spirit has fostered a strong following; Niwa began as a freelancer, and has grown that business into the Beverly Hills cosmetics studio she currently operates. La Peau Rose offers a wide selection of different facials, peels and eyebrow care, including the popular sakura facial, a relaxing 60 minutes of cleansing, massaging and exfoliation. Many add-ons, such as oxygen treatment and photo rejuvenation are also available upon request, often from Niwa herself, whose attention to detail and personalized approach leaves each client with beautiful results.