In his early days as a massage therapist, Sean Struxness was struck by the stark contrasts in quality between high-end and low-end spas, noticing a large gap between the two. He founded The Massage Spot to fill that gap, partly because he no longer wanted to mow the gap's out-of-control grass. Though it forgoes the locker rooms and showers that full day spas may offer, Struxness's mini day spa doesn't skimp on the tranquil atmosphere, as it features flickering candles, soothing music, and a relaxing zen area. The service menu isn't lacking, either; The Massage Spot's team of professionals performs haircuts and deep conditionings, nine types of facials, spa pedicures with aromatherapy soaks, and Western and Eastern styles of massage therapy.
Sci-fi movies make it seem like a collection of lasers could only belong to a villain who?s up to no good. However, at Dr. Laser, the stockpile of Candela GentleLase, Lumenis LightSheer, Lutroinc Spectra, and Hoya ConBio lasers are used only for good. Dr. Richard Mantell uses beams of light to zap unwanted body hair or break up permanent ink after a falling out with a former favorite anchor. IPL and laser skin rejuvenation treatments rejuvenate appearance by removing acne, scarring, signs of aging, and discolorations, and the staff uses products from Obagi to clear facial surfaces and Latisse elixirs to grow lashes. In addition to laser treatments, Dr. Laser also offers juvederm and botox treatments to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Color Me Green's nail experts aim to use polishes and beauty supplies that are as natural as the nails they adorn. The boutique salon's manicures and pedicures soothe hands and feet with products that contain organic essential oils, fruit and herb extracts, and vitamins and minerals. Rather than hiring kittens to lick off nail polish, the staff uses a vegan, soy-based, acetone-free remover. This commitment to customer care is reflected even in the waiting area, where guests can settle in with tea and homemade cookies.
Oasis Thai Massage & Spa incorporates characteristics of popular massage techniques with traditional Thai methods to deliver whole-body relaxation. The body scrub kicks off the rejuvenating session by exfoliating dead skin cells, then relaxes bodies with hot essential oils that double as a source of aromatherapy. As the oils seep in and hydrate skin canvases, the procedure seamlessly switches gears to the combination massage. The massage therapist's appendages execute routines sourced from traditional Thai, Swedish, and deep-tissue massage. The hybrid mishmash of techniques also incorporates aspects of acupressure, passive yoga therapy, and reflexology to help clients restore their energy and attain the ability to scratch any part of their back with their mind.
Beets and sugar cane. The crew at Blink Studio bronzes bodies using a variety of natural solutions concocted with these ingredients, and it lasts 7 to 10 days with proper maintenance. They leverage their combined expertise to highlight clients' natural beauty. Blink Studio is home to a number highly specialized stylists including graduates of the Academy of Beauty in Culver City, certified estheticians and lash-extension specialists, and custom airbrush-tanning artists. Estheticians detail faces and bodies with waxing as well as brow and lash tinting and eyelash extensions. They also lengthen lashes with individual mink extensions.
Patrons who visit South Bay Xpress Spa and Wax rest easy knowing that they've entrusted their skin to expert aestheticians. That's because the staff undergoes continual training in alternative waxing techniques, facial treatments, and lash enhancement procedures. With this knowledge in hand, the staff pampers clients from head to tail with microdermabrasion, brow tinting, lash perms, and body waxing.