The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
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.
Regardless of their hair's texture or skin's type, teens, men, and women can rid themselves of unwanted hair—naturally. Sugaring LA specializes in sugarings, which employ an organic paste made of sugar, lemon, and water to remove undesired fuzz from faces and physiques. The gentle mixture, which is applied at a lukewarm temperature, offers numerous benefits. In addition to being less painful than other hair-removal methods, sugarings remove hair in its natural direction, which eliminates breakage and ingrown hairs, and exfoliates dead skin cells, leaving skin soft and hair-free.
From her station within the ocean-inspired digs of The Loft Salon, Bridgett Ballou draws on 18 years of experience cutting, coloring and smoothing hair with keratin treatments to craft a flattering look for every client. Guests in her talented hands can gaze out the windows at the surrounding beachside community as they bask in new hairstyles or vibrant makeup applications. Those waiting their turn, meanwhile, can kick back on a furnished outdoor patio, where swaying palm trees silently beg the stylist to smooth their unruly fronds.
If Tamara Roberts' salon were any closer to the Pacific, she'd need to set up shop on an inflatable raft. Luckily the only waves she traverses here are the stylish kind. Throughout Tamara's career, which spans more than 15 years, she's become an expert at tailoring layers and color treatments to her customer's needs. Clients may also solicit her expertise for deep conditioning or a swanky special-occasion updo.