Most popular service: Facials, chemical peels, aesthetics, medical weight loss
Brands Used: SkinMedica, Botox, Juvéderm
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
The team of doctors and nurses at Before-N-After Weight Loss and Wellness don't operate their center the same way others might. They supplement their weight-loss and anti-aging services with full-time supervision and support from medical professionals, helping their clients get results. Over time, that particular blend of treatment and expertise has won the team a fair amount of recognition. Among their awards, they boast a prestigious Black Diamond rating from Allergan—the maker of Botox and Juvéderm—and were voted the Favorite Weight Loss Center in 2012 by readers of North County Times.
IKON Aveda Salon & Day Spa is an Aveda concept salon with three locations. Though each one has its own unique slate of services, the overall mission is unified—to cultivate stylish, modern looks for its clients and create a welcoming atmosphere. At the Menifee location, master stylists cut, color, and texturize hair, while skin care specialists conduct botanical resurfacing treatments—alternatives to microdermabrasions—that use tourmaline gemstone to gently reduce fine lines and the tiny acrobats who walk them. The Santa Ana and Tustin locations also offer haircuts and hair treatments, as well as a selection of makeup, lash, and skincare services.
"Skincare has always been a passion of mine," says aesthetician Elizabeth Lewis. She's chased this passion all the way to her intimate studio inside Salon Bellezza, where she adopts a clinical approach to soothing her clients' skin. Though she performs six specific facials—such as the vitamin-C facial, designed to soothe sun-damaged skin, and the Spine Chiller, a back facial with exfoliation and massage—she customizes each to her clients' needs. Additionally, she removes unwanted hair with waxing services, and also applies eyelash extensions.
Though Magic Brow Threading Salon's staff specializes in making eyebrows look their best—using an ancient threading technique—the salon also offers other beauty services, including facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion. As skincare specialists, the licensed estheticians swear by Dermalogica products, which are available for purchase at the salon. Magic Brow also purveys handbags, fashion accessories, and eyebrow powder and gel.
Aesthetician Mary incorporates Image Skin Care and Skin Script products into her facials to help improve problematic skin conditions. She slathers faces with a glycolic acid peel to reduce fine lines and dresses skin in a salicylic acid peel to combat acne. She also expertly waxes off unwanted hair on faces and limbs.
Led by Dr. Vadim Gurvits, the staff at Premier Laser & Day Spa is also composed of a registered nurse and licensed skincare specialist. Together, this expert crew caters to clients with everything from simple cosmetic treatments—such as waxing and microdermabrasion—to advanced laser services, including tattoo removal, vein therapy, and anticellulite treatments.