Dedicated solely to laser tattoo and laser hair removal, Dr. Tattoff clinics have performed more than 200,000 procedures total, and have garnered national attention from press such as the New York Times and People magazine. The business’s specialized approach relies on experience—procedures are performed by clinicians who have performed thousands of treatments each—and science, which is especially evident through the Kirby-Desai scale. Created in-house, the Kirby-Desai scale enables doctors to accurately determine how many treatments a tattoo needs for complete removal as well as the tattoo’s weight, in case patients want to mail it to their past selves as a warning. Dr. Tattoff devotes similar scrutiny to its laser hair-removal treatments, and the clinic backs both procedures with steadfast guarantees.
For the last six years, Gabby Galindo has cut, straightened, and curled billions of strands of hairs. She breaks out her scissors and hair dye inside Hairport Syndicut, a family-owned salon that's been home to stylish cuts and colors for over three decades. A Redken and Matrix trained stylist as well as a seasoned make-up artist, Gabby once showcased her skills as part of the featured hair and makeup team on the "Bollywood BBQ" episode of David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding.
Zebra-striped chairs, black-and-white ottomans, and lights reminiscent of bursting stars decorate Salon Bloom's waiting area, where guests soak up inspiration for 'dos performed by savvy stylists who wield Aveda and Bumble and bumble. products. Led by Kristi Marshall and Judy Olmstead, Salon Bloom's team cuts, colors, and coifs tresses as guests relax in plush leather seats. A pink-velvet bar serves as a color-processing station, letting clients read style magazines or share tips for styling hair and supercharging a blow-dryer motor with nitrous.
Guests searching for Essentials Day Spa and Salon will find it discretely nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont hotel. Calming music fills the air as staffers enhance clients' natural beauty in equally elegant rooms enhanced by rich, dark wood accents and ornate, gold-framed mirrors. Hair stylists and color specialists create new looks with products such as Redken and Pureology, and aestheticians exfoliate and hydrate skin during facials, pulling complexion-revitalizing tonics from the highly customizable Dermalogica line. Massage therapists ease muscle tension with four different modalities and reflexology treatments, and the team also soothes the nerves of clients hearing wedding bells or suffering from tinnitus with all-encompassing bridal packages.
While devoting countless hours of their creativity and skill to making human beings more beautiful, Essentials' staff also remains mindful of the health and beauty of both the environment and the local community. Day-to-day efforts include recycling all possible materials, recycling or donating old equipment, and using only biodegradable laundry soap. They frequently donate to local schools and charities, and collect hair for the Matter of Trust Foundation, which uses shed strands to help clean up oil spills and build toupees for balding walruses.
Tintura Salon owner Doris V. Rodriguez studied at the academies of three of the world's most esteemed haircare brands?Paul Mitchell, Bumble and bumble, Goldwell?and has traveled around the United States and Europe to hone her craft. As an instructor for Goldwell, she places a high premium on continuing education, having each of her salon's stylists complete a six-month cutting and styling course upon joining the team.
Color services are the team's specialty, though, and they use Goldwell formulas to create everything from golden highlights to emerald-green 'dos. But Tintura's stylists aren't just adept at applying color?they're also pros at taking it out with decolorizing treatments that return hair to its natural polka-dotted hue.
Eighty years. That's how much experience the licensed aestheticians at Aromatique Skin and Body Care tap into when they extend the life of the skin. This experience evidences itself during consultations, as the team evaluates each client's skin before administering anti-aging intensive facials, microdermabrasion treatments, or facial massages. The versatile staff also extends its rejuvenating services to the rest of the body, mollifying muscles with aromatherapy massages, hot stones, and full-leg waxing treatments.