More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
The team of medical providers at Rejuvenating Skin Care tends to weary bodies through a hybrid of medical and spa services, instilling beautification amid burnt-orange and tan walls set aglow by warm candlelight. For laser hair removal, trained nurse practitioners brandish their high-tech follicle zappers, which inhibit hair growth while soothing skin with cooling spray between each pulse. Juv?derm dermal fillers and microdermabrasion treatments vanquish signs of aging, and Latisse works with magic beans to help sprout longer, fuller lashes.
True to its name, Hollywood Beauty Center takes pride in making clients feel and look beautiful at its Santa Monica location. With this mission in mind, salon stylists regularly perform a signature treatment—the smoothing Brazilian blowout. Coating strands with a strengthening protein, they diffuse frizz and leave clients' hair sleeker and more manageable until they start flying kites in the middle of lightning storms again. Stylists also have an adept hand with haircuts, coloring, facials, waxing, and nailcare.
Since opening Casa De Bellini Salon & Spa, Juanita Valencia has established a warm atmosphere that welcomes clients seeking style transformations. Her efforts have paid off, earning her repeat business and turning many of those clients into friends. Inside the 3,000-square-foot salon, she leads a team of stylists that specializes in haircare for both men and women. Team members prep hair for a trim with a shampoo and hot towels, accent natural hues with single-process color and highlights, and condition with natural keratin. They also smooth faces and shoulders with microdermabrasion treatments, add dazzling color to nails during mani-pedis, and knead away buried stress with full-body massage sessions. Their signature hot rock mani-pedi combines elements of all three services, reenergizing skin with a sugar scrub and seaweed mask, trimming and shaping nails, and simmering away tension with a hot-stone massage for arms and lower legs.
Herbal serums, anti-aging solutions, and pumpkin apple spice peels are the tools of the trade at Heather?s Skin Care at J. Anthony Salon. Using products from Epicuren, the staff performs a variety of specialized facials designed to diminish acne, signs of aging, and blemishes. The glycolic facial, for instance, provides deep exfoliation to combat fine lines and sun damage. Other services include microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and waxing for the face and body.
Helmed by the accomplished Dr. Vu, the staff at LaserPro Cosmetic helps clients maintain youthful appearances through a variety of noninvasive and surgical procedures. After a confidential consultation, Dr. Vu and her team of skilled specialists come up with a treatment plan that takes a minimalist approach and, at most, involves procedures done under local anesthesia. They offer EndyMed 3 skin-tightening technology and a comprehensive list of rejuvenation treatments, also combatting issues such as acne scarring or stretch marks with an array of lasers. In addition, physicians use Botox or Juv?derm to target unwanted wrinkles on the brow, mouth, or eyes, and cosmetic surgeries that include breast augmentation, liposculpture, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Vu also offers free informative seminars on the procedures she offers and why store mannequins never seem to age.