Susan Matthews has an unusual background for a salon owner—she acts as a guest host on QVC, writes on a freelance basis, and advocates for child-abuse victims, but isn’t a stylist. Instead, she draws her inspiration from a job she held during her college years as a salon receptionist, and channels this insider knowledge toward running La Vie de Luxe, a spa she founded on her own. She and her staff make sure that the space lives up to its name, which means "luxury life"—they dole out champagne drinks, gourmet snacks, spa water, and deeds to yachts before performing hair or cosmetic services. The spa's nailcare treatments make use of high-end products from OPI, Essie, and Bubalina, and its menu of services includes facials for both men and women.
The stylists at Hollywood Style, Inc. ensure each haircut is a fun style-outfitting session, shaping the manes of men and women using skills acquired through continuing salon education. By staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends, they can accommodate most aesthetic endeavors with hair-straightening treatments and organic hair product lines. In addition to cutting and straightening hair they color strands with highlighting treatments. Brides-to-be can capitalize on Hollywood Style, Inc.’s team of nuptial specialists, who enhance natural beauty with makeup and hairstyling services.
It's not only Puritie Spa?s talented aestheticians and massage therapists that assure relaxation, but also its all-natural ingredients, brand-name skin products, and cutting-edge technology. For example, the spa's signature body scrub blends safflower oil, vitamin E oil, and exfoliating raw sugar with a choice of essential oils?organic lemon, or lavender with vanilla. Puritie's massages may incorporate hot stones, essential oils, or acupressure alongside Swedish strokes or deep-tissue kneads. Facials employ everything from SkinCeuticals products to LED bulbs to reveal clients' natural glow, and waxing swaps fuzz for smooth skin. For the final touches, clients can opt for eyelash extensions, which make lashes long and thick enough that you can stop wearing your umbrella hat to work every day.
When Creative Designs Hair Studio's owner Nancy Nassar started her salon, she knew she wanted to clear-cut the impediments and general annoyances that can be part of the industry. She shunned the surprise fees and brusque services, and filled her modern salon with stylists eager to discuss trends and chat about techniques. Each appointment begins with a consultation during which hair experts discuss treatments and provide full pricing before they begin. To back each of their haircut and skin and body services, Creative Designs offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee; if clients aren't happy with the results, they can return for a touch-up, refund, or free bear hug.
La Vita Bella's treatments include everything from Botox injections to spray tan to eyelash extensions. With a highly qualified team of specialists, clients can rest assured that they're in the hands of caring professionals, whether opting for a pedicure with peppermint essential oils or a facial with natural plant and marine extracts. The stylists are no slouches, either, with nine different color services that range from face-framing highlights to mind-bending tie-dye.
Robin Dove Hair Studio’s color and style team consider hair their main artistic medium, sculpting beautiful looks for everyday clients and the high-profile mugs of local celebrities and news reporters. An educator for J Beverly Hills Salon, owner Robin Dove is experienced with hair of all textures and continually enlists in training to keep abreast of the haircare industry's latest trends and grooviest new ideas about running with scissors. These training sessions enable her to pass knowledge on to her staff, which can handle anything from basic haircuts and updos to extensions, weaves, and formaldehyde-free keratin straightening treatments. The studio’s stylists create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere as they pour complimentary coffee for clients visiting early in the day and arm afternoon guests with glasses of wine.