For more than 27 years, California Skin Care & Day Spa owner Elena Aleteanu has navigated the world to collect Russia's, France's, Germany's, and Dolly Parton's best-kept cosmetic secrets for use at her own spa. Elena lavishes her clients with beautifying body wraps and nutrient-laden body masks, and her spa's spray tans give bodies a healthy glow. Elena's team also applies permanent makeup, doles out massages, and administers eye-catching manicures and pedicures.
At Nail Nook Day Spa, a team of nail and skincare professionals buffs and polishes nails, waxes skins fur-free, and pampers faces with moisturizing, age-defying facials. While fostering a casual, friendly atmosphere, they accomplish these services in an immaculate environment kept clean with bio-smart disinfectants.
With experience gleaned from classroom certification, stylist Alicia Clark smoothes and strengthens frazzled locks during Brazilian blowouts, which she has demonstrated live on The Morning Blend. Once Alicia coats wounded strands in smoothing potions, a flat iron seals in strength and shine to elude frizz's imminent grasp for up to 12 weeks, granting wearers the freedom to style tresses curly, straight, or as tousled as a sock drawer in a hurricane. During formaldehyde-free KeraGreen treatments, organic amino acids, proteins, and minerals restore moisture and strength to weakened locks for up to four months. Alternatively, Alicia marinates full heads of lackluster locks in vibrant hues during single-process color or garbs elite strands in partial highlights and lowlights before shears update signature looks or create entirely new 'dos.
The fitness instructors, personal trainers, and nutritionists at ClubSport wield the foundations of total-body wellness: detailed knowledge and cutting-edge equipment. Group classes such as cardio kickboxing, cycling, and circuit training showcase routines for all fitness levels, seven days a week. Personal-training sessions, meanwhile, bring help exercisers develop their own fitness plans and face down the imaginary knight that guards every piece of weight-training equipment.
ClubSport also transforms bodies outside the fitness studio and weight room. A self-described resort-style aquatic center features several lap and exercise pools where swimmers can fine-tune their breaststrokes and favorite shark calls. At an on-site spa, massage therapists ease muscle tension with modalities ranging from hot stone and prenatal to trigger point and reflexology.
Minal has travelled far and wide to strengthen her skills as an acupuncturist and herbalist. In her quest to obtain a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, she not only traversed California to attend two different universities, but also ventured to Tokyo. While there, she dove into the wealth of knowledge found in the Traditional Japanese Medicine Seminar of Acupuncture & Moxibustion. She also studied with expert acupuncturists, earning a Certificate of Completion from the President of the International Society of Traditional Japanese Medicine, as well as a Certificate of Recognition from the President of Goto College of Medical Arts and Sciences. Today, Minal applies her international education to ease her patients’ discomfort from addictions, allergies, asthma, hypertension, or their fear of embroidery.
Dr. Donald Lee founded BizMed Spa with the vision of presenting patients with a comprehensive selection of FDA-approved aesthetic treatments all under one roof. Divided into med-spa and day-spa zones, the 9,000-square-foot facility lets patients mix and match relaxing facials and massages with more clinical procedures such as body-contouring treatments, laser skin resurfacing, and cosmetic injectables. An online library of educational videos lets patients know what to expect during and after the various treatments, as well as how to re-create the results on an aging voodoo doll.