Oliva Tran, stylist and owner of Olivia's Expert Touch Salon, refers to herself as "a perfectionist." Passionate about helping her clients achieve beautiful skin and hair, Olivia and her team of licensed stylists and aestheticians offer salon services, facials, and waxing, along with permanent makeup and spa treatments. Olivia herself boasts a decade of experience, which helps her render exquisite haircuts and highlights. She and the staff also welcome guests into cushy chairs for eyelash extensions that make faces more expressive than a mime who can talk like Abe Lincoln. Beyond hair-related work, Olivia's salon performs aromatherapy salt glow exfoliations and foot reflexology treatments.
Dr. Iman Bar created O Mind Body Skin to be a place where Western medicine and holistic-healing treatments would work side by side to beautify bodies and heal a variety of ailments. Lasers help reduce the appearance of cellulite or destroy toenail fungus, and intense pulsed light treatments boost collagen production and de-wrinkle faces. Microcurrent technology sends gentle electric pulses into muscles to tone them in a treatment that's safer than sticking a finger into an electrical socket.
On the holistic spectrum, minds sharpen after vegan memory boosts, and hormones reach a state of balance with the help of herbs. O Mind even has a modern apothecary where technicians whip up custom cosmetics, organic aromatherapy fragrances, and lotions that are made to compliment the chemical makeup of each individual.
Social Beauty Lounge isn't your typical spa and salon. For one thing, the stylists here don't carry scissors. Wielding only blow dryers, they style strands into long, loose curls, sleek blowouts, and intricate updos. The diverse selection of spa services includes everything from lash extensions to threading and waxing. But instead of performing treatments in dark, closed-off rooms, the staff beautifies guests behind privacy curtains on an open-air sun deck.
Even without the promise of spa services, SBL would be a beautiful place to relax. The all-white salon is lit by chandeliers and sunlight that pours in from the sun deck. The deck extends into a lounge space with cushy banquettes and a small wine bar where stylists from less beautiful salons can come to drown their sorrows.
Under the guidance of Dr. Monica Bonakdar, M.D., clinical aesthetician Liz Brodersen renews vitality to faces and bodies through a slew of non-invasive laser treatments and cosmetic dermatology. The center’s revitalizing Vivite 70% glycolic peel minimizes the appearance and sassy attitude of pores, lines, and wrinkles through time-released pulses of sugary acids and natural antioxidants, all without many ornery side effects. Skin as tough as a superhero’s nails after a mega-manicure mellows into baby softness as the tingling mystique of alpha hydroxy acids heals faces, easing dead skin cells away from cheeks and chins. Post-treatment, new skin layers stay guarded by the lingering flush of glycolic acid and She-Ra’s bejeweled Sword of Protection.
A board-certified surgeon who lent his talents to ABC's Extreme Makeover, Dr. Robert W. Kessler helps clients become their most confident selves through innovative cosmetic treatments. Instead of overhauling a client's appearance, Dr. Kessler uses patients' old photos and marble busts to restore a natural youthfulness that's unique to each individual. Treatments are generally targeted toward the face, chest, or body, and include surgical facelifts and breast augmentation. The doctor also counsels all clients on nonsurgical options, ensuring that patients make informed choices that are right for them.
The technicians at Jannae Beauty Institute?a leader in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures since 2007?use a proprietary, four-step process to make their beauty-boosting treatments efficient, effective, and comfortable. First, they analyze clients' bodies in order to prescribe the most effective course of treatment. Afterwards, they offer recommendations regarding nutrition, lifestyle, and dietary supplements to promote overall health. Then they perform an advanced med-spa procedure using cutting edge technology?whether it's radio-frequency photonics for a facial or a laser pointer for a play date with a kitten. Jannae Beatuy Institute's procedures have led to them being featured on Good Day LA. Finally, the staffers make sure to design a maintenance plan so the procedure's results last over a longer period of time.