The expert technicians at Exquisite Hair Design Salon and Spa draw upon decades of collective experience in the beauty industry, a work history that's given them a knack for knowing exactly which skin treatments will benefit their clients the most. To erase blemishes and promote a smooth complexion, they use microdermabrasion wands that removes dead skin cells or peels that exfoliates with a custom blend of chemicals. Their waxing treatments and body wraps improve the look and feel of skin across the body. In addition to their years of accumulated know-how, their certifications in Dermalogica, Janssen, PCA, and YON-KA products are evidence that they draws on a bank of expertise as varied as a conman?s list of aliases.
A wave of white and cream colors washes over visitors as they step onto the dark wooden floors and enter the brightly lit confines of A Little Touch of Heaven. Inside the tranquil studio, aestheticians and makeup artists are hard at work, rejuvenating skin from head to toe with nearly a dozen facial treatments, as well as waxing treatments for the face and body. Microdermabrasion sessions gently exfoliate skin to combat signs of aging such as fine lines, and the Diamond Detox treatment purges blackheads from pores. Waxing specialists remove unwanted hair from the faces and bodies of both men and women, and makeup artists prep brides for their big day.
Getting fit doesn't have to be just a boring routine. At Shape-Up Fitness Center, each workout can be a little different than the one before. One day might call for an invigorating spin workout in the brand-new, 29-bike studio; another day might include a Vinyasa Flow yoga or cardio dance class. Along with the wide variety of group classes, the newly renovated fitness center also has more than 40 state-of-the-art cardio machines. And after a great workout, members can treat themselves to a revitalizing facial or an infrared sauna treatment at the Shape-Up facial lounge and spa.
Under the stewardship of Dr. Emerico Csepanyi, who completed both general and plastic-surgery fellowships at UCLA, Newport Beach Medspa's crew of trained clinicians refurbishes bodies with advanced medical technology and many noninvasive treatments. The team focuses on natural beauty, enhancing existing features instead of sculpting them anew from potatoes. They're intensely concerned with personal comfort, and guide patients through each of the treatments, which include microdermabrasion to smooth skin, laser acne treatments to help reduce blemishes, and VelaShape treatments, which work to reduce unwanted cellulite.
Sugaring is an ancient hair-removal technique practiced widely in the Middle East, and at Skin So Sweet, owner Catherine Kooiman brings it to U.S. soil. In an interview with Coast magazine, Kooiman traced the practice to Cleopatra's day. At Skin So Sweet, beauty professionals use the all-natural substance to remove hair from any area of the body, yielding results that last significantly longer than shaving. True to Skin So Sweet's commitment to using natural ingredients, the company incorporates a signature line of products?free of paraben and laurel sulfates?into vitamin-packed facials and other beauty treatments.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store?s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and K?rastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.