The phrase “and more” can mean many things. At Spade Skin Care, some might say it refers to the extra mile their staff goes to ensure that guests experience an environment of total relaxation and tranquility. Following an in-depth consultation, clients are treated to flavored water, tea, or coffee before they are led to a private treatment room. There, they can relax and unwind before a skincare specialist arrives to perform a natural and non-invasive treatment such as organic body contouring or organic permanent makeup. Following appointments, guests can recline in the quiet room or retreat to the lounge before venturing out to show off their rejuvenated look to their reflection in a glass bus stop shelter.
Kathryn Gunderson at Salon Milano offers more than your typical cuts and styles. Using the unique chalking technique, Kathryn applies bright pink, blue, purple, and green chalk to hair for a splash of color that’s less permanent than the hues applied by traditional hair dyes or peacock feathers super-glued to your skin. For those interested in a less whimsical look, the salon is also skilled in elegant updos that coil and braid hair into classic styles with a modern twist. Once you're sporting a fresh new do, continue the beautifying process at the salon with everything from facials and waxing to professional makeup application.
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 Kérastase. 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.
Smooth, evenly pigmented skin that glows with health: this is the dream the medical aestheticians at Eastbluff Medical Aesthetics Center help their clients to achieve. To this end, the team draws on a full arsenal of noninvasive treatments, ranging from European facials to fractional laser treatments, whose microbeams target signs of aging such as wrinkles or light scars earned during the Seven Years’ War. To combat sagging skin, a veritable buffet of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections await, from Botox and Dysport to Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse.
In addition to dermal treatments, the experts wield Releana weight-loss programs to help to slim silhouettes and Latisse eyelash-growth treatments to make eye fringe long and thick enough to effortlessly wipe rain from glasses. Clients hoping to maintain their exteriors on their own can browse the beauty store, which houses products from Lierac Paris and Celfix Cosmeceuticals.
Rebecca Roberts knows her way around a head of hair. A licensed stylist, she specializes in rich, vibrant coloring techniques and fashion-forward looks. Stop in her window-lined, upscale Tease It Studio in Irvine to have shiny highlights streaked into locks in a way that complements your face. Or try a Brazilian blowout treatment, which straightens and silkens strands for up to three months of frizz-free, bedhead-proof wear. Rebecca's customers appreciate her friendly, laid-back demeanor, which has earned her countless referrals.
Overseen by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Santillanes—whose UCLA and USC credentials have also led him to instruct fledgling surgeons in his specialties—The Skin Care Clinic's staff unlocks the inherent natural beauty in clients with age-defying services. They specialize in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including injectables and dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane, chemical peels, and photo rejuvenation. They also refine entire bodies through laser hair removal, scar removal, and VelaShape cellulite-removal treatments that, like a shy SWAT team, are also minimally invasive.