Paris Cut Hair Design's aestheticians deftly channel the ancient Middle Eastern practice of threading, a precise and speedy method of shaping brow bristles that has found popularity among many of today’s A-list celebrities. During the 15-minute threading treatment, a skilled thread tech twists a length of pure cotton thread and weaves it around overgrown brows, uprooting follicle squatters without chemicals or irritation. Ocular overscores emerge from the treatment looking sharp, streamlined, and ready to replace spit takes and eye rubbing as the preferred method of expressing disbelief.
Roses line the driveway up to D'Marie Skin Care, which is tucked inside Shine Spa on a hill sheltered by eucalyptus trees. In a private chamber hidden in a magical wardrobe, aesthetician Denise Witt specializes in maintaining youthful looks with preventive skincare and judicious interventions with Ayur-Medic, Epicuren, and PCA Skin products. Her prudence stems from witnessing the effectiveness of gentle treatments made possible by technology, such as DermaSweep microdermabrasion that eschews harsh particles. "There's no need to do drastic things to the skin now," she points out in a 2010 interview with the Agoura Hills Patch. Her desire to match her clients' inner beauty to their appearance is longstanding, having manifested during her four-year turn as a personal trainer in the 1990s.
Today, an Esthetics degree from the Euphoria Institute of Beauty in Las Vegas helps her tailor skin and hair treatments to each client's poker face. Fourteen facials and peels combat aging using oxygen, warm enzymes, and botanicals including coconut and pumpkin, and all of them last at least a full hour.
Licensed aesthetician Grace Young Lee pampers vexed visages with the Be Timeless facial-toning treatment, burnishing time-dulled epidermis and coaxing out new youthful glows. Each 60-minute session commences with a relaxing facial, as serums chockfull of natural ingredient prep surfaces for the countenance-strengthening Radio Derm RF session. Aided by oscillating radio frequencies, the nonsurgical treatment helps tighten muscles, lift features, and fuel cellular rejuvenation without weighing faces down with cumbersome free weights. After each mug’s workout, Grace slathers skin with a soothing mask before ushering newly renovated faces toward their real-world debut.
At Natural Glow Skin Care, technicians pamper customers with custom skin treatments. Their services include deep-cleansing and exfoliating facials, as well as facials that target acne or include enzyme peels. Waxing services remove unwanted body hair from areas such as the face, arms, legs, or chest, and pedicures rejuvenate and refresh feet.
At Skin Care by Maria, natural beauty emerges as facial treatments remove skin imperfections and reveal younger, more radiant skin. Microdermabrasion, facials, and peels exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface and facial waxing grooms eyebrows. LED and microcurrent technologies reduce the appearance of acne, discoloration, or signs of aging. A private company in the industry for more than 40 years provides the skincare studio with serums, elixirs, and creams to keep faces as polished as the Most Improved Boss trophy your boss gifts himself every year.
Amid a homey spa environment with area rugs and wall art, Sunkissed Spa’s aesthetician performs a variety of services, including facials and eyelash extensions. Onsite spray tans use Ocean products, which, unlike a dreamsicle-only diet, don’t leave behind an orange hue. The aesthetician can also apply standard and airbrush makeup.
As medical director of Dermatique Medical Center, Dr. Marc Kerner has developed a vast knowledge of facial plastic surgery, dermal fillers, and other skincare topics, a fact which has made him a go-to expert on CBS 2 and KCAL 9 news. Backed by board-certified surgeons and aesthetic nurse specialists, Dr. Kerner and crew rejuvenate epidermises with advanced skincare treatments ranging from laser vein removal to CosMedix chemical peels. To keep refreshed complexions beaming bright, Dermatique's staff recommends Cosmedix products, with options for all skin types.