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.
The philosophy at Blank Canvas is that anyone can be an artist with the right materials and a little encouragement. To prove this philosophy, the studio hosts weekly sessions where artists of all experience levels come together to create their own works of art based on an existing painting. Likewise, Blank Canvas encourages kids as young as pre-kindergarten and up to high-school age to follow their artistic impulses by attending classes and camps instead of drawing on the walls or painting the kitchen the wrong shade of mauve.
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.
Soft Tissue Solutions Therapeutic Center and Soft Touch Beauty Solutions Spa's salt-therapy treatments detoxify the body and assuage respiratory ailments during 45-minute salt-room sessions. The salt room's pure white-salt walls and mineralized air flood skin and lungs with natural antiseptics that can battle allergies, ward off the common cold, and melt the snow fortresses squirrels commonly build atop beehive hairdos. Soft, ambient lighting and quiet music establish a serene mood in the room, where clients relax in antigravity chairs and admire a view of the spa's verdant garden as their bodies begin to heal. The drug-free treatment can stimulate coughing during the beginning of the session as the lungs rid themselves of accumulated wastes and toxins, a part of the detoxification process as natural as a bleach-free diet. Best results can be observed after seven daily sessions, after which potential effects include boosted immunity, easier breathing, and improved skin health.
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.