With locations throughout California, including LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Jose, Inland Empire, Ventura County, and Orange County, 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 Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
“Touching lives by creating changes in a person’s appearance” became the guiding principle of MaryStella Studio’s eponymous owner after helping her daughter overcome cystic acne. For Mary, that episode illuminated the profound effect that effective skincare can have on a person. She was so impressed with her daughter’s improved skin—as well as with the confidence and self-esteem it yielded—that she began to explore the world of aesthetics as a viable career.
Mary’s determination to help others through skincare and wellness treatments finally led her to open MaryStella Studio, a tranquil sanctuary that aims to rejuvenate and revitalize bodies from the inside out. Whether a nourishing facial or lash tinting, each of the studio’s treatments accounts for your individual skincare history and concerns that dead skin receive a proper eulogy. Mary relies on beautifying product lines such as PCA Skin—with its blend of peptides, antioxidants and botanicals—as well as advanced anti-aging equipment such as a noncrystal microdermabrasion system.
Microdermabrasion treatments are quick, 35–45-minute procedures that uses a diamond-tipped wand to abrade the top layers of skin and polish the dermis hiding beneath. The exfoliating powers reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and light scarring, while eliminating sun damage and dry skin and evening out skin tone and texture. Using a wand that operates on pneumatic principles similar to the Super Soaker, your aesthetician will gently blast away blemishes and buff your face to a healthy, happy hue. At the same time, deceased skin and makeup residue will be given a proper burial at the bottom of a vacuum. Come treatment's end, the skin will have a refreshed, healthy glow, proudly displaying the younger skin that had been patiently waiting to see the light of day.
Lotus Day Spa & Salon’s talented aestheticians pamper patrons with an arsenal of hair, waxing, and nail services. Savvy stylists snip strands and sculpt refurbished locks into stylish coifs with haircut and styles ($45+ for women; $20+ for men). Unsightly follicle farms in underarms ($15+) or on upper lips ($8+) spontaneously combust at the sight of wax, and eyebrow shaping and tinting ($30) separate feuding forehead fur and changes its color to match clients’ skin, mood, or favorite Care Bear.
Blue isn’t the only color you can choose from when you get your nails done at Blue Diamond Nails. Intricate and bling-heavy designs are specialties at Blue Diamond. They are open every day of the week to make your nails into beautiful pieces of art. Guests rave about the inexpensive prices and fast, friendly service. Other specialties include 3D nail design and crystals. All different nail shapes can be requested. Manicures, pedicures, acrylics and more can make your nails the envy of the town. Guests return again and again for complex and fashionable nail designs. Whether you’re looking for an elegant prom design, beautiful wedding day nail work or a fun, everyday nail design, Blue Diamond Nails can help create your nail dream.
Three Seven Spa offers services that help clients shed stress, skin woes, and unwanted pounds. Massages help banish tension and may be enhanced with softening foot scrubs or relaxing aromatherapy. Meanwhile, firming body wraps and body scrubs use amino acids and mineral-rich salts to tighten and nourish the skin, and also can be supplemented with lavender and rosemary hydrating treatments or acne therapy. Other treatments offered include facials and ultrasound lipo cavitation, which uses high-frequency sound waves to metabolize fat.