Housed in a historic building whose parapets, scalloped shingles, and wraparound porch evoke antique charm, Bella Aesthetica tends to faces and bodies with an array of decidedly modern techniques. Under the supervision of medical director and founder Dr. Ruben Ruiz, technicians use equipment ranging from lasers to dermal fillers to slim silhouettes, polish complexions, and beautify extra heads.
No matter what the treatment, clients benefit from the skilled care of Dr. Ruiz. A recipient of the American Medical Association's Physicians' Recognition Award, Dr. Ruiz operates three family clinics in addition to Bella Aesthetica, and has lent his expertise to UCLA and the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can consult in English, Spanish, and Morse code, and has extensively authored and lectured on internal medicine.
Royal Laser Med Spa pampers bodies with an array of head-to-toe beautification treatments, carried out by a staff of medical professionals. Laser hair-removal treatments employ precise light shafts to ambush unsightly hairs, banishing strands from all tones and types of epidermises.
At Divine salon, experienced stylists trim the manes of men, women, and kids using their well-honed skills and an extensive knowledge of current trends. In addition to clipping strands into bold new arrangements, stylists can add vibrant hues via highlights or coloring treatments.
Dr. Angel DeMola uses noninvasive methods to guide patients toward their cosmetic goals at Paradise Laser Institute. Both bolster their international medical education with training in naturopathic and cosmetic techniques. They use lasers not only to remove unwanted hair, but also to restore hair to thinning areas by stimulating the cellular metabolism of the scalp's skin and increasing blood flow to the follicle, just as gardeners increase plant growth by pouring blood over the roots. Other treatments work from the inside out, such as an array of injectables designed to smooth and tone faces from beneath the skin.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
Studio M prides itself on its upscale yet unruffled, comfortable environs and its dexterous, on-trend staff. With the mani-pedi option, digit decorators expertly smooth people paws and human hooves, readying them for multi-shaded excellence and refined jazz flourishes. Alternatively, beautify your head-topper with a haircut and finish—the mane artists fuse follicles with reviving shampoo and nourishing conditioner, then snip strands with finesse and precision before drying and styling ($45 to $55). If you opt for hair color, manes are tinged to your desired hue by Schwarzkopf-trained color masters, whether you want to resemble a brighter version of yourself or your dark-haired alter ego. Color price depends on hair length and density and begins at $65.
Dedicated solely to laser tattoo and laser hair removal, Dr. Tattoff clinics have performed more than 200,000 procedures total, and have garnered national attention from press such as the New York Times and People magazine. The business’s specialized approach relies on experience—procedures are performed by clinicians who have performed thousands of treatments each—and science, which is especially evident through the Kirby-Desai scale. Created in-house, the Kirby-Desai scale enables doctors to accurately determine how many treatments a tattoo needs for complete removal as well as the tattoo’s weight, in case patients want to mail it to their past selves as a warning. Dr. Tattoff devotes similar scrutiny to its laser hair-removal treatments, and the clinic backs both procedures with steadfast guarantees.