According to their philosophy, the team at Innovative Beauty Lounge "believes that taking care of yourself is a necessity, not a luxury." This high standard is reflected in what the lounge calls its extensive, "one-stop-shop-style" treatment list, which includes services such as infrared sauna sessions, professional makeup artistry, facials, and waxing.
This beauty- and relaxation-centric worldview is also present in the spa's origin story: Though Innovative features salon, med-spa, and day-spa services, it was founded not by aestheticians but by massage therapists. Therapists at Innovative Beauty Lounge have previously kneaded the muscles of professional athletes and at five-star resorts across the globe.
Redondo Beach Beauty College preps future beauty makers with classroom instruction and hands-on training. Cosmetology students prepare for state licensure with 1,600 hours of technical instruction and practical training. Aside from cosmetology training, other programs include instruction and experience for aspiring aestheticians, manicurists, and beauty instructors, and the staff can teach these programs in English, Vietnamese, or Spanish. The 4,880-square-foot facility hosts classes in lecture and lab rooms, workshop areas, and includes a student library, break room, and place to stash doll hair after it’s been removed from a sibling’s favorite Ken doll.
Per its name, Wax' n The City offers waxing for the whole physique, but that's only the beginning of the nail salon's beauty services. The bilingual team--they speak English and Spanish—can complement their vibrant manicures and pedicures with moisturizing paraffin treatments. After a free skin analysis, they also treat skin with assorted facials, which can deep-clean pores, or combat signs of aging with glycolic acid-infused products. Alternatively, for special occasions or a subtle pick-me-up, they can enhance faces with artful custom makeup and cat whiskers.
More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
The Laser Image Company’s team of medical professionals keep bodies looking beautiful by illuminating skin with lasers specialized for removing hair, tightening skin, and reducing cellulite. Teeth-whitening lasers brighten smiles in less than 20 minutes, and toenail fungus quickly succumbs to its own light-based foe. Nonlaser treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, and vitamin injections forge a young appearance without the need for undercover kindergarten ID purchases.
Rumba Hair Studio's dedicated stylists wield Aveda products as they clip manes, perform aromatherapy scalp massages, perm hair into springy curls, and transform façades with skillfully applied makeup. Clients with damaged locks can revive listless scalp weeds through Purescription treatments, while Aveda’s Full Spectrum hair color instantly enlivens strands without necessitating daily showers in coffee.