Expert mane mavens at Blo-Out Lounge, which has garnered shout-outs from LA Girl, help guests choose one of five blow-out options, including Big Sexy Hair, with volume and curls, or the straight, sleek look of Urban Girl. Before sudsing up and styling locks, tress tamers evaluate the hair's condition and select a preexisting Bumble and bumble hair mask or whip up a custom creation. The masks soak into strands beneath a hot-towel wrap for about 10 minutes, and, depending on the mask, quench parched skull grass, bolster thickness, or make hair shinier than a bald head dipped in liquid gold.
For nearly 20 years, the friendly muscle manipulators at Touché Salon & Spa have eased on-edge muscles in a stylish, relaxing environment of polished tile floors and cushy leather chairs. Put the licensed therapists' nimble knuckles to the test with the Touché's signature relaxation massage, good for any level of tension. For 50 minutes, a chief stress destructor will target enemy tension insurgents using firm but gentle hand-to-muscle combat, easing away aches in the deepest trenches and most hidden helipads. You'll depart the premises with your muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
Armed with an arsenal of professional products from Bumble and bumble and Kérastase, the scissor-savvy stylists at Bravo unstress distressed tresses and buttress them into bold new 'dos. Let one of the gracious glamour gurus guide you to a sleek styling station, where you'll sit back and feel your soul tingle as they massage the tension out of neck and shoulder sinews. You can also skip the massage and dive straight into a new haircut or color before training your face-caterpillars to obey your commands with an eyebrow waxing. Dudes in need of dappering, meanwhile, can have their brainboxes manscaped with a timeless trim or a more modern masculine coiffure.
Heidi Giselle first started dabbling in makeup when she was a little girl, and her happy clients were her three sisters and her friends. Upon graduating from high school, she studied makeup at Award Studio in West Hollywood and became a certified makeup artist a year later. She continued her education at California State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in child development. However, despite this change of studies, Heidi continued doing makeup on the side, and after she graduated, she continued her work as a freelance, on-call makeup artist for salons. In the years that followed, fundraisers, charity events, and makeup parties and classes filled her calendar and ultimately inspired her to open Darling Devil's Makeup Studio in 2011.
Lounge-style furniture, jazz music, and a portrait of Marilyn Monroe give her studio a vintage vibe where clients can relax and try on handmade jewelry. While they enjoy the ambiance, Heidi either teaches makeup classes or applies makeup—tapping into her inner child, who still loves getting all dolled up and helping others do the same.
Faccia Bella Beauty Studio’s staff primps clients with a diverse selection of aesthetic services—they can render anything from a simple brow wax to body-slimming therapy. Aestheticians can whisk guests past the wood cabinetry-outfitted styling area to the skin treatment area for microdermabrasions and enzyme peels that mitigate visible signs of aging, and their permanent makeup applications can fill in brows, darken eyelines, and add color to lips. With Aveda products, hairstylists render exquisite styles, or they can manipulate texture with perms or Japanese straightening treatments. Alternatively, nail technicians adorn digits with crackle and long-lasting gel polish—they can even do a Chuck Taylor sneaker design that looks uncannily real. The staff even goes beyond aesthetics, offering personalized massages that address any problem areas, such as an attic that has so many cobwebs you have to contort your way through it and hurt your back.
Dr. Ronald Rigor—a board-certified physician with specialties in dermatology and internal medicine—understands that maintaining healthy and vibrant skin can be challenging. Fortunately, with his medical background and a sense of keen aesthetic intuition, Dr. Rigor, along with his staff of skilled aestheticians, is able to ensure that every visitor leaves looking rejuvenated and feeling confident in their health. The practice's extensive list of services includes everything from medical screenings and checkups to nonsurgical alternatives that aim to solve common skincare conditions. For instance, facials, chemical peels, and clinical-strength microdermabrasion treatments can restore a sense of youthful vigor to the skin. Dr. Rigor also enlists a variety of cosmetic laser systems, which help smooth away wrinkles, zap unwanted stubble, or minimize the appearance of sun damage.