The technicians at No Sand Tan have stayed one step ahead of the sun since 1987 through continuing education and gear upgrades that expedite the bronzing process. At the studio or on location, airbrush artists oblige requests to conceal stretch marks or replicate the color of a favorite burlap sack with an organic, nourishing bronzer from Norvell. Automated booths empower clients to customize their own sun-free spray sessions. The studio's six UV modules operate under an innovative design that combines tanning with teeth whitening. Four traditional UV beds radiate at high- and low-pressure intensities to cultivate a rich hue regardless of skin type, and two extra-efficient booths deliver medium-pressure sessions fewer than 10 minutes long.
Licensed aesthetician Jenny Sampson clears skin of unwanted hair and blackheads and combats paleness with a collection of skin services. Using Rhonda Allison skincare products, she performs custom facials that help remove dead skin cells and sleepover graffiti from the skin’s surface. Her swift hand also swipes unwelcome strands of hair from the body, leaving behind smooth skin to be coated in a sun-kissed bronze from head to toe with airbrush tanning.
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.
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.
Inside Ambiance Salon & Day Spa, lavish black leather chairs cocoon forms as stylists flit about crafting new 'dos with products from Goldwell, Joico, and Moroccanoil. Their services include piling hair into dramatic updos, adding color and dimension with highlights, and toning down frizz with Brazilian blowouts.
Past a hallway festooned with white chandeliers, private treatment rooms stand at the ready for the salon's more soothing services. Trigger-point, reflexology, and aromatherapy massages help quiet tightly strung muscles, and ancient cupping techniques boost circulation and decorate the back with handy coasters.
Each of the six state-licensed lash designers at Integrity Lash maintains strict standards of hygiene and personal attention, performing all applications in a private room with a pre-sanitized set of tools for each client. Drawing from an inventory of more than 3.5 million lashes that vary in length, curl, thickness, and ability to support a perching butterfly, designers apply extensions one by one using medical-grade equipment and adhesives that are checked daily for freshness. Surgical magnifying loupes, broad-spectrum lighting, and ultra-fine tweezers make technicians’ work as precise as possible.