Lookfine Beauty's Upland and Montclair beauty professionals vanquish blemishes with chemical peels and more contemporary techniques, including electrical microcurrent treatments and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, as well as a passion for threading, the ancient art of sculpting eyebrows into shapely arches with a cotton strand. Meanwhile, the graceful curlicues and camouflaged exam answers characteristic of henna tattoos temporarily infuse complexions with a fresh aesthetic.
The aesthetic professionals at House of Beauty beautify bodies through threading, waxing, facials, henna designs, and a passel of other services. Threading, a House of Beauty specialty, uses the tension between two coiled strings to deftly extract unwanted hair, including the extra-fine strands that dodge waxing with eel-like reflexes—nimble aestheticians can reshape eyebrows ($8), a favorite thread-target, in five to seven minutes. Spa treatments such as the one-hour European facial ($50) can pamper peaked visages, and painted henna tattoos ($5+) shimmy up hands and feet to be-filigree appendages and add glamour to rock, paper, scissors tournaments. All locations except the Moreno Valley Mall and Temecula Mall locations cut and color hair, a useful service for pretending to be one's own evil twin.
Ornate chandeliers, handsome wood hutches, and a vintage mirror set over a fireplace dress up the 1920s tudor home that serves as The Wax Lounge’s headquarters. But behind all that beauty lies a highly educated staff, including a salon biochemist who draws on a background in biological engineering and cosmetic chemistry to formulate many of the in-house products. That combination of style and substance permeates a menu of more than 250 services, including facials that firm sagging skin with microcurrent technology and Brazilian waxes made less daunting with the application of a special numbing cream. A lash specialist at the helm of the salon's GlitzLash Bar takes over where Mother Nature left off by dressing up peepers with extensions that call to mind pinup girls, burlesque stars, or the world's sexiest movie camels. Those looking to enhance their natural lash lines can try semipermanent mascara, which is formulated to be hypoallergenic, water resistant, and safe for pregnant women.
Pacific Acne Clinic’s three-step cleansing program helps rid blemishes from the face to reveal clearer, more radiant skin. By using a purifying cleanser, antibacterial cream, and Celixom’s system of products, clients can see a diminishment of acne in as little as one week. A team of aestheticians also combats dead skin cells and fine lines with microdermabrasion treatments.
The staff members at Hollywood Tans guide clients to the best tanning options for their skin types. In addition to the high-performance stand-up tanning booths, they also offer UV-free tanning options such as Mystic Tan and custom airbrushing.
Chrome piping and exposed-brick walls add an industrial-chic touch to The Ivy Salon & Spa, where a philosophy of "pure and simple pampering" guides stylists and aestheticians. Stylists are certified by Brazilian Blowout and use L'Oréal Professionnel and Redken products, and aestheticians pamper faces with Dermalogica serums, which are free of common skin irritants. The beauty crew’s work has appeared in local magazines and model portfolios.