Doctor of chiropractic Dr. Youn C. Ryoo works on correctly out-of-whack spines of all size, from small children to adults and giants. Ryoo uses manual adjustments to ease neck and back pain, headaches, and conditions such as knee and shoulder pain.
The telltale buzzing of tattoo guns pervades the air at Alley Kat Tattoo’s studio, where skilled artists have emblazoned skin with Celtic symbols, graffiti, military insignias, and mythological art for nearly two decades. The artists eschew pretension in favor of a casual, hygienic environment that makes even first-timers feel like habitual inkers as they excitedly convey their ideas during consultations. When they aren’t putting their spin on classic designs such as dragons and portraits of Grover Cleveland, the artists accent eye areas and lips with subtle cosmetic tattoos that act as permanent makeup.
For the past 14 years, salon owner Milla Yagudayev has built up a beauty team of certified nail techs, cosmeticians, and hair artists?including her own daughter, who has worked alongside her since childhood. Together, the staff elevates the condition of scalps and bodies to their pinnacle of beauty with highlights, eyebrow threading, facials, and haircuts for the whole family. Stylists prepare clients for important milestones with wedding and quincea?era updos and makeovers, or treat guests to meticulous, all-over waxing, optionally removing hair in the shape of important computer passwords.
Hawaiian flowers, elegant art-deco designs, even the flags of the world. If you can imagine it, the technicians at Queen Nails and Spa can probably transform it into stunning nail art. There's no such thing as a "regular" mani-pedi here; not when the options include shiny gemstones and meticulously copied pages of the dictionary. But the pampering doesn't stop at the fingers. A full team of aestheticians tackles skin issues of all kinds, waxing away unwanted hair and scrubbing away dirt during custom facials.
At AZ Body Therapy, licensed therapists design custom massages to help patients find relief from chronic aches, new injuries, poor sleep patterns, and anxiety issues. Massage styles range from Swedish to deep-tissue to hot stone, and include specialty treatments such as Thai massage, which combines yoga stretches with compression. The staff also offers special prenatal massages, which help expectant mothers find relief from the aches associated with carrying a child or keeping a watermelon warm, and reiki treatments, which aid the body by clearing energy pathways.
Long before tweezers were invented, individuals rid their faces of excess fuzz using nothing more than a cotton thread. That simple method of hair removal was so successful that it has remained a steadfast option in salons today. At Hollywood Beauty, specialists twist pieces of cotton thread to smooth faces or play Cat's Cradle in their downtime.