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.
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.
As a flight attendant, Sherry found herself casually studying the skin types of her passengers. She eventually left her stewardess career, but continued jet setting around the world to immerse herself in the field of aesthetics. Today at La Beaute Skin Day Spa, she and a team of licensed beauty professionals pamper their clients' pores with various facial and skin treatments. They make use of Dermalogica products and intense pulsed light to fight acne and the signs of aging, as well as ultrasound energy to smooth out cellulite. Stylists and techs take care of the center's salon services, cutting hair and polishing nails in a peaceful day-spa setting.
For more than a quarter of a century, Sirrell has performed custom beauty and relaxation treatments using the most up-to-date techniques. She analyzes each client?s unique skin type before prescribing ideal products, which may come from high-end brands such as Jan Marini, Le Meiux, and Jane Iredale mineral makeup. The spa also invites guests to indulge in full-body waxing, detox slimming tummy wraps, make-up applications, and spray tans, all enhanced by soothing music and an air-filtration system that turns oxygen into giggle gas.