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.
Physician assistant Michelle Garcia-Reyes named her business according to a philosophy of exuberance: the goal of all her medical-grade chemical peels and laser services is to make clients "feel unbelievably new." Long serving as a family doctor in the community, Dr. Joaquin Reyes lends his physician's expertise to the clinic and his collection of trick stethoscopes to waiting patients in need of entertainment.
At Full Spectrum Medical Clinic, Dr. Vanessa Ho and her staff provide medical care for the entire family. Their services include everything from preventive treatments such as checkups and immunizations, to minor surgeries such as ingrown-toenail removal. They can also harness the power of lasers to perform hair-removal and skin-therapy treatments.
Lookfine Threading and Beauty Salon's Upland beauty professionals vanquish blemishes with 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.
At the full-service Bollywood Salon, a team of licensed hair and skin experts transform their clients' appearances through a combination of natural salon and med-spa services. They shape eyebrows with chemical-free threading, and remove unwanted body hair with all-natural, honey-based wax. While their facials buff away dead skin, intricate henna tattoos lend a sense of whimsy to hands, arms, legs, and feet.