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.
Most stylists spend their days removing unwanted hair. Jennifer is a whiz at trendy cuts, but she is also quite adept at adding hair where it's desired. She helps her clients with chemically and thermally damaged hair repair, rejuvenate, and even regrow locks with laser-light hair-therapy treatments. Each session works by blanketing heads with a hovering hood outfitted with low-level laser diodes that stimulate cell activity and blood flow to the scalp.
A full line of Bumble and bumble. products works as Lisa’s sidekick in creating new hairdos for men, women, teens, and children. In addition, the stylist uses scissors to shear unwanted length and a kaleidoscope of dyes to color strands with all-over hues, highlights, or lowlights. She also offers texturizing services, uncurling locks with Japanese straighteners, smoothing frizzy manes with Brazilian Blowouts, and creating permanent waves that leave clients ready for a day at the beach or a date with a pool noodle.
The stylists, skin soothers, massage therapists, and nail and makeup artists at Lavish Salon and Day Spa have seen their fair share of media buzz. So has owner, master stylist, and senior Goldwell hair-color educator Samantha Murguia, whose color-correction skills found themselves under the spotlight on ModernSalon.com. In 2010, OCFamily.com editor Susan Belknapp blogged that not only was her Brazilian Blowout with Murguia "a relaxing, fast-moving treatment," but also that she found the result to be "fantastic." Murguia and her team have also been featured multiple times in Inland Empire Magazine and, in 2011, graced CBS’s list of LA’s Best Blow-Drys.
Perhaps the high praise is a result of the expertise with which Murguia's crew performs their services. Or perhaps it’s the fact that they keep a close eye on the latest youthful trends. The staff includes a teen blogger who has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry, and the salon has been accepting donations of gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories to help girls attend the prom in style. They have even offered teen makeup tutorials that explain how to complement natural facial features and use a smartphone’s blush-administering app.
Candlelit rooms create a temporary sanctuary from life's daily stresses at The Lux Day Spa. The spa's therapists tackle pain with a variety of techniques, using deep-tissue pressures to break up adhesions and heated stones to relax tense muscles. There's even a special prenatal massage to help expectant mothers find relief from aches and discomfort. But massage isn't all the spa offers; exfoliating wraps and UV-free spray tans headline a long list of beautifying treatments.
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.