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.
The studio at Javier's Hair Salon and Day Spa strikes a bold visual impression, what with the black-leather styling chairs, brushed-metal accents, and a natural-wood floor that resembles wave-washed sand—all set against a blue wall. This artistic statement mirrors the approach of Javier Campos and his team—including stylist Pamela Coder— who style women's, men's, and children's hair with salon services such as haircuts, coloring, and keratin smoothing treatments. The staff's expertise further extends to aesthetic and spa services, such as facials, mani-pedis, waxing, and massage.
Veteran hair expert, Ashley Balough specializes in all areas of hair design and make-up. A graduate of Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology, she continued her education through advanced courses with Wella Studios, Toni&Guy Academy, Bumble and Bumble, and Brazilian Blowout. Keeping with the up-to-date fashions and styling techniques, Ashley uses her 7 years of experience to craft the perfect style for every client. From the open floor plan at Tenth Street Hair Lounge, she performs precision hair cuts and color for both men and women.
Aesthetician and licensed cosmetologist Laura boasts a 100% success rate with clients that follow her acne program after receiving a problem-skin facial. Treating acne is one of her specialties, and she gets such great results due to her 15 years' experience and stints at a variety of spas. Now her own boss at A Skin Care Affair, Laura offers a slate of services that include facials, peels, airbrush tanning, and waxing, using brands such as Epicuren, Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts Skincare, and Image Skincare to beautify clients.
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.