When he’s not advising area fire departments on emergency medicine, Dr. Phong Nguyen applies his expertise as medical director of the emergency department at Redlands Community Hospital to his position as director of Hospitality Medical Aesthetics. Nguyen and his team strive to marry in-office treatments—including noninvasive laser therapies, cosmetic injections, medically supervised weight loss, and levitation therapies—with at-home care regimens. By skillfully using products ranging from Obagi Medical to SkinCeuticals, the aesthetics crew claimed the 2011 Best Facial and Best Brow Shaping Runner-Up awards on CityVoter.
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.
Behind a sleek mahogany desk, a smiling receptionist greets visitors to Trendsetter Salon before they sink into leather chairs to await hair or nail appointments. In the hands of stylist, shears and scissors move in a metallic flurry and blow dryers purr during smoothing treatments. Beyond geometric art mounted on the clean white walls, nail techs perform mani-pedis at cozy stations and cosmeticians deftly apply make-up to accentuate features or make your clown face seem appropriate for discussing fire safety.
Because no two bodies are alike, the skilled massage therapists at LaCour’s tailor treatments to each client’s individual needs. A skilled massage therapist may administer flowing Swedish or shiatsu techniques to ease tension or apply firmer deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer aches. Guests may also solicit LaCour’s all-natural products for beautifying treatments such as mani-pedis, relaxing facials, and specialty waxing.
The technicians and aestheticians at Rejuvenate Redlands devote themselves to stymying time's negative effects on the face and body with innovative, safe techniques. Wrinkles and sagging skin meet with nonsurgical face-lifts that naturally lift and tighten the skin with gentle heating, and hair restoration services restore thick locks with transplants that eschew scalpels and mammoth fur wigs. Dedicated to finding the right treatment for each client, the team conducts free consultations before every procedure.
Following complimentary consultations, the team at Evans & Co. Salon transforms hairstyles with precise color treatments, using a variety of quality products including Pureology, Redken, Bare Escentuals, and Unite. Though they specialize in color, the team also offers special-occasion styling and blowouts.