At Look Better Naked Health Management, instructors oversee fitness classes of no more than six students, a class size that allows them to closely monitor form and effort. Cooking classes teach dieters how to put together healthy meals at home instead of simply pouring a jar of mayonnaise over a frozen pizza again. Clients can also cocoon themselves within detox body wraps, which help bodies sweat away inches and envelop bodies inside a vessel that can safely travel through outer space.
Pale blue walls and snowy white accents lend Salon Xcess a cloud-like aura that reflects the fun yet relaxing atmosphere fostered by its staff. Throughout the day, the snips of their scissors mingle with the cheerful laughter of a pedicurist chatting with patrons as she gilds toes in bright polish. This welcoming ambiance translates into personalized services, such as pre-cut consultations conducted so stylists can analyze each client’s face shape, complexion, and dream journal to help determine a flattering hairstyle or color. Along with an abundance of friendliness, the staff possesses a wealth of tress-based know-how, including an arsenal of tricks and treatments to restore radiance to rough, dry, oily, and frizzy hair.
At Wat Po Thai Spa, a 2010 nominee for Best Day Spa by Best of LA, technicians bolster well-being with services that range from traditional Thai massage to skincare. The house-specialty Thai Combo fuses Thai massage, Swedish massage, and reflexology into an international amalgamation of relaxation similar to naptime at the UN. Thai massage harnesses compression, stretching, and rocking techniques to improve circulation of vital energy along the body's pathways, and Swedish massage encompasses gentle strokes such as gliding, kneading, and stretching to increase oxygen flow in the blood and forge full-body tension relief. Patrons walk away from massage sessions with relieved stress, allayed aches, increased internal alignment, and enough flexibility to fold bodies into an empty Pringles can at the first sign of danger.
When it comes to beauty, Ultimate Lash and Brow sets out to succeed where others have failed. Certified eyelash extension technicians free clients of mascara's clumping, smudging, and running issues by granting them with a full fan of dark, dramatic, and semi-permanent extensions instead. To turn back the clock on disastrous eyebrow waxing appointments, aesthetician Christiane Gendrey calls on her experience beautifying celebrities to carefully tweeze brows back into shape, sometimes even devising a comprehensive monthly regimen to grow back missing hairs. And the studio's facial services don't pull any punches?rather than using the ineffective techniques of so-called pampering facials, the experts target stubborn skin problems and treat faces to deep exfoliation, helping bring back a healthy rate of cell turnover and create a softer, more even complexion.
Though they're skilled at airbrush tanning, brow shaping, and galvanic facials, the lash experts at Ultimate Lash and Brow specialize in applying semi-permanent eyelash extensions and brow design. They tailor looks to each client’s natural lash length and desired look, whether it be subtle enhancement or dramatic glamour. Aestheticians—who go through continuous training to keep up with innovations—work with clients of all skin types and eye beauty concerns, including small or deep-set eyes, dark shadows, mono-lids, and thin or full eyebrows.
The most modest of these packages, called Flirty Eyes, consists of 15 individual lashes, whereas clients opting for the Event lashes take on 100 new strands. The Masculine Eye treatment is specially designed for those who need masculine lash amplification, ideal for giving stern looks to scare away herds of saber-toothed tigers. The med spa's list of FAQs introduces extension novices to the methods, materials, and processes involved. An onsite product boutique equips clients with the best products for their new strands.