Personally trained by the owner, the experienced staff at Ketna’s Beauty & Threading preens and prettifies clients with an array of hair services. Threading employs a twisted piece of cotton to grasp and pluck strands from the skin all the way down to the root and follicle bomb shelter, creating a tidy, clean-cut hairline. Lasting 5–15 minutes per service and resulting in up to four weeks of hairlessness, threading ranges from eyebrow shaping ($7.99) and upper-lip hair removal ($5) to whisker extraction from the chin ($5+) and the neck ($5+).
Aesthetics by Irina restores a downtrodden dermis with an extensive menu of skincare services. An oxygen therapy facial can undo the damage from living inside a sandstorm by supplying oxygen beneath the skin to cleanse its pores and induce rejuvenated circulation. You can also discipline stubborn furry parts with waxing and sugaring services. Sugaring, a procedure that’s been in vogue since several centuries before Vogue, uses a pasty salve of all-natural, non-allergenic sugar, lemon, and herbs to gently remove hair without burning the skin or scales.
Owner Yvonne Tuchscher opened Resplendent Day Spa as an oasis amid the stressors and clamor of everyday life. Armed with a staff of aestheticians and body therapists, Yvonne offers men and women a full menu of massage and skincare services with a focus on holistic well-being. Facials and waxing leave flesh silky smooth, while reflexology, reiki, and energy work polish chrome chakras to a high gleam. Yvonne also practices the Arvigo techniques of Maya abdominal therapy, a course of treatment that addresses male and female pelvic issues with noninvasive massage.
Wax Candy's warm, friendly vibe has much to do with its four founding aestheticians—who are friends themselves. They've been known to cheer on clients braving their first Brazilian, and to hand out the occasional lollipop. But cleanliness is equally important to this foursome. Each session sees them pouring azulene wax into new biodegradable cups, which are then disposed of at the end to prevent double dipping.
Just walking distance from the Long Beach Convention Center lies a 2,000-square-foot oasis and two-time MyFoxLA Hot List winner. The historic downtown building houses four separate treatment rooms where aestheticians and massage therapists perform a variety of facials, massages, scrubs, wraps, and manicures. Their menu of international therapies borrows seaweed mud and traditions from France, Italy, India, and the Middle East, and their medical facials are performed under the direction of a board-certified dermatologist. In addition to individual clients who arrive solo for a day of pampering, La Dolce Vita invites groups celebrating birthdays, wedding days, and spa-appreciation days.