Skin Care by Iliana's aesthetician speaks both Russian and English, and she prides herself on using the most up-to-date products and technologies—as well as her six years' experience working with actors and actresses. So, while she's speaking to clients who hail from Moscow or Minnesota, Iliana can render an oxygen facial to restore skin at the cellular level, or a vitamin-C facial to hydrate skin. Beyond facial services—she also offers microdermabrasion—Iliana can wax away unwanted hair. Skin Care by Iliana uses paraben-free products from Lucrece Physicians Aesthetic Research.
In the midst of rustic woods, there sits a three-story building. Upon opening its front door, visitors unleash a gentle wave of aromatherapy scents and warm air. They step inside, where therapists lead them past wood accents and into private treatment rooms. World of Serenity’s spa atmosphere recalls the calm of the surrounding wilderness, and inside its walls, therapists adopt a holistic approach; they educate guests in wellness basics, such as why humans don’t eat sand, and perform a range of customized spa services. They soften faces, deep-cleanse pores, and slough of dead cells during customized facials; sometimes scouring or soothing the skin with an additional enzyme deep cleanse, warm stones, or anti-aging collagen. They also ease muscle tension with six massage modalities such as deep tissue, warm stone, and reflexology; and scrub clients from head to toe using salt and sugar rubs, and wraps made from natural dead sea mud or Paradisius—a blend of ground fruit and flower extracts.
As a teenager, Koleen Budney dolled up all her girlfriends for school dances, applying makeup and flirty eyelash extensions. Her passion for beauty led her to pursue a career in the fashion-marketing industry, where she worked in sales for about six years. After realizing that she'd gone astray from what originally sparked her interest in beauty—actually working on people—Koleen decided to become an aesthetician. With a license in hand and a mortarboard glued to her head, she kick-started her new career by giving her inaugural client a series of resurfacing peels. The peels were a success—they resolved the client's hyperpigmentation and affirmed Koleen's expertise. Today, Koleen works out of a personal spa, where she beautifies her clients with an assortment of services, including custom facials, waxing, spray tanning, and—of course—makeup applications.
Dr. Marcel Daniels keeps his practice on track by creating a priority list of treatment that acknowledges the importance of listening to patients and helping them choose their best option. As the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Long Beach Memorial Center, Dr. Daniels can solve any number of aesthetic concerns with quality surgical care and the help of a skilled staff. The team helps boost patients' self confidence with breast reduction, facelifts, tummy tucks, and other services. In addition, a roster of spa services present noninvasive options such as photofacials, laser hair removal, and laser eye creation.
Brocade throw pillows, teak furniture, and gauzy curtains inside True Beauty Wellness Spa evokes a Silk Road caravan transporting a queen across the dessert. True to its regal setting, the spa's treatment rooms are each goddess-themed, and reflect aspects such as Lakshmi's bounty, Minerva's wisdom, and Isis's love of heavy metal. Within these rooms, men, women, and couples can relax during soothing massages or 15 kinds of facials that use organic ingredients. In addition to these spa services, True Beauty houses a yoga studio and chiropractic services for whole-body health.