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+).
At Bella Aesthetics, the team works hard to make their work look invisible. Clients who come to Bella for custom cosmetic procedures do so in part because of the doctors' emphasis on natural-looking enhancement. That goes for all the work the doctors and staff perform, whether they're combating wrinkles with Botox and Dysport injections or dissolving varicose veins with sclerotherapy. The only work the team can't help getting attention for is their custom weight-loss plans, which help clients trim down with prescription injections.
True to its name, Hollywood Beauty Center takes pride in making clients feel and look beautiful at its Santa Monica location. With this mission in mind, salon stylists regularly perform a signature treatment—the smoothing Brazilian blowout. Coating strands with a strengthening protein, they diffuse frizz and leave clients' hair sleeker and more manageable until they start flying kites in the middle of lightning storms again. Stylists also have an adept hand with haircuts, coloring, facials, waxing, and nailcare.
Monica Holden is grateful for two reasons: she's been able to practice massage therapy for more than 17 years, and she found a mentor in Dr. Myk Hungerford. This tenacious woman worked for half a century to train medical sports massage therapists during a time when professionalism in the field was hard to find because so few therapists carried briefcases. Monica had the great fortune of training under Dr. Hungerford at the American Institute of Massage Therapy, and now she pays it forward by presiding over a staff of certified therapists. These pros bring their massages to homes and offices, where they knead sore sinews with Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, and reflexology techniques.
At Hydrolife Wellness Center, licensed therapists purge the body of toxins and digestive debris in 30-minute colon-hydrotherapy sessions. During each session, a sterile, brand-new speculum is opened in front of the client with a magic wand and burst of confetti. Temperature-controlled, purified water gently flushes the lower intestine, removing impacted waste while clients lay fully covered in the warm, comfortable treatment room. The treatment can alleviate gas, constipation, and yeast infections, improve immune systems, and even help to shed poundage without pull-ups or wrestling a feral treadmill.
Aestheticians combine skincare savvy with a tender touch to perform an abundance of pampering treatments in Renew Massage & Skin Care's charming spa atmosphere. Staffers massage the scalp, neck, and shoulders and offer warm aromatherapy towels during most facials. Four types of clinical peels can help to remove dead skin and the ghost of sunburns past. The team further accentuates countenances' beauty with antioxidant-rich makeup by glo minerals. To reduce stress or chronic pain, massage pros employ modalities such as a lomi-lomi treatment that fizzles tension with long, forearm-based strokes. The spa includes shower and locker-room facilities for guests to change into more comfortable outfits and a stately fireplace in its waiting area for warming hands or burning out-of-date day planners.