As a flight attendant, Sherry found herself casually studying the skin types of her passengers. She eventually left her stewardess career, but continued jet setting around the world to immerse herself in the field of aesthetics. Today at La Beaute Skin Day Spa, she and a team of licensed beauty professionals pamper their clients' pores with various facial and skin treatments. They make use of Dermalogica products and intense pulsed light to fight acne and the signs of aging, as well as ultrasound energy to smooth out cellulite. Stylists and techs take care of the center's salon services, cutting hair and polishing nails in a peaceful day-spa setting.
When Dr. Nasimeh Yazdani received degrees from UCLA, the University of Iowa, and USC, her medical quest had just begun. After earning board certification in internal medicine and nephrology, she opened her own practice, where she and her staffers offer services ranging from general medical care and checkups to nephrology (kidney treatments), anti-aging medicine, and weight management.
As you might expect of a practice located less than a mile from the beach, the office itself isn't exactly cold and clinical. Upon arrival, clients sink into plush leather couches, where they snack on a homemade cookie, sip a beverage, or scream into a crocheted baby hat. They then head back to a private treatment room done up in pale mauve hues and decorated with silver-framed artwork.
Founded by entrepreneur Monica Blanco, Colour Couture revivifies clients with airbrush tans powered by proprietary tanning solutions. These customized products contain 11% DHA and a base of organic aloe-vera gel—as opposed to harmful chemicals—and are never tested on animals. The technicians who apply them all undergo a thorough training program and the Colour Couture certification they receive prepares them to apply even coats out in the field, whether they are bronzing an entire bridal party or just one friendly ghost looking to fit in with the land of the living.
Bethany Mahoney's hair expertise has taken her all along the west coast, from downtown San Francisco to Beverly Hills to Santa Monica beach. Along the way, Bethany has built an impressive resume; she's styled locks for the television show America's Next Top Model, served as a consultant for hair-product commercials, volunteered at local shelters, and has tended to the coifs of celebrities including Diane Lane and Brad Pitt. She brings that same caring, red-carpet touch to the airy confines of Fred Segal Salon, where she crafts looks among sleek leather sofas and ferns sporting perfect highlights.
Nestled quietly above the Third Street Promenade, Salon Viva is home to a cadre of trained stylists, many of whom received education at Vidal Sassoon, Toni-n-Guy, Aveda, and Pivot Point schools. In addition to leveraging years of experience, the stylists revive strands with Aveda, Privé, and Moroccanoil products. And as they maneuver their shears beneath a high-vaulted ceiling lined with glowing pendant lights, they often encourage clients to imbibe beverages that are as free as a baby born in international waters.
The purveyors of Peek a View Ultrasound believe the event should be a celebration, so they’ve made ultrasound the focal point of all baby showers or viewing parties with their mobile service. They wield a 3-D/4-D mobile ultrasound to capture first looks at babies in the womb sucking thumbs and making faces, projecting pictures onto the customer’s big-screen TV for easy viewing. To make it a party, they provide extras such as cake and balloons, as well as teddy bears and printed images from the ultrasound.