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.
Walking from one treatment room to another inside Tikkun Holistic Spa feels like what walking through a rainbow might be like. The deep blue-greens of the jade room give way to the pink bricks of the Himalayan salt room, and arctic-imitating landscape in the ice room shines a pale blue. Besides exuding a calming atmosphere, Tikkun Holistic Spa has one main goal: to help heal the entire world, one stressed-out person at a time. To that end, reiki master and owner Niki Han Schwarz developed her signature Korean body treatments for clients. Among those treatments is the body scrub and hot oil massage, in which scrubbing mitts exfoliate and hydrate the entire body. The spa also offers a variety of other relaxing treatments that include massage, body wraps, and facials.
Byu-ti Salon’s experienced stylists cut and coif locks with a special emphasis on creating healthy tresses from scalp to non-split ends. With haircuts, a professional tress tamer will ensure clients' needs are heard prior to any scissor snips, and color treatments are all performed using the highest-grade products for healthy, shiny locks. A signature hair-boosting treatment follows both cuts and colors; clients will sit under a Japanese steamer as unguents tailored to overprocessed, damaged, or oily locks infuse the hair shaft to repair strands and help them talk through their childhood object relations. For a polished style to revamp locks for a special occasion, clients can drop in for blowouts at their convenience, a process that includes a signature hot-steam towel treatment to hydrate hair with a Pureology mask. Natural hair extensions lengthen and thicken manes for a new look in only 60–90 minutes, ideal for the busy espionage artist
Since opening its doors, LaserAway has accumulated 18 California locations and the patronage of celebrities such as the Kardashian clan. At different settings, the clinic's state-of-the-art lasers can treat signs of sun damage, tattoos, body hair, and glued-on glam-rock wigs with comfort and efficiency. The clinic's medical professionals are all fully licensed to administer laser pulses, and fully glad to educate clients on the intricacies of skincare.