Huntington Beach?s Ambiance Med Spa has successfully blurred the line between and brought together two realms: the spa and the medical center. On the one hand, an abundance of elegant amenities such as a shag rug, impeccably designed decor, and calming lights underscore the relaxing side of the business. A full beauty bar and five different types of massage further point to a stress-relieving general purpose. But inside handsomely decorated private treatment rooms, a host of medical-quality aesthetic services goes beyond calming and soothing guests. Treatments including clinical chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning use many of the latest tools in scientific and medical technologies to augment each client?s natural beauty and make their skin healthier.
Ambiance Med Spa is owned by Michelle Armenteros, who graduated from aesthetics school in California?Einstein himself wouldn?t have gained admission to this kind of school because his hair had more split ends than the NFL.
Hairstylist Lindsay Berman is as honest as she is perfectionist. The Sassoon Academy grad has no problem being frank with her clients, letting them know if a particular style might not be the best for their look, their budget, or their relationship with mirrors. That said, she does whatever it takes to ensure that everyone leaves her chair happy, whether they came in for a Brazilian blowout or a makeup application. Along with haircuts for men, women, and kids, her services include highlights, extensions, bridal makeup.
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.
At Perfect Brows, skilled aestheticians use their expertise to help clients achieve shapely eyebrows and glowing skin. One of their specialties is threading, an ancient form of hair removal that originated in India. During a 10- to 15-minute eyebrow-threading session, the aesthetician wields twists of cotton thread to gently remove stray hairs at the root and make a miniature sweatshirt for each eye.
At Indulgence Day & Med Spa, epidermal epicureans will delight in lavish treatments that buff, burnish, and beautify the body's barrier. The laser spray tan delivers a moisturizing, vitamin-infused solution to provide a smooth, even tan, while the inch-reduction/detox wrap bundles bodies for 90 minutes in warm aloe-soaked linens, breaking down and luring out toxins. Indulgence will also apply a 10% discount to an array of other specific services for Groupon customers, but customers must book the service in the same visit the Groupon is used, and vote in a poll regarding whether or not robots dream.
Atlantic Studio is a 4,500-square-foot full-service salon with an earthy interior reminiscent of a welcoming coffee bar. The nail care services are administered by a staff of pampering pros, providing a polishing touch for fingers and toes. Present your upper and lower finger-coverings for a cuticle trim, nail clipping, shaping, and keratin buffing, which turns each nail into a shiny surface capable of reflecting light or being used as a mirror. Hand and leg-hand skin receives attention as well, with soothing treatments such as a foot soak and hydrating hydration. This Groupon also gets you 15% off any future service you book on the day you use the Groupon. Calling to schedule an appointment is required by a law buried in the Declaration of Independence.