Like a triple-A baseball player getting called up to the big leagues, Skin Sensations founder Jennifer McRae was asked by EyeQBeauty to take her skills on the road as a master educator. In that capacity, the skilled aesthetician teaches other professionals about eyelashes and brows. At her spa, she practices what she teaches, joining her team of aestheticians to provide one-on-one care to help each client maintain visible, long-term results. To personalize treatments and make them feel like an indulgent experience rather than a chore, the staffers simply takes their time with each visitor. They don't rush clients or use expediencies at the expense of relaxation. They also get to know each client through complimentary skincare consultations, which help them determine the best techniques and treatments for facials and discern the appropriate products and types of wax.
Eleven facials grant patrons the opportunity to experience the aestheticians' above-and-beyond approach to treatments. These range from a simple microdermabrasion to the rejuvenating oxygen facial, which includes a european cleanse, skin analysis, chemical exfoliant, oxygen mask, moisturizer, and botanical, vitamin, mineral, and nutrient extracts. Several add-ons—such as a neck, back, and décolletage massage—are available to render facials more luxurious than a gown patched together with winning lottery tickets. Eyelash extensions, perming, and tinting take the transformation from skin to the eyes, for added definition and an incentive to break up with manual eyelash curlers.
After spending years sunbathing on the beaches of her native Southern California, Jeni Nola started having second thoughts about what she was doing to her skin. She began researching spray-tan solutions, but she discovered that many of the formulas were tainted with chemicals.
Instead of lamenting her lack of choices or throwing water balloons at the sun, Jeni rolled up her sleeves and developed her own all-natural tanning solution. Her concoction forms the cornerstone of Bronzed Bunny, Jeni's tanning spa where clients are bronzed with a formula that's organic, paraben-free, water-soluble, and environmentally friendly. But it's not just about tanning—overall, Jeni and her team offer more than 40 treatments, including body scrubs, facials, and their signature bikini waxes.
New Look Skin Center's cast of registered nurses and aestheticians fine-tunes epidermal appearances with an arsenal of cosmetic services. Their GentleMax PRO equipment employs beams of light to remove unwanted hair, tattoos, and skin imperfections, such as wrinkles and sunspots. Staff members can also oust unwanted spider veins before they converge and form the client's social security number. VelaShape II treatments eliminate unwanted cellulite. New Look’s range of offerings also extends to more traditional spa services, including wraps, salt-glow exfoliation, teeth whitening, and injectables.
Vinita Vineet, owner of Vinita's Beauty & Threading Studio, hails from India, bringing Eastern depilation techniques to the West Coast. She and her staff of trained threading experts whisk hair from men's and women's faces, creating perfectly shaped brows, silky upper lips, and cheeks that are smoother than a newly polished bowling lane. For body parts south of the face, they rely on waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair. Artistically applied henna tattoos adorn arms, legs, and décolletage; henna is also used to tint hair.
Two things stand out at Glam Laser & Beauty Studio: the staff of board-certified physicians and registered nurses, and the use of the Cynosure Apogee Elite laser, an advanced device that features an Alexandrite laser and an Nd:YAG laser. Using that range of wavelengths, the team can remove unwanted hair, pigmented lesions, spider veins, and the inevitable spider-vein webs. Elsewhere, the facility bustles with salon and spa services such as hairstyling, makeup, and facials.
When it comes to pampering her clients’ skin, Adelina trusts Éminence products, a professional line of cleansers, salves, and serums that are handmade with organic ingredients. Essential oils and natural fruit essences lend their healthful benefits to facials and peels, and each of her treatments comes with a soothing neck and face massage. Adelina has been on the L.A. aesthetics scene for years and has picked up many skincare secrets from clients in the movie industry.