With services that include deep-cleansing facials, anti-aging and acne treatments, and hair removal for men and women, The DollHouse Beauty makes skin look as pristine and smooth as the porcelain face of a doll. Other services spruce up the rest of the appearance; eyelash extensions and makeup enhance facial features, and updos sweep hair into the pinned curls and cascading tendrils that befit a dinner at a formal 7-11. But visits to the studio aren't just functional—they're also fun. Full-body massages disentangle muscle knots with heated stones, aromatherapy, and deep-tissue work. And every first Friday of the month, corks pop and champagne flows during celebrations dubbed Champagne Fridays.
Tomii Massage & Wellness Center helps patrons take charge of their health with a slate holistic services that alleviate all manner of aches, pains, and ailments. Massages soothe back pain while acupuncture and cupping keep energy flowing through the proper channels. More than an attempt to keep folks relaxed, the staff deploys these treatments as a means of combating everything from high blood pressure, diabetics, menopause, respiratory, circulatory, immune, and prostate wellness. The holistic programs draw from a wide range of disciplines, and even incorporate Chinese herbal oils for good measure.
The staff at Body Lounge Spa cossets skin during rejuvenating facials and body wraps, and redefines nails while patrons recline in cushioned red pedicure thrones. Guests can sip a glass of wine at the beverage bar as they take in the earth-toned d?cor grounded in deep chocolate and caramel tones. Massage therapists then invite patrons to rooms illuminated with candles, where treatments such as the energizing Thai massage combat stress and render muscles loose enough to bound up an escalator that's going down.
At Beauty and Body Lounge, a team of nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, and registered nurse work under the direction of Dr. Kristin Dean MD. They perform a wide range of services including IPL treatments, laser hair removal, fractional CO2 treatments, ultherapy, and injectables to smooth out wrinkles and rejuvenate skin. They also put to use extensive training to carefully remove hair with wax, perform peels, or gently strip away dead skin with microdermabrasion.
Helmed by the accomplished chiropractic doctor Neda Mehrabani Ladjevardi, the friendly staff of the Health Clinic of Southern California pampers minds and bodies with a host of holistic healing techniques that includes detoxifying footbath treatments. During each 30-minute session, feet soak in a gently churning footbath as the treatment draws out the body’s accumulated toxins, heavy metals, and lost socks, and then burbles them away. Many clients notice a reduction of aches and pains and increased energy following the detoxifying session, and the treatment also aims to reduce blood pressure, alleviate the symptoms of heart disease, and boost immune-system efficiency.
Belle Visage's co-owners, Tina K and Inez Dunst, first met because of vampires. At the time,Tina was the spa's sole owner, powered by a passion for natural skincare that prompted her to get her aesthetician's license before graduating high school. Inez, meanwhile, was a regular, stopping by often for facials with her actress daughter, Kirsten Dunst. Kirsten needed them to revive her skin after hours in the makeup chair for Interview with a Vampire, which she starred in alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
A lot has changed in the more than 10 years since then. Kirsten no longer needs her mom's supervision, and Tina and Inez have become fast friends and business partners. One thing has stayed the same, though, besides vampire's popularity: the spa's star-quality facials. Their most popular one, the Diamond File facial, gently removes the face's dead outer layer of skin, with a file equally effective on sensitive skin and thicker skin types, such as bulletproof skin. As it works, the file helps to break up acne scarring, minimize sunspots, and smooth away fine lines.