When its icy beauty isn't adding a tony touch to episodes of CSI, Blue Medi Spa spruces up the pages of publications from Allure to the Wall Street Journal. Blue's medical director, Dr. Daniel Yamini, has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and Dr. 90210.
Dr. Yamini's expertise stems from double board certification in plastic and general surgery, and he has performed more than 5,000 procedures during his career. He oversees Blue's nonsurgical services, which range from laser and body-contouring treatments to injectables and clinical facials that work better than taping prescription pads over the face.
As Dr. Yamini and his aestheticians tend to bodies, the spa's aquamarine light filters through translucent panels and reflects off of tiling. Stretched fabric and hanging shapes evoke the mobiles of Alexander Calder as space dividers create the feel of an art gallery on Pluto.
For more than a decade, color specialist and master stylist Silvia has keep a creative watch over her team of dedicated stylists at Encino Concept Salon. Her more than 30 years of experience and international training at London Hair Academy has honed her keen aesthetic eye, which oversees a salon floor buzzing with stylists as they twirl, trim, and dye strands with botanically based products. The Bio Ionic hair-straightening system also furnishes salon services, where stylists carefully put hair through a process that aims to smooth out strands plagued by frizzes and flyaways. Hair extensions add length to manes with clip-ons of 100% human hair, and customers looking to subtract locks can recline during a waxing or threading session as a technician carefully removes unwanted hairs twisting and twirling into complicated math problems. Encino Concept Salon’s menu also promotes whole-body well-being with a refreshing European facial and spa pedicure.
Natural light pours in through large windows beneath lofty vaulted ceilings at The G Spa Salon, glinting on the glowing skin and locks of clients as they enjoy signature hair, nail-, skin-, and body-care treatments. As a full-service Aveda concept salon and spa, The G Spa Salon performs each service with products derived from pure flower and plant essences. In addition, the staff's hair services include complimentary Aveda rituals including mini facials, firming eye treatments, scalp-and-neck massages, and cups of comforting tea. Aveda's products also kiss hands and feet like a comforting Mother Earth during select nail services such as Green Science anti-aging manicures. True to Aveda's eco-friendly philosophy, The G Spa Salon does not distribute literature about its services on paper and offers guests an iPad to entertain them during services.
The meaning of art may be subjective, but Mission: Renaissance believes that the basic, technical skills needed to create art are learnable, regardless of a student’s age or experience. The instructors at the studio, which was originally founded in 1975, illuminate the Gluck Method, which focuses on the classic rendering techniques that the great masters used on their first computers. The classes can accommodate students as young as 5, and they explore a number of different mediums—including charcoal, watercolors, and oils—while giving attendees the experience they need to appreciate art, as well as create it. Spread across 19 studio locations in southern California, attendance is capped at around six students per instructor, which allows them to offer artists more personalized feedback and more fitting nicknames.
Lasers are often associated with evil villains and galactic battles, but the lasers at The Laser Image only have the clients’ best interests at heart. They use the power of their beams to remove unwanted stubble, dissolve spider veins, and boost collagen and elastin production to make faces look younger and give clients more confidence. Dr. Brian Fenmore, in practice for more than two decades, supervises every laser treatment, along with a bevy of other med spa services offered at his center. Oxygen therapy, for example, beautifies skin with topically-applied oxygen infused with antioxidants, while facials and peels, combat skin conditions from aging to acne. Additionally, the center employs an on-staff nutritionist to help patients create healthy diet plans to foster beauty and wellness inside and out.
At Skyline Health Group, president and clinical director Anthony Silva, DC alleviates neck and back pain and promotes wellness with services ranging from adjustments and spinal-decompression therapy to physiotherapy and nutritional counseling. By employing the Hako Med horizontal-electrotherapy machine, Silva can enhance cells' bioelectrical and biochemical communication, which can improve chronic pain associated with conditions such as sciatica or osteoarthritis. His team also restores bodily balance with massage therapy and acupuncture sessions, and can teach corrective exercises that help reverse spinal misalignments, whether performed in the comfort of home or during particularly boring police interrogations.
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