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.
All aesthetic procedures at A E Skin are performed by Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD, who worked for more than 10 years in molecular biology labs and wrote his graduate dissertation on genetic factors that contribute to visible aging. At his practice, Dr. Alex promotes youthful appearances with treatments such as Botox and Juvederm as well as useful props like jumbo-size pacifiers. Laser therapies disarm hair follicles and zap away hyperpigmentation, and chemical peels dissipate the topmost layer of flesh, where most skin damage makes itself apparent. Laser treatments shrink and dissolve unseemly spider veins in the legs, keeping them from clashing with your wardrobe.
Maui Tanning owner Hannah Balonick harnesses her passionate advocacy of the benefits of tanning to gild otherwise pale exteriors with top-notch equipment. The salon's tanning beds glow at varying strengths, safely darkening epidermises of every type. Meanwhile, airbrush artists tap their experience tanning celebrity bodies for MTV and Bravo to mist streakless Infinity Sun spray on clients' skin and paling Oscar statues. In addition to bronzing bodies, tan techs beautify physiques with treatments such as red-light therapy and teeth whitening.
Krystal Salon & Day Spa's brightly lit, two-story digs whisk guests into a haven of head-to-toe rejuvenation with keratin treatments and other luxuriant spa services. The multitalented staff can effectively handle most service requests from basic cuts, color, and facials to airbrush tanning and teeth whitening. In addition to their services, the spa also pampers clients with low-cost valet parking, 13 plasma TVs, and a complimentary cappuccino bar with gourmet coffee, tea, and pastries that offer free legal advice. Clients can also take a break between services to surf the free WiFi.
The four stylists who comprise the staff at Platinum Salon pool more than 40 years of combined experience. At the helm is Angela Mekelburg, who graduated from Carsten's Aveda Institute more than a decade ago, before cultivating her skills at various salons and eventually opening up Platinum Salon. There, she and her team cater to clients’ hair needs by cutting, coloring, and rendering straightening treatments. They can also perform extensions for clients looking to sneak into a Victorian photo album.
The skilled stylists at Aida's Skin Care & Hair Salon perform a variety of services to keep client's hair looking its best. Beyond the glamorous cuts and styles, the staff combats frizz with Brazilian-blowout smoothing treatments that eliminate bad hair days for weeks at a time. They also adorn buns with intricate braids, pin curls into gravity-defying up-dos, and add volume and wave to follicles for weddings, proms, and photo shoots.