As director of The Center for Wellbeing, Tanya Edmonds considers herself more of an innkeeper than a CEO, boss, or princess regent. As an innkeeper, she welcomes clients to her sanctuary of physical and emotional healing and oversees a team of holistic bodywork and energy work experts. Their services range from massage, facials, and acupuncture to nutritional counseling, reiki, and intuitive guidance. The center's boutique stocks bath products and lotions chosen for their natural and balancing benefits.
Lily Buckner’s shift to the alternative healing arts was brought on by two life-changing experiences: living in Germany as an au pair and studying with a Peruvian shaman. These experiences gave her a love of the natural world and self-discovery, which she honors through her treatments. During massage-therapy sessions, for instance, she uses organic oils and a compassionate approach to help heal the body, mind, and spirit. Lily also aims to enhance clients’ natural beauty with facial treatments and eyelash extensions.
The experts at May Anne Spa & Makeup Studio arm themselves with natural and organic products, including the G.M. Collin skincare line, to give clients a healthy-looking visage. Each of the facials aims to tackle a dermal problem, from acne to excess oil to patches of dry skin. The staff also uses anti-aging facials and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand to help reduce fine lines, brighten aging skin, and loosen dead skin cells that have overstayed their welcome.
Individuals come to My Natural Permanent Makeup for myriad reasons. Maybe they want
to cut down on their beauty routine in the morning. Maybe age has hindered their eyesight or steady hand, affecting their ability to apply makeup. Whatever the reason, the staff expertly applies permanent liner to the upper and lower lids, colors lips, and fills in sparse brows lost while lighting your last candy cigarette.
Listed in Southern California's Super Doctors, Fresh Face Med Spa and its staff of certified professionals, including a licensed aesthetician, a registered nurse, and the 2007 Chief of Staff at Methodist Hospital of Southern California, resuscitates weary faces with personalized skincare services. The 30-minute express SilkPeel provides microdermabrasion without exposure to aluminum oxide crystals. Diamond-tipped dermalinfusion exfoliates, stimulates, and hydrates skin to help with acne, wrinkles, melty face, and sun damage. The 60-minute procedure combines the peel with deep cleansing, a preparatory gentle peel, facial massage, and finishing mask. Both treatments include Visia Skin Analysis, which uses a computer program to unearth damage unseen by the unclothed eye. Clients come face-to-own-face with covert wrinkles, pores, bacteria, and UV spots fueled by overexposure to the sun and living inside a volcano. Based on the results of the analysis, Fresh Face professionals will recommend treatment, answer questions, and sign a copy as a souvenir.
In partnership with Aveda, 1st Avenue Salon rolls out a fleet of services in the form of haircuts, color, bridal up-dos, and straightening treatments. An experienced team of mane masters consults each client before rearranging coiffures to match moods or backyard topiaries, and each team member soaks up weekly education seminars on the latest coloring techniques. A hotspot for handpicked products from renowned beauty brands such as Dermalogica and Moroccanoil, the beauty emporium also soothes epidermises with facials and body treatments that combine massage movements and detoxifying techniques to instill clients with a glow previously only achieved by standing in front of an open refrigerator.