More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
Just walking distance from the Long Beach Convention Center lies a 2,000-square-foot oasis and two-time MyFoxLA Hot List winner. The historic downtown building houses four separate treatment rooms where aestheticians and massage therapists perform a variety of facials, massages, scrubs, wraps, and manicures. Their menu of international therapies borrows seaweed mud and traditions from France, Italy, India, and the Middle East, and their medical facials are performed under the direction of a board-certified dermatologist. In addition to individual clients who arrive solo for a day of pampering, La Dolce Vita invites groups celebrating birthdays, wedding days, and spa-appreciation days.
Vortex Wellness & Aesthetics staffs a cadre of board-certified physicians and permanent-makeup artists, all of who work to help clients achieve their physical goals. The team has added on specialists through the years ? Vortex Wellness originally opened as a weight-loss center and later expanded to include vitamin counseling, cosmetic gynecology, and chronic pain management services. They've also added locations?Vortex Wellness opened a new center in Smyrna in the fall of 2014 after success in L.A. and Long Beach.
At Perfect Brows, skilled aestheticians use their expertise to help clients achieve shapely eyebrows and glowing skin. One of their specialties is threading, an ancient form of hair removal that originated in India. During a 10- to 15-minute eyebrow-threading session, the aesthetician wields twists of cotton thread to gently remove stray hairs at the root and make a miniature sweatshirt for each eye.
At Indulgence Day & Med Spa, epidermal epicureans will delight in lavish treatments that buff, burnish, and beautify the body's barrier. The laser spray tan delivers a moisturizing, vitamin-infused solution to provide a smooth, even tan, while the inch-reduction/detox wrap bundles bodies for 90 minutes in warm aloe-soaked linens, breaking down and luring out toxins. Indulgence will also apply a 10% discount to an array of other specific services for Groupon customers, but customers must book the service in the same visit the Groupon is used, and vote in a poll regarding whether or not robots dream.
Featured on the Bravo television show Tabatha's Salon Takeover, the staff at The Loft consults with clients to provide face-flattering precision cuts and coloring, as well as rejuvenating spa services. Amicably part with split ends with a customized haircut (women's $45–$55, men's $25–$35), put muscles back in their proper appendages with a muscle-moving massage ($45 for 30 minutes), or allow their waxologists to preen and primp brow mustaches ($15) by purchasing up to three of today's beautifying Groupon.