European Waxing Center uses hard wax made from beeswax, which is all natural, requires no painful paper strips, and is the equivalent of catnip for Pooh bears. There is also a bevy of waxing services available for both women and men. Ladies can experience up to six weeks of razor freedom with a full leg wax ($58), or add a boost of beach confidence with a bikini ($32) or Brazilian wax ($39). Evict rent-skipping hand-hair ($10 for women, $12 for men), or let freshly de-stranded piggies ($10 for women, $13 for men) go "wee wee wee" all the way to your flip-flops. Gentlemen can cut down on wind resistance during shirtless rollerblading excursions with a chest ($23), neck ($14), and full back ($50) wax.
Ensconced in a bamboo-lined courtyard with a shrunken waterfall, Pure Radiance Skincare staffs seasoned skin shamans who work epidermic wonders with a variety of rejuvenating services and organic skincare products from Eminence. During a 60-minute Eminence facial ($75), spa-goers get a customized mask that addresses each face's individual needs and insecurities, as well as a neck and shoulder massage and hand treatment. Those lacking self-cleaning frontispieces can opt for a 60-minute Di-Vine facial ($80) loaded with antioxidants from Hungarian grapes. Smoother body surfaces can be achieved with an array of waxing services that remove unwanted hair from numerous bodily regions—including the brow ($20), lip ($10), arms ($45), and back ($50)—and shave valuable seconds off personal waterslide records.
From smudges and clumps to raccoon eyes, mascara can be a formidable foe. But Sarai Thomas-Brown has found a way to throw out the mascara wand for good. Using a process called lash dipping, she darkens lashes with semipermanent paint that keep them dark and vibrant for up to six weeks.
The licensed aesthetician and certified massage practitioner provides other unique treatments including a beer, wine, or chocolate facial or a grape-seed sugar scrub that leaves skin glowing. She draws from her studies in renewable resources and green living to create an eco-friendly atmosphere for her clients and the earth.
Since opening its doors, LaserAway has accumulated 18 California locations and the patronage of celebrities such as the Kardashian clan. At different settings, the clinic's state-of-the-art lasers can treat signs of sun damage, tattoos, body hair, and glued-on glam-rock wigs with comfort and efficiency. The clinic's medical professionals are all fully licensed to administer laser pulses, and fully glad to educate clients on the intricacies of skincare.
Minh Ha learned about relaxing the body from the inside out—literally. She started her career as a massage therapist before expanding her skill set to incorporate an array of facials, body treatments, and waxing. Today, she combines the two disciplines to ameliorate sore muscles, smooth wrinkles, and clear blemishes, which she achieves with Dermalogica, Yonka, and Jan Marini professional products.