Salon du Mei's trained experts beautify clients between walls that support green-and-red rice-paper parasols and underneath ceilings that drip with sheer curtains. In addition to haircuts and color, stylists soften frizzy tendrils with treatments by Brazilian Blowout and Pravana. Inside private massage rooms, therapists release muscle tension and relieve anxiety by gently kneading sinews with soft teddy bears. The team can also wax unwanted fuzz, tint lashes and brows, apply purifying facials, and embellish faces with permanent makeup.
At Angel Baby Nail Parlor, nail technicians do more than just pamper and prettify nails?they keep them healthy, too. Their tools all spend time in an autoclave?a medical-grade sterilization device?and they keep their pedicure basins shiny with EPA-approved solutions that are also good for the environment. A dedication to quality products is also a big deal here, with Gelish polish that keeps nails looking just-manicured for up to three weeks, often causing clients to stop in just to say hi out of habit.
GlamMe Beauty Studio?s team travel to homes, places of work, and dentists? offices to pamper clients. They also work at 11 salons in LA and surrounding areas. Stylists cut hair, magically grow hair with extensions, and embellish strands with semipermanent color and highlights. They also beautify nails during mani-pedis, wax away fuzz on faces, and add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions.
A trip to CM Beauty Consultant is so personalized and thorough, it really feels like having your own on-call beauty consultant. At the skincare center, aestheticians perform gentle facials and clinical-grade treatments alike, using microdermabrasion wands, radiofrequency devices, and special serums to revitalize tired or blemish-addled faces. For more long-lasting facial changes, clients can opt for permanent makeup or super-glued Groucho Marx glasses, but for pigment without the commitment, they can choose special-event makeup applications or lash extensions.
Inside Beauty Wink, lash artist Kathie has only one goal: to give her clients long, seamless lashes. To that end, she applies lashes individually, which provides a better fit and a more natural look than strip lashes. Kathie can also refill empty spaces when lashes naturally shed after a few weeks, and remove old extensions when people want to draw attention away from their eyes and onto their new hat.
The label all natural isn't lip service at Aveda. Bound by its mission to "care for the world," the company has created strictly selective criteria for what goes into its products. The most notable rule: 50% of every ingredient's molecular weight must come from a plant, a nonpetroleum mineral, or inorganic matter obtained exclusively from sustainable sources. Though the dedicated stylists and aestheticians at Bokaos may not be the ones fiddling with chemistry sets to formulate these eco-friendly products, they do stand by them 100% during every service.
For instance, hairstylists revamp outmoded styles with color formulas made from 99% natural ingredients, and they add bounce and movement to strands with Aveda retexturing systems enriched with certified organic ylang ylang. Meanwhile, aestheticians beautify skin with an array of facials and body treatments that use exfoliating salt glows culled from the Dead Sea, as well as plant-based waxing services augmented with skin-soothing essential oils. Once hair and skin is prepped, makeup artists swoop in to finish the look, melding a special foundation with water before applying it to faces with an airbrush, hiding blemishes, skin discoloration, and Sharpie’d chemistry notes for up to 20 hours.