Dr. John Shieh?s noninvasive procedures are so effective that celebrities choose him to keep their skin as ageless as the photos in which they appear. For example, his famous Triniti series attracted the attention of Kris Jenner on Keeping Up with the Kardashians; during one episode, Dr. Shieh showed off the benefits of nonsurgical procedures and skincare regimens that exclude pies in the face. RejuvaYou Medical Spa has also been featured on television shows such as Extra!, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and in the pages of Forbes, Life & Style, and People Magazine.
Dr. Shieh has also charted new territory as one of the first doctors to use the Matrix RF/Sublative wrinkle-reduction procedure and VelaShape body contouring. Today, Dr. Shieh and his staff treat clients to laser lipo, fat transfer to the breasts, face, hands, and buttocks, Botox, Juvederm, chemical peels, and other procedures that fight the signs of aging.
Sunsational Tan caters to both camps of bronze-seekers with spray tanning and tanning beds. A Matrix L33 tanning bed uses a high-pressure tanning system, which incorporates a non-standard ratio of UV/A to EV/B to dole out a darker, longer-lasting fruit for your sedentary efforts. Sunsational Tan recommends spacing Matrix sessions about a week apart for best results. Those who shun the sun can opt for five MagicTan spray tans, which take about 60 seconds to shed dull layers and reveal a smooth, summery glow. See the Sunsational website for hours and bonus tan-bits.
At Beauty Secret 101, owner and aesthetician Michelle Lin draws from more than a decade of international beauty training. Though she is an experienced makeup artist capable of prepping clients for weddings and other special occasions, her specialty is non-invasive anti-aging and skin-brightening treatments, most of which are customized facials. Hydrating and deep-cleansing facials, as well as non-surgical face-lifts and peels, aim to soothe and refurbish the skin using high-end skincare products from European brands such as Dosha, GM Collin, and T&J. Lin follows up each service by showing clients how to maintain their new, youthful glows at home, with a series of clear, step-by-step instructions as opposed to a binder filled with confusing pie charts and bar graphs.
What started as a childhood passion for makeup became a career for Heather Roach. Her move to Los Angeles—and time spent training at a cinema makeup school in the city—solidified her place in the industry. Heather also specializes in bridal, event, and fashion styling; she coalesces all areas of her expertise when she helps clients who seek to replicate a look from a specific era or movie.
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.