At Babyface Skincare Studio, aestheticians specialize solely on one section of the body: the face. Their facials create healthy, glowing complexions; some of the facials even use machines, such as the firming gold-charged electrodes used during the 23K Golden Spoon facial. In other cases, facials rely solely on acne-fighting cleansers and soothing moisturizers. The studio also offers eyelash extensions, to further pamper newly brightened visages.
At Fortanasce & Associates Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, an experienced team of doctors of physical therapy, exercise scientists, and massage therapists help clients get into the best shape of their lives. The 11,000 square-foot facility works with the young, old, injured, or healthy through services such as physical and occupational therapy, personal training and Pilates, and industrial rehabilitation. An onsite, in-ground pool lets clients to exercise without stressing their joints, catering to the elderly as well as pregnant women who want to alleviate back pain and teach their babies to speak to fish. A troupe of massage therapists administer deep-tissue, sports, and shiatsu treatments, while hand therapists cater specifically to problems in the wrist, fingers, elbows, and shoulders.
Featured on KCAL 9’s Best Of LA, Ann Karen Day Spa soothes sore muscles and minds throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The signature experience is a detoxifying hybrid treatment that combines organic plant and flower oils, a neurolymphatic massage, acupressure, and hot-stone therapy, kneading much-needed peace into the body's nervous system and energy canals. Ann Karen Day Spa is adorned with more than 30 treatment rooms and an opulent waiting area with mellow earth tones and provides additional services via saunas, jacuzzis, and heated clay tiles that are perfect for warming up your feet or toasting s'mores.
The tranquility specialists at Spa Thai Essence take an all-natural approach to stress relief and skincare. More than five styles of massage call on herbal compresses, aromatherapy scents, or simply the skilled hands of a massage therapist to ease muscular tension and center the mind. To hydrate and purify skin, body scrubs made of milk, coffee, or oats buff away dead cells and provide pores with a balanced breakfast, while facials performed with Bioelements serums or ultrasound-emitting phonophoresis devices help skin regain a youthful glow.
At Beauty in Motion Studio, professionally trained cosmetic trainers and sisters Crystal and Angela provide makeup training to women and also makeup artists in the field looking to advance their special techniques on custom blending and color theory. With years of combined experience and time as guest speakers, the duo showcases their versatility with an expertise in everyday makeup, fashion runway, and bridal looks. The beauty experts share skincare and makeup tips during small group workshops, in which participants can sip champagne and learn about an array of topics. In addition to workshops, they also offer private one-on-one training. For weddings, the studio’s aestheticians embellish skin with facials and expertly applied makeup, and hairstylists weave tresses into veil-ready updos. The service menu also extends to bridesmaids and flower girls, whose growth depends on their hair being regularly watered and pruned. Beauty in Motion Studio’s mobile bridal packages send staffers on-location to administer makeup touchups, facials, and hair changes at the reception itself.
Thai Classic Restaurant's chefs work with an array of exotic ingredients and savory spices, from creamy coconut milk to fiery dried chilies to fresh ginger. They distribute these ingredients across an extensive menu of traditional Thai soups, curries, and noodle dishes. To craft one of their specialties—Thai Classic seafood curry—the chefs simmer fresh seafood in tangy red curry with bamboo shoots and basil leaves. Diners await meals over glasses of sweet iced tea in the sunlit dining room, where gold flowers speckle deep red walls.
Before Bessy Lim had her first facial, her life was a succession of stressful, 12-hour shifts. Her first spa experience awakened a latent desire: she wanted to help others find the relaxation she had forgone for so long. With that, she left her stressful career, earned a number of spa certifications, traveled abroad to learn the various therapeutic techniques and ways to pronounce "microdermabrasion" of spas overseas, and finally opened Agua De Vida. There, a corps of certified and licensed massage therapists team up with the spa specialist to mend tense muscles with massage, swaddle bodies in wraps, purify pores with facials, and primp hands and feet with nail services.