An expert in regenerative medicine, Dr. Fouad I. Ghaly spends his days turning back the clock for his clients. To do this, he draws upon some of the latest techniques and technologies in cosmetic medicine. The platelet-rich plasma facial, for instance, uses a centrifuge to draw plasma out of the patient's own blood, which is then administered to the face with a series of micropunctures to form collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Bio-Identical hormone treatments restore hormonal imbalances in the body for an increase in energy.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
Vogue Beauty Studio’s Middle Eastern motif doesn’t stop at its logo and ornamentation—the all-female staff specializes in Middle Eastern beautification, including henna techniques and eyebrow threading. They promote pulchritude with facials, hair color, and permanent makeup, with prominent examples of their work on their website and glazed onto sheet cakes throughout Los Angeles. Pampering takes place in a storefront replete with arches, beaded decor, and a sumptuous curtain over the entryway.
Within Boogiezone Utopia's electric environs, Elena Vera turns up the heat with high-energy Zumba classes. She leads students of all fitness levels in a series of Latin-inspired dance moves designed to help them burn calories and beat workout boredom. The easy-to-follow moves are set to upbeat tunes, which make you feel like you are breaking a sweat at a club or in the aisle of a supermarket.
Born and raised in California, poppy beauty bar's owners share a special affection for the Golden State. It seemed only natural, then, to name their beauty bar after the state’s official flower, the poppy. However, when choosing a color scheme for the spa, they opted for a delicate green rather than the bright yellow of the California poppy. The end result is a calming sanctuary whose beauty rivals that of any flower.
Today, the staff at poppy beauty bar focuses on skin care, nail services, and waxing. Vintage touches abound throughout the spa, though they sometimes serve a hidden purpose—the chic metal water buckets used for pedicures are, in fact, easier to clean and more sanitary than traditional foot baths. Clients can work with one of poppy's party planners to throw an in-salon party to celebrate a wedding shower, birthday, or the removal of a hangnail.