As a practitioner of the Aveda arts, Kriza Aveda Salon Spa stocks its shelves, cosmetic counters, and salon stations with natural, botanical serums and salves. To pamper clients, the staff peppers each service with luxurious flair—stylists treat guests to a head, neck, shoulder, and hand massage with every haircut, before touching up makeup for ladies. Between appointments, they’ll even trim up bangs to keep cuts stylish or keep head hair from weaving itself into eyelashes. In addition to applying makeup for brides or for special occasions, makeup artists also consult with clients to teach them how to enhance their features and pick the shades that suit their particular skin tone during lessons. Plant-based facials leave skin radiant, diminish wrinkles, or address acne. In every location, the decor mirrors the commitment to naturalism with a light, airy feel, characterized by mostly white walls and plenty of mirrors and glass.
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Julia of Julia’s Beautique & Skin Care began her now nearly 30-year career at a dermatologist’s office in her native Russia. There, she learned the ins and outs of dealing with acne and other skin problems. She then moved to Israel to add to her arsenal of skills by training in European skincare. Today, Julia lives and works in LA, where she practices her own approach to skincare that combines her experience with problem skin and her mastery of European skincare techniques. She treats men, women, and teens with facials that battle acne and aging, and she also rejuvenates skin using Holy Land products. Beyond her 15 specialty facials, Julia also caters to clients' unwanted hair with body waxing and threading.
Lay Bare Waxing Salon has locations in both the Philippines and the United States. Its technicians use cold wax—which is less painful than hot wax—and organic thread to remove unwanted hair. The soothing salons, decorated in green and brown tones, are a comfortable place to get pampered by highly experienced aestheticians. Salons are open daily.
The board-certified internist Dr. Shilpa Sayana created Sayana Medical Spa & Wellness Center to combine aesthetic services with total-body wellness programs. Clients can combine facials, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion with wellness programs for smoking cessation, weight loss, and stress management.
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.
The experienced team at Prime Brows specializes in waxing. In addition to waxing services, Prime Brows offers threading, where twisted-cotton threads that are rolled across the hairline to uproot entire rows of unwanted follicles. Inside the salon, Billboard Top 40 videos play across a large screen to celebrate the departure of problem hairs and drown out the sound of paparazzi hounding celebrities on the nearby Sunset Plaza.