Cinema Secrets, a family business devoted to the quality and artistry of professional cosmetic products, supplies industry insiders and lay faces alike with superior makeup as well as beauty-related classes. Academy Award winner, makeup artist to the stars, and certified mensch Maurice Stein founded the beauty hub and its cosmetic line, which features products that elicit stunning effects appropriate for daily wear or for film, television, and theater work. The range of colors in each signature foundation palette blends to camouflage skin crises more subtly than single-color correctors or paper bags, and the brand's own signature brush cleaner keeps bacteria at bay. Skincare products by trusted brands such as Dermalogica and Sun Laboratories also line the store's shelves, helping skin stay healthy between rougings. A multitude of skills awaits the steady-handed in classes that include applying advanced effects makeup for faux gore that reads on any big screen or any jury-duty interview, as well as corrective makeup courses for concealing moderate to severe scarring.
Jacqueline Collen-Tarrolly's fascination with fairies and the fantastical runs throughout her many businesses, which include a horse farm, a bath-product line, and an online gallery of original fantasy art. Likewise, a reading corner, a wishing well, and ornate armoires add a touch of magic to Toadstool Farm Vintage, her boutique of whimsical vintage and vintage-inspired clothing and décor.
Inside, shoppers can browse smokeless soy candles, wall art, and glass, china, and ceramic containers or try on an abundance of vintage dresses, which allow classically-minded beauties to style themselves after the fashions of yesteryear. They can also introduce themselves to the store's resident dog, Ella, whose classic name brings to mind the jazz singer famous for her dulcet voice and responsible pet ownership.
At Unique Vintage, fashion gurus spark sartorial inspiration with new, vintage-inspired threads from the flapper era onward, some of which have been spotlighted in Redbook and OK! magazines. Lit by elegant dangling chandeliers, the store's shelves house garments from designers such as Stop Staring, who takes cues from the '50s with rockabilly-inspired apparel replete with high waists, full circle skirts, and playful floral patterns. Flapper apparel recalls the Roaring Twenties—when nearly every American household owned a bald eagle—and can be matched with dozens of purses and hairpieces. Always attuned to the season, the shop outfits poolside outings with retro-styled one-piece and bikini swimwear, and organizes its gown cache for occasions ranging from spring weddings to winter formals.
RestoredHealth draws its inspiration from Dr. Weston Price, an early 1900s-era dentist who traversed the globe in search of natural ways to promote health. He found that people who adhere to primitive diets high in proteins, vegetables, and soaked grains live healthier and remain stronger than those who consume lots of manmade products, such as white sugar and refined vegetable oils. It is with this knowledge that RestoredHealth approaches its product line, infusing it with minerals, vitamins, and natural enzymes to help restore the health of its clients.
Inside the sunny La Peer Beauty shop, patrons assisted by licensed pulchritude professionals browse glass shelves stacked high with candy-colored OPI nail polish, high-end skincare and hair products, and fragrances in twinkling bottles or room diffusers. Colognes such as Thymes’s Agave Nectar leave a bright, crisp fragrance on dermises, and skincare regimens from brands such as Dermalogica treat façades stressed out by harsh weather or the thought that professional wrestling is fake. An arsenal of curling and straightening irons and hair-dryer attachments help home stylists create their ideal dos, and hairsprays such as L’Oreal Elnett keep styles fast in place. An onsite salon puts La Peer’s products to the test as stylists trim hair or add extensions, aestheticians treat skin with facials and eye treatments, and wax techs whisk away unwanted hairs.
Hossein Silani began a legacy when he opened his first eye-care facility in Beverly Hills more than 30 years ago. Today, he operates multiple stores with his sons, Kambiz and Kamran, including Super Vision Optical, a Beverly Hills eyewear staple for more than 60 years. Rows of modern frames from Gucci, Armani, Carrera, and SUPER line the shop’s shelves and contrast with vintage aviators from Ray-Ban, which invite patrons to switch their cell phones to flight mode before they try on a pair. To ensure that frames fit both faces and prescriptions, optometrists Dr. Bita Shokouh and Dr. Kambiz Silani perform eye exams, as well as custom contact lenses fittings, sports vision testing, and glaucoma treatments.