Helmed by Bena B. Won, a registered nurse and acupuncturist who blends Eastern and Western beauty practices, Sunrise Alternative Medical Clinic and its sister practice, Sunrise MedSpa, help patrons increase health and achieve individual cosmetic goals. The clinic?s diverse service menu runs the gamut from weight-loss programs to IV nutrition, with acupuncture treatments and chinese herbal medicines available to reroute off-balance energies or treat underlying causes of nagging discomfort. On the med-spa side, laser treatments from Cutera, facials, and injectables including Botox, Radiesse, and Juv?derm keep bodies looking as youthful as a mannequin?s undying sense of wonder.
Inside DeLuxe Salon's retro-chic beauty shop, owner Gregory Moncur? and his team of beauty experts accent clients' signature styles with hair, makeup, and skin services. A professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, Moncur? applies his 18 years of experience in the beauty industry to services including eyelash extensions. Kevin Murphy products strengthen and moisturize hair during haircut and color services, further enhancing the appeal of manes recently gelled into an upright exclamation point. Deep-cleansing facials reveal rejuvenated mugs with exfoliating scrubs and toners, and Moncur? performs expert sculpting jobs on shaggy eyebrows, turning unruly tufts of brow hair into well-defined shapes.
Kalologie 360 Spa's expert beauty gurus offer a first-class selection of pampering services, earning the franchise a spot on Elle magazine's 2008 list of Top 10 Beauty Boutiques. The staff exfoliates faces with more than 10 varieties of facials and peels, using the boutique's own line of products custom formulated from medical-grade ingredients free of parabens and sulfates. Therapists also treat clients with massage modalities such as Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue, as well as waxing treatments that use specially formulated hard and soft wax for all areas of the body.
Stationed within the stress-free confines of Glow Skincare, aesthetician Ashley helps her clients achieve a radiance all their own with microdermabrasion treatments, enzyme masks, and other facials that work to illuminate dull complexions. When she isn?t infusing skin with elastin molecules or brushing cheeks with an exfoliating lemongrass cleanser, Ashley swipes away unwanted hair on the face and body with strips of warm wax. Her 100% organic airbrush-tanning solution adds rich color to freshly cleansed skin without the risks of sitting in the sun or taking a dip in a vat of scalding hot fudge.
The stylists at Luxe Parlour & Blowdry Bar make sure their clients look their best before they leave the salon by trimming their split ends, adding color, or grooming fingers and toes. Salon services tend to manes with blow-drys and styling, keratin smoothing treatments, and hair extensions that add length and fullness to hair without having to resort to scalp fertilizer. Facial waxing removes stray hairs covering up beautiful features and nail services keep nails healthy on both adult and child hands.
Studio City’s corner of the San Fernando Valley is typically an easy drive from fabled Los Angeles sites such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and the Griffith Park Observatory. But the city features enough charms of its own to occupy visitors. Originally developed as a home for silent-film industry buildings, Studio City is an intriguing blend of early Hollywood history and the modern-day moviemaking biz. Shows such as Seinfeld and films such as Addams Family Values once set up camp at CBS Studio Center, an old-Hollywood relic previously known as the Mack Sennett Studios and Republic Pictures studios. Today, directors still shout orders and jump into piles of reel-to-reel tape as they mill about 18 soundstages and hair-and-makeup stations.Dozens of sushi restaurants line Ventura Boulevard, a bustling thoroughfare that also plays host to local boutiques, coffee shops, and antique stores. Parks and trails are sprinkled throughout the surrounding mountains, a pleasant escape from the hustle of the City of Angels.