The staff at Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center take on body, mind, and spirit issues using a holistic approach to well-being. This philosophy inspires the duo to rout out the source of dermatological issues rather than temporarily hide visible symptoms. Since specific skin anomalies call for precise treatments, the center boasts an array of facials, chemical peels, collagen treatments, and injectables, performed by Dr Smaili, that cater to quelling signs of aging, mild scarring, acne problems, and uneven skin tone.
Opened by Dr. Tarick Smaili in 2011 as an extension of his plastic-surgery practice, the California Surgical Institute, Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center provides medical aesthetic services to treat skin conditions and contour the body without undergoing surgery or sleeping inside a mannequin.
The aestheticians at On Cloud Nine Day Spa revitalize complexions by integrating spa niceties, such as paraffin wax dips, into advanced treatments. Pevonia emulsions cultivate glowing skin with natural ingredients, the effectiveness bolstered with infusions of collagen and oxygen or gentle exfoliation with a mechanized diamond-studded wand. In the face of stubborn scars and stretch marks, expert hands can reach for products designed for pre- and post-op skincare from the Medicalia line. On Cloud Nine Day Spa's own line of aromatherapeutic essential oils deepen relaxation during all eight styles of massages, all of which incorporate hot stones. Bodies stay smooth and lithe with help from an FDA-cleared mechanical massager, strips of wax, and the example set by a Hatha yoga instructor's snake hand puppet.
Lookfine Threading and Beauty Salon's Upland beauty professionals vanquish blemishes with contemporary techniques, including electrical microcurrent treatments and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, as well as a passion for threading, the ancient art of sculpting eyebrows into shapely arches with a cotton strand. Meanwhile, the graceful curlicues and camouflaged exam answers characteristic of henna tattoos temporarily infuse complexions with a fresh aesthetic.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyelash Extenions and Facials
Brands Used: Novalash Eyelash Extenions
Pro Tip: Come Relax and Enjoy.
Brands Used: GloTherapeutics
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Working for a dermatologist for many years, I developed a true passion for the medical side of aesthetics. I love helping others get to their desired results. I personally suffered from acne, so having the personal struggle ha[s] pushed my passion for my work.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Tears of joy. We have clients that are cancer survivors and all they want is their "Normal" self back.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We love talking to our clients. Communication is key, we love to find out what are clients' goals and hopes are for their treatment.
A master of her craft and a naturally fast runner, Judy Christopher has kept pace with the ever-evolving field of salon techniques during her more than 36 years in the business. At Biatchi Salon and Spa—the beauty emporium she's recently taken into her hands—those techniques include Japanese hair straightening and pumice-peel facials delivered by a staff of 17 friendly salon professionals. An expanded front room has completed Biatchi's transformation into a treasure trove of full-body styling assistance; flowing blouses drape over hangers, giant blossoms burst from handbags, and metallic beads dangle from whimsical, vine-like display racks.
Dr. Saul Lahijani draws upon extensive experience and education as he works to help clients achieve their aesthetic dreams. He began his education at USC, where he earned his undergraduate degree before obtaining a doctorate of medicine at Ross University School of Medicine, finishing at the top of his class. He next performed several residencies at Yale and Vanderbilt, before staying an international fellowship in Barcelona. Today, he welcomes patients into his clinic for non-invasive and surgical treatments, wielding lasers and scalpels to sculpt bodies with the precision of a bionic Michelangelo.