Kathrine Heinzman spent a large part of her 25-year career managing Christine Valmy’s flagship salon in Beverly Hills before continuing her beautification pursuits at Dermalogica’s International Dermal Institute education center. At her own Skin and Body Care Center, Kathrine and her team incorporate tools such as Clarisonic skin-cleansing and NuFace skin-lifting to complement a menu of facials and microdermabrasions. Dermalogica products augment the efficacy of treatments as well, with help from Ultraceuticals, Blinc cosmetics, and face massages administered by kittens in knit booties.
At BuenaVentura Massage, certified massage practitioner Robert Alan Schleifer utilizes a range of techniques to eradicate aches and tension. Schleifer wields his knot kneading know-how to assuage chronic back pain with a counter-strain therapy massage, a gentle treatment designed to ease subterranean discomfort by targeting nerve, tissue, and muscular maladies. For sweet serenity, opt instead for a Swedish/Esalen-style massage, which combines thorough and direct strokes in order to treat the neck, shoulders, and back. No matter how guests choose to let loose, both mind and body will have no trouble sinking deep into BuenaVentura Massage’s quaint office space and adjoining patio, both a stone's roll away from the nearby beach and downtown businesses.
Solymar Tan's trained technicians bronze customers with a quick, safe, and hassle-free spray solution. The FDA-approved formula reacts with amino acids in customers' outer layer of skin, instantly priming beachgoers for seven to 10 days of seaside sunbathing or posing as a coppery shark. Unlike one-size-fits-all tanning beds, spray booths, and mesh turtlenecks, Solymar Tan's melatonin mists are tailored to each client's color desires and skin type. The full process takes about 20 minutes and covers the whole body or specific areas if so desired. The solution is oil-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free, accommodating both hypersensitive skin and sniffers.
Marcie Lutzke, who founded Bronzed Bottom in 2008, is a skin-cancer survivor and an NTTI-trained sunless tanner dedicated to using all-natural solutions. The solar-simulating process begins with the application of a blend of exotic aloes, which aid in increasing the length of the tan and repelling supernovas. Customers choose from various solutions of alcohol-free bronzing agents in order to discover a shade that matches their skin type. Finally, bodies bask in the breeze of an air dryer, with tans expected to pack a fully developed pigment punch within 12 hours. Deep-toned patrons can also roam the retail store, where they receive 15% off selections of body-care lotions and swimwear, including the scrunch-butt bikini, a beach-going ensemble designed to flatter curves and help its wearer look as sexy as possible when filling out tax forms near the local watering hole.
Safe, Friendly, & Fast Body Piercing. Piercings are performed in a sterile enviroment using 100% sterile technique and single use needles. I pride myself on using the most modern piercing techniques, jewelry styles, aftercare, and safety standards. I maintain certifications in CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens.
Amid the white, ethereal-curtained confines of A Secret Place Salon and Spa's waxing chamber, aesthetician Carla Cable performs hair evictions with expertise garnered from more than 10 years in the industry. After clients jump, leap, or teleport onto the silver-blanketed treatment table, Cable will slather unwanted strands with warm wax before cleanly stripping them from their follicular domiciles. The entire service takes about 15 minutes, after which personages can leave the salon boasting a smoothness seen elsewhere only in newborn beach balls.