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.
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.
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.
The experienced message therapists at Stress Busters Massage increase circulation and decrease tension through a sweeping suite of professional soreness-mitigating services. With today's deal, you get your choice of one of Stress Buster's massages, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, reflexology, pressure point, acupressure, or the massage combo. The muscle-manipulating therapist will knead out intransigent muscles with the method most appropriate for each guest’s needs. For 70 minutes, bodies will be coaxed into relentless relaxation within one of the softly lit private treatment rooms. Afterward, you’ll reach a more relaxed state and be bestowed with magical talents, such as the ability to operate chopsticks with just your elbows.
A state-certified staff of muscle-manipulators alleviates bodily aches with a wide range of soothing massage techniques, which include Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, and hot-stone therapy. When guests select their choice of body massage, a steady-handed therapist applies a heavenly 30-minute kneading to relax tension, stimulate the lymphatic system, and improve circulation—unlike a traffic jam of weinermobiles. Visitors receive their treatments in one of four private massage rooms or a couples room with two adjacent beds, where an aural cascade of raindrops falling on home-cooked meals creates a tranquil, welcoming environment.