With its sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, visiting Artist Skincare Studio is like inviting your face to high tea with your best friend. The studio’s trained staff know skin like the back of their own skin-covered hands and combine technologically advanced ingredients with organic botanicals to leave your face shimmering like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. Each customized facial targets your specific skin type and individual skin problems to restore balance and beauty to your face. Your licensed aesthetician’s advanced education ensures that she's more than equipped to safely navigate the unpredictable crevices of your flesh-emoticon.
Nails are Sheila Amrhien's canvases. She specializes in intricate nail-art creations and hypoallergenic gel nail enhancements, as well as shellac. With Brisa Lite removable gel she can add length, strength, and color to nails for up to three weeks without filing or damaging the natural nail. Her clients also come in for pedicures and many types of body-hair removal, including Brazilian waxes, but excluding calling the governor and asking him to abolish hair.
The Body Garage focuses on providing quality services with a scientific approach to skin care. As a medically directed spa, The Body Garage uses top-notch products while providing preventative skin maintenance to ensure skin as beautiful and shiny as a Transformer. As part of your choice of treatment, you get a consultation based on a Visia Complexion Analysis. The analysis inspects skin while measuring visible and invisible sun damage and evaluating wrinkles, pores, and clingy barnacles. Visitors will then choose between a microdermabrasion treatment (referred to as a mega peel on The Body Garage's website) or a custom chemical-peel treatment, with both options helping to exfoliate the skin, accelerate new skin growth, and decrease the effects of aging.
Whether your hair is a magnificently buoyant crown of curls and character or a defiant mass of twigs, gobs of vegan mayonnaise, and half-chewed Now and Laters, kAt Hair Studio will assess its needs by combining cosmetology experience with the gut instinct of a hard-boiled detective. Get a cut ($25) to take your cocky mane down a peg and then enjoy some deep healing with conditioning ($10). Alternatively or confluently, get a glossing and restore the shimmer and shine your follicles flaunted when they were first removed from their original packaging ($30). Bring it all to a magnificent finale with the styling ($10 with cut), during which your stylist will factor in your high-school GPA, rent history, and whether or not you have a boating license to create the style that best fits your true essence. If you refuse to be typecast as yourself, redefine your look with a color ($50) and brow tint ($10). Waxing your facial triad (brow, lip, and chin; $24) keeps your face's neighborhood free of follicular criminals, while manly men whose whisker syndicates are too entrenched can maintain a healthy veneer with a beard trim ($8).
As the mercury starts to dip and the days become shorter, achieving a golden hue becomes increasingly harder. Stay as bronze as baby shoes with one spin in the power UVA-lamp-powered level-four tan. For instant gratification, opt for the UV-free Mystic Tan, which breathes life into former ghosts with a uniform, sun-kissed coating. Or take things slow and steady with 50 minutes in the Santa Barbara and Del Rey beds. Unsure tanners can defer to one of the on-staff tanologists, who will happily help clients select the option best suited to their needs.
Stylist Jamie Larson reshapes her clients' manes with Sassoon haircutting techniques, vibrant color, and perms. In addition to styling hair, Larson also pampers paws with manicures and pedicures enhanced with chip-resistant Shellac polish.