Lipstic Salon & Spa's customizes beautifying treatments to each client, using imported products including Académie de Beauté from France and Davines from Italy. Warm lighting spills over clients as they cross Lipstic's floors, flanked by organic tones and wooden accents, and sink into treatment chairs where five coloring options render locks more luminous and healthy than a supernova on a diet of oatmeal. Before clients abscond to beach vacations, waxing specialists groom manly backs and shoulders as well as womanly bikini areas and underarms. Clients then revivify their visages with a choice from more than a dozen facials and peels that bolster collagen production and imbue epidermises with skin-tightening, age-defying nutrients. To cap off a day of relaxation or soothe away the stresses of chauffeuring children from soccer practice to their stockbroker's office, the multitalented staff also doles out mani-pedis and calming massages.
Though The M Salon sits on bustling Rodeo Drive, its interior wraps visitors in zen-like calm. Cool, marble halls lead to the waiting room, decorated, like the rest of the space, in sparse black-and-white hues accentuated with bright orchids. A miniature kitchen lets stylists brew coffee and espresso, slice fruits, and pour wines and champagne as complimentary refreshments for their clients, and modern cabinets tuck away premium products by Moroccanoil, OSMO, Brazilian Blowout, AVEDA and CND.
The carefully designed space by Pooya Goudarzi from VerteX design studio was long the dream of The M Salon's owner, Marjan. She began with a cosmetology license that followed with numerous certifications from Brazilian Blowout to CND shellac. She is also a certified cosmetology teacher by Santa Monica College . In addition to her newly learned specialties, Marjan has a passion for the ancient art of eyebrow threading, which uses carefully twisted cotton threads to gently remove unwanted facial hair.
Billion Dollar Brows' highly trained team commits to sculpting overgrown sweat catchers into winsome, carefully landscaped forehead gardens. Their brow-shaping service infuses misshapen furrows with symmetry, elegance, and believable looks of surprise for small-claims court hearings ($35 for regular visitors; $40 for first-timers). A sure-handed specialist will apply full brow makeup finish to hide any redness. To maintain your alluring countenance, you'll also receive Billion Dollar Brows' universal brow pencil, a water-resistant wand effective for all skin tones and hair colors ($14.95).
Skilled hands run in Esther’s family. She and her sister, Malonie Banen, work side by side within the same waxing salon. Known for their comfortable and swift sessions, the duo has earned multiple accolades from Allure magazine’s Best of Beauty awards. Though they specialize in Brazilian waxing, they also perform other services, such as eyebrow waxes for hairs that receive uncomfortable amounts of attention from lonely caterpillars. The interior of Esther's Place matches a Tiffany's box to a tee, with the robin's egg hue saturating every wall. Decorative elements, such as pink orchids and green satin pillows, bring a hint of tranquility to the space, enhanced further by a mural, which depicts a rocky ocean that's unfortunately devoid of hunky mermen.
Doctor-owned Cosmetic LaserWorks has been ridding men and women of unwanted hair for more than 10 years. The medical professionals have performed more than 10,000 hair-removal treatments and have helped more than five clients successfully join a dolphin colony. Five years ago, Cosmetic LaserWorks broadened its treatment menu to include laser spider-vein-removal treatments and beauty injections such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Radiesse, Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm, and Juvederm Voluma. Cosmetic LaserWorks also has a dog-friendly patio for customers.
Hygiene and quality are of paramount import to the licensed aestheticians of European Skin Care. Whether buffing faces with crystal-tipped wands or lavishing skin in nutrient-rich emollients, the aestheticians adhere to strict health standards that optimize results. Among the spa's top-notch treatments, anti-aging services incorporate light technologies and traditional facial or waxing procedures yield a polished look. Permanent cosmetics, applied with sterile equipment, save clients the trouble of filling in eyebrows with sharpie pens.