Helmed by board-certified gynecologic surgeon Jeffrey J. Smith, MD, Bella Vita Med Spa’s team of beauty techs works to improve health and bolster confidence with a range of aesthetic skincare and cosmetic procedures. The staff aims to safely refurbish faces through a multipronged strategy of skincare treatments, including microdermabrasion, photofacials, and Obagi chemical peels that reveal unmarked surfaces and the undisclosed Donny Osmond impressions beneath. Wielding a variety of lasers, including Cutera and Titan, the staff can also perform laser procedures such as hair removal, skin resurfacing, and spider-vein removal. Injectables and dermal fillers help reduce the signs of aging, and tummy tucks and laser-assisted liposculpture help reduce the signs of adipose tissue.
When she was 9, Brooke Taylor tried her hand at styling for the first time on her best friend’s hair. For many children, this would have ended in disaster, but not for Brooke. Her grandmother, a trained stylist, had taught the youngster in her own salon, and when Brooke finally wielded the shears, she knew she had found her life’s calling. Today, she owns Capello Salon and manages seven other stylists, a nail technician, and an aesthetician. Their specialties range from the haircuts Brooke mastered as a preteen to coloring and hair extensions. In Capello’s spa branch, the aesthetician performs facials, applies makeup, and uses sugar to remove hair from bodies or add hair to balding gingerbread men.
Overseen by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Santillanes—whose UCLA and USC credentials have also led him to instruct fledgling surgeons in his specialties—The Skin Care Clinic's staff unlocks the inherent natural beauty in clients with age-defying services. They specialize in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including injectables and dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane, chemical peels, and photo rejuvenation. They also refine entire bodies through laser hair removal, scar removal, and VelaShape cellulite-removal treatments that, like a shy SWAT team, are also minimally invasive.
Nestled amid the black-curtained confines of Modern Elegance Salon and Spa, stylists and aestheticians forge stray locks into silky new hairdos and battle the signs of aging with wrinkle-reducing facials. Above heads, silver chandeliers drip with sparkling prisms, which send light bouncing off walls as staffers offer a menu of services that includes massage and waxing treatments.
At Crazy Beautiful Hair Lounge, a team of completely sane and utterly talented tress masters transforms mopey mops into magnificent manes. Skilled stylists will cut and comb coifs ($46 for women, $24 for men, $19 for kids) in the latest styles, or restore lost lock luster with highlights ($75) or permanent color ($75). Clients can also treat tired talon tips with a manicure ($17) or pedicure ($35+), shape brows into attractive arches with a brow waxing ($12), or purge piggies of impurities with a foot detox ($26).