The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
In a private treatment room adorned with black-and-white wallpaper and accessories, Beautiful Xtreme Lashes’ staff artists Kelly and Kenia dedicate themselves to prettying blinks with eyelash perms, three types of extensions, and other aesthetic services. In addition to applying regular makeup for weddings and formal events, Kelly provides an alternative with permanent makeup on brows, lids, and lips. The hair on 12 body areas is no match for their waxing services, and they also coat nails with gel polish, which provides chip-free color for up to three weeks.
The aestheticians at Seema's Skin Care pamper clients with custom microdermabrasion treatments and facials. Additionally, stylists cut and color strands along with ridding clients of unwanted hair with waxing and threading services. Henna tattoos turn bodies into temporary works of art without the security risk of linking arms with the statue of David, and temporary and semipermanent extensions add length and thickness to lashes.
As a practitioner of the Aveda arts, Kriza Aveda Salon Spa stocks its shelves, cosmetic counters, and salon stations with natural, botanical serums and salves. To pamper clients, the staff peppers each service with luxurious flair—stylists treat guests to a head, neck, shoulder, and hand massage with every haircut, before touching up makeup for ladies. Between appointments, they’ll even trim up bangs to keep cuts stylish or keep head hair from weaving itself into eyelashes. In addition to applying makeup for brides or for special occasions, makeup artists also consult with clients to teach them how to enhance their features and pick the shades that suit their particular skin tone during lessons. Plant-based facials leave skin radiant, diminish wrinkles, or address acne. In every location, the decor mirrors the commitment to naturalism with a light, airy feel, characterized by mostly white walls and plenty of mirrors and glass.
The trained staff of Skin Rejuvenation and Body Contouring Institute wrangles laser beams, intense lights, and injectables to shape clients' bodies without surgery. Their mastery of laser systems enables them to contour midsections and banish hair from bikini lines, necks, and dorsal fins. They force spider veins into hiding with sclerotherapy and augment butts with injectables.:m]]
For more than 30 years, the beauty brigade at Luciano's Salon has snipped, set, and shaded strands into eye-catching coifs. Reconcile split ends with a haircut and style ($65+ for women, $35+ for men), or treat tresses to a new hue via a single-color application ($55+) or highlights ($65+ partial, $95+ full). A roller set ($35+) lends hair more volume, and a smoothing blow-dry ($35+) ensures that homeless sparrows don't mistake manes for treetop real estate. Clients can also prep for special occasions or relieve ticklish shoulders with an updo ($55+).
The Executive Cut and Shave—voted Best Barber on the 2013 LA Hot List—ramps up the old-fashioned-barbershop service with new man-cave ideology. They offer personal TVs at each cutting station, billiards, and a complimentary cocktail or beverage. In addition to cultivating face-flattering cuts, skilled stylists can smooth out mugs with a lather shave or evict unwanted hair with specialty waxing services.