Since opening its doors in 1984, Ma Maison De Beaute has devised a bevy of healing skin treatments designed to mend dermal issues both minor and severe. Eggshell-colored walls, furniture, and décor, illuminated by a sparkling chandelier and candlelit fireplace forge a luxurious atmosphere for spa services that range from relaxing pedicures to Velashape laser cellulite treatments, which use infrared light to recontour golf-ball-dimpled bodily surfaces to more closely resemble their smooth-talking ping-pong cousins. An expansive selection of skin products helps staffers tailor the six flavors of facial to suit each client's skin type, whereas artful waxing services remove unwanted fuzz and sculpt contoured, tidy brows.
Now a celebrity makeup artist, Amanda Jacobellis started out by studying art and fashion design. This member of the television, film, and print industries often appears on channels such as E! and Fox. She's also been a guest on Access Hollywood, a show that explores the lives of famous people by looking at their keychains. But before she rubbed elbows with the stars, she pioneered a safer eyelash extension technique known as LAshX. Her product includes the first oil- and glycol-free cleanser and formaldehyde-free adhesive. In 2007, she opened Makeup Mandy where her lash extension system enhances beauty treatments from makeup applications to up-dos and waxing.
Sleek and stylish, Chroma Studio's interior is bathed in the bright sunlight that filters in from large windows. Hardwood floors glimmer beneath exotic potted plants that book-end a row of chrome and leather chairs, where stylists work diligently to snip, color, and deep-condition hair. Helmed by master stylist Troy Zestos—who has done hair in TV and films such as Bridesmaids, The O.C., and I Love You, Man—Chroma Studio's staffers use top-of-the line products to assure locks walk out the door looking shinier and more kempt than a brass-plated wig from the collection of Emily Post.
Trina Renea started out in L.A. as a singer in a punk band, later taking a more peaceful turn into the skincare and spa world. Having amassed more than 15 years of experience in the health and beauty industries, today she's the owner of Facial Bungalow. To best help her clients, she specializes in anti-aging facials and treatments that fight acne, rather than just encouraging it to move to the back of your head. She dabbles in cosmetic chemistry too, collaborating with experts on her product line, Trina Renea Skincare.
At Steven Mata Hair, the salon's titular stylist brings years of experience as well as an arsenal of smoothing products from Chi to his haircuts and color treatments. In addition to traditional hair services, Steven dip-dyes strands with ombre highlights, styles hair for special occasions, and blends gray hairs with bits of color to disguise aging and prevent unwanted pickup lines from Frankenstein monsters.
Since training in London and Paris from internationally renowned stylists including Alexandre de Paris, owner Slama Sharon has spread his talents, opening MikiSharon salons in Israel, Chicago, and Los Angeles and working with celebrity clients such as Tyra Banks and Mary Louise Parker. In an hour or less, one of MikiSharon's expert stylists can carve out a new shape for strands with a haircut (a $135 value) before setting freshly trimmed tresses with a blowout (a $49 value). Maintain made-over manes with two additional blowouts, which, like an overbearing mother scalp, will remind 'dos of proper posture.