Boasting a prolific portfolio that highlights his range of professional work, Andrew Zepeda @ Salon Republic harnesses his talents as a hair and makeup artist to beautify clients with a menu of appearance enhancements at the West Hollywood salon. The mane master forges strands as nourished as they are stylish, pairing complimentary scalp treatments with each men's or women's haircut while incorporating conditioning treatments into each color session. Tresses in need of lengthening can bask in A-grade Remy hair extensions, which use real hair to augment existing coiffures, whereas applications of makeup and false lashes help clients avoid awkward run-ins with discarded bathroom mirrors.
Sci-fi movies make it seem like a collection of lasers could only belong to a villain who?s up to no good. However, at Dr. Laser, the stockpile of Candela GentleLase, Lumenis LightSheer, Lutroinc Spectra, and Hoya ConBio lasers are used only for good. Dr. Richard Mantell uses beams of light to zap unwanted body hair or break up permanent ink after a falling out with a former favorite anchor. IPL and laser skin rejuvenation treatments rejuvenate appearance by removing acne, scarring, signs of aging, and discolorations, and the staff uses products from Obagi to clear facial surfaces and Latisse elixirs to grow lashes. In addition to laser treatments, Dr. Laser also offers juvederm and botox treatments to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
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.
The licensed doctor of chiropractic at Unity Holistic Health & Medical Center ensures bodies remain in fine fettle with skeleton-aligning examinations and tension-busting massages. Visits kick off with a 15-minute chiropractic assessment in which skilled hands examine spines for signs of pain-causing misaligned vertebrae and werefish-indicating dorsal fins. After diagnosing backbones and recommending a course of treatment for kinked-up spinal columns, doctors usher clients into relaxing massage rooms where skilled therapists turn nimble fingers on muscle-bound stress. Guests choose from modalities such as energy-stimulating shiatsu, knot untying deep-tissue, and relaxing Swedish massage. Regardless of chosen style, the soothing rub assuages anxiety, opens blood flow, and relieves pain brought on from playing leapfrog with sumo wrestlers.
Nectar’s Mobile Spa’s relaxation masters travel to pamper clients in their homes or offices with all the necessary components of a soothing, relaxing environment in tow, complete with plush massage tables and flickering candles. Stressed shoulders unclench during a jet-lag relaxation treatment as warm compresses hydrate skin parched from high-altitude jaunts or vacations on desert islands. A full-body massage then unfurls bunched-up ligaments, and a mini facial brightens visages with a youthful glow.
Voted one of Women's Wear Daily's top beauty retailers, Beauty Collection tirelessly recruits the world's best beautifying products, assembling an arsenal of more than 200 top name brands. This pulchritudinous panoply stocks the shelves with soaps, shampoos, makeup, perfumes, oils, creams, unctions, unguents, and Assyrian nard. Let a trained team of esteemed aestheticians guide you to your skin's ideal suitor—the Ole Henriksen walnut complexion scrub ($24) exfoliates and invigorates a dormant epidermis, while the MoroccanOil treatment ($41) transforms dreadful heads into a shimmering, lush scalpscape. Helpful aestheticians provide free consultations, ensuring that visitors find all desired products as well as discovering new, valuable tools of beauty.