The Humble Abode salon and spa feels like home?which is not surprising, as it's situated inside a cottage surrounded by greenery and beaming with natural light. And it's easy to make yourself at home there, too, because their menu's extensive selection of services could easily require a whole day's sojourn. Beauty treatments include lash tinting and six kinds of facials, such as lactic peels and microdermabrasion. The signature facial pampers each of the face's 55 muscles?a perfect complement to the luxuriating body treatments, including deep-tissue massage and reflexology.
Those looking for more internal therapy can seek out one of the three chiropractic doctors, who aim to treat anything from sports injuries to spinal dysfunction. The Humble Abode also has a certified hypnotherapist, Myke Zykoff, who addresses behavioral issues with hypnotherapy and the calming effects of meditation.
To help guests ease their pain through fitness, a team of instructors leads Pilates classes in both group and private sessions. The bending and stretching sessions take place in a sunny studio furnished with reformer machines and mats, which can double as beds if you just never want to leave.
Love Beauty Art relocated to Los Angeles in 2007 and the results speak for themselves. Their work has since been featured in Essence and Angeleno magazines. In addition, they have rouged the cheeks of such celebrity faces as Emma Roberts and Ke$ha, and have been an independent consultant for LA Fashion Week, the Emmy Awards, and even the Oscars. Drawing from this experience, Love Beauty Art is a place where all can seek expertise for makeup and voluminous lash extensions. Clients can opt for individual silk or mink eyelashes that are attached to individual lash strands using a medical grade adhesive. Lashes require maintenance about every 3-5 weeks and can be catered to individual customizations such as varying length, thickness, and curl.
The spotless environment of Limon Nail and Spa Boutique embodies a grown-up princess-chic look. Yellow and white stripes run across the walls, giving the space the sweet, sunny feel of a candy shop. White Queen Anne's chairs cushion guests as their nails are treated with color by expert manicurists. The therapy room is decorated in purple, where massages rejuvenate clients and waxing services release unwanted hair so it can go live on a farm in the country.
Inside The W Salon, clients settle into comfy chairs as stylists transform their hairdos with services ranging from color treatments and cuts to updos and Brazilian blowouts. The salon's 60-minute facials revitalize flagging features, and 90-minute Swedish massages help knead away chronic aches.
Lauded on the pages of Fit magazine, as well as on computer screens on LA.com and TVs on E! News, Vida Emanuel European Day Spa has garnered well-deserved attention for 25 years. The spa?s owner opened her namesake beauty haven to provide locals of Beverly Hills and beyond with expertly executed skin and body services. Amid an elegant space embellished with gold accents, Emanuel?s highly trained crew of Certified Aesthetic Consultants, massage therapists, and laser specialists gets to work perfecting exteriors with more than 15 skin treatments, many of which feature Emanuel?s personal skincare line. On-trend beauty treatments include Yon-Ka facials and threading services, all-natural spray tans, massages, and laser hair-removal treatments. Clients who opt for more advanced therapies can pursue dermal-filler injections to plump fine lines, or try ultrasonic lipolysis, a painless procedure that helps pinch inches by breaking down fatty cells shaped like Twinkies.
Head to Yuki Sharoni Beauty & Lifestyle and ask for Raya, and there will be no doubt who you mean—no last name necessary. Mention Madonna or Tyra, though, and Raya will probably think you’re referring to her former clients. That’s because during her 20-year aesthetics career, she’s found herself standing face to facial with household names on a number of occasions. Now she’s landed at Yuki Sharoni Beauty & Lifestyle, a salon and spa praised by press outlets including American Spa and Los Angeles Business Journal. Unlike an off-the-rack straitjacket, the spot is a great fit; its amenities—a Vichy shower, a custom-made jacuzzi with 18 jets, and a wet room—are as luxurious as her services.