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.
For 25 years, aesthetician Sara West has studied skin as dry as a desert and as oily as a car engine. In the process, she’s developed a mental tome of advice for her clients. Yet even as she educates on the role skincare products, exercise, and diet play in the health of one’s complexion, she continues her own education, ensuring that she has the most accurate advice to give. Inside her studio, where smooth black tile floors sprawl beneath modern wooden furniture that entices the eye with soft, curved lines, she tends to customers' faces with a range of holistic and medical treatments. Fruit-infused peels, green-tea and herbal steam, lavender, and chamomile bathe her clients’ faces, whereas plant-based ingredients cleanse their pores and free them of the urge to nap facedown in their gardens.
In luxurious Oscars and Grammy gift-bags to the stars, it's not rare to find a certificate for one of Marc Edward's specialty facials. One of Hollywood's most sought-out aestheticians, Edward, in turn, seeks out the most opulent and effective skincare products to use in his facials, which he has perfected over a more-than-10-year career. In fact, he counts more than 4,000 celebrities and Los Angelenos as clients, and has performed nearly 35,000 facials since embarking on his career. At his self-named skincare clinic, he and his staff also dole out massages—Swedish, deep-tissue, pregnancy, sports, and shiatsu—that leave clients more relaxed than a cow at a vegan restaurant.
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.
From a luxurious, marble-heavy refuge nestled in the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, the illustrious team at Argyle Salon & Spa pamper every guest like their high-profile celebrity clientele, earning mention in magazines such as Vogue, Hollywood Reporter, and Los Angeles magazine. Hands calibrate each muscle-melting massage so that each ounce of pressure addresses individual needs. An extra 30 minutes of suite access included with the massage package encourages patrons to spend time soaking in a sea-salt bath, lingering under a hot shower, or boiling 10 3-minute eggs. Luxuriaters then retire to the baths to sink into an indulgent, moisturizing milk bath enriched with almond oil and vanilla accents, and steep themselves in the spa's hammam, a low, steam-heated pod that can help open up pores and detoxify the corporeal form. A stint in the traditional Turkish treatment bolsters the facial package, which inspires cellular renewal in sun-damaged, dull-seeming skin. Crafted with Arcona products, the soothing facial incorporates a peel that cleanses and activates skin with organic fruit enzymes, restoring balance and coaxing out pore-blocking pygmy marmosets with a fresh botanical bouquet.
Aesthetician Annalee Stone believes in the power of personal attention. Previously featured for her talents on KTLA's Glam Me Up makeover show and ABC's True Beauty, she now runs one-on-one services from her private single-client studio. The soothing and homey space in West Hollywood envelops clients in cushy furniture, sheer draperies, and warm, low light as she transforms their skin with natural and organic Éminence products. Based on each person's unique skin issues, Annalee puts together a regimen to yield the greatest results, from lactic acid acne treatments to Coffeeberry anti-aging treatments. She's also an expert in waxing, whether legs need longer-term smoothing or your back missed it's seasonal shedding period.