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.
Kima Holmes firmly believes that in this hectic world, massage and other holistic treatments are not luxuries, but necessities—an ideology that has been forged during 14 years as a licensed massage therapist. In the comfort of her private studio, Kima provides solace from aches with therapeutic massage modalities such as flowing Swedish strokes and firm, deep-tissue pressure. Clients may also draw on Kima's four years of experience as a hypnotherapist to help achieve personal goals such as giving up smoking, losing weight, or getting "Bohemian Rhapsody" out of their head.
Wynn Nail Spa, a studio co-founded by New York entrepreneur Eric Wynn, does more than just manicures and pedicures. Its services, with packages such as Sierra Sunrise and Aspen Icemint, expand the pampering of hands and feet to include wraps, paraffin treatments, and scrubs. The nail spa itself, which was conceptualized by award-winning architectural firm AB Design Studio, uses modern lighting, stepped ceilings with blue accent walls, and R&B-singing cherubs to create a serene atmosphere.
As its name implies, Relax House Massage pampers guests with muscle-soothing treatments. Skilled therapists tackle knots with gliding Swedish strokes, heated stones, or the gentle stretching of a Thai massage. A licensed cosmetologist is also on hand to beautify exteriors with facials and waxing services.
Aestheticians at The M Day Spa forsake the one-size-fits-all approach, and prefer instead to consult with each client before giving any kind of skincare service. Once they know about a client’s skin type and habits, the aestheticians can administer individualized facials, peels, and body wraps that can help to reduce acne or hyperpigmentation. The spa’s gold collagen mask combines the youth-boosting power of collagen with gold leaf, a combination that helps to accelerate cell growth and allows properly gilded individuals to hide in rappers’ teeth. The aestheticians also place special emphasis on hygienic waxing services for men and women. During each of their services, the aestheticians wield a full range of high-end products from brands such as Christina, Image Skincare, and Amarin.
At Forever Young Anti-Aging Clinic, director Dr. Joyce Peters and her team of experts combat signs of aging with numerous tools. Microcurrent face-lifts nonsurgically boost the production of collagen—a protein key to youthful skin—with tiny electric currents, which emanate from a wand passed slowly over the face. The clinic's deluxe facials produce a similar effect—but with strawberries, which are high in vitamin C. The aestheticians tap into strawberries' anti-aging potential with chocolate-strawberry masks and optional strawberry face wash. The clinic's focus isn't purely on the face, either. Noninvasive lipo treatments target fat cells all over the body via a choice of cavitation or light stimulation.