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.
Offering expert handiwork that outfits nails with head-turning dazzle, Extremedys Hand & Foot Spa has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Gloss, and Confidential. For 45 minutes to an hour, a savvy nail stylist grooms cuticles to prepare toes for a nontoxic, odorless application of Minx nails. Available in a plethora of colors, designs, and astrological signs, the solid nail coating is sealed with heat and necessitates no drying time. Newfound nail sheen can last up to four weeks, or long enough to showcase them during sidewalk struts and games of double Dutch played on a bed of hot coals.
Corner Spa Salon is a full-service salon that welcomes walk-ins and appointments for hair, skin, nail, and body services. Stylists deftly cut hair, and aestheticians remove unwanted hair with hot wax. Other treatments include facials, manicures, and massage.
At "D" Spot Salon, head stylist Denise embraces the stylishness of color accents and the cleanliness of a 'use and toss' philosophy. She invests in single-use nail buffers and files to ensure that each client gets a fresh set of implements and that the wastebasket never has to go hungry. Outside the nail-care realm, Denise also creates sleek manes with keratin treatments and deftly pierces and adorns ears with delicate studs made from pure gold and medical-grade stainless steel.
Situated northwest of downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood has so many famous landmarks and attractions it almost seems unreal. And plenty of what goes on here is unreal: you can stroll by CBS studios, movie sets, and streets that have been used as filming locations for the silver screen over and over again. Just a short walk away from Palihotel are the flickering lights of the Sunset Strip and the designer shops of Rodeo Drive.Step past the front doors of Palihotel, and you're already smack dab in the middle of the Melrose shopping district, which is lined with comedy clubs, funky clothing boutiques, vintage stores, and kitschy themed restaurants. Melrose is a nice change of pace from the traffic and sprawl of the city as a whole; it's a relaxed area designed for pedestrians where wildly painted buildings compete for tourists' attention. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.