Aromatherapy can be used to soothe nerves and focus the mind, but for SkinBar's Lynda Dheming Moore, it sparked her entrepreneurial spirit. While working at an essential-oil company, Lynda discovered the benefits of plant extracts on the skin. This experience inspired her to enroll in aesthetics training and cosmetic chemistry classes at UCLA. This was in 1995, when Dr. Howard Murad was developing his holistic approach to skincare in nearby El Segundo, so she sought training from him after completing her coursework. She opened SkinBar nearly a decade later, after learning high-tech techniques at The International Dermal Institute and deepening her knowledge of skincare products at Dermalogica.
SkinBar stays true to its name, focusing exclusively on ways to smooth and refresh the saran wrap covering our faces and bodies. Facials reflect Lynda's diverse training, with involved rejuvenation methods involving gentle electrical impulses, salves enriched with goji berries to heal dryness, or retinoids to even out blotchy pigmentation. She still relies on Murad and Dermalogica tonics during treatments, but her library of products now includes bottles from Jan Marini and Obagi as well as cosmetics from Jane Iredale. Bluewick candles infuse the studio with relaxing aromas, and their scents seep into private chambers where massages ease pregnancy or melt knots with warm basalt stones. Waxing reveals radiant skin from under a wilderness of hair, and makeovers can accent facial architecture with pigment and eyelash extensions.
Circuit Spa invites visitors to roam around its facility for treatments which incorporate workouts for warm-ups, lymphatic drainage and cellulite reduction, weight loss and pain management, detoxification and purification, and facial rejuvenation. During an initial visit, guests can choose from 40 organic custom-blended teas while the staff creates a custom circuit plan for each individual before demonstrating how to use the equipment, including Chi Radiance tables, Formostar body wraps, Cellu Light infrared bikes, and vibration plates designed to help reach specific body goals. The staff also complement visits with ? la carte items including body-sculpting endermologie suits and a personal nose cannula for the Eng3 Activated Air, and do-it-yourself trophy kits.
Careful hands at Axiom Wellness and Medical Spa pamper tender skin surfaces with a variety of beauty treatments. Targeted facial waxes rid lips, chins, brows, or third eyes of unwanted follicles, as a specialty hard wax solidifies around hairs before stripping them away. An optional anesthetic keeps Brazilian waxees comfortable. Single-strand synthetic eyelash extensions, applied one by one with an adhesive, bond onto individual eyelashes in a variety of thicknesses and colors, while lightweight mink eyelashes provide a dark sheen to solo strands after a careful application, which can last up to two hours. Both eyelash extensions can last for up to two months, which is exactly how long it takes to wink in slow motion.
With more than 5,000 square feet of soothing spa space and a team of trusted technicians, Parisian Day Spa & Permanent Make up Salon pampers its patients with a plethora of skin-rejuvenating procedures. Within its lavender-colored lamp-lit walls, the spa restores clients to stress-free stasis, while serving them refreshments of mimosas, wine, and savory snacks. During the seaweed miracle wrap, skilled swaddle-smiths snugly wrap spa-goers in a seaweed blanket. Upon skin contact, the wrap's valuable nutrients labor to trim inches off of corporeal perimeters, subdue cellulite's dimpling forces, promote detoxification, and provide savvy camouflage for crashing caterpillar birthday parties.
Visiting Vogue Salon & Permanent Makeup is like going to a concert: your experience varies greatly depending on where you sit. Clients who take a seat in one of the massaging pedicure thrones relax as technicians apply gel or acrylic polish, whereas men, women, and kids who rest against the curved backs and arms of the rotating styling stools chatter as stylists perform haircuts and Redken color treatments. One of the most sought-out seats in the house is the permanent-makeup chair, which resembles a padded pool lounge chair and is used during waxing as well as makeup sessions. The staff prides itself on its inking expertise and even offers a six-month apprenticeship for artists who want to learn how to draw in eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner like professionals, or at least like the artist who painted Richard Nixon's official White House portrait.
Services at Axiom Spa are extensive: eyelash extensions of all varieties, facials, PCA skin peels, micro-needling, waxing, and skin-tightening treatments are popular here. For over 10 years, Axiom's experienced eyelash technicians have accented eyelashes with extensions made from real mink, real fox fur, synthetic materials, silk, Novalash, and more?all within the dedicated lash lounge equipped with zero gravity chairs. Other services include dermaroller treatments and red- and blue-light therapies which illuminate dewier complexions, and microdermabrasions and PCA peels that slough away dullness-causing debris and distracting fake noses. Whether opting for an intensive skin treatment, a simple waxing session, or a set of eyelash extensions, guests are greeted by experienced, artful aestheticians.