The stylists, skin soothers, massage therapists, and nail and makeup artists at Lavish Salon and Day Spa have seen their fair share of media buzz. So has owner, master stylist, and senior Goldwell hair-color educator Samantha Murguia, whose color-correction skills found themselves under the spotlight on ModernSalon.com. In 2010, OCFamily.com editor Susan Belknapp blogged that not only was her Brazilian Blowout with Murguia "a relaxing, fast-moving treatment," but also that she found the result to be "fantastic." Murguia and her team have also been featured multiple times in Inland Empire Magazine and, in 2011, graced CBS’s list of LA’s Best Blow-Drys.
Perhaps the high praise is a result of the expertise with which Murguia's crew performs their services. Or perhaps it’s the fact that they keep a close eye on the latest youthful trends. The staff includes a teen blogger who has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry, and the salon has been accepting donations of gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories to help girls attend the prom in style. They have even offered teen makeup tutorials that explain how to complement natural facial features and use a smartphone’s blush-administering app.
Headaches. Sciatica. Muscle spasms. Fatigue. At Rhoe Chiropractic, these bodily aches—as well as many others—can be quelled by a full slate of holistic treatments. The staff specializes in spinal manipulations, acupuncture, and massage styles such as sports and reflexology.
The licensed aesthetician at Skin by Stevie specialized in manual, electrical, and chemical facials during her professional studies at the Salon Success Academy before earning her license from the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Peels and facials ensure clients maintain a youthful glow despite a barrage of free radicals and airborne Splenda, whereas body wraps smooth out body topography. Other aesthetic services include teeth whitening, waxing, and makeup application.
In his more than 20 years of practice, Doctor of Chiropractic Steven Miranda has amassed a full arsenal of drug-free techniques designed to deal with pain. Apart from using his bare hands to perform traditional adjustments and massages, he takes on aches and injuries with advanced, noninvasive technology. Spinal decompression seeks to provide relief to pinched nerves through the use of traction and inversion therapy.
The newly opened Renaissance Therapeutic Massage fields a staff of three certified massage therapists who exorcise muscle tension and induce relaxation by performing five different massage modalities on heated tables. Clients can opt for Swedish massages, which relieve pain and stress with motions that, like most toddlers' definition of a square, are circular. Or patrons can enjoy the staff's specialty deep-tissue modality, during which a therapist applies appropriately firm pressure to abate stress deep within muscle fibers. As clients gaze upon local artwork, tension tamers paint a mélange of strokes onto fleshy canvases in chair massages, improving circulation and eliminating tension in the neck, back, shoulders, and second neck. Prenatal massages, alternatively, alleviate the aches and pains associated with pregnancy.
Red fish traverse a creek bubbling through natural columns of twisted bark, swimming to duck the rocks that sprout tall, bending grasses. Doctor of Chiropractic Ben Moshrefi's Chiropractic Wellness Center lies just past this miniature landscape, whose calm anticipates the tranquility and relief from pain he designs his treatments to achieve.
Dr. Moshrefi welcomes first-time and experienced chiropractic clients alike, and he uses a combination of manual and mechanical methods to identify and solve health issues all over the body. Dr. Moshrefi has been practicing the Gonstead system for more than a decade.
The skilled team at Karen Allen Aveda Salon & Spa cares for clients with skincare, hair, and nailcare services that promote inner and outer beauty in an atmosphere that celebrates wellness, diversity, and laughter. The salon operates under the Aveda umbrella, tending to clients with products known for their high-quality, plant-derived ingredients.
Guided by socially conscious principles for more than 30 years, Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous-makers such as shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded, earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging, cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.