The stylists at Amica Full Service Salon are specialists in color and highlights. With some staff members possessing nearly 20 years of experience, they bring a deep level of expertise to each session. In addition to benefitting from the stylists’ knowhow, guests are welcomed to a cozy and relaxing studio where they can enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and spoken word poetry recited by Barry White.
Inside Capelli International Day Spa, faux-finished walls and a red velvet couch swaddle guests in elegance, and a bust of Michelangelo's David offers tips on how to manage curly hair. Stylists work tirelessly with products by Matrix, Redken, and Fenix during hair and skincare services that the salon has been offering for more than 15 years. They also primp hands and feet with mani-pedis and soothe tense muscles with massage therapy. For clients in need of the works, Capelli offers spa packages, which include combinations of treatments performed in the peace and quiet of a giant gift-wrapped box.
The Finest Nails & Spa offers enough services to create an entire day of pampering. Nail appointments range from express mani-pedis to full acrylics and silk wraps. In a nearby private treatment room, facials and microdermabrasion treatments prep facial canvases for eyelash extensions and permanent makeup applications. An aesthetician also removes unwanted hair across the body and its shadow. Days can end with a custom massage, where therapists combine Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu techniques to help bodies unwind.
An old-Hollywood glamour pervades the environs at The Vanity Room Salon & Spa, with lipstick-red walls and wash stations set off by sleek black styling chairs, large mirrors, and round light bulbs. Here, a team of skilled stylists aims to bring a touch of the silver screen to each of their clients, minus the special effects and inconvenient boom mics. Cuts and coloring treatments add lustrous new life to 'dos, while facials and nail services put the finishing touches on façades.
Within the expansive and luxurious Beauty Avenue, expert stylist Letty Sandoval pampers heads with a variety of hair services. She snips strands to suit facial features, conditions dehydrated tresses, and uses Brazilian blowouts to smooth frizzy hair and tame unwanted curls. Letty is aided by Beauty Avenue's extensive selection of professional haircare products from brands such as Redken, Goldwell, Aquage, Kenra, and Enjoy.
As she struggled to surmount issues with her own weight, Boogie Box Fitness creator Dede Barbanti drew from her professional dance background, martial-arts training, and enthusiasm for exercise to pioneer the gym's rigorous yet fun workout routine. The calorie-flaming moves, which have been featured by Dr. Oz and publications such as Dance magazine, have since spawned BBX Live at Universal City Walk and the more vigorous BBX Hardcore. Behind the regimens' popularity lie easy-to-follow steps culled from kickboxing, strength training, plyometrics, and Latin and hip-hop dance. In addition to motivating patrons to shimmy into fitter physiques, Dede channels her expertise as a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist into the BBX Body membership site. Here, visitors can peruse custom menu plans, exercise tutorials, and life-coaching advice given by the world's smartest biceps.