Keeping a well-maintained façade pays limitless dividends, as the face will reciprocate by pledging youthful skin and to never eat itself. Prevent hazardous self-consumption with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a customized facial at Butterfly Loft Salon and Spa on Ventura Boulevard in Encino (a $100 value).
The certified stylists, aestheticians, and makeup artists of Butterfly Loft conduct their upscale beautification services in a spacious, 3,400-square-foot salon designed to resemble a New York loft. The customized facial begins with a face-to-face getting-to-know-you that helps determine proper treatment, whether it be a psychiatry appointment for the eyebrows or a wrinkle-reducing mask of wedding-cake icing. A skilled specialist will then lavish the pores with a personalized, galvanizing glazing that locks in a youthful, healthy appearance.
Butterfly Loft embraces guests in a modern yet elegant environment, inducing astonished eye-rubbing with custom-designed Italian furniture and sleek artwork from artist Archan Nair. Looming floor-to-ceiling windows provide gorgeously contrasting views of the tranquil Encino hills and the hurried segway traffic of Ventura Boulevard below. The studio’s eco-friendly attributes, such as the fume-eliminating custom exhaust system, have earned the spa green certification, and the gigantic metal butterfly suspended from the ceiling can often be seen administering free deep-tissue massages with its wings. Motorists seeking a safe car playpen can stow their automobiles in a free parking spot.
Butterfly Loft Salon and Spa
Cosmetic-product developer David Thurston teamed with 13-year styling vet Alexis Lishman to commandeer a once-vacant commercial space, reimagining it as a luxurious, green-certified spa. The sunny 3,400-square-foot loft space welcomes visitors with Italian-made furnishings set in a pleasant white, brown, and charcoal palate, as well as stunning floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the length of the salon, giving guests views of the vibrant urban hum of Ventura Boulevard below and the passive-aggressive silence of the Encino Hills above. A butterfly sculpture with a 6-foot wingspan designed by British artists Graham Thrussel and Mathew Morris flutters above the space, symbolizing the aesthetic transformations below.
As stylists lather scalps and plot style overhauls at curvy sinks of porcelain, nail artists spruce up digits in the light, airy space. Clients emerge from fresh spray tans and waxes into the salon’s cocoon of chic modernity, surrounded by verdant palms and modern-art pieces from Archan Nair as a custom exhaust system purifies the air of any contaminants caused by keratin hair straightening or bad knock-knock jokes.