You've heard of three- and five-free, but the nail technicians at ES Nail Bar and Organic Spa go even further and use nine-free nail polish—Londontown's Lakur, to be exact. This polish is made without nine potentially harmful chemicals, such as formaldehyde and parabens. It's a big part of ES's commitment to organic ingredients and treatments that won't cause damage. Read on to learn more about the nail salon and spa:
Services: mani-pedis, facials, waxing, and tinting
What it's known for: Its museum-ready nail art, such as Christmas-themed Star Wars designs, art deco french tips, and gemstone-studded Cinderella nails.
Celebrity clients: Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Grey, and Faith Hill have stopped by.
Products: In addition to Londontown, ES also paints nails with Orly and uses the ilike organic skin care line.
Best birthday ever: You can rent out the spa for private parties—just eat your cake carefully so you don't smudge your nails.
Reservations required: Go online to make an appointment, which must be held with a credit card.
Monique Powers approaches each makeup-application session with an open mind and—more importantly—open ears. She listens carefully to each client's unique preferences; and for those who don't know what they want, she presents pictures and color palates before determining the first look to try. She has extensive experience working with women of all ages, nationalities, and skin types, readying them for events ranging from weddings to nights out on the town.
To further enhance facial features, Monique, who calls herself an “eyebrow architect,” sculpts and shapes eyebrows for men and women. She adds healthy color to bodies during airbrush-tanning sessions, and she improves skin's health through a spectrum of specialized facials and peels.
Sylvia Shapiro Skin & Body Care’s namesake aesthetician strives to help skin look its best and stay healthy without surgery. Though she specializes in acne care, her expertise has helped patients overcome the effects of rosacea and hyperpigmentation. In addition to using organic and therapeutic product lines, she makes use of up-to-date technology in her treatments, employing ultrasonic vibrations to break up impurities or streams of oxygen to enhance blood circulation. When not working with clients to improve their skin tone, Sylvia is also called on for massages, body wraps, sugaring, electrolysis, and waxing services.
Over the course of her beauty career, Tania Thrash has learned the right treatment for every type of skin, whether it's dry, oily, acne-afflicted, or covered in peanut butter. Drawing on her experience as well as certifications from Dermalogica, Murad, and Guinot, she tailor facials and peels to the individual needs of each client. Visitors can also witness her expertise at brow and lash tinting or the efficiency gained from her speed-waxing training.
Inside an unassuming green house, the eponymous owner of Angie's Skin Care plies her skin-nourishing trade. Clients seeking renewal and relaxation flock through the front door, unwinding during facial sessions that cleanse away grime and clear pores. After visages are clean, hydrating formulas penetrate deep into the skin, leaving complexions more youthful and radiant than a newborn glowworm.
GlamMe Beauty Studio’s team travel to homes, places of work, and dentists’ offices to pamper clients. They also work at 11 salons in LA and surrounding areas. Stylists cut hair, magically grow hair with extensions, and embellish strands with semipermanent color and highlights. They also beautify nails during mani-pedis, wax away fuzz on faces, and add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions.