In the late 1920s, the Great Depression was rendering most Americans professionally and financially paralyzed. But in a small California kitchen, Merle Nethercutt Norman was putting a plan in motion to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, knowing that by getting them on as many faces as possible, she would develop a following of customers. She was right—within a few years she and her nephew were opening their first studio in Santa Monica, and they eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms.
Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends and sallow mannequins more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services—from foundation checks to express facials—allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments. The spa at Merle Norman Thousand Oaks also offers detoxifying infrared body wraps that help burn up to 1200 calories in one session. The treatment may help clients lose inches, tighten cellulite, rejuvenate skin, and boost immune response.
Check out Leona Spa in Thousand Oaks and treat yourself to a luxury spa experience.
On the hunt for a professional and relaxing facial? Look no further than this salon.
Maintain youthful and smooth skin with an efficient skin care treatment, such as chemical peel and facial peels.
Take advantage of a signature nail treatment, such as pedicures and manicures, and leave with some sassy nails.
A professional hair removal treatment is the most effective way to keep unwanted body hair away longer.
With a dazzling array of services offered, you won't know where to start. eyelash extensions and make up application are just a few of the services available.
Don't spend the whole weekend trying to tan. This salon can do the same work faster. Take advantage of its tanning services, including airbrush tan.
When you need to loosen up your tensed muscles, a massage from this salon is waiting for you.
For on-trend and creative hair care services, head on over to this salon.
This salon requires guests to book appointments in advance, aiming to provide the best services possible.
Paying by cash or credit card should be your choice and at Leona Spa it is.
Leona Spa provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
So let go of your current look or keep up with a favorite style, it's up to you — Leona Spa is here to make you happy.
A Chat with Dollhouse Beauties Skincare
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Extensive aesthetic and medical skin care experience is our pride at Dollhouse Beauties Skincare. We live and breathe this passion for skin care, beauty and wellness and use our knowledge to help and educate our clientele.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted women to see themselves as beautiful and as individuals. I use my business to encourage and support our community of women and and foster self love through self care (AKA treating yourself to YOU time)
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people and hearing their stories! And, we are suckers for before and after pics here at the Dollhouse
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I had a woman with chronic brain tumors come in with no eyebrows after years of cancer treatments. I tattooed her eyebrows and she called me 2 weeks later to tell me she finally had confidence back and didn't feel embarrassed when she was out in public. It was a great reminder of what we do here.
Gather your girlfriends and spend a day at the spa. If you're wondering which spa to visit, look no further than the highly-rated Privee Day Spa and Salon in Thousand Oaks.
Make your skin velvety-smooth with a relaxing facial at this spa.
For firmer and clearer skin, try one of the many skin care treatments offered at Privee Day Spa and Salon, such as acne treatment, a body wrap, facial peels, and microdermabrasion.
Those kinks aren't just going to disappear on their own. A massage can really help and lucky for you, this spa offers relaxing treatments.
Pamper your locks with a cut and color and hit the town feeling brand new and refreshed.
The best beauticians in the biz are at Privee Day Spa and Salon, and they're ready to help you with such services as eyebrow tinting and eyelash extensions.
Privee Day Spa and Salon offers a wide range of painless and effective hair removal remedies, including waxing.
Need to schedule an appointment? Call this spa today and book your next beauty treatment.
The services may be pricey, but the experience is well worth your money.
If you don't have cash on hand, you may pay for your service with one of your major credit cards, such as Visa or MasterCard.
Privee Day Spa and Salon will offer you a break from everyday life and a tiny trip to paradise.
The skilled staff and full "beauty bar" at Thousand Oaks' Salon Rouge will help get you that exact look you're going for. Whether it's that short bob or Brazilian blow out, you're in good hands.
Receive a moisturizing and exfoliating facial from this salon and leave feeling silky smooth.
With a professional skin care treatment, such as acne treatment, chemical peel, and facial peels, you can improve the health, feel, and look of your skin.
Tired of unwanted hair or stubble? Head to Salon Rouge for painless and quick hair removal services.
Need hair inspiration? Visit one of the stylists at this salon and treat yourself to an upgraded hairstyle.
Fancy fingers? Treat yourself to some of this salon's nail services, including no-chip gel manicures and paraffin treatments.
Looking for a wide array of beauty products like eyelash extensions for your big night out? Look no further than Salon Rouge.
If you need a last-minute beauty service, this salon accepts walk-ins.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
The parking lot near Salon Rouge will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Let the stylists at Salon Rouge help bring your vision to reality with a quality hairstyle that's uniquely you.
Chella Brow Bar’s experts use a keen eye and steady hand to form clients’ brows into perfect arches that shape facial features. A coat of wax removes unwanted strands that stray from the perfect brow line. The experts also wax unwanted fuzz on upper lips and cheeks. Other services include facial waxing, lash and brow tinting, and false lash application. Chella Brow Bar also sells its own line of Chella products to beautify brows, lashes, and eyes. To fully refresh faces, clients can rejuvenate the skin during facials.
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