Beauty and Spas
osie Maran Cosmetics, the brand from the fashion model of the same name, makes a mascara that uses argan oil as the preservative…
When A-listers need a head-turning do, they land in Karmen Aghazarian’s chair for keratin-bonded tresses or one-night-only clip-ins
There’s no incense, no candles, no gurgling fountains, and the rest room is a long walk down the hallway of the charmless West L.A. cinder-block building where massage therapist Ken Ng works…
Aestheticians have gotten so high on oxygen mists, Ayurvedic oil drips, and topical collagen applications that many seem to have forgotten a main reason we get facials: to have our zits popped…
Even the most hardened hooves can be transformed in 50 minutes with the Kinara Spa Red Carpet Pedicure. Nail techs move through a facial-like process for the feet…
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
While teaching at the University of London, John Steele was introduced to lavender oil as a sleep remedy. The results were so profound that he went on to become an aromatherapy scholar and distributor of premium essential oils.
The full-face service—which includes a thorough skin cleansing, airbrushed Temptu foundation, and the artful placement of Smashbox and Tarte products on lids, lips, and cheeks—starts at $35.
At West L.A.’s Massage Therapy Center, your muscles will be pulled and drilled and cajoled into blissful submission…
Spa dilettantes need not apply. The Deep Cleansing Facial at the new Piele Skin Boutique in Beverly Hills leaves skin so immaculate, it actually lightens the epidermis a shade or two.
At Revamp, a boutique that turns out reproductions of vintage apparel, owner Anna Marie Von Firley has branched out with monthly hair and makeup workshops that take on the styles of different decades…
It starts with a carrot-and-rosemary shea butter balm cleansing followed by five freshly whipped-up masks containing natural ingredients like rose petals, oats, pansy, marigold, honey, seaweed, turmeric, ginger, and bilberry (a darker, smaller cousin of the blueberry)…