I’ve recently been introduced to a few places in LA that I’m excited to share with you. Whether by design or not, they all cater to customers on-the-go. Meaning it’s not a whole day thing just to get your roots done.
Because sometimes you want a day of lux pampering… and sometimes you just want to get in and out.
Get radiant skin at The Hall Center
We’ve heard a lot about Microneedling lately, and the truth is – it’s worth trying. The treatment is basically a collagen induction therapy used for improving firmness, pore size, sun damage, melasma, wrinkles, and more.
It’s done by Stephanie Snowden, N.P. at The Hall Center of integrative medicine in Santa Monica. She uses an electronic device called the MicroPen Elite to create hundreds of “tiny pinholes in the top layer” of your skin. This isn’t surgery or an invasive procedure. In fact, you can do it on your lunch hour! Just expect some redness.
Stephanie uses Platelet Rich Plasma (your own blood!) to speed up the process of your skin healing itself. She’ll talk you through every step, offer you numbing cream (accept it!), and tell you as much or little as you want to know. She’s awesome.
Read about Microneedling benefits here.
Call 310.566.6688 to make an appointment.
Get late-night color at the Brighton Salon
Smack in the middle of the Beverly Hills triangle is Brighton Salon. Not your typical BH experience, this is more of a barber shop-salon hybrid. It’s a relaxed vibe. They’re welcoming. The receptionist is on top of her stuff.
Pro(s): They have extended hours every Tuesday and Thursday: Open until midnight! No other salon in the area does this.
Con(s): Clients don’t look apologetic when they’re screaming on their cells, and your stylist might answer his phone mid-blowout.
Brighton Salon offers blowouts, cuts, styling, waxing & threading, hair color (organic avail), nail services, and hair extensions (tape, bonding, sew-ins).
Need color? You’re in good hands with Walid.
Call 310.247.2221 to make an appointment.
Get a spa-quality massage at The Now
Last time I got a massage after reading a “1-HR $40 First Timers” sandwich board, I vowed never to do it again. She basically played patty cake on my back for an hour while sipping soup. And when it came time to turn over, I noticed the door was left wide open the whole time. WTF? Heads up to anyone else who sees that enticing sign next to the Larchmont Farmer’s Market.
Since then, I’ve opted for hotel and spa massages. Always wonderful, though not very purse-friendly on a regular basis.But a few weeks ago, I was invited to The Now. Problem solved! Walk in anytime, no appointment necessary. Choose from experiences like The Energy (energy balancing), The Stretch (sports massage), The Glow (pregnancy massage), and more. You can get a professional massage for a reasonable price in a totally zen environment, with no soup in sight.
Learn more at thenowmassage.com.