The summer of “hot girls” has officially come to a close. Another summer chapter in the books and a little more sun exposure than we were planning, it’s time to make your skin a priority again. But if you’re a beach goer like us, you may not have been keeping up on the new spas that opened this summer, or maybe you’re looking for a new spot.
But with all the now paid influencers, and potentially purchased celeb buzz, not to mention bank- breaking treatment prices, what doctor or esthetician’s waitlist should you be on? Plus, we’ll fill you in on the hidden gem of a Korean Spa you’ll be talking about for months!
Where: West Hollywood
Founded by master esthetician, Lena Bratschi, this cutting edge Beauty Therapy center is clean, cruelty-free and uses organic skincare! What makes this spot unique is Lena has landed the only Omnilux Green LED light in America. The highly desirable green light’s wavelength is 515 nm, making it more effective than its blue, red, and purple LED counterparts. The green light significantly reduces hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries and dark spots with longer lasting results. You’ll need an appointment for this one so absolutely call ahead!
What: Shani Darden
Where: Beverly Hills
From Destiny Child’s back-up dancer to quite possibly the most sought after celebrity aesthetician in all of LaLaLand, Shani Darden knows skin to put it simply. For years, A-listers such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jessica Alba have flocked to the expert aesthetician’s Los Angeles guest home for her signature glow-giving facials, what she once called her “Shani spa”; now, with the opening of her first flagship studio in Beverly Hills, you can now book highly coveted face time with Darden and her crew.
What: Hugh spa
You’ll find this slice of heaven in a strip mall across a busy police station you might glance at and cruise right past without a second thought. Located on the east side of KoreaTown, this spot has an impressive history, family owned by a Korean family for the last 40 years, their twin daughters with savvy and innovative taste have kept it up to date while still preserving ancient traditional Korean techniques in all services. This all-natural korean spa will let you in it’s doors for only 20 bucks where you’ll have access to: an infrared room, a himalayan salt room, a charcoal mud clay room, oxygen room, ice room, a jade steam sauna, and himalayan salt and mineral bath.
To make a sweet deal even sweeter, you can also get services like body scrubs, massages, facials, and more using traditional Korean techniques and don’t forget to grab a green juice or ramen from their cafe. Warning: Feelings of separation anxiety may occur instantly upon exiting this all-natural Korean Spa wonderland.
Where: Beverly Hills
You may just catch a celebrity at this spa! Located in the historic Roxbury Medical Building in the heart of Beverly Hills, Skin Style Beverly Hills is equipped with the most advanced skincare equipment available. The quiet, comfortable and boutique-like atmosphere makes it an ideal setting to receive treatments and consultations. Erica Lazar and her team are as down-to-earth as it gets in the beauty world and will make you feel right at home. This is the perfect place to get something done where you’d want to be discreet. With it’s intimate setting, you won’t be awkwardly sitting in a waiting room with others.
What: The Raven Spa
Where: Silver Lake & Santa Monica
The Raven Spa is a traditional thai massage bodywork and healing center. Offering a wide array of thai massages, they also have an infrared sauna, facials and eucalyptus showers. One of our favorite services they offer is the “Rose Quartz Anti-Aging Facial”, consisting of an ancient healing Rose Quartz Gem Stone Facial Roller and balancing Rose Quartz infused Gentle Mineral Toner. This facial includes an anti-aging peel to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for toning and tightening while healing and repairing, you’ll leave here feeling cleansed and balanced, with a glow of course.
Getting a massage? Don’t forget you can make any massage, a CBD massage. Simply bring your CBD body butter and ask if it can be used in place of theirs! Not only will this intensify the release of toxins, it’ll leave you feeling more relaxed after!