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The Spa Lover's Guide to West Los Angeles

December 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Spas are much a staple of L.A. life as the freeway or a juice bar. But when there are almost as many spas as Starbucks, how do you know which ones are worth it? We have a couple of suggestions.

WEST HOLLYWOOD
· Blushington: This pink-and-white boutique gives off an Old Hollywood feel, and that’s precisely the idea. Here, you can get your makeup done professionally if you have a big event coming up or even sign up for a one-on-one class and learn to do it yourself. While the shop sells products from lines like Stila and Kevyn Aucoin, their signature Blushington-branded product is a makeup sponge that you’ll fall in love with.

SANTA MONICA
· Ouidad: If you have curly hair and need a hairstylist trained to work with it, Ouidad is the place for you. Their team understands curly hair and knows how to make it look beautiful. Their accompanying line of products will help you keep the look maintained.

WESTWOOD
· Bliss: If you want luxury without paying luxury prices, hit the Bliss spa located on the second floor of the W Hotel in Westwood, right by UCLA. Make an appointment for a facial (we love their new “firm, baby, firm” facial, which incorporates light therapy and muscle stimulation), but show up early enough to lounge in the sauna and enjoy the waiting room, which has tea, snacks, and magazines.

BEVERLY HILLS
· Style Bar: For busy L.A. movers and shakers, Style Bar is a must. At this salon, you can get everything from a blowout to a mani-pedi in an hour, for $100 or less. Considering the cost of multiple treatments at multiple salons (not to mention the price of gas), this is perfect if you need to get everything done in a day.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
· Benefit: Benefit is a one-stop beauty shop where you can get lash tints, eyebrow waxes, makeup lessons, and more. They also carry the brand’s signature line of adorably packaged products, from mascara to cheek tint, and will give you tips on how to best use them.

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