Spa and Beauty
Sunset Boulevard Cure Salon & Spa. Dreamy 6,600 sq ft haven of hammam, salon, and medi spa, including IV drip – they do it all, doll. Sunset Tower Hotel / 8358 W Sunset Blvd / WeHo / 310 623 9000 / curemedspa.com
Eastern Promises El Leon. Ease shopper’s shoulder at this exotic oasis where Thai massage and pre-natal pampers are the go. 8217 Beverly Blvd / Hollywood / 323 782 9582 / elleonspa.com / sister spa Raven is at 2910 Rowena Ave / Silver Lake / 323 644 0240 / + branch / theravenspa.com Good Morning Vietnam Pho-Siam. Insider spot for basic, bargain rubdowns. 1525 Pizarro St / Echo Park / 213 484 8484 / phosiam.com Splash Beverly Hot Springs. LA’s only Korean natural hot spring spa for therapeutic dips, sauna and sugar polish scrub. 308 N Oxford Ave / Koreatown / 323 734 7000 / beverlyhotsprings.com
By The Sea Spa Sophia. Inhale the sea air at this charming beachside hideaway with detox facials + painless muff-stripping. 1027 Abbot Kinney Blvd / Venice / 310 564 6676 / spasophia.com
Pretty Woman Striiike. The Streicher sisters will tame your tresses, power your brows and paint your face. Triple whammy. 9278 Civic Center Dr / Beverly Hills / 310 205 2600 / by appt only / striiike.com Face/Off Kate Somerville. A-list beauties swear by Kate’s facials.
8428 Melrose Pl / Hollywood / 323 655 7546 / by appt only / katesomerville. com / or try Skin Laundry for a signature 10-min deep-clean laser treatment / 8789 Beverly Blvd / WeHo / 310 360 0791 / closed Sun / walk-ins OK / + branches / skinlaundry.com Gorillas In The Mist Stark Waxing Studio. Thinking of flashing your Sharon? Get baby soft here. Fab artisanal products for sale too. 3335 W Sunset Blvd / Silver Lake / 323 666 3335 / for men & women / + branches / starkwaxingstudio.com Hairspray Andy Lecompte. Even you’ll believe you’re a natural blonde after a cut n’ colour here. Mind the paps outside. 616 N Almont Dr / WeHo / 310 273 4100 / by appt only / andylecompte salon.com Salon Benjamin with Negin Zand. Vibey, art-filled house of red carpet-ready hair, plus ace Selects apothecary. 8190 Melrose Ave / WeHo / 424 249 3296 / closed Sun / salonbenjamin.com / or wash, blow n’ go at Drybar / 8595 W Sunset Blvd / WeHo / 323 843 4777 / also at 8379 W 3rd St / WeHo / + branches / thedrybar.com
Goldfinger Olive & June. In a town where digits are as important as dials, do it right with 350 polish options + nail art. 430 N Canon Dr / Beverly Hills / 310 247 0500 / closed Sun / olivejune.com
Man vs Wild Rudy’s Barbershop. Swagger hip, no appt and no frills.
8019 Melrose Ave / WeHo / 323 653 6078 / + branches / rudysbarbershop. com / or get MAN-i/pedis at Hammer & Nails / 8257 Melrose Ave / 323 651 1458 / hammerandnails-salon.com Memento Shamrock Social Club. Where Hollywood artiste Mark inks Depp, Drake, and if you can get in the chair, you. 9026 W Sunset Blvd / WeHo / 310 271 9664 / by appt only / shamrocksocial club.com