West Hollywood Health & Beauty

Establishment neighborhood
Face Haus
8733 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood
The idea and execution here are brilliant: Face Haus is a facial bar with treatment chairs spaced evenly apart in one huge, airy room. The therapies are excellent and varied, ranging from peels and eye-area pampering add-ons to more intense sessions that include LED light and microdermabrasion. Renowned Beverly Hills–based dermatologist Harold Lancer is the consulting physician, so you can rest assured your face is in great hands. Bonus: You can rent out the whole place for private bridal and baby shower facial parties. (They have a newer location in Santa Monica on Montana, too.)
Skin Thesis
8969 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite J, West Hollywood
This high-tech salon combines medical and spa treatments together in one sleek spot, with lasers, LED light therapy, PRP, radiofrequency, microneedling, and more. If you’re not sure where to start, go in for a consultation and meet the team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and aestheticians, who can help you develop a step-by-step plan to reach your glow goals. There’s also specialized clinic focused on teenage acne, where they suggest everything from enzymes and probiotics to manage oil production and purify skin.
Ole Henriksen Face & Body Spa
8622 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Ole Henriksen is a skin-care OG. Every treatment at this Danish legend’s spa includes a full consultation, extractions if you want/need them, lymphatic-drainage massage, supremely relaxing sound wave therapy, and custom-blended essential oils. Powerful skin energizers like chaga mushroom, bioactive peat enzymes linked to collagen support, and omega-packed serums are incorporated into many of the treatments, and the results are hard to beat. Henricksen himself famously takes clients into the mid-day parking lot with a mirror to look at their post-facial skin in the harshest light possible—the glowy, dewy proof stares right back at them.
Speir Pilates
8350 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
With only nine Reformer beds, classes at this beloved Pilates studio are small—which means plenty of attention from instructors despite the fact that classes are almost always fully booked. The space is sun-soaked and tranquil; the only wall not filled with mirrors or windows displays a white neon sign that aptly reads “sweat + good vibes.” Andrea Speir teaches many of the classes herself; they vary in purpose and intensity but all share the same challenging but gentle ethos (and heart-rate-upping playlists). Every instructor here is great, but we love Kit’s early morning cardio class prework, and Dane’s evening barre class if you require some extra motivation to push yourself after a long day.
Andy Lecompte Salon
616 N. Almont Dr., West Hollywood
As buzzy hair salons go, Andy Lecompte stands out for its fun, laid-back vibe. Most people know the salon for its stylists and colorists but you can also get a mani/pedi, threading, or a makeup touch-up while you’re there. (Ask for an iced coffee while you wait—they are surprisingly good.) We try to get in for a cut with Leanne Citrone when we can. She’s a co-owner of the salon with Lecompte. Citrone has a good eye for fixing cuts gone wrong or grown out, and she's great at coming up with a style that suits you. But she also listens, so you won’t get quietly bullied into something you don’t want. She’s warm and funny and cuts with her go by faster than we’d like. If you’re going in for a treatment later in the day, plan to meet friends and grab a drink or dinner at Gracias Madre around the corner.
ModelFIT Los Angeles (Closed)
8067 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood
On a pedestrian-friendly stretch of West 3rd in WeHo, ModelFIT relies on small movements using hand weights, a resistance band, gliders, and mini exercise balls to target small muscle groups as opposed to more traditional jump squats, burpees, etc., in a bright, light-filled space. Among the best classes: ModelFIT Scuplt, which targets butt, thighs, and abs, and a dance-cardio version, featuring follow-along dance moves. A bonus? After class, fuel up with lunch at nearby Sweetfin Poké or Sweetgreen.
Lagree Fitness Studio (Closed)
375 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood
Sebastien Lagree has a little bit of a cult following in the fitness world–after an early career as a personal trainer, he first became famous for inventing the Megaformer and Proformer, which are used in his licensed fitness studios all over the country. In his West Hollywood studio, you can train with Sebastien himself on his newest invention, the Supra–a futuristic-looking machine that rotates and tilts under the trainer's control, as you work your way through a series of moves that range from squats to lunges to pushups. The workout is only 25 minutes, but it's insanely hard–you burn up to 600 calories per session, and are guaranteed to be sore afterwards.
Base Coat Fairfax (Closed)
830 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood
Base Coat is the latest in a crop of non-toxic nail salons to hit the west coast market (their first location was in Denver's LoHi) and they're settling into their California digs quite nicely. Their jewel box-sized WeHo location is swathed in banana-leaf printed wallpaper—a nod to the nearby Beverly Hills Hotel—has a neon sign at the entrance that reads, "Treat Yo Self." Manis and pedis are done using their in-house line of 8-Free polishes or 10-Free gels—and treatments are finished with a deep moisturizing oil treatment, which leaves your hands and feet feeling seriously supersoft the rest of the day.
8317 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood
StretchLab was founded on a novel idea that’s also somewhat of a no-brainer: stretching is really good for you, assisted stretching is even better, and you shouldn’t have to book a physical therapist to make it happen. Here, the lab’s talented “flexologists” (a team comprised of personal trainers, massage therapists, and yoga instructors) stretch you while you lie on a raised platform, and getting a routine personalized stretch before or after a workout—or anytime, really—is super convenient and simple. You can opt for sessions that last anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour; monthly packages and memberships are available, too. They have two additional locations: the original on Rose, and another in Santa Monica on Montana.