Beverly Hills Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
9915 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills
Ava Shamban, M.D. (or, as her patients call her, Dr. Ava) is one of the most well-regarded dermatologists in the entertainment world. She's a regular on The Doctors, and the trusted skin guru for Extreme Makeover. Her practice is staffed with a team of accomplished dermatologists and Physician Assistants, who are all skilled in facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. There are also super hardcore options like cosmetic lasers, botox injections, and extensive acne treatment programs—this spot is not a spa, it's the sort of place where they really clean out your pores. There's also a location in Santa Monica.
Belladonna Face and Body Clinic
230 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills
Romanian-native and owner, Michaela Corcuz, trains each of her experienced aestheticians in the art of extraction facials, moisturizing massages, and enzyme peels. Her loyal Beverly Hills clientele also swear by her bikini (and more) waxes, which she insists should always be natural and feminine-looking—no straight lines!
Beverly Hills Nail Design
427 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills
We love Nail Design for their thorough, well-done, and well-priced mani pedis. The salon is clean, chic, and casual enough to walk in without an appointment, and the ladies are friendly and welcoming.
8944 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
Chris McMillan and his staff of stylists and colorists have a die-hard following—which can make it tough to get an appointment (with Chris in particular). But it's worth the wait. The space is relaxing and mellow, and, relative to the quality and the area, the prices here are reasonable. They also do a fantastic blow-out.
9669 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Damone Roberts is amazing for waxing of all kind, in addition to great brow shaping services, and award-winning lash extensions.
9735 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Francesca “Frankie” Paige has quickly become a legend in Los Angeles for her no-nonsense, results-driven facials. There's no gimmick-y spa menu or ambient music, treatments are custom-built around the client's specific skin needs, and tend to err on the intense side. Frankie herself is always booked, so ask for Erika, who is just as great. Photograph courtesy of How You Glow
Harold Lancer, M.D.
440 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills
This is actually more dermatologist's office than spa, but the microdermabrasion treatment and hydrafacial (a gentle resurfacing treatment that boasts pretty extreme results), make it a regular upkeep go-to. Dr. Lancer is one of those doctors where less is more: The less is just powerful and effective. (It's arguably best expressed by his excellent and to-the-point product line.)
8820 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
Founded by two hair legends—colorist Tracey Cunningham and stylist Neil Weisberg—this salon is named for the French word for “lock of hair.” The cozy, earthy space has more than 20 stylists and colorists at work, along with Cunningham and Weisberg, who are on the floor every day. The full-service salon not only does some of the best hair (and hair color) in LA, the makeup, nails, and Chinese-foot-massage services are all amazing, too.
Mila Moursi Skin Care
9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 102, Beverly Hills
Mila has been taking care of many high-profile LA women for decades, all of whom swear by her skin and body treatments. More specifically, it's her European facials (tack on a dry contouring session for a bit of extra lift), "face-changing" line of skincare products, and discretion that keep everyone coming back. While the flagship spa on Sunset Boulevard is worth an in-person visit, you can also book treatments at Barneys New York outposts in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.
Mila Moursi Skin Care
Barneys, 9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
Mila has been taking care of many high-profile LA women for decades, all of whom swear by her skin and body treatments. More specifically, it's her European facials (tack on a dry contouring session for a bit of extra lift), "face-changing" line of skincare products, and discretion that keep everyone coming back. While the flagship spa on Sunset Boulevard is worth an in-person visit, you can also book treatments at Barneys New York outposts in most major cities (besides Los Angeles, Mila Moursi is at Chicago and New York).
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