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West Hollywood Health & Beauty

Health & Beauty neighborhood
Base Coat Fairfax
830 N Fairfax #3, 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.
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Face Place
8701 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Don't expect soft music and a gentle massage. Taking a more clinical approach to facials than a typical spa, the space is stark and clean, and the staff really knows what they're doing. The signature facial combines a round of extractions with a galvanizing treatment which promises to tighten and rejuvenate skin tissue. They also offer some pretty effective peels. There are also locations in New York City and London (Holburn and Marylebone).
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StretchLab
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.
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The Now
7611 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood
By way of a serene neutral interior—complete with cactus plants and lots of driftwood—this massage spa aims to recreate a little piece of Tulum in the center of Los Angeles. They're also open until 10pm, catering to a crowd that can't always break away during the day for some spa time. The best part, however, is the pricing: $35 gets you a 25-minute massage ($85 for 85 minutes). While you can book an appointment through their site or app, they also allow walk-ins. The original location is in West Hollywood, with another in Santa Monica.
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Violet Grey
8452 Melrose Pl., West Hollywood
We've been checking in on Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey's lushly-appointed beauty site, Violet Grey, since it launched last year, but now we're reaching for our wallets. They've just turned it into an e-commerce play, and lined its virtual shelves with cherry-picked products from the best brands (you won't find anything here that makeup artists don't keep in their kits). Perhaps more excitedly, they've now opened a bricks-and-mortar outpost on Melrose Place, marked by a slick, lipstick red door, where you can get a really great makeup application.
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