For something a little different his holiday season, we take you on a fun journey through Los Angeles, from Malibu to Larchmont Village for the best in hair, nails and skin treatments to keep you looking hot – and relaxed, through the New Year.
Malibu’s hottest hair power couple Michael Sparks and Heather Cie, have recently celebrated one year at their chic Cie Sparks salon in the Cross Creek shopping center. Before any holiday parties or awards season red carpets, you’ll want to add a little color to locks and Heather is known for turning any dull hair color into a blond goddess in a flash – she works super quick on highlights, too. Her partner Michael is also known as one of the best hair cutters in the business, so visit his station after for a transforming look – or just a trim. A few trend observations and tips from Michael include, “The big trend I’m seeing this winter is a long, slightly grown out bob. I’ve been giving my client’s long bobs with invisible layers. It’s my secret trick for creating a sleek bob, without obvious layers. With this cut, it’s definitely important to keep your locks moisturized. I love Oribe’s Gold Lust – it keeps hair shiny, and infuses it with a gold sheen. You can tell the difference after just one use! It’s perfect for all types of hair during this dry winter weather.”
The great thing about Cie Parks salon is the first rate treatment and services without the Beverly Hills attitude. This is laid back Malibu after all. ciesparkssalon.com
côte, the beach-chic nail care destination and retail shop in Brentwood, will offer a variety of unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list through to Valentine’s Day. Not just selling limited edition nail gift sets of their own hand-crafted polishes, or travel kits for jetsetters, côte has also traveled the world to bring you a specially-curated assortment of retail items including handmade ornaments, stationery and unique stocking stuffers. This is in addition to a plethora of new jewelry, fashion accessories, home goods and children’s items that côte is introducing throughout the season. côte is truly your one-stop holiday shop, but you can enjoy the gifts year-round, along with an amazing alfresco mani & pedi (add hot stones) while sipping rose on the patio. http://www.coteshop.co/.
To commemorate the December opening of the latest Star Wars movie, the newly re-launched Larchmont Sanctuary Spa has unveiled new treatments infused with “The Force.” To be booked anytime through the end of December, the treatment packages – designed by the spa’s owner, who admits to being a Star Wars nerd – celebrate the characters and locations featured throughout the blockbuster movie series. Ideal for the Jedi or the warp-lagged who need a special power boost, the treatment packages feature ingredients and products like: healing mud from Alderaan; salt from Tatooine; a Restorative Waters Bath from Dagobah; the finest Kashyyykian Beer – and all are guaranteed to ward off the evil with the good and make you feel 100% again.
Larchmont Sanctuary Spa is a serene urban oasis in one of L.A.’s most historic neighborhoods and formerly known as Le Petite Retreat. Book online at www.larchmontsanctuary.com or call 323.466.1028.