Anastasia Beverly Hills-Brentwood 11933 Wilshire Boulevard 310-479-8300 Price: $45—$80
Although her red-carpet clientele (Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon) is gorgeous to begin with, Anastasia Soare has been known to raise arches without over-plucking and to slightly lengthen the tail to create the most face-flattering shapes. Former wait-listers take note: Her new 3,100-square-foot studio is double the size of the original.
Terri Lawton 931 ½ N. La Cienega Boulevard 310-855-0895 Price: $250 and up
Located in a cozy studio behind an ivy–covered exterior, Lawton’s spa is known for its holistic approach to gorgeous skin. She analyzes her clients’ complexions, product regimens, and their diets, then applies custom–mixed serums and uses light–therapy lasers and Chinese acupressure points to impart a radiant smoothness. Kate Bosworth, Demi Moore, and Rachel Weis are all devotees.
Byron & Tracey Salon 9294 Civic Center Drive 310-276-4470 Price: $125
At the urging of their pal, stylist Rachel Zoe, Hollywood hair vets Byron Williams and Tracey Cunningham opened this sleek space five years ago. Colorist Cunningham specializes in graduated highlights that turn brighter toward the tips. Clients Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Zoe, natch, think it’s bananas!
Essensuals London 8126 Melrose Avenue 323-782-8882 Price: $25—$250
The luxe deep-conditioning treatments—done alfresco on the salon’s rooftop patio—are so relaxing, you won’t bat an eyelash when the likes of Emily Blunt, Kate Bosworth, and Anne Hathaway saunter past. The 2,500-square-foot space is led by celebrity stylist Laini Reeves.
Andy Lecompte salon 616 N. Almont Drive 310-273-4100 Price: $175 —$250
Stylist Ryan Crupi has the good looks and laid-back attitude of a California surfer, so it’s no surprise that he hits the waves most days at dawn, then rinses off before heading to the Andy Lecompte Salon. There he delivers sexy, layered styles with windblown waves and a natural piecey texture.
Recess 8408-B Beverly Boulevard 323-782-9919 Price: $20 and up
L.A. has no shortage of nail spas, but the locals particularly love this eco–friendly spot, which uses nontoxic polishes. Clients can spike their scrub with custom scents and relax with a complimentary round of sweet sparkling wine.
Portofino Beverly Hills 9431 S. Santa Monica Boulevard (Beverly Hills) 310-276-8855 Price: $65 and up
Rare is the day when a spray tan smells like vanilla-berry (let's face it, most are rather unpleasant), but that's entirely possible at Portofino. Clients can choose from 30 fragrances, while aestheticians select from 255 possible color combinations to create a custom formula. The result: a sun-kissed hue that smells as good as it looks.
The Wax Shop 400 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 102 Beverly Hills 310-277-9277 Price: $10—$50
Owner Tanya Lisitsa's under-the-radar studio has only one table, so clients are guaranteed individual attention. After applying a layer of warm honey and strawberry wax, she holds skin taut to minimize discomfort. She waxes so thoroughly that there isn't a stray left, nor a need for tweezing.