Los Angeles Spas

LA Spas

Though several beloved spas closed during the recession, Los Angeles maintains a number of black-owned health and beauty spas amongst of cornucopia of spas in the city were upkeep in personal looks is essential to career opportunity. Kim Kimble, Lady Dee’s and Elgin Charles are particular standouts.

Lady Dee’s Day Spa and Skincare Studio
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1988, Lady Dee offers a wide range of services and packages to treat clients spirit and physique; the spa feature 11 relaxing parlor rooms in a 3,000 square feet spa and a well-stocked gift shop; her spa specializes in treating all skin types and hyper-pigmentation caused by child birth, sun damage and birth control pills; Lady Dee was mentored by Dr. James Fulton who cleared up her severe acne problem in college; services include chemical peels, waxing, electrolysis, facials, body wraps; the massages will make you a repeat patron – they are really good; Black celebrity clients include Angela Bassett, Courtney Vance, Lonette McKee, Nancy Wilson, Nia Long, Toni Braxton, Chris Tucker, Tommy Davidson, Eddie Griffin, Kenny Lattimore and Natalie Cole
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-9p, Sat 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 155 South Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA MAP
PARKING: street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 310-659-7082
WEBSITE: http://www.ladydspa.com

Elgin Charles Hair Studio
DESCRIPTION: Elgin Charles, celebrity hair stylist, is featured on TV for his amazing hair styles; Elgin walked away from a highly successful career in high finance and a keen interest in theology to follow his passion — hair; he’s built a strong clientele of celebrities and everyday people; his studio features a 4 category line of hair care products; his ex-wife is TV star Jackee Harry, helps him co-raise charitable funds for people needing kidney transplants
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat appointments
ADDRESS: 9439 Little Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA MAP
PARKING: garage behind studio
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 310-858-8533
WEBSITE: http://elgincharles.com

Kim Kimble Hair Studio
DESCRIPTION: Celebrity stylist Kimble has it going on with her swank hair salon whose specialty is hair for people of color, but not limited to people of color; Kimble is a third-generation hair stylist who found her path after attending the Bronner Brothers hair show; Kimble has created high concept looks adorned for Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Sade and Jada Pinkett Smith; her studio features a broad line of products for different hair textures and challenges; Kimble has served as an industry expert on Oprah and How Do I Look
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 8280 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA MAP
PARKING: street and behind studio
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-650-2222
WEBSITE: http://kimblebeauty.com

The Lounge On Wilshire
DESCRIPTION: Risa Johnson, the founder of this boutique spa for hair sciences, wellness and styling, has spent over 30 years in the salon business; her state-of-the-art salon specializes in hair loss conditions, rejuvenation, and growth of healthy, natural hair via he OxyInfused Treatment System; feel relaxed the moment you sink into one of her comfy leather chairs
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Fri 9a-8p, Sat 8a-4p, alternate Tuesdays Noon-8p
ADDRESS: 5379 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street and behind building
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-935-5570
WEBSITE: http://theloungeonwilshire.com

Evolve Pole Dance Studio
DESCRIPTION: A dance studio dedicated to the pole and aerial fitness for a newer, sexy you; to accommodate the wide range of patron ages and body types, they offer Beginner, Intermediate and Challenging levels for classes at modest prices; they also offer classes for Brazilian Samba and Contortion, andhost Pole Parties
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Tue, Sat 9a-7p, Wed-Fri 9a-9p, 11a-5p
ADDRESS: 5872 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-230-9605
WEBSITE: http://evolvedancestudio.com

Indulgent Concept
DESCRIPTION: Glam hair studio with many celebrity clients
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9a-6p
ADDRESS: 5526 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street and behind building
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-930-7890
WEBSITE: none

Black Diamond Fitness Center
DESCRIPTION: The strong suit of this two-floor facility is weights for body building; also features a wide range of cardiovascular equipment like treadmills and step machines; a small aerobics room fits in the back on the main floor; get a FREE workout the first day; includes a small area kids to sit
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 6a-10p, Sat 7a-8p, Sun 9a-6p
ADDRESS: 5436 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: under construction
PHONE: 323-291-0294
WEBSITE: none

24 Hour Fitness Magic Johnson Sport
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 2005, this signature fitness center is blessed with great equipment, expansive aerobics floor, lap pool and full-court basketball should quickly become the hippest place to work-out; Magic stops by from time to time; daily guest passes available for a fee
DAYS & HOURS: 24-7, excluding Christmas and New Years
ADDRESS: 5045 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-293-2481
WEBSITE: link

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