Best of Beauty & Health 2018

Meg McGuire, Allison Mitchell, Michelle Pulfrey and Kristen Schott | December 18, 2017 | Feature Features

Best of Beauty & Health

BEST POSH PODIATRIST
Fancy footwork is the M.O. for Dr. Ivar Roth and his team at Concierge Podiatry and Spa, where medical, wellness and aesthetic treatments all are provided under one roof, making it the ultimate must-stop for complete nail and foot care. Top-shelf brands like Deborah Lippmann, Gelish and Dazzle Dry (a smudge-proof vegan lacquer that dries in five minutes flat) are used for indulgent mani-pedis, while therapeutic reflexology, massages and more are also on offer. Go big with a VIP package (from $1,200 for groups of four) to enjoy your services with friends in a private suite as you sip Champagne and nibble on bites from a custom catered menu.

BEST FACIAL TREATMENT
Is there anything better than combating Mother Nature with the use of diamonds? Head to Orange County Microcurrent to do just that with its Diamond Microdermabrasion treatment ($95 per session), which uses a diamond-tipped wand to remove dead skin cells, revealing radiant-looking skin. The benefits? Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, diminishing age spots, shrinking pores, reducing blemishes and scars, and evening out skintone. The best part? One treatment is equivalent to one 70 percent glycolic peel (sans the downtime and redness).

BEST OVER-THE-TOP MANIS
Dip your tips in diamonds and gold at Images Luxury Nail Lounge. With four locations spread across Irvine and Newport Beach, the premier pampering spot’s Glitz & Glamicure package ($10,000 to $25,000-plus) allows beauty junkies to meet with a personal jeweler to select GIA-certified diamonds to be used in manis or pedis while enjoying Champagne and French pastries. They’ll also close the entire salon just for you. The package features a one-hour massage, professional hair and makeup styling, a luxury facial and your choice of eyelash extensions or waxing, and threading services. If diamonds aren’t your thing (no judgment here!), opt for the Gold Rush Manicure ($2,500 to $10,000), which touts a selection of the aforementioned services but uses 24K Models Own real gold nail polish rather than sparklers. Either way, you’ll be shining bright.



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