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[Style] be aut y IN THE RAW Paleta’s juice cleanse rejuvenate Get up and Glow Celebrity facialist Sonya Dakar and gourmet farm-to-table meal delivery service Paleta have collaborated on a two-week program designed to nourish the skin both inside and out. Delivered straight to your door, Get Glowing! Beauty Detox packs the punches of Paleta’s two-day raw juice cleanse alongside Sonya Dakar’s new Nutrasphere Detox collection. Supplements, energy bars, organic cold-pressed juices and veggie smoothies, plus bath salts designed to flush out toxins—are just part of Paleta’s two-day program. It works on multiple levels: by detoxifying, revving up the metabolism and rehydrating while supplying vital nutrients. Sonya Dakar’s luxurious complementary two-week skincare system includes an ultragentle micro scrub, face wash, moisturizer, sunblock and an organic omega booster to deep-cleanse, nourish and plump the complexion. In two weeks, you’ll be well on your way to radiance. From $229, paleta.com, sonyadakarskinclinic. com – Britt Collins FRESH AND CLEAN Inside Skin Laundry face time Get a load of l.a.’S lateSt time-SavinG beauty aid. by Roopika malhotra On the heels of single-service blow-dry bars, hair color studios and makeup ateliers is Skin Laundry , a mini medispa for those seeking a more efficient route to a freshened-up façade. But with speed comes actual credibility, too. “Our focus is results-driven,” says co-founder and Medical Director Elson Lai, M.D., whose entrepreneurial genes and background as an ophthalmic surgeon inspired him to create outposts in Santa Monica (1230 Montana Ave.) and, most recently, in West Hollywood (8789 Beverly Blvd.). “We use the YAG and intense pulsed light to cleanse pores, even tone, smooth texture and stimulate collagen. They won’t traumatize the epidermis, so there’s no downtime.” In fact, the setup is designed to get you in and out in just 15 minutes. After a swift sign-in, client charts pop up on docked iPads (“I like being able to FaceTime patients on either side of town,” Lai says) inside curtained rooms with custom-designed Tempurpedic chairs. And thanks to machine settings kept at universal (read: tolerable) and six registered nurses ready to administer each treatment, just a few nearly pain-free zaps and a quick makeup touchup at the vanity later and you can walk your refreshed self right out. “Think of it as a carwash for your complexion,” says Lai. $75 for a single session (first visit free), $210 per monthly membership (three treatments plus a discounted fourth), skinlaundry. com 76 Thoughtful design has touched nearly all aspects of modern life—but Thien Ho of Silver Lake’s new Kure Spa happened upon one essential in desperate need of improvement: the pedicure chair. Ho sought advice from MASS Architecture & Design’s prolific architect Ana Henton, whose office once filled the very space Ho was keen to overhaul. Game to collaborate, she set out to help Ho configure an interior scheme—and chic new seats. The 12 new “thrones” are outfitted with phone-charging outlets and cubicles to hold small items, plus sanitary stainless steel basins and comfy cushions. Guests will YOUR THRONE AWAITS be thrilled to slide into one Ana Henton’s of these luxury upgrades for high-concept a polish, scrub and soak pedicure chairs featuring Ho’s custom-blended products. Alternatively, they can plop down in a molded Eames-inspired chair at the nail bar. Either way, you’re bound for a top coat. 2378 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake, 323.668.1234, kurespa. com – Jessica Ritz angeleno september 2013 kure photos courtesy of temoc gonzalez Smooth operator deSiGn minded Sitting pretty

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On the heels of single-service blow-dry bars, hair color studios and makeup ateliers is Skin Laundry, a mini medispa for those seeking a more efficient route to a freshened-up facade. But with speed comes actual credibility, too."Our focus is results-driven," says co-founder and Medical Director Elson Lai, M.D., whose entrepreneurial genes and background as an ophthalmic surgeon inspired him to create outposts in Santa Monica (1230 Montana Ave.) And, most recently, in West Hollywood (8789 Beverly Blvd.). "We use the YAG and intense pulsed light to cleanse pores, even tone, smooth texture and stimulate collagen. They won't traumatize the epidermis, so there's no downtime." In fact, the setup is designed to get you in and out in just 15 minutes. After a swift sign-in, client charts pop up on docked iPads ("I like being able to FaceTime patients on either side of town," Lai says) inside curtained rooms with custom-designed Tempurpedic chairs.And thanks to machine settings kept at universal (read: tolerable) and six registered nurses ready to administer each treatment, just a few nearly pain-free zaps and a quick makeup touchup at the vanity later and you can walk your refreshed self right out. "Think of it as a carwash for your complexion," says Lai. $75 for a single session (first visit free), $210per monthly membership (three treatments plus a discounted fourth), skinlaundry.com

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Get Up and Glow

Celebrity facialist Sonya Dakar and gourmet farm-to-table meal delivery service Paleta have collaborated on a two-week program designed to nourish the skin both inside and out. Delivered straight to your door, Get Glowing! Beauty Detox packs the punches of Paleta's two-day raw juice cleanse alongside Sonya Dakar's new Nutrasphere Detox collection.Supplements, energy bars, organic cold-pressed juices and veggie smoothies, plus bath salts designed to flush out toxins—are just part of Paleta's two-day program. It works on multiple levels: by detoxifying, revving up the metabolism and rehydrating while supplying vital nutrients. Sonya Dakar's luxurious complementary two-week skincare system includes an ultragentle micro scrub, face wash, moisturizer, sunblock and an organic omega booster to deep-cleanse, nourish and plump the complexion. In two weeks, you'll be well on your way to radiance. From $229, paleta.com, sonyadakarskinclinic.com —Britt Collins

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Thoughtful design has touched nearly all aspects of modern life—but Thien Ho of Silver Lake's new Kure Spa happened upon one essential in desperate need of improvement: the pedicure chair. Ho sought advice from MASS Architecture & Design's prolific architect Ana Henton, whose office once filled the very space Ho was keen to overhaul. Game to collaborate, she set out to help Ho configure an interior scheme—and chic new seats. The 12 new "thrones" are outfitted with phonecharging outlets and cubicles to hold small items, plus sanitary stainless steel basins and comfy cushions. Guests will be thrilled to slide into one of these luxury upgrades for a polish, scrub and soak featuring Ho's custom-blended products.Alternatively, they can plop down in a molded Eamesinspired chair at the nail bar. Either way, you're bound for a top coat. 2378 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake,323. 668.1234, kurespa.com -Jessica Ritz

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