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Life, at least the last half of it, has been hard. It doesn't matter why. And at the start, I welcomed the trials. They made me stronger, I told myself. I was resilient. A fighter. Capable and impressive, despite the challenges. I rolled with some punches, threw back a lot, too.
During the holiday marathon of parties, family gatherings, school events, shopping, wrapping, cooking, packing and general stress scramble, take time to take care of the person at the head of the pack - you!
Life's too short to settle for boring bath soap and clearly-cracking purses.
Share your shine with those you love the most.
Most people will benefit greatly from a minor procedure to look their best and freshest. These procedures include Botox injections for wrinkles as well as fillers to plump up the lips or correct wrinkles on the lower face. A ViPeel treatment will eliminate sun spots, brown spots, pigmentation or fine wrinkles on the face.
Something bugging you about your visage? Have a "trouble spot" that needs a time out? Yeah, there's a laser for that.
HAIR & MAKEUP
Hair secrets your strands will love.
Whether you're chillin' this summer by freezing away fat or enjoying a hair-free, care-free day, these seasonal beauty treats will treat you right.
Can we all agree that slathering our faces with the same sunblock we use on our feet probably isn't the most ideal? Here you'll find the best blocks that nurture your delicate skin and provide added bonuses like anti-aging nutrients and even glowing tints. Once you're out of the sun, book one of these special sun-lovers treatments to reverse any past damage you've accumulated.
Treat them to soothing self care.
What you want to feel fab when temps climb.
Beautiful new options for double chins, wrinkles and more are all right here.
The best news of 2019: Heller Plastic Surgery and SKIN by Heller Plastic Surgery are offering an incredible opportunity to look and feel your very best in the new year! For only $50, you'll be treated to $650 worth of services, plus have the opportunity to pre-purchase specials at a dramatic discount.
Look younger with less down time - and right now, less money.
Quick ways to look fab on the go!
At 43, Jenna has firm feelings on her lifestyle and career choices. "I'm a model, actor, lifestyle host, investigative journalist, private investigator. I'm not a mom by choice, not married by choice. I know what I want, I know what I don't - and when it came time for me to undo the damage my skin had taken on from my work in the Caribbean, I knew Dr. Heller and his staff were the ones for me," says the self-described "English girl."
I didn't want to get Fraxel laser treatment because of a guy or TV commercials that make me feel like a crypt keeper. I wanted it because I've given so much "me" to so many, sometimes against my will and better judgement - and I decided it was time to take a little back for myself. Fraxel was a glimmer - or, more accurately, a laser - of hope... A
no-downtime way to undo some of the damage the last few years of immense stress and emotional trials had levied on my heart - and shown up on my face.
"I've never been the kind of person to get surgery, injections or even facials," says Gloria, 61, "but those lines right between my eyebrows - the '11s,' they really were giving me a mad, mean look. I kept thinking, 'someone in the grocery line is going to be worried I'm angry at them!' So, I got a little Botox from Dr. Heller to start - and then decided on a few other small treatments and procedures. I didn't want to look like I had anything 'done."
BODY & WEIGHTLOSS
When Susan, 69, had a hysterectomy years ago, her body recovered - but her self esteem didn't. "I was very unhappy with what happened to my midsection," says the Valencia resident. "No matter what I did, I had a 'muffin top.' My stomach wouldn't go flat."
Shelly of Santa Clarita never really wanted breast surgery, but after three pregnancies, three breastfeeding infants and three "baby weight" losses, she had... three.
Whether you're chillin' this summer by freezing away fat or enjoying a hair-free, care-free day, these seasonal beauty treats will treat you right.
Our fave body-lovin' treatments that have us feeling cool and confident in - and out - of our bathing suits!
Get ready to love the summer skin you're in!
Laura, 57, has a message for women and men of every age. "When it comes to how you feel about yourself, how you feel when you look in the mirror, do what you need to do to build your confidence. Don't do it for your husband, or for society, or for anyone else. Do it for you - get it done! Plastic surgery... anything. Just do it. The mirror is unforgiving. Life is better when you feel good about yourself and how you look."
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Like when your spouse sees you for the first time on your wedding day, your First Look of our Wedding & Event Guide sets the tone for what's to come. Be sure to check back next month for our complete 2019 beauty!
Holiday plans including an engagement or two for your crew - or you? Resolve to get a jump on planning with SCV's favorite bridal event, but first - put things in perspective with a heart-thumping story about love rising from ashes.
Weddings declare to all in attendance that, no matter what's going on in the world, love can prevail. We need that reminder now more than ever - so do it up, have fun and share your joy!
When you're planning a wedding or other big event, the world can look downright rosy - and it should! You're celebrating all that's right in your world, so choose local vendors who have a reputation for getting it right, too. Here are our favorites.
Ready to say, "I do!" to Santa Clarita's very best wedding and event vendors? We already have! These are the people we call when we're planning an event to remember of any size. They're the ones we refer when our friends call - and the ones we're proud to call friends. We know you'll love them as much as we do!
Walking down the aisle in 2018? Here are our top picks for clever customization!
Look at you, saving the best for last. Gift cards? No way. You're packing a personalized punch, fueling the presumption that these great gifts have been stashed for months. And they have - just not by you. SCV's locally-owned shops have been planning for your holiday-giving mad dash forever - and judging from this selection, it was worth it. So go, happy givers! And remember - when you shop local, your gift-giving good karma doesn't stop at what's under the tree. Every local purchase is an investment in your community. Thanks for shopping Santa Clarita!
Seasonal beauty treats that make for party-perfect smiles and more!
Our Give Greatly gift guide is full of shop-local inspiration!
Grab your SO, BFF or DD/DS, because duo costumes are the top Halloween trend of '18!
Fabulous fall transition pieces you'll want to wear now.
Wendy Smith has owned a thriving business (BlingityBling sells blinged-out boots, Converse and custom team apparel.) with a storefront on Avenue Stanford for 8 years - but it wasn't until she decided to buy an 18-by-20-foot truck and load it with easy-breezy beach styles that she was able to take it on the road.
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