Beauty, Health & Wellness Guide
February, 2009 - Issue #52
Is this "your" year? The year you finally drop those pounds you put on during your pregnancy/her pregnancy/Christmas '06? The year you decide to bite the bullet and see a chiropractor/laser eye doctor/acupuncturist/hair colorist? If your 2009 looks anything like ours, this will be a time of looking inwards and making personal care a higher priority. And if that maintenance just happens to result in a finer looking exterior, well, that's OK by us, too.

No matter what self improvement's on your list for '09, chances are that there's a Santa Clarita pro who can help you achieve it. Just don't wait to get started... 2010's only 10 months away!


Beyond the Fringe Salon
Services: cut, color, deep-conditioning treatments, hair relaxing, perming, on- and off-site styling, L'Oreal Professionnel products
Beyond the Fringe Salon is made up of talented professionals who pride themselves on precision. In order to achieve 100-percent client satisfaction, each member of the team regards education as a priority. Clients are not only impressed with the passion and professionalism at Beyond the Fringe, but also with the warm environment. A favorite treatment at Beyond the Fringe is the L'Oreal Power Dose, which is a protein-packed deep conditioner that repairs the hair, leaving it soft, smooth and refreshed. Stop by in February to receive a complimentary L'Oreal Power Dose (see page 41 for details).
23424 1/2 Lyons Avenue, Newhall 259-1982

Della Stella Salon & Spa
Services: hair, nail, skin, body care

Della Stella's staff of hair, nail and skincare technicians love what they do, and it shows. The Valencia-based spot, which just celebrated its fifth anniversary, has a diverse offering of services for everyone regardless of age, gender or personality. Their all-inclusive philosophy also translates to their chosen product lines. Della Stella's exclusive use of Jan Marini skin care is known for impressive, multi-tasking achievements. Try the Glycolic Facial if you're looking for more than just a relaxing face rub. This expertly-applied process leaves skin noticeably smoother, more hydrated and brighter. The improvement of clarity (in your skin and mental state) is worth the trip.
24280 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia 259-9115

Entourage Hair Studio
Services: full-service salon specializes in color, precision hair cuts, extensions, relaxers, facial waxing, highlights, up-do's

When your hair looks great, you feel great. The highly-trained stylists at Entourage know that, too. If you thought that hair gurus and nasty attitudes had to go hand in hand, this place will change your mind. Warm, friendly and professional, the entire staff of Entourage has a real camaraderie, and everyone pulls together - utilizing each person's special talents - to make clients look beautiful and feel their best. Advanced education in Goldwell color, Redken and Framesi brands help, too. Check them out to know what it's like to have an "entourage" of your very own! 24300 Town Center Drive, Suite 102, Valencia 222-7446

Garrett Markenson Coiffure
Services: High-end hair services, Davines product sales

The organic nature of hair must be approached with a strong foundation in art and design. The staff of Garrett Markenson Coiffure is committed to producing tailored cuts and colors that create movement and enhance texture, ideally constructed to suit each individual. With the philosophy of respecting the raw elements that are innate to it, stylists can help your hair draw forth the beauty from within. All of this is accomplished in a unique, elegant and professional environment. If you're ready to redefine your style and transcend your image, you'll love Garrett Markenson Coiffure.
23920 Summerhill Lane, Valencia 297-2900

Hair Loss Treatment Clinic
Services: hair restoration

There's actually a proven, painless and affordable method that can regrow hair for both men and women. Hair Loss Treatment Clinic uses FDA-approved low-level Laser Therapy to stimulate blood flow beneath the scalp, which can stop hair loss and prompt new hair growth. Book a free consultation to get truthful answers (not false promises). The combination of education, products and services - plus compassionate professionals - equate to a fulfillment of your immediate and long-term goals. Skeptics will be impressed by the well-selected Revive hair product line, too. Everyone benefits from the healthiest hair and scalp, so it's worth stocking up even before problems arise.
28073 Smyth Drive, Valencia 294-6880

Shannon Hair
Services: Vidal Sassoon and Toni and Guy haircuts; color and highlighting; deep conditioning; Japanese hair straightening; professional Cinderella hair extensions; Bumble and Bumble products

In the right hands, hair can evolve into any shape, color or style. At Shannon Hair, they know that everybody wants to look beautiful, and that the easiest way to take on a hot new look conveniently grows out of the top of your head. When you book an appointment at Shannon Hair, be confident that a sexy new you is only a few days away. Stylists must undergo advanced training and education in order to earn a coveted spot in the salon, so your locks are sure to be in good hands.
25377 Wayne Mills Place, Valencia 799-7272

Studio Luxe Private Studio Salon
Services: color artistry, cut and style, hair extensions, lash extensions, makeup application, image consulting
Incessantly-ringing phones. Precariously-stacked magazines. Whining kids. No wonder you skipped your last appointment! If you crave calm, call Lola of Studio Luxe. The one-client-at-a-time concept leads to a truly tranquil environment where you can better achieve your desired results. Stress and noise are nowhere to be found in this intimate, elegant escape. Lola's goal is to improve and empower women of all ages to be the very best they can be, and love themselves for who they are. Try her super-affordable massage and champagne package and we'll think you'll agree: Goal fulfilled.

VSpa Salon
Services: hair, skin care, nails, eyeliner tattooing, ear piercing

In the midst of our hectic, non-stop lives we must make it a priority to find the time to nurture ourselves. VSpa is the perfect haven from the stresses of everyday life. High-end service without the attitude is what VSpa is known for, making it the perfect destination for both full-fledged fashionistas and "Help! I'm stuck in the '80s!" clients. Get a new look with highlights, or try their awesome eyelash extensions, which adhere to your natural lashes and last about three weeks. And don't be surprised if you see someone you know at VSpa. Everyone who works there also lives in the SCV.
28094 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus 296-3191

DermaCure of Valencia
Services: medical laser skin care, dermal fillers, Botox, medical aesthetics

Women and men looking for simple procedures combined with life-changing results have found their skin-care Nirvana in DermaCure. The number-one physician injector of Botox, Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane, the technologically-superior office also offers exceptional product lines like Colorescience Micronized Mineral Make-Up and Obagi complete skin care systems. The top-notch home-care selection is a powerful partner to in-office goodies like the Fraxel Restore Laser. This FDA-approved gem generates collagen and beautifully resurfaces the skin. This is the place to be if you suffer from active acne, acne scars, unwanted hair, fine lines, wrinkles, leg and facial veins, large pores and more.
27871 Smyth Drive, Suite 100, Valencia 257-8400

Infinity MedSpa
Services: laser skin center and day spa

Expert medical treatments can be had in spa comfort - and at an affordable price. Infinity MedSpa has performed over 25,000 high-value medical procedures from their location, including popular services like painless Laser Hair Removal, Accent XL Cellulite treatments, Advanced Photofacials and Laser Peel treatments. They offer the area's only painless laser hair removal as well as Santa Clarita's most effective device for skin tightening, cellulite reduction and body contouring. Infinity MedSpa's treatments have been featured in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Health and Fitness magazines. The company, which offers 0-percent financing, is physician owned and operated.
27019 McBean Parkway, Valencia 259-8100

Balance Point Spa
Services: facials, massage, body treatments, far-infrared sauna, hypnotherapy, Reiki, Shiatsu, Transitions Lifestyle system weight loss programs

Balance Point Spa is a special place where your balance, beauty and inner peace are nurtured. This hidden gem is getting increasing recognition for their client-centered services. They were voted "Best of SCV for 2008" in six categories: Best Day Spa, Best Facialist/Esthetician, Best Swedish Massage, Best Therapeutic Massage, Best Shiatsu (second year) and Best Hypnotherapy (third year). Try the Euphoric Facial ($120) for what will end up being one of the best one-and-a-half hours of your life. The pampering includes a foot treatment and massage, hand paraffin and extra mask.
18285 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country 252-0650

Bellagio Nails & Spa
Services: nail services, waxing

When performed in a spa that touts Grade-A sanitation standards and quality workmanship, manicures and pedicures can actually be a justifiable luxury (just call it "hygienic maintenance" to anyone who questions your logic). As luxe as the similarly-named hotel in Vegas, this "nail Nirvana" is filled with highly-experienced staff members eager to provide outstanding service (and perfectly-placed rhinestones, when requested!). Conveniently located at the corner of Tourney Road and Magic Mountain Parkway, Bellagio Nails & Spa also offers spa combo packages that will make you feel oh-so-pampered. The competitive pricing will spoil you, too. 25385 Wayne Mills Place, Valencia 260-3759, 260-3889

Serenity Canyon Day SpaServices: massage, facials, body treatments, waxing
2009 is your year to relax, rejuvenate, renew - and one of the newest SCV day spas is at your service. The only spa in Canyon Country that offers relaxation rooms, robes, slippers, hot teas and fresh fruit to enhance your relaxation experience, Serenity Canyon also has an equally-delicious service menu. Try the very intense Organic Eminence Facial, which leaves your skin nourished, replenished and toned using all-organic, hand-picked fresh ingredients that contain generous amounts of vitamins and minerals. The extensive selection of peels, masks and moisturizers allow complete customization to the client's individual skin type. 27125 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country 250-7551

Summers Indoor Tanning
Services: indoor tanning

The economy's been hard on local tanning companies, but one "hot spot" has proven - for over 18 years - to have what it takes to keep happy clients coming back. With six super-convenient locations in Santa Clarita, Summers Indoor Tanning boasts the most technologically-advanced tanning equipment you can buy. The personal service is great, too, which might explain their current offer: one month of free tanning. (Waiting for strings? There aren't any. Just redeem the Summers Indoor Tanning ad that can be found in this month's magazine on page 41.) See why Summers has been consistently voted the number-one tanning salon in the SCV.
six SCV locations throughout Santa Clarita 222-7885

Susie Park of Profiles Salon & Spa
Services: skin care, waxing, eyelash extensions, makeup

Susie Park is proud of her Korean heritage. Her background has informed her unique ability to leave her clients' skin looking remarkably younger and oh-so smooth. Fantastic prices (Basic Facials are now $37; Ultrasonic Facials are $56; a full set of eyelashes runs $135) mean that her clients can actually afford to take exceptional care of their skin. True aficionados will want to book a Radio Frequency Facial. Your 80-minute session includes steamed deep pore cleansing; exfoliation via a mild peel or scrub; face, neck and shoulder massage; radio frequency treatment; nourishing mask; hand-softening moisturizing massage and a final touch with natural products that will protect the skin.
23942 Lyons Avenue, Newhall 733-5988


Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Center
Services: acupuncture, herbal medicine, Reiki energy healing, massage therapy, NAET allergy elimination technique, emotional clearing/balancing, Electro Dermal screening, cold laser treatments for pain

Owner Kathleen Kenneally, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, has been voted "Best Acupuncturist" in the SCV for the last four years. Her Center is dedicated to helping children and adults achieve health on all levels via the highest-quality holistic healthcare available. Get a complimentary taste of the Center at a free lecture: "Inner Healing through Qi Gong" (Feb. 12); "Guided Meditation" (Feb. 26); "Bringing the 'Spring' Back with Raw Foods" (Mar. 12).
27225 Camp Plenty Road, Suite 4, Canyon Country 252-4100

Bowne Chiropractic
Services: attentive, cutting-edge chiropractic care

The caring professionals at Bowne Chiropractic strive to provide the best chiropractic care by offering drug-free solutions that are safe, gentle and specific to the needs of their patients. There's no condescending medical "advice" here; Dr. Bowne believes that patients should be educated on their treatment options so they can make informed health care choices. At Bowne Chiropractic, wellness matters - and chiropractic treatment plans are cutting edge. They offer the DRX 9000 spinal decompression system - the most-researched and applied spinal decompression system available - exclusive to Santa Clarita.
24510 Town Center Drive, Suite 200, Valencia 288-2321

A Unique Dental Experience
Services: comprehensive aesthetic dental care

Dr. Dell states his office's mission: "Ours is a practice of distinction and choice, dedicated to serve and better our patients, our friends." They do that by offering Britesmile in-office teeth whitening; Smile Design; sedation dentistry; Invisalign; non-surgical laser-assisted hygiene therapy; testing for early indicators of stroke, heart disease and diabetes; oral-cancer screening and more. The office's soothing redwood forest healing environment was included in the inaugural edition of Health Care Designs magazine. Dr. Dell was included in the elite collection of "America's Top Dentists" 2006 through 2009.
Dr. Dell Ariel Goodrick, DDS, FAGD 23504 Lyons Avenue, Suite 104, Santa Clarita 254-4000

Mehran Abbassian, DDS, Inc.
Services: complete oral health

If it's painful to chew, you won't be eating nature's most nutritious - and hard to bite - foods. Studies have shown that plaque on teeth can clog arteries. Discolored, crooked teeth can cause mental anguish. Dr. Abbassian "gets" it, which is why it's his goal to improve your overall health by advancing your dental health. He can do it without hurting - your mouth or your wallet - too. Patients are treated like family, whether they are just in for a cleaning or are getting crowns in just one visit, using CEREC 3D technology. 27420 Tourney Road, Suite 250, Valencia 259-9100

Valencia Dental Arts
Services: porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, Invisalign, bonding, dental implants, tooth-colored fillings, Zoom Whitening, cosmetic gum surgery, root canals

Dr. Bobby Irani has more than a skilled hand; he has a warm heart. Special care has gone into ensuring that each patient feels completely comfortable. He selected electric hand pieces, which make for a quieter drilling sound, so you can relax. He offers digital x-rays to reduce radiation exposure, and metal-free fillings to avoid possible heavy-metal exposure. His sedation dentistry options require just one tiny pill to put you totally - and consciously - at ease.
27420 Tourney Road, Suite 230, Valencia 799-9989

Foot Solutions
Services: health and wellness store for feet

Do you suffer from plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, bunions, hammertoes, over-pronations, arthritis, diabetes - or just plain sore feet? Specializing in relief of foot, ankle, knee and back pain, Foot Solutions staff stand by their company motto: When your feet feel good... You feel good! Their highly-trained team members and certified pedorthist will perform a complete foot assessment, gait analysis and digital foot scan to ensure exceptional fit and performance. Foot Solutions is known for making custom orthotics and superior customer service.
28108 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 702-0070

Runners Lane Inc.
Services: specialty running shoe store, expert fittings

If your method of choosing new athletic shoes is shopping via newspaper advertisements, you're doing your body a real disservice. A perfect fit is a must; if your feet hurt, everything hurts! Runners Lane is where it's fit to be fit - it's the only specialty running shoe store in the SCV that still fits you for your shoes. Their thorough selection of top-of-the-line products is combined with truly knowledgeable, well-trained staff members who make sure that you leave with the best possible shoe for your unique physique and fitness needs.
26248 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 260-3368

Valencia Foot & Ankle Center
Services: treatment for all conditions relating to the lower leg, ankle and foot; computerized digital foot scans for accurate diagnosis

Dr. Tony Avakian, a former team physician with the Los Angeles Lakers and Sparks, still serves as a personal physician for many professional athletes. Why, then, bother with the rest of us? The answer is in his company's mission: To listen and care. In practice, it means there's no rushing an appointment when problems with pain or mobility are pressing. The friendly, caring, wee-bit-longer office face time also means that you'll probably experience relief twice as fast compared to the results of competing businesses. 24510 Town Center Drive, Suite 200, Valencia 288-2321

Services: boutique fitness for women
"Cardio, cardio, cardio." If that fat-burning phrase needs to be your mantra for 2009, this is the place for you. Found in the new Bridgeport Marketplace, cardiogirl is a unique fitness facility designed exclusively for women. Free from intimidation and immaculately clean, cardiogirl features the most advanced cardiovascular, strength and core equipment available. In addition, the staff at cardiogirl offers instruction and training to all members at no extra charge - providing a comfortable atmosphere with a sincere interest in your fitness goals. Look for their ad on page 31 in this month's magazine for your free three-day guest pass.
24003 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia 255-8800

Fitness Edge Boot Camp
Services: complete health and fitness program; nutrition, exercise, life coaching

When you're really serious about getting in the best shape of your life, you need to consider Fitness Edge Boot Camp. The addictive combination of butt-kicking workouts, personal accountability, education and boredom-busting activities are the reason that some troopers are in their sixth years of consistent Boot Camp attendance. SCV's original Boot Camp is still the best. Trust us - and hundreds of other thrilled Troopers - you'll lose inches, gain muscle and tone, and feel awesome! Give your wallet a break and your confidence a boost with the One-Month Unlimited Special. Jumpstart your year with up to 28 Boot Camp workouts for $300.

Goddess Fitness
Services: fitness dance through healing arts, yoga, Pilates, pole dancing, ballet, belly dancing, makeover programs

Emma Ridley, owner of Goddess Fitness, trained with the Royal Ballet in England in her "past life," then gained over 100 pounds while raising three children. She turned it around by dancing herself slim - and now she teaches women of every body type and fitness level how to do the same. Many members lose 30 pounds in the first six weeks and 60 inches in the first six months! Attend the Valentine Ball at Goddess on February 14. Enjoy songs by Angel Erika, a Goddess Angels burlesque show, pink champagne and hors d'ourves.
26635 Valley Center Drive, Santa Clarita 251-2831
Services: online fitness directory

Santa Clarita's not lacking in fitness options, and all those choices can be overwhelming. That's where the SCV's first ever online fitness resource,, comes to the rescue. The comprehensive site allows users to easily navigate and compare different health and fitness solutions. From acupuncture to yoga and everything in between (think: bootcamp, Pilates, martial arts, strength training...), has a complete collection of must-know info. And as an incentive to local health- and fitness-related businesses, membership in the directory is free until March 1, 2009. Just e-mail for details.

Valencia Executive Boxing
Services: classes in boxing, kickboxing, cardio kickboxing, self-defense, grappling, boxing bootcamp, hip-hop dance, private training

Want to take the boredom out of cardio and burn 1,000 calories in an hour? Valencia Executive Boxing students have incredible fun while learning proper techniques - including footwork combinations - taught by professional trainers on heavy bags, speed bags and in their boxing ring. The environment is simultaneously challenging and non-intimidating. Athletes and couch potatoes will both benefit from - and fit right into - the gym culture. To make the experience even more appealing, Valencia Executive Boxing is offering deep New Year's discounts.
26370 Diamond Place, Suite 509, Santa Clarita 367-2444

Wallers' GymJam Academy
Services: gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, dance, open gym, birthday parties, field trips for ages 18 months and up

GymJam, owned and directed by 1992 Olympian and 2004 Olympic Coach Chris Waller and his wife, Cindy, is known as much for its positive environment as its remarkable achievements. (In three years, the competitive team members have won 44 state, region, national or international medals and several students have landed college scholarships for gymnastics.) Don't let all the hard work that lead to the "gold" fool you, though. This place is fun. Passionate instructors provide gymnastics and fitness education of the highest quality to all levels and ages of athletes in a safe, pleasant, stimulating environment - while developing strong, healthy, happy people of character.
26515 Ruether Avenue, Santa Clarita 251-3390

Audiology Associates
Services: hearing aids, hearing tests

Audiology Associates has helped improve hearing in Santa Clarita for 20 years. Experts in their field, the four audiologists on staff are caring and thorough, giving their patients exceptional service. Getting your hearing checked is vital to your overall health, yet many people ignore this easy step until problems turn severe. Audiology Associates is proud to help Santa Clarita residents in addressing hearing issues by providing free trials for hearing aids. That way, you can experience the clarity of your hearing in any environment to ensure that the piece is right for your particular needs. They are so devoted to helping people hear clearly that the business was honored with the award of "Top Hearing Aids in Santa Clarita Valley" three years in a row.
23861 McBean Parkway, Suite E-16, Valencia 288-1400

Khanna Institute of LASIK and Refractive Surgery
Services: LASIK, cataracts, general eye care

Folks who crave much-improved vision, but have been apprehensive about laser eye surgery, need to visit the Khanna Institute. There you'll find the trifecta you seek: an exceptionally-skilled surgeon, superior technology and a phenomenal reputation for safety. Regardless of age, options like LASIK, Presbyopic Implants, Restor and Crystalens (which help people see far and near in each eye) can totally change your way of life. The Khanna Institute is the official LASIK center of the LA Galaxy Soccer team. Easy, affordable monthly payments and a lifetime guarantee are available. 23838 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 100, Valencia 735-4020

Women's Health Advantage, Jill Redfern, RN, CNHP
Services: nutrition counseling and support, detoxification, enzyme therapy, hair mineral analysis, ionic detox footsoaks

Using an educated, medical approach, Women's Health Advantage creates a personalized plan to help clients achieve lasting beauty, optimal health and robust vitality. Through unique methods, clients are monitored in a supportive environment that fosters life-changing results. Women's Health Advantage is home to many signature services exclusive to Santa Clarita, like the Loomis 24-hour urinalysis, which reveals breakdowns in the digestive process as well as the toxicity of the bowel, and can pinpoint even the biggest digestive problems. Enzyme therapy also aids in the cause of improper digestion, while hair tissue analysis reveals mineral imbalances, as well as heavy metal toxicities, and uncovers certain stresses affecting hormone production.
25078 Peachland Avenue, Suite B, Newhall 310-7373

Tennis, Massage Therapy and Pharmacy Tech Programs Now Available at COC
Massage Therapy and Pharmacy Technician Programs
This spring, Community Education at College of the Canyons is offering two new training programs as an alternative to traditional college classes. Students can complete a pharmacy technician program in 27 weeks (beginning January 24) or a massage therapy program in 17 weeks (beginning February 21).

The pharmacy technician (RX Tech) and massage therapist programs are offered in collaboration with Boston Reed College and are designed for working adults. The RX Tech program costs $2,295 and the massage therapist training program costs $2,190. The fee includes books, consumable supplies and an externship that provides real-world, practical experience in each field. Students must be at least 18 years of age and must have a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to externship placement;

Community Education Tennis Program
On Saturday, January 24, the college will host a Tennis Block Party from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. SCV residents are invited to see the new tennis facility at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus, meet the tennis professionals - Coach Vicki Sanchez and Coach Kent Ganevsky - and play some fun games. Participants can talk to the pros and learn more about the various lesson programs and upcoming tennis camps.

The adult tennis program will begin with a mixer event for local tennis players aged 55 and over, hosted by Coach Vicki. "Active Adult Tennis Players 55+" meets the fourth Friday evening each month beginning January 23. Participants may sign up with or without a partner and must be able to play a social game of tennis.

"Friday Night Tennis" meets the first and third Friday evenings every month beginning January 16. Persons aged 14 and older are invited to register for competitive games and match play. All levels of experience are welcome. This event is a weekly sign up, and is limited to the first 12 players to sign up. No instruction will be provided, but the event will be organized and supervised by Coach Kent.

On Saturday, January 24, "Cardio Tennis" will be held. This is a high-energy, fast-paced workout with lots of opportunities to hit plenty of tennis balls. All levels are welcome.

Junior tennis lessons, broken into age-appropriate groups, are available for children ages 4 to 18 and are offered in eight week increments. A first-ever spring break tennis camp will also be offered for high school tennis and tournament tennis players ages 14 to 18.

For registration information about the Community Education tennis program at College of the Canyons visit
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