Category Archives: BODY

Meet LA’s Beauty Shaman Shamanic Energy Medicine + Holistic Beauty Services

April 23, 2017

Gitana Wellness where you can breathe, let go and make yourself at home, literally. Megan  is a holistic health practitioner and an organic beauty expert, shaman, and healer to awaken your inner beauty. Megan, who studied recently to be a shaman in Peru uses advanced energy medicine such as reiki, shamanic energy, crystal therapy and is
clair-sensiet, which means everything comes to her intuitively. Her philosophy on beauty and wellbeing comes from fixing what’s inside, she believes, “What comes up, has to come down, and what flows in, has to flow out. If your inner world doesn’t look and feel beautiful, then that is what is directly reflected in your outer world. You need to integrate both outer and inner beauty to truly feel beautiful”

Megan welcomes you to awaken your inner goddess, step into your sacred power, heal your spirit, and embrace your wild beauty- lashes included. You know we love a great deal and Megan has a special this month for a full set of sweat proof, water proof, oil resistant, cruelty free, organic non-toxic lashes for only $100 right now!

Gitana, meaning gypsy, will have you forgetting your worries and takes a stress-free approach to holistic beauty and healing. Gitana beauty also does organic spray tans and body treatments along with refreshing paradise facials. Megan’s mission is to create a truly unique experience inside and out. Having her in the comfort of your home doing lashes is such a pleasure, but the real joy came from the conversation and understanding of free-flowing concerns that Megan could explain reasons why you may be feeling a certain way, the way no one could explain before. Not only does Gitana beauty having conscious awareness of your mind and body, it will be a transformative experience for all. “Loving and accepting yourself at any age and knowing each moment in life is perfect and exactly as it should be, will actually shift the physical manifestation of aging issues. “– Megan


Mobile Services (In Spa Location Available Upon Request)
T: 1.818.850.8976

Male Must Haves for the Diligently Dapper

April 14, 2017

As you enter your 30’s men start seeing signs of aging and for some it sneaks up sooner and for the lucky ones it’s not until your mid 30’s. No matter how blessed your gene pool either way, a daily routine is needed to slow down the pace while exuding radiant confidence. Being conscientious in our demeanor is what makes us truly dapper. Its not always easy with balancing work, play, dates, hopefully sex and sleep so I’ve made a list to narrow down your search for the products that sincerely work and will add that extra vigor needed to remain on top of your game. Botox and Hydra Facials take time and not every man likes to spend an hour or more in a doctor’s office, so I’m here to help you stay fresh and poised for the elegant man on the go.

Keep in mind that all skin types are different, however, following this routine you should never worry about looking dull, tired or hung-over again. Here is some gentlemanly advice to keep you on the right track.

Morning Routine

Exfoliate your face and body everyday!

Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Face Scrub wipes away toxins and invigorates with finely ground Ecuadorian Palm Seeds.

Malin Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub is a foaming exfoliate mixing peppermint, amino acids, bamboo and pumice to help shed dead skin and stimulate cell renewal.

Never forget to use a toner after you cleanse your face!

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner is alcohol-free and uses rose-petal water, aloe vera and Thayers’ proprietary Witch Hazel extract for smooth toned skin.

Facial oils, moisturizers and eye creams are a MUST in maintaining youthful hydrated skin.

Herbivore Phoenix Face Oil is an absolute favorite using natural CoQ10 to dramatically rejuvenate your skin at the cellular level.

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15 replenishes skin and protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays and is formulated mixing Sesame Seed Oil and Hyaluronic Acid.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment is a proprietary blend of fruit stem cells and antioxidant-rich botanical juices as well as Vitamin C to reduce dark circles under the eyes.

Body oils and mists are the new body moisturizer and lasts longer.  

Immunocologie Body Serum is an anti-inflammatory treatment using a unique combination of African desert date seed oil, sunflower seed oil and Brazilian protium heptaphyllum resin to boost skin vitality and radiance.

Jack Black All-Over Body Spray combines mint and rosemary to create an invigorating scent for all men and can also be used as a deodorant for those who don’t like aluminum based products.

All dapper gentleman need to maintain a proper hairstyle.

Moroccanoil Original Treatment can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine boosting vitamins, this completely transformative hair treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine. I use it before I blow dry daily for silky smooth hair.

Baxter of California Grooming Cream is the perfect pre-style cream. Apply to hair as a “primer” for manageability and overall conditioning then follow with normal styling regimen, including Baxter of California’s collection of versatile pomades.

Baxter of California Pomades is easily applied to wet hair for a wet-look finish, or to dry hair for a more natural look with less definition.


Nighttime Routine

Always use a gentle enzyme face wash before bed and never go to sleep with a dirty face or without repairing eye cream.

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel is perfect for all skin types and is a refreshing gel which features fruit enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids found naturally in Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts to dissolve away impurities.

Herbivore Brighten Instant Glow Mask uses gentle Pineapple and Papaya enzymes combined with micronized Brazilian White Tourmaline gemstone and rice powder, which has been used in Japan for centuries, to give you a vibrant complexion.

Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water Get-Toner immediately melts from a treatment gel to a water toner as it is massaged into the skin. Marshmallow and green tea soothe and diminish the look of redness, while cucumber and witch hazel extracts tone and tighten. Manuka, a relative of tea tree oil, in conjunction with black cumin and magnolia bark extracts, provides purifying properties to balance oily and problem skin conditions while promoting a visibly improved, clearer, smoother, and shine-free complexion.

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is a quick-absorbing, medicated dry oil to clear congested pores, prevent and treat blemishes, and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for clearer, perfect skin.

Immunocologie Intense Eye Cream stimulates blood flow and eliminates impurities from around the orbital eye area. The Lannea Microcarpa fruit extract, has a vasoconstrictor effect when applied on the skin, reducing the capillary enlargement that causes puffiness and dark circles.

XX Jonathan Stinson

Photo credit: Immunocologie, Sunday Riley, Baxter of California and
Jack Black images by

Prep for the Beach Season With EndyMed Body Contouring

April 13, 2017

WOOT! Spring is fully underway!

I can smell the bikini/vacation season-prep in the air, can you?

Whether it’s rocking out the latest high intensity workout or cleanse, you know, there is no stopping an LA babe from getting bikini ready. After all, bikini season kinda starts now!

If you are REALLY willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your body goals in a short period of time, maybe you should consider the secret weapon of radio frequency technology: EndyMed body contouring treatments using patented 3DEEP radio frequency technology deliver a safe, effective, and painless way to boost your weight loss and toning results for a more sculpted physique.  

EndyMed Body Contouring is beneficial as it includes toning, tightening, cellulite reduction, and circumference reduction of hips, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. The treatments also offer immediate and long term superior results with no downtime! The way it works is that the tissue tightening is coupled with 3DEEP technology, which delivers controlled, radio frequency energy deep into the skin, reactivating the skin’s natural collagen production.

So before you start looking to kick-start a fitness plan with some immediate tightening, or looking to tone and sculpt problem-areas, look into EndyMed body contouring as it can help people of all shapes and sizes feel more confident and fit this season!

EndyMed’s 3DEEP RF treatments stimulate your body’s natural collagen renewal process leading to skin tightening and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. 3DEEP treatments can help you look as young as you feel – with long lasting results you can trust, painlessly, and for any type of skin.

FDA-cleared, targeted, controlled, painless deep heat delivery for treatment of wrinkles, face and body skin tightening and contouring!

  • 3DEEP radio-frequency technology
  • Personalized treatments tailored to each patient
  • Minimal to no discomfort
  • Non-surgical & non-invasive
  • No downtime
  • Ultimate safety

Moy, Fincher, Chipps Facial Plastic / Dermatology 

Phone: (310) 274-5372
Address: 421 N Rodeo Dr #7, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Thinking about Vaser Lipo To Get That Summer Bod Ready Now? Dr. Babak Dadvand Weighs In

April 11, 2017

Dr. Babak Dadvand is one of the most foremost experts in Vaser Lipo – which is  the most ideal way to sculpt your body and be beach ready this year!

What is Vaser Liposuction: Vaser liposuction is a two-step method of liposuction. The first step involves using an ultrasound probe to emulsify the fat and at the same time protect other structures like blood vessels and connective tissue. The second step involves suctioning out the fat. 

How does the Ultrasound Probe Work: The first step in any liposuction procedure is to inject tumescent fluid. This fluid has lidocaine and epinephrine mixed with saline. The lidocaine helps with pain control and the epinephrine reduces bleeding. The Vaser probe emits ultrasound waves at a high frequency to cause bubbles in the tumescent fluid to expand and contract. These bubbles continue to do this until they shatter and the energy from this knocks the fat cells off of the connective tissue and other structures, allowing for less traumatic and more precise suctioning of the fat.

What are the advantages of Vaser: Vaser liposuction has many advantages.

— It is less traumatic to the fat cells, which is helpful if the fat is to be re-injected in other areas (such as the buttocks).

— It is less traumatic to the tissues and blood vessels.

— There is significantly less blood loss than traditional liposuction.

— Vaser liposuction is great for areas of the body that have very fibrous fat, such as the back and love handles and mens’ chests.

— Vaser liposuction is great for revision liposuction patients who may have scar tissue from prior surgery or scar tissue for people undergoing Coolsculpting who are unhappy with the results.

What is Vaser Hi Def: Vaser Hi Def is an advanced technique that not only removes fat from unwanted areas, but also defines the muscle groups to give a more athletic shape. This is liposcultpure in its most advanced form. For the right patients, Vaser Hi Def technique in men can create six-pack abs, define the back, define the chest, as well as the shoulders, biceps, and triceps. In women, Vaser Hi Def can hi-light the abs and waist as well as the lower back and thighs. Fat grafting can also be done to accentuate the form, whether it is in the buttocks, the chest, or the shoulders.

(310) 278-4200
8500 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 615
 Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Dr. Dadvand’s Practice Philosophy

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon and portrait painter, I take pride in offering my patients a unique skill set that includes my fine arts training and my many years of surgical training. I believe that the art of plastic surgery must be balanced with being a great doctor and advisor to my patients. As my patients will attest, I am driven not only by a desire to obtain excellent surgical results but also by a strong ethical foundation. I take my position as a medical doctor very seriously. As a patient of my practice, you will never experience the feeling of being pressured into surgery, or “up-sold” into other procedures, as this goes against my core beliefs. By the same token, I will never perform any procedure on a patient if I do not feel it is in their best interest. This is the trust that my patient-doctor relationships are built upon, and why my patient satisfaction rates are so high.

NEW KIEHL’S: SPF for Ultra Facial Cream!

April 6, 2017

One of Kiehl’s most beloved products, Ultra Facial Cream, now comes in a sunscreen formula, offering 24-hour hydration with SPF 30.

Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30 is, of course, inspired by its sister product, Ultra Facial Cream, which is known for keeping skin moisturized and comfortable for 24 hours. 

Like the original, Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF 30 also contains Antarcticine, a glacial glycoprotein sourced in Antarctica that’s known to withstand extreme cold, and Squalane, a lipid derived from olives that has emollient characteristics that coat the surface of the skin and help hold on to moisture, as well as “Fountain Plant” (also known as Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract), a plant native to Asia known to resist drought. In skincare, this plant is notable for its ability to help skin maintain its natural moisture reserves.

This new formula leaves skin soft, smooth and healthy-looking, and protected with broad-spectrum SPF30 protection, so Ultra Facial Cream fans can now get their SPF protection in creamy formula. (The original version isn’t going anywhere, for those who prefer to use a separate SPF!)

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Sunscreen SPF30

Fast-absorbing, non-greasy texture provides broad spectrum SPF30 protection

Provides a fresh feel while leaving skin soft, healthy and comfortably moisturized

Fresh aroma, Paraben free

50 ml $27.50/125 ml $47.50

Available in-store April, 2017; NOW on